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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 »


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 »