Tag: U.S. Senator Roy Blunt

RELEASE: Senators Blunt, Lankford, Ernst, Daines applaud HHS proposal to redirect Title X funding

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), James Lankford (Okla.), Joni Ernst (Iowa), and Steve Daines (Mont.) today applauded the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) proposed regulation that would change how Title X grants are awarded. In this change, the health of mothers and babies are prioritized and it is clarified that abortion is not a family planning method. Specifically, HHS today filed a rule-making proposal with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) […]

RELEASE: Blunt commends selection of Stephen Clark to serve as a U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Stephen Clark as a U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri: “Stephen Clark has decades of experience arguing cases at the local, state and federal level. Throughout his career, Mr. Clark has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to defending the Constitution, earning widespread praise from legal professionals and elected officials. Mr. Clark is […]

RELEASE: Blunt announces $100 Million in grant funding for Missouri disaster recovery and mitigation efforts

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that Missouri will receive a total of more than $100 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to support ongoing disaster relief efforts in areas impacted by historic flooding, and to strengthen critical infrastructure to reduce the potential for future damages. “Many communities in Missouri still haven’t fully recovered from the costly flood-related damage they’ve experienced over 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 […]

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 […]

RELEASE: Blunt & Blumenthal’s bipartisan legislation to bolster Veteran Peer Specialist Services passes Senate

WASHINGTON – Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) to expand veterans’ access to peer counseling specialists passed the Senate last night by unanimous consent. Peer specialists can be particularly effective in combating the risks of suicide and addressing other mental health needs amongst veterans. “Strengthening the peer specialist program is a common-sense step to improve mental health treatment for our nation’s veterans,” said Blunt. “Peer specialists have first-hand […]

RELEASE: Blunt to hold hearing on opioid crisis

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, will hold an open hearing Tuesday at 11 a.m.  in Room SD-124 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. During the hearing, the Subcommittee will examine prevention, treatment, and recovery activities related to the opioid crisis in America. Hearing Details: Subject: Addressing the Opioid Crisis in America: Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Date: Tuesday, […]

Blunt to attend annual Fisher Delta Research Center field day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) will be in Portageville, Mo., tomorrow, Thursday, August 31, at 7:00 a.m. CT to deliver remarks during the 56th Annual Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day. Blunt will highlight his work to ensure Missouri farmers and ranchers have the tools they need to play a key role in meeting world food demand. Specifically, Blunt will discuss his efforts to roll back burdensome regulations and expand rural broadband. Blunt […]

Blunt to Participate in Press Conference on Rural Broadband During Missouri State Fair

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) will be in Sedalia, Mo., tomorrow, Thursday, August 17, at 11:45 a.m. CT to participate in a press conference at the Missouri State Fair. Blunt, who will be joined by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst, University of Missouri Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement Marshall Stewart, CEO of the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives Barry Hart, and President of the Missouri Telecommunication Association […]