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Blunt Statement on Attorney General Barr’s Summary of the Mueller Report

March 24, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement on Attorney General William P. Barr’s summary of findings from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report: “I’m glad the Mueller report is finished. The summary released by the attorney general should be welcomed by both the White House and the country. I look forward to the Senate Intelligence Committee concluding our investigation as soon as possible.” Continue Reading »


Blunt Statement on Special Counsel Mueller’s Announcement

March 22, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement after Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced that his report has been submitted to Attorney General William P. Barr:   “I’m glad the Mueller investigation has reached a conclusion and that we have an attorney general in place who has the background and experience to know what part of that report should be publicly available. I'm hopeful the Senate Intelligence Committee gets to look at all of the information... Continue Reading »


Missouri to Receive Nearly $10 Million in Additional Opioid Grant Funding Through Blunt-Backed Program

March 20, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor/HHS), commended the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) announcement that Missouri will receive $9.6 million in State Opioid Response Grant funding. The funding announced today is the first of two expected grant announcements from the $1.5 billion for State Opioid Response Grants that Blunt worked to include in the... Continue Reading »


Blunt Welcomes Latest Step Forward in Construction of New NGA West Headquarters in St. Louis

March 19, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the following statement welcoming the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ announcement that it has awarded the contract to design and build the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) West headquarters in North St. Louis.“With today’s announcement, we are another step closer to breaking ground on the new NGA West headquarters,” said Blunt. “NGA intelligence professionals work hard to ensure... Continue Reading »


Blunt, Schatz Introduce Bipartisan Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act

March 14, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Brian Schatz (Hawaii), members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation, introduced the Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act of 2019. The bipartisan legislation would strengthen consumer protections by prohibiting commercial users of facial recognition technology (FR) from collecting and re-sharing data for identifying or tracking consumers without their consent.  “Consumers are increasingly concerned... Continue Reading »


Blunt Statement on the Emergency Declaration Resolution of Disapproval

March 14, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.J. Res. 46, the emergency declaration resolution of disapproval:“I fully support President Trump’s commitment to secure the border and build physical barriers wherever they are needed. I have repeatedly said that securing the border has to be the first step in addressing our immigration issues. There are several existing authorities that could be used to support what President Trump wants to do... Continue Reading »


Blunt, Stabenow, Matsui, Mullin Announce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Funding for Community Mental Health Services

March 14, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Debbie Stabenow (Mich.), and U.S. Representatives Doris Matsui (Calif.) and Markwayne Mullin (Okla.), today announced the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act at an event in Washington, D.C. The legislation renews and expands funding for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs), which were established in landmark 2014 legislation, the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act. Funding for... Continue Reading »


Blunt, Cardin Lead Bipartisan Effort To Spur Economic Growth In Underserved Communities

March 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Ben Cardin (Md.) introduced the bipartisan New Markets Tax Credit Extension Act of 2019. The measure would promote investments in underserved communities by permanently authorizing a 39 percent federal tax credit for businesses or economic development projects in areas with poverty rates of at least 20 percent, or median incomes at or below 80 percent of the area median. “The New Markets Tax Credit is a critical tool for encouraging new... Continue Reading »


Following Blunt’s Advocacy, Missouri to Receive Up to $4 Million in Grant Funding for Workforce Training Focused on Addressing Opioid Epidemic

March 7, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor/HHS), commended the U.S. Department of Labor for awarding the Missouri Division of Workforce Development up to $4 million in grant funding, with an initial investment of more than $1.3 million, to combat the opioid epidemic. The grant funding is being awarded through the National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grant Program,... Continue Reading »


Sens. Blunt, Sinema and Reps. Stivers, Gonzalez Reintroduce Bipartisan Health Care Measure

February 27, 2019

WASHINGTON – This month, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.), and U.S. Representatives Steve Stivers (Ohio) and Vicente Gonzalez (Texas) reintroduced the Responsible Additions and Increases to Sustain Employee (RAISE) Health Benefits Act, or the RAISE Act. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation seeks to give hardworking Americans more discretion in how they pay for the health care their family needs, while also allowing them to save for future expenses.Rising health... Continue Reading »


Blunt, Colleagues Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Study Impact of Technology & Media on Children

