Tag: Sen. Roy Blunt

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 […]

RELEASE: Blunt-Backed Bill Would Strengthen Consumer Protections, Provide Regulatory Relief for Community Banks

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) recently cosponsored the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act. This bipartisan legislation would roll back excessive red tape on community banks, and strengthen consumer protections for veterans, senior citizens, and victims of fraud. “Credit unions and community banks provide critical financial services for families and small businesses across Missouri,” said Blunt. “However, since Dodd-Frank became law, small and mid-sized banks have faced a huge regulatory burden […]

RELEASE: Blunt’s Military Family Stability Act Signed Into Law

Bipartisan Bill Increases Flexibility for Military Families WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today announced that his Military Family Stability Act was signed into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act conference report. The measure, which Blunt introduced in May of this year, will increase flexibility for military families by allowing them to either move early or remain at their current duty station for up to six months when a service member […]

RELEASE: Blunt Takes Part in Ceremonial Strike of 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Dollar

WASHINGTON –Yesterday, at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) participated in the ceremonial strike of the 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Dollar honoring the 100th anniversary of American participation in World War I. “Missouri is home to the National World War I Museum and Memorial, which is why I’m especially proud to see that history remembered on the World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin,” said Blunt. The […]

RELEASE: Blunt Response to President Trump’s Speech in St. Charles, Missouri

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement following President Trump’s speech in St. Charles, Mo.: “As President Trump made clear today, fixing our broken tax code is about two things: helping hardworking Missouri families keep more of what they earn and ensuring there are more opportunities and better-paying jobs for every American. I’ve heard from countless Missouri families, small business owners, and manufacturers about the challenges they face with our outdated tax code. They […]