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VIDEO: Blunt Backs Barr Confirmation, Discusses Efforts to Address Democrat Obstruction in the Confirmation Process

February 14, 2019

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor in support of William Barr’s nomination to serve as Attorney General. The Senate voted to confirm Barr today. Blunt, who serves as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, also discussed a resolution he introduced with Senator James Lankford (Okla.) to speed up the confirmation process. As Blunt noted, Senate Democrats have repeatedly used procedural tactics to obstruct the confirmation... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Discusses Resolution to Fix Broken Confirmation Process

February 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – At the weekly Republican leadership press conference today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, discussed a resolution he introduced with Senator James Lankford (Okla.) to speed up the confirmation process.  The committee is expected to consider the resolution tomorrow. Blunt explained that the resolution is needed to address Senate Democrats’ unprecedented level of obstruction of the president’s nominees.... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Highlights Bill to Enhance Visitor Experience at Missouri National Park Service Sites

February 7, 2019

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke in support of the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47), which is currently being considered by the Senate. The legislation includes provisions to enhance the visitor experience at the Harry S Truman National Historic Site and the Ste. Genevieve National Historic Park. In March 2018, Blunt’s legislation to establish the Ste. Genevieve National Historic Park and designate it as a unit of the National Park Service was signed into... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Discusses DHS Funding Negotiations, Highlights Strength of U.S. Economy

February 5, 2019

WASHINGTON – At the weekly Republican leadership press conference today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) discussed negotiations on the Department of Homeland Security funding bill. Blunt is a member of the bipartisan House-Senate conference committee charged with reaching an agreement on the measure. Blunt also highlighted the strength of the U.S. economy, noting that there have been 100 consecutive months of positive job growth. Blunt pointed to tax reform and regulatory reform as two areas where... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Urges Colleagues to Support Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act

January 30, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor to urge his colleagues to support the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019. The Blunt-backed bill would make the world more stable and secure by providing additional support to our allies, Israel and Jordan. It would also impose sanctions on anyone doing business with the government of Syria.Following Are Excerpts From Blunt’s Remarks: “Mr. President, the Senate’s currently debating the... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Delivers Opening Remarks at House-Senate Conference Committee Meeting on DHS Funding

January 30, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) delivered opening remarks at the first meeting of the bipartisan House-Senate conference committee charged with reaching an agreement on the FY2019 Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill. Blunt is a member of the committee, along with six of his Senate colleagues and 10 House members. Following Are Excerpts From Blunt’s Remarks: “What I heard here of all the early presentations, just a great example of how much information members of... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Joins Fox News Sunday to Discuss Border Security, DHS Funding Bill

January 27, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, joined John Roberts on Fox News Sunday to discuss his support for stronger border security and role as a member of the bipartisan House-Senate conference committee that will negotiate funding for the FY 2019 Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill. Following Are Excerpts From Blunt’s InterviewOn the Need to Strengthen Border Security & Find a Path Forward on the DHS Funding Bill:“I... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Joins Dana Perino to Discuss President's Proposal to End Shutdown, Enhance Border Security

January 23, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) joined The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino on Fox News to discuss the president’s proposal to end the government shutdown and enhance border security. Following Are Excerpts From Blunt’s Interview “Well first of all, thanks to all of the federal workers that are showing up for work, the essential workers that need to be there, and they’re showing up not being paid. Everything that the clip you had me listen to, everything that FBI agent said is... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt: “An Unborn Child Is Not a Potential Person, but a Person with Potential”

January 16, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor in support of the thousands of people who will be participating in the annual March for Life this week. CLICK HERE To Watch Senator Blunt’s Full RemarksCLICK HERE For Audio Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Slams Democrats’ “Selective Morality” After Decades of Supporting Physical Barriers at the Border

January 15, 2019

WASHINGTON – At the weekly Republican leadership press conference today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) criticized Democrats for claiming the border wall is suddenly immoral, after previously supporting 700 miles of physical barriers at the border. Blunt also highlighted several statistics demonstrating the effectiveness of physical barriers, which have been put in place under both Republican and Democrat administrations.  Following Are Blunt’s Full Remarks: “On that topic,... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt: "We Clearly Need to Secure Our Borders"

