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Blunt: Democrats' $3.5 Trillion Bill Will Worsen America’s Economic Crises

October 21, 2021

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor to criticize the misguided policies in Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reckless tax-and-spend spree. Blunt slammed Democrats' decision to press ahead with their massive, partisan spending at a time when Americans are facing skyrocketing inflation and businesses are struggling to find workers. Blunt noted that businesses are trying to keep up with customer demand, but worker shortages have forced many of them to cut... Continue Reading »


Blunt, Moran Welcome 2026 FIFA World Cup Selection Committee to Kansas City

October 20, 2021

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Jerry Moran (Kan.) spoke on the Senate floor to welcome the 2026 FIFA World Cup selection committee to Kansas City. Blunt and Moran also welcomed Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas to the Senate as he watched both speeches from the Senate gallery.“With a rich sports culture, endless entertainment options, strong infrastructure, and an easily accessible central location in our country, Kansas City is the right choice to be a 2026 FIFA World Cup... Continue Reading »


Blunt Delivers Remarks at Grand Opening of University of Missouri’s NextGen Precision Health Building

October 19, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), the top Republican on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, delivered remarks at the grand opening of the Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health Building at the University of Missouri.Following Are Blunt’s Remarks:“Thank you. What a great day! Even the weather, perfect today. And such a great moment to be here with you. President Choi, thank you for all you did to associate me with... Continue Reading »


At Commerce Committee Hearing, Blunt Questions Witnesses About Breaking Down Barriers to Telehealth

October 8, 2021

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, questioned witnesses regarding the importance of telehealth, highlighting how difficult it can be for medical professionals to acquire the credentials needed to practice telemedicine across state lines. Blunt noted that students are among those who would significantly benefit from allowing health care providers to render services regardless of where they... Continue Reading »


At Commerce Committee Hearing, Blunt Questions Witnesses on Data Security, Facial Recognition

October 6, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, questioned witnesses about data security and facial recognition standards.Following are the witnesses Blunt questioned: ·         Jessica Rich, former director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection·         Edward W. Felten, Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs at Princeton University and former Chief Technologist at the Federal... Continue Reading »


Blunt: Dems’ $3.5 Trillion Tax-and-Spend Spree Far Exceeds Spending by All 50 States Combined

September 28, 2021

WASHINGTON – At the weekly Republican leadership press conference today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) slammed the sky-high cost of the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion tax-and-spend spree. Blunt noted that the total amount of the bill is 67% higher than the $2.1 trillion spent by all 50 states combined in 2019.Following Are Blunt’s Remarks:“So one big advantage people supporting this bill [have] is that the numbers are so big that they don't register. “You know, what's a trillion dollars? Who knows what... Continue Reading »


Blunt: Democrats Own the $3.5 Trillion Reckless Spending Spree, They Need to Own the Debt Limit Hike

September 23, 2021

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor to criticize Democrats’ reckless tax-and-spend spree, noting that no Republican would support raising the debt limit to fund a $3.5 trillion partisan wish list that raises taxes on hardworking Americans.Following Are Blunt’s Remarks:“Madam President, obviously when you look at what needs to be done in the fall—in fact, frankly, if you look at what needs to be done in the next few weeks, there are important items ahead... Continue Reading »


Blunt Criticizes Dem Policies that Have Led to Higher Inflation, Workforce Challenges

September 15, 2021

WASHINGTON – At the weekly Republican leadership press conference yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) discussed the economic challenges our economy is facing, including rising inflation and employment shortages, thanks to Democrats’ misguided policies.Following Are Blunt’s Remarks:"Well, with the backdrop of what was happening in Afghanistan, the other thing, I think, 100 senators saw at home—certainly, I know every Republican senator saw at home—were ‘help wanted' signs, 'now hiring',... Continue Reading »


Blunt Celebrates Missouri’s Bicentennial

August 9, 2021

WASHINGTON – Ahead of Missouri’s bicentennial on August 10, 2021, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following video celebrating 200 years of the Show-Me state.Following Are Blunt’s Remarks:“Today, we celebrate 200 years of Missouri statehood. On this date, two centuries ago, Missouri entered the Union as its 24th state."And you can’t talk about American history without talking about Missouri history – especially the men and women whose achievements helped shape who we are today, and... Continue Reading »


Blunt Speaks in Support of Bill Awarding Congressional Gold Medals to Law Enforcement Officers Who Defended Capitol on January 6th

August 3, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), the top Republican on the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, spoke on the Senate floor in support of a bill awarding Congressional Gold Medals to the law enforcement officers who responded to the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol. The legislation, which was introduced by Blunt and Rules Committee Chairwoman Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), passed the Senate by unanimous consent and is headed to the president’s desk.Following... Continue Reading »


