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Blunt, Murray, Cole, DeLauro Introduce Resolution Celebrating 50-Year Anniversary of Pell Grants

June 23, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Patty Murray (Wash.), Ranking Member and Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS), along with U.S. Representatives Tom Cole (Okla.), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS), and Rosa DeLauro (Conn.), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, announced that they have... Continue Reading »


Blunt Votes in Favor of Historic, Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Health Care & Benefits for Toxic-Exposed Veterans

June 16, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement applauding Senate passage of the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 84-14, with Blunt voting in favor of the legislation.“Toxic-exposed veterans may not develop an illness for months or even years after their service. That should not prevent them from receiving the care and benefits they’ve earned,” said... Continue Reading »


Blunt, Thune, Senate Republican Leaders Introduce Political BIAS Emails Act

June 15, 2022

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee and a member of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, joined U.S. Senators John Thune (S.D.), Republican Whip and Ranking Member of the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband; Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Senate Republican Leader; John Barrasso (Wyo.), Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference; Joni Ernst (Iowa), Vice Chair of the Senate Republican Conference; Rick Scott (Fla.),... Continue Reading »


Senators Blunt, Stabenow Lead Mental Health Initiative in Bipartisan Proposal

June 12, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Debbie Stabenow (Mich.) today announced their bipartisan bill to expand high-quality mental health and addiction services nationwide is included in the Senate bipartisan proposal. Their initiative provides every state with funding for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics in their communities—building on a successful effort that has shown results across the country. The clinics will be reimbursed through Medicaid for the... Continue Reading »


Blunt, Klobuchar Hold Dedication Ceremony for Rooms Honoring U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Margaret Chase Smith

June 10, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Ranking Member and Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, hosted a ceremony dedicating two rooms in the U.S. Capitol in honor of former U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski (Md.) and Margaret Chase Smith (Maine). Out of more than 540 rooms in the Capitol, these two rooms are the first to be named after women senators.Blunt and Klobuchar led the resolution, which passed the Senate unanimously in... Continue Reading »


Blunt, Ossoff Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Rename VA Atlanta Regional Office for Late Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson

June 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — This week, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Jon Ossoff (Ga.) introduced the bipartisan Senator Johnny Isakson VA Regional Office Act of 2022, which would designate the VA facility in Decatur, Georgia, as the “Senator Johnny Isakson Department of Veterans Affairs Atlanta Regional Office” to honor the late Senator for his work to relentlessly advocate for our nation’s veterans and service members.Senator Isakson served Georgia in the U.S. Senate from 2005 to 2019, and he served as... Continue Reading »


Following Blunt and Klobuchar Calls, Election Assistance Commission to Expand Uses of Federal Funding to Combat Threats Against Election Workers

June 8, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Ranking Member and Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration with oversight over federal elections, released the following statements after the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) voted unanimously to expand the use of Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funding to protect election workers and officials against threats. “State and local election officials and administrators work tirelessly to ensure... Continue Reading »


Blunt, Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Strengthen Pool Safety, Protect Children from Drowning

May 31, 2022

WASHINGTON – Last week, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to strengthen pool safety and protect children from drowning. The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Reauthorization Act would bolster safety standards for public swimming pools and spas, and promote awareness to prevent pool-related injuries and deaths.The bill updates key provisions from the original law, including expanding eligibility for the Consumer Product... Continue Reading »


Senate Unanimously Approves Blunt & Hawley’s Resolution Congratulating NWMSU Bearcats

May 26, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Josh Hawley (Mo.) announced that the Senate unanimously approved a resolution honoring the Northwest Missouri State University (NWMSU) men's basketball team for winning the 2022 NCAA Division II (DII) national championship and making history as the first DII men's basketball team to win three consecutive national titles.“Congratulations to all of the players, coaches, staff, and fans on this incredible achievement,” said Blunt. “Thanks to... Continue Reading »


Blunt, 81 Senators Call on Biden Administration to Expedite NATO Applications for Sweden & Finland

May 24, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) joined U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and Co-Chair of the Senate NATO Observer Group, Thom Tillis (N.C.), Senate NATO Observer Group Co-Chair, and 79 of their colleagues in a bipartisan letter to President Biden urging him to expedite the executive branch’s process to advance Sweden and Finland’s applications for NATO membership and pledging to... Continue Reading »


Blunt, Senators Press for FDA Explanation on Failures that Caused Baby Formula Shortages

May 19, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) joined 21 Republican senators in sending a letter to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf, M.D. to raise concerns over the Biden administration’s inadequate response to the nationwide baby formula shortage. The senators are seeking answers regarding when the Biden administration was made aware of the dire situation and the steps available to limit the harmful impact on families and their newborns.The senators... Continue Reading »


