Tag: U.S. Senate

RELEASE: Missouri Trial Attorney Craig O’Dear Launches 2018 U.S. Senate Exploratory Committee

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Missouri trial attorney Craig O’Dear today announced an exploratory committee to consider a campaign to represent all Missourians in the United States Senate. If he decides to run, O’Dear would challenge incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill in 2018 as an independent candidate. “Hyper-partisanship has deprived Missouri, and America, of effective leadership,” said O’Dear. “As George Washington taught us, the antidote to partisanship is independence. Our campaign would be […]

Hawley campaign unveils ‘Claire McTaxAll’ website in first attack on Democratic incumbent

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It seems that the race to be the next U.S. Senator is taking the first steps into developing into a full-fledged fight, as Republican candidate Attorney General Josh Hawley has launched the first round of blows against the Democratic incumbent U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. Hawley’s campaign this week unveiled a new website seeking to highlight McCaskill’s record on taxes. According to the campaign, since arriving in Washington, the Democratic Senator has […]

St. Louis lawyers, developers voice concern over federal, state tax reform

It’s no secret St. Louis has benefitted well from the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program to ignite historic redevelopment in the area. Developers have leveraged $536 million in federal historic tax credits to bring in more than $3.2 billion in historic redevelopment in St. Louis in the last 13 years. St. Louis developers and officials are now turning their focus and cautiously monitoring the tax reform discussions, especially close to home in Jefferson City, […]

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 […]

RELEASE: Courtland Sykes announces U.S. Senate run in Missouri

“It is time to elect leaders who understand how to be servants,” Sykes said. “We need a change from ladder climbers and career politicians.” On Tuesday, Courtland Sykes announced his candidacy for the Missouri United States Senate race in 2018. Sykes pledged to limit himself to serving two terms in the Senate. Courtland Sykes will be running as an outsider, but has already received support for his campaign. “We have talked with thousands of Missouri […]

Blunt, Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Bolster Veteran Peer Specialist Services

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) today introduced bipartisan legislation to expand veterans’ access to peer counseling specialists to better combat the risks of suicide and treat associated mental health conditions. “Our nation has a responsibility to ensure our veterans have access to quality behavioral and mental health treatment,” said Blunt. “Given their shared experiences, peer specialists are uniquely positioned to provide veterans the support they need in their care […]

Blunt to hold press conference on introduction of SAFE at Home Act

WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), along with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.), Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, and Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, will hold a press conference tomorrow, Thursday, September 28, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. ET in room SR-485 of the Russell Senate Office Building to announce the introduction of the Safeguarding Addresses from Emerging (SAFE) at Home Act. Press Conference on the SAFE at Home […]

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 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 […]

McCaskill ‘proud to support’ new Jefferson City Intern Resource Network

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill applauded the launch of the new Intern Resource Network by the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Partners In Prevention, and Women’s Foundation to help keep interns safe. “When I was an intern in Jefferson City, sexual harassment was a serious issue, and it’s clear it’s a problem that persists, often with devastating consequences for too many young women,” said McCaskill, who has led efforts in the Senate […]