Blunt Urges Democrats to Abandon Tax Hikes on Middle-Class Families

July 28, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor to urge Democrats to abandon their push to raise taxes on middle-class families and businesses. Blunt noted that the tax increases proposed under Senate Democrats’ reckless tax-and-spend spree will hamper America’s economic recovery and hurt those already struggling with higher prices due to rising inflation.Following Are Blunt’s Remarks:“Madam President, when President Biden was campaigning last year, he made the pledge... Continue Reading »


Blunt Shares Stories from Missourians Impacted by COVID, Urging Vaccinations

July 27, 2021

WASHINGTON – At the weekly Republican leadership press conference today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) shared local news stories about Missourians who have become seriously ill or lost family members to COVID and are urging others to get vaccinated.Following Are Blunt’s Remarks:“Well, COVID continues to be a problem, obviously. I think the Centers for Disease Control is going to make some announcements on that later today. I hope that they'll be more forthcoming with information than we've had up... Continue Reading »


Blunt Slams Democrat Plan to Raise Taxes on Farm Families to Pay for Reckless Spending Spree

July 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, spoke on the Senate floor to take Senate Democrats to task for their plan to significantly increase taxes on family-run farms and businesses to help pay for their reckless spending spree. Following Are Blunt’s Remarks:“Mr. President, a lot of time when people come to Washington, they come up with ideas for... Continue Reading »


Blunt Warns Rushed Infrastructure Vote Could Upend Bipartisan Effort

July 20, 2021

WASHINGTON – At the weekly Republican leadership press conference today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) questioned Senate Democrats' planned vote on a yet-to-be-written infrastructure bill and cautioned that the move could upend bipartisan negotiations toward a final agreement.Following Are Blunt’s Remarks:“I've had a hard time figuring out what the Democratic Leader is doing with this vote tomorrow. I think it's not going to turn out to be a hard vote for almost every Republican to decide we're... Continue Reading »


Blunt: Democrats’ Agenda “Fueling Inflation & Holding Back Our Economy”

July 15, 2021

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor to discuss Americans’ concerns over Democrats’ costly policies that are fueling inflation and holding back the economy. Blunt noted that rising inflation, which has driven up the cost of cars, milk, and other everyday goods, was the top concern of people he spoke with at recent stops across Missouri. Following Are Blunt’s Remarks:“I think one of the important things of being outside of Washington is you get a chance... Continue Reading »


Blunt Urges Americans to Get Vaccinated: “It’s Vaccine Versus Variant”

July 13, 2021

WASHINGTON – At the weekly Republican leadership press conference today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) encouraged all Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Blunt emphasized that vaccines are key to limiting the spread of new variants and finishing the fight against the pandemic.Following Are Excerpts of Blunt’s Remarks:“The other thing we've got to be more concerned about, obviously, is the vaccine. I was just in Missouri. Our numbers are not where we'd like them to be. In early June, we... Continue Reading »


Blunt Highlights New Legislation to Expand, Improve Mental & Behavioral Health Services

June 23, 2021

WASHINGTON – Last week, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor to discuss the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act of 2021, legislation he introduced with U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (Mich.) to expand high-quality mental health and addiction services nationwide. The legislation builds off their 2014 Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act by giving every state the opportunity to fully fund the creation of Certified Community Behavioral Health... Continue Reading »


Blunt: S.1 “Is Not About More Democracy. It's About More Democrats”

June 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – At the Republican leadership press conference today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), the top Republican on the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, said that Democrats’ misguided, 800+ page election legislation is packed with policies that are widely unpopular and will weaken our nation’s election system.Following Are Blunt’s Remarks:“I think when Democrats started this effort, they thought they were going to be able to have this debate about, 'are you for a bill... Continue Reading »


Blunt Questions U.S. Capitol Police Inspector General Regarding Recommendations in Bipartisan 1/6 Report

June 17, 2021

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, questioned U.S. Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton regarding his recommendations that were included in the Rules and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committees’ report on the security, planning, and response failures related to the attack on the Capitol on January 6th. Continue Reading »


Blunt Leads GOP Press Conference Urging Senate to Reject Democrats’ Election Takeover Bill

June 17, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, led a press conference with 15 Republican senators urging Congress to reject S. 1, Democrats’ massive, 800+ page election legislation.Following Are Blunt’s Remarks:“Well, thank you all for being here. Obviously, my colleagues and I are here to talk about S. 1. We haven't seen the final version of S. 1 yet, but it appears to look a whole lot like the original version of S. 1,... Continue Reading »