Tuesday, March 19, 2019
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt
with students from Cherokee Middle School
WASHINGTON – Last week, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) met with students from Cherokee Middle School while they were on a school trip. Blunt released the following statement after the meeting:
“It was a pleasure to meet the Cherokee Middle School students on their trip to Washington. As a former teacher, I always enjoy seeing students come to Washington to visit some of the places where our nation’s history unfolded.”
Cherokee Middle School students visited DC to tour the Capitol and Smithsonian museums and learn more about our nation’s capital.
Monday, March 18, 2019
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt with troops from Missouri deployed to Afghanistan
WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) met with service members from Missouri who are currently deployed to Afghanistan. Blunt released the following statement after the meeting:
“I couldn’t be more proud of the Missouri service members who dedicate their lives to keeping our country safe. Every deployment takes them away from holidays, anniversaries, milestones in their children’s lives, and so much more. I’m incredibly grateful for everything these brave men and women and their families do, and everything they sacrifice, to protect our freedom.”
During the meeting, Senator Blunt, who is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the appropriations subcommittee on defense, received a briefing on intelligence operations and the current situation in Afghanistan.
Friday, March 8, 2019
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt chatting with Raymore-Peculiar High School teacher Ms. Nicki Heist
WASHINGTON – Last week, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) met with Raymore-Peculiar High School teacher, Ms. Nicki Heist. Blunt released the following statement after the meeting:
“It was a pleasure to meet Ms. Heist while she was in Washington. I always enjoy chatting with a fellow teacher and it’s clear from our conversation that she cares deeply about her students. Her enthusiasm is certainly contagious. I appreciate everything Ms. Heist and all of our Missouri teachers do to give students the opportunity to be successful.”
Ms. Heist is a mathematics teacher at Raymore-Peculiar High School. She was visiting Washington, D.C. while attending the Teachers Teaching with Technology International Conferenc
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt at Senate Youth Leadership Reception
WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) met with Missouri delegates of the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP), A.J. Hessburg and Zoie Antoinette Francisco. Blunt released the following statement after the meeting:
“As a former high school history teacher, it is always great to see students engaged in government. I’m proud of all A.J. and Zoie have accomplished in the classroom and in their communities, and know they have a bright future ahead. It’s important for us to continue encouraging the next generation of leaders to consider careers in public service.”
Hessburg is a senior at Lindbergh High School in St. Louis and Francisco is a senior at Waynesville High School in Waynesville.
The USSYP was established in 1962 to provide educational opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in public service. Students selected for the program spend a week in Washington participating in briefings, and meeting with government leaders and senior members of the national media. The 104 student delegates also receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship and are encouraged to continue coursework in government and history. More information on the program, including how to apply, is available here.
Sunday, March 3, 2019
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and Jim Eddleman tour Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial on Friday, March 1, 2019.
WASHINGTON– On Friday, U.S Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) toured Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial in Perryville.
“We owe a debt of gratitude to those who made the ultimate sacrifice serving our nation in the Vietnam War,” said Blunt. “This memorial is a powerful tribute to the more than 1,400 Missourians and thousands of Americans whose memories are forever etched in our nation’s history. I’m grateful for Jim Eddleman’s service to our nation and his tireless efforts to build this memorial so families, friends, and veterans have a place close to home to honor their loved ones.”
Prior to touring the memorial, Blunt discussed his efforts in Congress to honor veterans in Missouri and across the nation. Blunt mentioned his Veteran PEER Act, bipartisan legislation that expanded veterans’ access to peer counseling specialists to better combat the risks of suicide and treat associated mental health conditions. Blunt also discussed a recent letter that he and the entire Missouri Congressional delegation sent to President Trump urging the administration to designate a state funeral for the last Medal of Honor recipient from World War II. Blunt continued, “While we can never fully repay our veterans for their sacrifices, we must do our part to ensure they have the benefits they have earned and deserve. From improving and expanding access to quality mental and physical health treatment to supporting our heroes in every step of their career, I’ll continue advocating for policies that help us fulfill our obligations to those who served.” In September 2017, Blunt participated in a ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. that marked the start of a cross-country trip where an American flag and POW/MIA flag, each of which was flown over the memorial, made their way to the site of the Missouri’s NationalVeterans Memorial Park. Missouri is also home to the nation’s first Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which was dedicated on Dec. 2, 1967 in Wentzville.