Tag: U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.)

RELEASE: Blunt-backed new markets tax credit program awards $215 million in tax credits to St. Louis, Kansas City-based groups

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today touted the U.S. Treasury Department’s announcement that four Missouri-based organizations have been selected to receive a total of $215 million in New Markets Tax Credit authority for 2017. The NMTC program provides a 39 percent federal tax credit for businesses or economic development projects in areas with poverty rates of at least 20 percent, or median incomes at or below 80 percent of the area median. “The […]

RELEASE: Blunt: “Improving the strength, safety & reliability of our infrastructure is critical for maintaining our state’s competitive advantage”

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, today released the following statement on President Trump’s infrastructure proposal: “As a hub for our nation’s highways, railways, and waterways, improving the strength, safety, and reliability of our infrastructure is critical for maintaining our state’s competitive advantage. The president’s focus on expediting new projects, leveraging federal dollars to boost state, local, and private-sector investment, and modernizing rural infrastructure, including broadband expansion, […]

RELEASE: Blunt applauds Senate passage of Bipartisan Budget Act

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Senate-passed Bipartisan Budget Act. The legislation establishes spending levels for fiscal years 2018 and 2019, funds the government through March 23, and provides additional funding for several priorities Blunt has advocated for on behalf of Missouri families. “The Bipartisan Budget Act provides the level of defense funding we need to keep our military strong and our country safe,” […]

RELEASE: Following Blunt-led effort, budget agreement includes $6 Billion funding increase to combat opioid epidemic

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor/HHS), today announced that the budget agreement includes an additional $6 billion in funding over the next two years for programs directly targeting the opioid epidemic. As chairman, Blunt has led efforts to increase opioid-related funding and repeatedly called for increased resources to combat the epidemic. “The opioid epidemic claims 115 lives every […]

RELEASE: Blunt, Stabenow continue leading bipartisan push for community health centers funding

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Debbie Stabenow (Mich.) today led a bipartisan group of senators in calling on Senate leadership to immediately reauthorize funding for community health centers. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.), Blunt, Stabenow, and 65 of their Senate colleagues expressed their strong support for community health centers, which provide access to cost-effective primary and preventive care for families […]

RELEASE: Blunt commends President Trump’s action to expand rural broadband

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced new executive actions to promote broadband expansion in rural areas. “President Trump’s focus on expanding broadband to rural areas is good news for Missouri farmers, ranchers, and, most importantly, families,” Blunt said. “Today, an estimated 61 percent of rural Missourians lack access to broadband. By ending the digital divide, we will help […]