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

WASHINGTON, DC – On Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2015, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) thanked our nations veterans, service men and women, and their families.

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.

Nov 10 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – During the Senate Republican Leadership Stakeout today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) highlighted the numerous occasions of the Administration’s executive overreach. Today, by a 91-3 vote, the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which prohibits the transfer of terrorists from Guantanamo Bay to the United States. The President is considering an executive action to transfer these combatants despite the overwhelming bipartisan support for this bill.

Nov 04 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor today to introduce a resolution congratulating the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals, which the Senate subsequently passed by unanimous consent. Blunt highlighted the team’s determination and ability to overcome adversity.