Tag: Sen. Roy Blunt

RELEASE: Blunt slams Senate Democrats’ obstruction of President Trump’s nominees

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor to discuss Senate Democrats’ historic obstruction of President Trump’s nominees. Blunt noted that the president’s nominees have faced more than 90 cloture votes, which extend the amount of time it takes to confirm each nominee. In contrast, Blunt pointed out that only 24 cloture votes were taken during the first two years of the previous six presidents combined. Blunt further noted that, […]

RELEASE: Blunt to Give Remarks During Best Buddies Friendship Walk Opening Ceremony

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) will be in Maryland Heights, Mo., tomorrow, Saturday, April 21, at 8:30 a.m. CT to give remarks during the opening ceremony of the Best Buddies Friendship Walk. Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization that creates lasting friendships, employment opportunities, and assists with leadership development skills for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:30 a.m. CT Senator Blunt to Give Remarks During Best Buddies Friendship […]

RELEASE: Blunt Applauds President Trump’s Intent to Nominate John Jordan to Serve as U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Missouri

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today released the following statement after President Trump announced that he intends to nominate John Jordan, who currently serves as Sheriff of Cape Girardeau County, to the position of United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Missouri. “Sheriff John Jordan’s tenure as the longest serving sheriff in Cape Girardeau County history has prepared him well to serve as U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Missouri,” said […]

RELEASE: Blunt Touts Largest Annual Defense Funding Increase in 15 Years

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke during the Senate Republican leadership press conference to highlight the $61 billion defense increase that’s expected to be included in this year’s government funding bill. As Blunt noted, this marks the largest year-to-year increase in defense funding in 15 years, providing critical resources to rebuild our military and support our men and women in uniform.

RELEASE: Senators Blunt, Hirono and Representatives Adam Smith, Chris Smith Introduce Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Mazie K. Hirono (Hawaii), along with U.S. Representatives Adam Smith (Wash.) and Chris Smith (N.J.), today introduced the bipartisan Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2018. The legislation would close a loophole in the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 (CCA), which has prevented internationally-adopted children, who are now adults, from receiving U.S. citizenship despite being raised by American parents. “The Child Citizenship Act left thousands of internationally-adopted children, who […]

RELEASE: Blunt Statement on the Passing of Clinton Police Officer Christopher Morton

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today released the following statement on the death of Clinton Police Officer Christopher Morton, who was killed in the line of duty. “Officer Christopher Morton put his life on the line in service to his community and our nation, and we are deeply saddened by his loss,” Blunt said. “Officer Morton’s death is yet another stark reminder of the danger our law enforcement men and women face every […]

St. Louis student one of two Missourians selected for United States Senate Youth Program

The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) has selected a local student to represent the state of Missouri at the nation’s capital during the 56th annual USSYP Washington Week starting Saturday. The extremely competitive national merit-based program brings only 104 of the most outstanding high school students within the country. Two students are chosen from each state and travel to Washington, D.C. for an intensive week-long study of the federal government and the people who […]

RELEASE: Blunt Statement on Hatch Retirement

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement after U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (Utah) announced that he will retire from the U.S. Senate after more than 40 years of service. “Sen. Hatch begins his final year in the Senate following his successful leadership in securing tax cuts for working families and laying the groundwork for an even stronger economy,” said Blunt. “He brings an understanding of struggling families and a compassionate heart […]

RELEASE: Blunt Touts Benefits of Tax Cuts & Jobs Act Ahead of Senate Vote

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke during the weekly Senate Republican leadership press conference to voice his support for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Blunt noted that the bill, which is expected to be voted on in the Senate later today, will allow families to keep more of what they earn and eliminate Obamacare’s harmful individual mandate tax.

RELEASE: Blunt Highlights Progress on Tax Reform, Underscores Need to Fill Judicial Vacancies

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor to highlight progress on tax cut legislation, and to urge his Senate colleagues to confirm President Trump’s judicial nominees. Blunt noted that filling judicial vacancies will help ensure Americans have access to the courts and preserve the judicial branch’s Constitutional role as a check and balance to the executive and legislative branches. Following are excerpts from Blunt’s remarks: On the Importance of […]