Blunt, Senators Demand Commerce Secretary Stop Permitting Delays on Existing Oil and Gas Leases to Boost Production

May 18, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), along with U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (Texas), John Cornyn (Texas), John Thune (S.D.), Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.), Jerry Moran (Kan.), Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), Tommy Tuberville (Ala.), Dan Sullivan (Alaska), John Kennedy (La.), Mike Lee (Utah), James Inhofe (Okla.), Bill Cassidy (La.), Roger Wicker (Miss.), James Lankford (Okla.), John Barrasso (Wyo.), Richard Shelby (Ala.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (Miss.), Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), and Steve Daines... Continue Reading »


Senate Unanimously Passes Blunt, Hawley Resolution Designating May 1, 2022 as Silver Star Service Banner Day

May 17, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Josh Hawley (Mo.) announced that the Senate has unanimously passed their resolution to designate May 1, 2022, as Silver Star Service Banner Day. The resolution honors our nation’s wounded and ill service members and veterans, and their families.“We owe an incredible amount of gratitude to the generations of Americans who have fought to defend the freedoms we hold dear,” said Blunt. “The men and women who suffered injury or illness from their... Continue Reading »


Blunt Welcomes Signing of NRCS Record of Decision on East Locust Creek Reservoir Project

May 12, 2022

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today applauded the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s announcement that it has signed a record of decision supporting the installation of the East Locust Creek Reservoir. “The signing of the record of decision marks a huge step forward for the East Locust Creek Reservoir project and all of the families, farmers, and local businesses that will benefit from it,” said Blunt. “A project of this size and significance does not get done without a... Continue Reading »


Dept. of Interior Approves Blunt, Hawley Request to Reinstate Police Escorts for Honor Flights

May 3, 2022

WASHINGTON – Following a letter sent last week from U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Josh Hawley (Mo.) to Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, the National Park Service has announced they will reinstate police escorts for American veterans traveling to Washington, D.C., as part of the Honor Flight Network. In their letter to Secretary Haaland, the senators noted that Missouri-based Honor Flights were denied vehicular escort services this year and urged the Secretary to reverse... Continue Reading »


Blunt, Portman, Coons Introduce Resolution to Recognize Poland’s Support of Ukrainian Refugees and Resistance to Russian Aggression

May 3, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), Rob Portman (Ohio), and Chris Coons (Del.) introduced a resolution recognizing Poland’s efforts in welcoming Ukrainian refugees and supporting the Ukrainian resistance. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, over three million Ukrainians have fled across the border into Poland. Poland continues to accept the highest number of refugees compared to surrounding countries since the war started, and provide critical military aid to Ukraine.“During my... Continue Reading »


Blunt Accepting Applications from Missourians Seeking to Attend Service Academies

May 2, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) announced that he is accepting applications from Missourians interested in attending service academies. Nominations to the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and U.S. Naval Academy are available for qualified applicants. “Service academies play a crucial role in preparing young men and women with the skills they need to serve and protect our nation,” said Blunt. “These institutions develop leadership... Continue Reading »


Blunt, Hawley Urge Dept. of Interior to Reinstate Police Escorts for Honor Flights

April 28, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) andJosh Hawley (Mo.) sent a letter to Department of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland urging the Department to reinstate police escorts for American veterans traveling to Washington, DC, as part of the Honor Flight Network.Blunt and Hawley wrote, "To say that the Honor Flight Network is performing a national service is an understatement. For thousands of American veterans, these trips are a once in a lifetime opportunity for honor, reflection, and... Continue Reading »


Senate Unanimously Passes Blunt-Brown Resolution Celebrating 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Ulysses S. Grant

April 28, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Sherrod Brown (Ohio) announced that the Senate has unanimously passed their bipartisan resolution marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ulysses S. Grant.“Ulysses S. Grant is one of our nation’s greatest presidents,” said Blunt. “When Ulysses S. Grant was called to serve, he did so with courage, integrity, and determination that led his troops – and our nation –  to victory. As we celebrate the bicentennial of Grant’s birth, we should... Continue Reading »


Blunt, Hawley to Introduce Resolution Honoring the Lives of Fallen Missouri Police Officers

April 25, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Josh Hawley (Mo.) announced that they are introducing a resolution in honor of three Missouri Police Officers who were killed in the line of duty in March. Corporal Benjamin Lee Cooper of the Joplin Police Department, Police Officer Jake Alexander Reed of the Joplin Police Department, and Patrolman Lane Anthony Burns of the Bonne Terre Police Department lost their lives in service to their communities.“Every time a law enforcement officer... Continue Reading »