Tag: U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill

Clayton Township Democrat voters endorse five candidates in federal and state races

With more than 20 Democrats running for office in nine federal, state and local seats, the Clayton Township Democrats announced they have endorsed at least five candidates. About 30 candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Missouri Senate, Missouri House, St. Louis County, Executive, St. Louis County Prosecutor and St. Louis County Council races were in attendance at the University Public Library seeking endorsements from local voters last week and those voting results were released Monday night. […]

As newspapers struggle, McCaskill hopes to suspend paper tariffs

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill announced on Tuesday that she’s backing a bipartisan push to halt excessive taxes on paper imports that are critical to Missouri’s newspaper and printing industries. According to McCaskill, the bipartisan legislation, which has been endorsed by printers and publishers representing more than 600,000 American jobs, would suspend the import taxes on uncoated groundwood paper while the Department of Commerce examines the health of the printing and publishing industry. “Newspapers are already […]

Clayton Township Democrats to pick favorites in federal, state and local races

With more than 20 Democrats running for office in nine federal, state and local seats, the Clayton Township Democrats will pick their favorites Tuesday night. About 30 candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Missouri Senate, Missouri House, St. Louis County, Executive, St. Louis County Prosecutor and St. Louis County Council races will be in attendance at the University Public Library seeking endorsements from local voters. The event starts at 7 p.m. and each candidate will have […]

Legislator rebukes Greitens defense team’s call for Hawley’s recusal

Following Gov. Eric Greitens’ request for a restraining order against fellow Republican and Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, some Missouri legislators are choosing sides. Court filings show that the embattled governor issued the request on Monday, a day before Hawley stole the headlines with his press conference announcing that his office possessed evidence of “criminal wrongdoing” by Greitens regarding the charity he started, The Mission Continues. Greitens’ defense attorney’s also asked Hawley to recuse himself Monday from […]

President Trump signs Wagner’s sex trafficking bill into law

In front of a host of human trafficking survivors and their families, President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a bill that will provide law enforcement and prosecutors the tools they need to obtain justice for human trafficking victims and hold websites that knowingly facilitate sex trafficking accountable. “I want to thank the survivors and families who join us today. I’m signing this bill in your honor,” Trump said. “We are all together, politicians both Republicans and […]

As Clinton unfavorability in Missouri hits 62 percent, Missouri Rising pins McCaskill to Clinton

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A new digital opposition ad released this week by Missouri Rising is looking to connect the dots between U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The ad highlights McCaskill’s support for Clinton, whom Missouri Rising calls the most unpopular political figure in Missouri after their polling showed that 62 percent of Missourians have an unfavorable opinion of Clinton. Missouri Rising outlined McCaskill’s support of Clinton with the […]

U.S. Senate passes Wagner’s sex trafficking bill, sending it to Trump’s desk

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved legislation that will provide law enforcement and prosecutors the tools they need to obtain justice for human trafficking victims and hold websites that knowingly facilitate sex trafficking accountable. The measure, which passed the Senate overwhelmingly by a vote of 97-2, will be sent to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature. The bill passed the House in February by a vote of 388-25 and is backed by a broad coalition […]

Could Republicans move right-to-work vote to favor the party in November election?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The issue of right-to-work is still up in the air in the Show-Me State, despite the passage of the legislation during the 2017 legislative session, and there are a number of questions still to be answered before voters make the final call on the issue. Though Republicans managed to power the legislation through early in the year, it gave their opponents more than enough time to gather the signatures needed to […]

RELEASE: Blunt-McCaskill Gateway Arch bill headed to the President’s desk

WASHINGTON — Missouri U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill today announced that their legislation, S. 1438, which renames the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial as the Gateway Arch National Park, passed the House yesterday and is headed to the president’s desk. “The St. Louis Arch is one of the world’s most iconic landmarks and a symbol of our state’s historic role as the ‘Gateway to the West,’” said Blunt. “Renaming the park will better highlight […]