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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 »


Blunt Continues Push to Reopen Schools

March 2, 2021

WASHINGTON - At the Republican leadership press conference today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) highlighted the importance of students returning to in-person learning. Congress has provided $67.5 billion for K-12 schools to reopen safely, and much of that funding has not been spent.Following Are Blunt’s Remarks:“We spent some time at lunch today talking about the importance of getting kids back to school. There's a McKinsey report out that says the average student, at the end of the nine-month... Continue Reading »


Blunt: It’s Time for Students to Go Back to School

February 25, 2021

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the U.S. Senate floor to urge the Biden administration and Congressional Democrats to support Republicans’ calls to get students back in school. Despite Democrats’ claims that additional funding is needed, Congress has already provided $67.5 billion to help get students back in the classroom. So far, states have only spent about $5 billion of that money.As Blunt noted, numerous studies show that prolonged remote learning puts kids at... Continue Reading »


Blunt Slams Senate Democrats for Rushing Partisan $1.9 Trillion COVID Bill

February 4, 2021

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the U.S. Senate floor to criticize Senate Democrats for rushing a partisan, $1.9 trillion COVID package through Congress just weeks after the latest $900 billion relief package was signed into law. As Blunt noted, much of that funding has not been spent and the Biden administration has failed to work in a bipartisan way to explain what unmet needs remain.   Following Are Excerpts of Blunt’s Remarks:“Mr. President, this week the Senate... Continue Reading »


Blunt Celebrates 48th Annual March for Life

January 29, 2021

WASHINGTON - Ahead of today's March for Life, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor this week to underscore the importance of creating a culture where every human life is valued and protected.Following Are Blunt’s Remarks:“This week is the 48th annual March for Life. It's an event where thousands of Americans come together to advocate for the value and protection of unborn human life. They'll be coming together this year differently than they have for almost 50 years. But for... Continue Reading »


Blunt Urges Biden Administration to Speed Up Distribution of Vaccine Funding to States

January 26, 2021

WASHINGTON - At the Republican leadership press conference today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), urged the Biden administration to speed up the distribution of vaccine funding to states. In December, Blunt helped lead efforts to secure $8.75 billion in funding for vaccine distribution, less than half of which has been distributed.Following Are Blunt’s Remarks:“On the pandemic and vaccines, I've had a chance to visit with the new director of the CDC, the Centers for Disease Control... Continue Reading »


Blunt Questions DOT Secretary Nominee Buttigieg About Transportation Programs & Policies Important to Missouri

January 21, 2021

WASHINGTON - During a U.S. Senate Commerce hearing today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) questioned Pete Buttigieg, the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary nominee, about policies and programs that are important to Missouri’s economy and transportation network, including the Essential Air Service (EAS) and contract tower programs.There are five airports in the state that depend on the contract tower program, including Joplin, Columbia, Branson, Jefferson City, and St. Joseph. The EAS... Continue Reading »


Blunt on CBS’s Face the Nation

January 10, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, appeared on CBS’s Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan to discuss the attack on the U.S. Capitol, praising the heroic efforts of the U.S. Capitol Police. Blunt also discussed Democrats’ plans to pursue impeachment, emphasizing the clear unlikelihood that any impeachment effort would remove the president from office before the end of his term. The full transcript of the interview is available here. Continue Reading »