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Blunt Slams Democrats’ Partisan, One-Size-Fits All Elections Bill

June 16, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), the top Republican on the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, spoke on the Senate floor today to discuss some of the most flawed policies included Democrats’ massive, 800+ page election legislation, S. 1. Blunt also criticized Democrats for rushing to get the bill through Congress despite bipartisan opposition in the House and Senate. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) said the Senate will vote on the bill next week.Following... Continue Reading »


Blunt Slams Biden Administration for Continued Mishandling of the Border Crisis

June 15, 2021

WASHINGTON – At the weekly Republican leadership press conference today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) criticized the Biden administration’s response to the surge in illegal immigration at the southern border. As Blunt noted, illegal border crossings reached a 21-year high this May.Following Are Blunt’s Remarks:“Well, a lot of focus again on the southern border last week—the vice president's discussions about what to do there. But nothing seems to be changing.“May was the highest illegal... Continue Reading »


Blunt Highlights Findings, Recommendations in Bipartisan 1/6 Report

June 8, 2021

WASHINGTON – At the weekly Republican leadership press conference today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, discussed the bipartisan report on the security, planning, and response failures related to the attack on the Capitol on January 6th.The report, led by the Committees on Rules and Administration and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, includes a series of recommendations for the Capitol Police Board, United States... Continue Reading »


On Meet the Press, Blunt Talks Cybersecurity, Bipartisan January 6th Report, and Voting Legislation

June 6, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), the top Republican on the Senate Rules Committee and a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press today to discuss cybersecurity and Russia-backed hacking, the bipartisan report on the January 6th attack to be released this week by the Senate Rules and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committees, and voting legislation.On Enhancing U.S. Cybersecurity and Holding Hackers Accountable: “Well, as Chairman Warner... Continue Reading »


Blunt Marks Memorial Day

May 30, 2021

WASHINGTON – Ahead of Memorial Day, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following video honoring the American heroes who have lost their lives serving our nation.Following Are Blunt’s Remarks:“The freedom we have as Americans is not guaranteed. It has to be secured from one generation to the next. “Memorial Day is a day we recognize and honor our service members, who made the ultimate sacrifice or were ready to do that if that's what was necessary.“They gave their lives and their effort to... Continue Reading »


Blunt Urges President Biden, Democrats to Support GOP Counteroffer on Infrastructure Package

May 27, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) joined U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), Pat Toomey (Pa.), and John Barrasso (Wyo.) at a press conference to urge President Biden and Democrats to support Senate Republicans’ counteroffer on an infrastructure package, which focuses on core infrastructure investments like roads, bridges, ports, airports, and broadband. As Blunt noted, the proposal reflects President Biden’s feedback to the senators during a recent meeting at the White... Continue Reading »


Blunt Announces Support for Innovative New NIH Institute

May 26, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), the top Republican on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies, announced his support for a new institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), which would utilize public-private partnerships to dramatically accelerate the development and approval of new treatments and technologies.Click Here to Watch Blunt's... Continue Reading »


Blunt Slams Biden Administration’s $7.1 Trillion Spending Spree

May 25, 2021

WASHINGTON – At the Republican leadership press conference today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) took the Biden administration to task for proposing $7.1 trillion in spending in just the first four months in office. As Blunt noted, the $7.1 trillion is in addition to the president’s $1.5 trillion budget that is expected to be released this week.Following Are Blunt’s Remarks:“Well, I think we're still expecting the White House to send their budget up either late this week or early next week. That... Continue Reading »


Blunt Highlights Challenges MO Small Businesses Face Under Misguided Federal Unemployment Policy

May 19, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor today to share examples from around Missouri of the challenges small businesses are facing due to federal unemployment insurance policies that are making it harder to hire workers and get the economy back to full speed.Following Are Blunt’s Remarks:“Madam President, I was watching Senator Ernst give this speech, and that ‘help wanted' sign, I thought I was back in Springfield, Missouri—my hometown, where I was this weekend. And,... Continue Reading »


Blunt Urges Democrats to Work With Republicans on Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

April 21, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor today to urge Democrats to work with Republicans to reach a bipartisan agreement on an infrastructure bill. Blunt discussed areas where Republicans and Democrats could find bipartisan agreement on solutions that would improve America’s roads, bridges, and waterways without raising taxes on families and job creators.Following are Excerpts of Blunt’s Remarks:“Mr. President, I want to talk also about infrastructure and associate... Continue Reading »