February 26, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), Edward J. Markey (Mass.), Ben Sasse (Neb.), Brian Schatz (Hawaii), Michael Bennet (Colo.), and Susan Collins (Maine), and U.S. Representatives Jamie Raskin (Md.) and Ted Budd (N.C.) today reintroduced the Children and Media Research Advancement (CAMRA) Act, legislation that authorizes the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead a research program on technology and media’s effects on infants, children, and adolescents in core areas of cognitive,... Continue Reading »


Blunt: “It’s Simply Wrong to Deny Medical Treatment to Babies Born Alive”

February 25, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement after Democrats blocked the Senate from moving forward on S.311, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.   “It’s simply wrong to deny medical treatment to babies born alive,” said Blunt. “I’m disappointed the Senate failed to move forward on this bill, which would have ensured all newborns, regardless of the circumstances of their birth, have the same right to life. I’ll continue advocating for policies... Continue Reading »


Missouri Congressional Delegation Urges President Trump to Designate State Funeral for Last WWII Medal of Honor Recipient

February 21, 2019

WASHINGTON – This week, the entire Missouri congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley, and U.S. Representatives Vicky Hartzler, Billy Long, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Sam Graves, Wm. Lacy Clay, Jason Smith, Ann Wagner and Emanuel Cleaver, II, sent a letter to President Trump urging him to designate a state funeral for the last Medal of Honor recipient from World War II. “Holding a state funeral would honor not only the surviving Medal of Honor recipient of WWII, but... Continue Reading »


Blunt Urges NCAA to Review Penalties Against University of Missouri

February 20, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) yesterday sent a letter to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) urging the organization to take another look at the penalties levied against the University of Missouri athletics program.The full text of the letter is available here and copied below.February 19, 2019 Dear President Emmert,Recently, I issued a statement in response to the NCAA Committee on Infraction’s (COI) severe punishment of the University of Missouri Athletics... Continue Reading »


Blunt Highlights Missouri Priorities In Government Funding Bill

February 15, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Appropriations Committee, announced that he secured numerous Missouri priorities in the bill to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year. The legislation, which President Trump signed earlier today, includes seven FY2019 funding bills: Homeland Security; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Financial Services and... Continue Reading »


Blunt Statement on Senate Passage of Border Security and Government Funding Bill

February 14, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement after voting in favor of bipartisan legislation to increase border security and fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year:“This bill marks a step toward securing the border. It’s not the agreement either side would have preferred, but it does meet our obligation to fund the government and build new physical barriers along the border where they’re needed most. I hope to see the bill signed into law so... Continue Reading »


Blunt Commends Senate Passage of Natural Resources Management Act

February 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) voted in favor of the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47), which passed the Senate by a vote of 92-8. The bill includes provisions to improve the visitor experience at the Harry S Truman National Historic Site and the Ste. Genevieve National Historic Park, which will be established later this year. In addition, the bill will expand hunting and fishing access, protect natural resources, and improve public lands.“Missouri is home to some of our... Continue Reading »


Blunt, Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve the Intercountry Adoption Process

February 8, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Adoption Caucus, reintroduced legislation to improve the intercountry adoption process. The bipartisan Intercountry Adoption Advisory Committee Act provides the Secretary of State the authority to establish an Intercountry Adoption Advisory Committee within the Bureau of Consular Affairs to focus on coordinating the development, refinement, and implementation of policies and programs on... Continue Reading »


Blunt Lauds 100th Anniversary of the American Farm Bureau Federation

February 8, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement after the Senate unanimously passed a resolution, which he cosponsored, honoring the 100th anniversary of the American Farm Bureau Federation. “For the past century, the farmers and ranchers of the American Farm Bureau have worked tirelessly to keep our ag industry growing, innovating, and feeding and fueling the world. Farm Bureau members in Missouri have led efforts to ensure our state remains an ag leader today and... Continue Reading »


Blunt Statement on the Passing of Former U.S. Representative John Dingell

February 7, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Representative John Dingell (Mich.), the longest serving Member of Congress in U.S. history and former Chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee: “John Dingell served our country long and well. He chaired a powerful committee and made it even more powerful. He considered everything his jurisdiction and proved it. Nothing was more dreaded by administrations or agencies than the... Continue Reading »