Nov 18 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor today to support the goals of National Adoption Month and National Adoption Day by introducing a resolution, which the Senate subsequently passed by unanimous consent. November is National Adoption Month and Nov. 21 is National Adoption Day. Blunt also shared several stories of Missouri foster youth who are currently waiting for adoptive families.
Nov 11 2015
Senator Blunt is a longtime supporter of our nation’s armed services. Yesterday, Blunt introduced the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing (HIRE) Veterans Act, legislation creating an annual, tiered recognition program to award employers based on their contributions to veteran employment. The HIRE Vets Act would establish a program within the Department of Labor that annually recognizes qualified employers for meeting certain criteria designed to encourage veteran friendly businesses, including percentage of new hires, or the overall workforce, made up of veterans; types of training and leadership development opportunities; other benefits and resources offered, such as tuition assistance; and other factors that demonstrate a commitment to supporting veterans throughout their post-military careers.
In October, Senator Blunt introduced the Military Family Stability Act. This bill provides up to six months of geographic stability either before or after a service member’s permanent change of station report date. The bill will allow students to finish the school year or parents to be able to start or finish professional or educational programs.
Senator Blunt’s Hire More Heroes Act was signed into law in July of this year. This bill encourages companies to hire more American veterans, while providing relief from the burdensome ObamaCare employer mandate. Blunt serves as a member of the bipartisan Congressional Veterans Job Caucus, where he is committed to helping America’s veterans find good-paying jobs as civilians.