Tag: Sen. Roy Blunt

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 […]

Greitens lambasts Blunt, McCaskill in response to St. Louis veterans home investigation letter

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens has, for quite some time, taken an interest in the welfare of veterans in the U.S., and when it comes to that topic, he’s showing that he’ll pull no punches. The latest example of that is his response letter to Missouri’s two U.S. Senators, who this week penned a joint letter to the governor urging him to call for an investigation into the accusations of patient mistreatment at […]

RELEASE: Blunt Commends Confirmation of MSU’s David Trachtenberg as Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement today applauding the confirmation of David Trachtenberg as Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. “David Trachtenberg’s academic background and professional experience have provided him extensive knowledge on a broad range of defense policy issues,” Blunt said. “David does not just have the right credentials for this position, he has demonstrated the passion and professionalism that will make him an asset to the […]

RELEASE: Blunt: End of Excessive Energy Regulations Provides Major Relief for Missourians

EPA Announcement Follows Three-Year Effort by Blunt to Stop Burdensome Rules WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today applauded Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s announcement that he will issue a new rule withdrawing the so-called Clean Power Plan (CPP), one of the most expensive and burdensome Obama administration energy policies. “With today’s announcement, hardworking Missourians no longer have to fear that they’ll be facing a double-digit increase in their utility bills because of […]

RELEASE: Blunt Praises President Trump’s Intent to Nominate Mark James to Serve as U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Missouri

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today praised President Trump’s announcement that he intends to nominate Mark James to the position of United States Marshal for the Western District of Missouri. “Mark James’s dedication to public service and commitment to safer communities make him an excellent choice to serve as U.S. Marshal,” said Blunt. “Over the course of his nearly 40-year career, Mr. James has earned widespread praise for effectively managing law enforcement operations […]