Tag: Sen. Roy Blunt

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from countless Missouri families, small business owners, and manufacturers about the challenges they face with our outdated tax code.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 […]

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 […]