Blunt Questions Top U.S. Intelligence Officials Regarding Russian Aggression Toward Ukraine

April 14, 2021

WASHINGTON – During a U.S Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) questioned Central Intelligence Agency Director William J. Burns and Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant General Scott D. Berrier regarding concerns over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s mobilization of Russian forces near Ukraine. Blunt also questioned Berrier regarding the effect of the pandemic on U.S. military readiness.Following is a transcript:BLUNT: Director Burns,... Continue Reading »


Blunt: Expanding Supreme Court “Is a Bad Road to Go Down”

April 13, 2021

WASHINGTON – At the Republican leadership press conference today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) criticized the push by Democrats to expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court. Last week, Blunt slammed President Biden’s Executive Order creating a 36-member commission to look into ideas like packing the court with more justices and setting term limits for justices.Following Are Blunt’s Remarks:“So last week, the White House named a 36-member commission to look at the Supreme Court — clear... Continue Reading »


On Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren, Blunt Talks Court-Packing Commission, Biden Spending Plan and Infrastructure

April 11, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) joined Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren to talk about President Biden’s court-packing commission, the president’s nearly $1.6 trillion spending plan, and the potential for a bipartisan infrastructure bill.On President Biden’s Nearly $1.6 Trillion Spending Plan:“Well I hope it’s a wish list, and somebody needs to begin to think about where we’re getting the money. We did five bipartisan bills last year to deal with the pandemic crisis,... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Excerpts from Blunt’s Appearances on Fox News Sunday and ABC’s This Week

April 4, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace to talk about President Biden’s $2.25 trillion so-called ‘infrastructure’ plan that spends less than a third on transportation infrastructure, and is paid for with job-destroying tax hikes as the economy begins recovering from the pandemic.On ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Blunt talked about security at the U.S. Capitol, and further discussed the opportunity there would be for a... Continue Reading »


Blunt Speaks Out Against S.1, Sets Record Straight on State-Level Election Bills

March 23, 2021

WASHINGTON – At the Republican leadership press conference today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, spoke out against S. 1, Democrats’ 800+ page bill that would amount to a federal takeover of the election system. Blunt also set the record straight on election-related bills that have been introduced in state legislatures. As Blunt noted, Democrat state legislators have filed around 700 election-related bills, compared to just... Continue Reading »


Blunt on Meet the Press

March 21, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press to discuss the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, his decision to not run for reelection, and S.1 - Democrats’ partisan election legislation.Following Are Excerpts From Blunt’s Interview:On the Need to Focus on Security Issues in the January 6th Investigation:“The Rules Committee that I've chaired, that now I'm the top Republican on, and... Continue Reading »


Blunt Slams Massive, Partisan Election Legislation

March 18, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, spoke on the Senate floor today to outline several of the significant problems with the massive, 800-page election legislation, S. 1, Senate Democrats have just introduced.  Blunt, who previously served as a state and local election official for 20 years, said the bill would impose a one-size-fits-all federal takeover of elections that would make elections more chaotic and... Continue Reading »


Blunt Encourages Americans to Consider Getting Vaccinated

March 10, 2021

WASHINGTON - At the Republican leadership press conference today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) encouraged all Americans to consider getting a COVID-19 vaccine when they are eligible. Blunt emphasized the safety and efficacy of the FDA-approved vaccines, and said that getting Americans vaccinated is critical to reopening the economy and returning to normal life.Following Are Excerpts of Blunt’s Remarks:“Well, I want to join Dr. Barrasso in encouraging people who are willing to have a vaccine to... Continue Reading »


Blunt Announcement on 2022 Election

March 8, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following video announcing his plans for the upcoming election:Transcript:“My mom and dad used to milk cows in this dairy barn. It’s a long way from here to the United States Capitol, but the things I learned here continue to shape how I work for our country and for our state.“One of the main lessons was to always finish the work that could get done that day. You also understood that you had to use the tools and resources you had, not... Continue Reading »


Blunt: Every Parent, Grandparent Knows That Kids Need to be in School

March 4, 2021

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) participated in a press conference to call for the reopening of schools and to discuss his opposition to Senate Democrats’ $1.9 trillion package. Blunt highlighted comments shared to him by Knob Noster School District Superintendent Dr. Jerrod Wheeler, who oversaw the successful reopening of local schools for in-person learning. Although Congress has provided schools with $67.5 billion to help them respond to the coronavirus and reopen safely,... Continue Reading »