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

RELEASE: Blunt meets Operation Homefront’s Military Child of the Year for the U.S. Army

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) met Rebekah Paxton, Operation Homefront’s Military Child of the Year for the U.S. Army. Rebekah lives in Harrisonville, Missouri. Blunt released the following statement after the visit: “Rebekah is a shining example of the best of our country. When her family needed her after her father was injured as a combat medic, Rebekah went above and beyond at home while taking on a heavy academic course load, […]

RELEASE: Blunt announces new $10 million grant to combat opioid epidemic in Missouri

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 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded Missouri another $10 million opioid crisis grant. This is the second year in a row Missouri has received $10 million in opioid crisis grant funding. “In 2016, nearly three Missourians died every day from an opioid overdose,” said Blunt. […]

RELEASE: Blunt touts Missouri funding priorities signed into law in government funding bill

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Appropriations Committee, released the following statement today after voting in favor of the government funding bill for this year, which provides critical resources for programs important to Missouri families and communities. The bill was signed into law today. “The government funding bill for this year focuses resources on addressing the major challenges facing our nation. First and foremost, it strengthens our national security with […]

RELEASE: Blunt-backed bill to combat human trafficking headed to the President’s desk

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today commended Senate passage of legislation, H.R. 1865, 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 bill, which passed overwhelmingly by a vote of 97-2, is now headed to the president’s desk. “Human trafficking is a heinous crime that happens every day in our country, driven in large […]

RELEASE: Blunt: “It’s Time to Do Everything We Can to End” Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor to urge support for legislation that would provide justice for victims of sex trafficking, and ensure websites that knowingly facilitate sex trafficking can be held accountable. The legislation, which the Senate is currently considering, was introduced by Rep. Ann Wagner (Mo.) and includes provisions from a similar Senate measure Blunt cosponsored. CLICK HERE To Watch Senator Blunt’s Full Remarks Following Are Excerpts […]

RELEASE: Blunt bill to improve education and economic opportunities for low-income families passes Senate

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today announced that his Family Self-Sufficiency Act passed as part of the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act. The Senate passed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, which would roll back excessive Dodd-Frank regulations on community banks and credit unions, by a vote of 67-31. “The Family Self-Sufficiency Act will provide hardworking Missourians more tools to build a better future for themselves […]

RELEASE: Blunt welcomes court decision finding Army Corps of Engineers liable for Missouri River flooding

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement today commending the U.S. Court of Federal Claims decision finding the Army Corps of Engineers liable for historic flooding along the Missouri River. “I’m pleased that the Federal Claims Court has found what Missouri families, farmers, and business owners have been saying for more than a decade: the Army Corps of Engineers’ mismanagement of the Missouri River has resulted in widespread damages with substantial […]

RELEASE: Blunt visits Boeing St. Louis to receive update on U.S. Air Force T-X

ST. LOUIS — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) visited Boeing St. Louis on Friday to view and receive an update on the U.S. Air Force T-X trainer, which was designed in St. Louis. The contract for the aircraft is expected to be awarded this year, which could bring more good-paying jobs to the St. Louis region. “The St. Louis region’s deeply-rooted aviation history and highly-skilled workforce make it an ideal production site for Boeing’s T-X aircraft,” […]

RELEASE: Blunt, Van Hollen, and 42 Senators urge support of US-Canada-Mexico united bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup

WASHINGTON — Today U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Chris Van Hollen (Md.) led a bipartisan letter signed by 44 Senators to President Trump expressing support for United 2026 — a bid by the United States, Canada, and Mexico to jointly host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. “We believe this effort presents an exceptional opportunity to showcase our nations’ shared passion for soccer and its positive impact in local communities and on the international stage,” […]

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 […]