Tag: Sen. Roy Blunt

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 […]

Blunt Highlights New Legislation to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), along with U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.), Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, and Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, held a press conference today on the introduction of the Safeguarding Addresses from Emerging (SAFE) at Home Act.The bill would strengthen privacy protections for victims of domestic violence by allowing participants in state Address Confidentiality Programs to use their confidential substitute address when creating […]

Blunt to hold hearing on TSA aviation security reforms

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, will convene a hearing tomorrow, Thursday, September 28, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. ET in room SR-253 of the Russell Senate Office Building. The hearing, titled “TSA Modernization: Improvements to Aviation Security,” will examine key reform proposals in upcoming legislation to reform and improve aviation security policy and programs at the TSA. This hearing builds on Committee oversight […]

Blunt Discusses Graham-Cassidy Health Care Plan

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor about the failures of Obamacare and how the Graham-Cassidy health care plan would help families struggling under the law. Blunt emphasized the benefits of moving the decision-making away from Washington and allowing states to shape health care solutions closer to home. CLICK HERE To Watch Senator Blunt’s Full Remarks Following are excerpts from Blunt’s remarks: “Every family knows that at some point […]

Blunt leads bipartisan effort to extend critical funding for Missouri Community Health Centers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Debbie Stabenow (Mich.) today led a bipartisan group of senators in calling for immediate action to extend critical funding for community health centers before funding runs out at the end of this month. In a letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Blunt, Stabenow, and 59 other senators expressed their strong support for community health centers, which provide access to cost-effective primary and […]

Blunt Highlights Missouri Priorities Included in Defense Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor yesterday to voice his support for the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA authorizes critical defense funding to improve military readiness, provides a 2.1 percent pay raise for military personnel, and improves the quality of life for service members and their families. Blunt also highlighted key Missouri priorities in the bill, including funding for the NGA West facility in North St. […]

Missouri voters support legislation to stop criminal alien sanctuary policies, new state poll finds

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new statewide poll of likely Missouri voters finds overwhelming support for passage of the No Sanctuary for Criminals (H.R. 3003) Act by the Senate. Moreover, Missouri voters also indicate that their senator’s position on H.R. 3003 would likely affect their vote, which could be an important factor in upcoming mid-term elections.  The bill, already passed by the House of Representatives, would hold state and local governments responsible for so-called […]

Blunt: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency praised for North St. Louis west Headquarters

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement today after the independent U.S. Government Accountability Office released its analysis of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s site selection process for the new NGA West headquarters. The analysis finds that the “NGA’s process substantially met the characteristics that demonstrate a well-documented, comprehensive, and unbiased [Analysis of Alternatives] process.” “The GAO report released today confirms that the NGA, under the leadership of Director Robert Cardillo, completed […]