January 9, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor to reaffirm his support for stronger border security along the southern border. Blunt cited several statistics demonstrating the effectiveness of physical barriers, which members of both parties have previously supported, at the border. In his remarks, Blunt also noted that strengthening border security would pave the way toward addressing other major immigration issues.Following are Excerpts from Blunt’s Remarks:“At the... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Highlights Missouri Impact of Excellence in Mental Health Act

December 11, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor about how his Excellence in Mental Health Act has improved and expanded mental health services and benefited law enforcement in Missouri. The Excellence in Mental Health Act, which was signed into law in 2014, created a demonstration program to put community mental health centers on an equal footing with other health centers by improving quality standards, fully funding community services, and offering patients... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Honors Life and Service of President George H.W. Bush

December 4, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor to honor the life and service of President George H.W. Bush. In his remarks, Blunt talked about the Bush family’s Missouri ties and some of the times they spent together in the state.Following are Excerpts From Blunt’s Remarks:“Certainly in Missouri, we claim part of the Bush family. His mother grew up in Missouri. The Walkers were from Missouri, and he treated Missouri like it was one of the states that he was... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: On Fox News Sunday, Blunt Discusses Latest Developments on Trade, Russia & More

December 2, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, joined Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday this morning to discuss trade and Russia’s continued aggression toward Ukraine.Following is a transcript of the interview:On Trade Developments at the G-20 Summit:“Well, Chris, first let me join all the Americans who are expressing such gratitude for President Bush in his life and his great example. But on this topic, people like me who have really been... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Highlights National Adoption Month & National Adoption Day

November 28, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), co-chair of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption (CCA), spoke on the Senate floor to highlight National Adoption Month. Earlier this week, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Blunt and CCA co-chair Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) recognizing November as National Adoption Month and November 17th as National Adoption Day. Blunt shared stories of Missouri foster children in need of forever homes and discussed legislation he and... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Speaks Out Against Russian Aggression Toward Ukraine

November 28, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, spoke on the Senate floor against Russia’s continued aggression toward Ukraine. Following are Excerpts From Blunt’s Remarks: “[I] want to talk for just a minute about the continued outrageous behavior of Russia in Ukraine. The most recent incident where Russia, in all, has manufactured another crisis so they could take advantage of whatever they think the moment... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Highlights Passenger Safety, Customer Service Improvements in FAA Reauthorization Bill

October 12, 2018

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety and Security, spoke on the Senate floor to highlight customer service and passenger safety and comfort provisions in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, which was signed into law last week. Blunt noted that the bill directs the FAA to set minimum seat size standards, bans in-flight cell phone calls, and addresses issues for passengers traveling... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Talks Kavanaugh Confirmation with Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures

October 7, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures to discuss Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation. Following are Excerpts From Blunt’s Interview: On Senate Democrats’ Politically-Motivated Conduct Throughout Justice Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Process: “Senator Schumer said he would do anything possible to keep Brett Kavanaugh from going on the Court. Frankly, I think they’re making a... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Urges Senate to Confirm Kavanaugh, Slams Democrats’ Handling of Nomination Process

October 5, 2018

WASHINGTON – During a speech on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) urged the Senate to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and slammed Senate Democrats’ handling of the nomination process. Following are Excerpts From Blunt’s Remarks: “I’ve read several times in the last 30 days particularly that Democrats feel they can do anything because of the way Merrick Garland was treated. I don't think there's any comparison between the way... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Reiterates Support for Judge Kavanaugh’s Confirmation

October 3, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor to reiterate his support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Blunt also addressed the manner in which some Democrats on the Judiciary Committee and their staff have mishandled allegations made against Judge Kavanaugh. Following are Excerpts From Blunt’s Remarks: “Mr. President, my colleague just talked about standing up for the Senate, standing up for the... Continue Reading »