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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 »


Blunt, Colleagues Demand Answers on Changes to Border Security Policies

April 13, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), Co-Chair of the Senate Law Enforcement Caucus, Jerry Moran (Kan.), and 11 of their colleagues sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas seeking answers on recent changes to how the department enforces border security and processes migrants at the southern border. “In Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recorded 1.7 million encounters with individuals attempting to cross the... Continue Reading »


Blunt, Intel Republicans Urge Biden Administration to Share Critical Intelligence with Ukrainians

April 13, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Marco Rubio (Fla.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, along with fellow committee members U.S. Senators Richard Burr (N.C.), James Risch (Idaho), Susan Collins (Maine), Tom Cotton (Ark.), John Cornyn (Texas), and Ben Sasse (Neb.), sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Avril Haines urging increased intelligence sharing with the... Continue Reading »


Blunt, Klobuchar Request Update on Efforts to Support Election Officials with Administering the 2022 Federal Elections

April 8, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, 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, announced that they have requested an update from the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) on its efforts to support state and local election officials with administering the 2022 midterm elections.“As election officials administer the 2022 primary elections and prepare for the 2022 general election,... Continue Reading »


Blunt, Thune Raise Alarm on Biden Administration Using Financial System to Advance Extreme Environmental Agenda, Putting Ag Industry at Risk

April 8, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and John Thune (S.D.) led 9 of their Senate Republican colleagues in sending a letter to President Biden to raise concerns over the administration’s use of the financial regulatory system to advance its extreme environmental agenda under the guise of mitigating banks’ and credit unions’ exposure to climate risks.“The viability of farms and ranches across the nation are essential to the viability of rural America and our nation’s food... Continue Reading »


Blunt, Heinrich’s Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Passes Out of Senate Committee

April 7, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Martin Heinrich (N.M.) today announced that their bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is one step closer to becoming law.Today, the landmark conservation legislation was voted out of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) with bipartisan support. The legislation now heads to the Senate floor for consideration. The House bill advanced out of the House Natural Resources Committee in January.Blunt and Heinrich held a... Continue Reading »


Blunt, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Help First Responders Cope with Stresses of Serving Communities in Moments of Crisis

April 7, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) joined a bipartisan group of his colleagues in introducing legislation to help police, fire, emergency medical, and 911 personnel cope with the stresses of responding to crisis situations. The Fighting Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Act of 2022 would establish mental health programs for America’s first responders who often face long-term effects from providing life-saving services in moments of crisis.“First responders face incredibly... Continue Reading »


Blunt, Klobuchar, Peters, Portman Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure Congressional Cybersecurity Defenders Receive Timely Cybersecurity Information

April 6, 2022

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Ranking Member and Chairwoman of the Committee on Rules and Administration, and Gary Peters (Mich.) and Rob Portman (Ohio), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced the bipartisan Intragovernmental Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act to ensure sharing of cybersecurity information between operational cybersecurity staff in the Executive Branch and the... Continue Reading »


Blunt, Coons Introduce Bill to Renew Protections for Child Abuse Victims

March 31, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Chris Coons (Del.), co-chairs of the Senate Law Enforcement Caucus, introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Victims of Child Abuse Act (VOCAA). The law, first enacted in 1990, provides the only dedicated source of funding for Children’s Advocacy Centers, which bring together teams of law enforcement, medical personnel, and service providers to ensure the best outcome for child victims and help hold perpetrators responsible for... Continue Reading »


Blunt Helps Introduce Bill To Strengthen Security & Economic Cooperation With The Baltics Amid Russian Aggression

March 30, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) helped introduce the Baltic Defense and Deterrence Act, bipartisan and bicameral legislation to effectively codify the Baltic Security Initiative effort and create a complementary initiative at the U.S. Department of State. Jointly, these two efforts will enhance and strengthen U.S. security and economic cooperation with the Baltic countries - Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania - amid Russia’s continued aggression in Eastern Europe and... Continue Reading »


Blunt, Klobuchar Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Group in Urging the Biden Administration to Help Unite Ukrainian Children with American Adoptive Families

March 23, 2022

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), along with U.S. Representatives Robert Aderholt (Ala.) and Adam Smith (Wash.), co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Adoption Caucus, led a bipartisan, bicameral group of 73 colleagues in urging the Biden administration to take immediate action to unite Ukrainian children going through the adoption process with American adoptive or host families.The lawmakers specifically called on the Biden administration to... Continue Reading »