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VIDEO: Blunt Highlights Key Missouri & National Defense Priorities in Defense Funding Bill

August 16, 2018

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, spoke on the Senate floor to urge his colleagues to support the FY2019 Department of Defense Appropriations Act.  Blunt noted that the bill provides the largest pay raise for our service members in nearly 10 years, and includes investments important to Whiteman Air Force Base, Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, Fort Leonard Wood, and Missouri National Guard Units, as... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Questions Panel Regarding Use of Social Media in Foreign Influence Operations

August 2, 2018

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, questioned a panel of third-party social media experts regarding foreign influence operations and their use of social media. Blunt sought answers regarding the scope of operations targeting the United States and other countries, the role social media platforms play in facilitating these operations, and what can be done to protect against them in the future. CLICK HERE To Watch... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Votes to Pass National Defense Authorization Act

August 1, 2018

WASHINGTON – After voting in favor of the FY2019 John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) took to the Senate floor to outline the critical defense priorities included in the bill. Blunt noted that the bill includes $716 billion in total authorization, providing for the resources, equipment, and training necessary to rebuild the military. Blunt also highlighted the 2.6 percent military pay raise included in the measure, which is the... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Announces Upcoming Rules Committee Action on Election Security Legislation

July 31, 2018

WASHINGTON – During the Senate Republican leadership press conference today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, announced that the committee will soon consider election security legislation that would help ensure cybersecurity information sharing between federal, state, and local election officials and strengthen post-election auditing. Following Are Excerpts From Blunt’s Remarks: “[W]e’ll be marking up an election... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Highlights Missouri Infrastructure Priorities in Transportation & Ag Funding Bills

July 26, 2018

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, spoke on the Senate floor to highlight the infrastructure investments included in the transportation and agriculture funding bills the Senate is considering this week. Blunt highlighted the Missouri priorities in the legislation, including an increase for critical highway and infrastructure projects, dedicated resources for rural broadband expansion, and support for Essential Air Service... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Pays Tribute to Negro Leagues Baseball Museum’s Role in Preserving and Sharing the History of African-American Baseball

July 25, 2018

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) recently spoke on the Senate floor to highlight the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) in Kansas City and the important role it plays in preserving the history of African-American baseball. Kansas City is the birthplace of the Negro National League (NNL), which was established in 1920 during a meeting of team owners at the Paseo YMCA. During his remarks, Blunt noted that the Kansas City Monarchs were the longest running franchise in Negro League... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Leads Push to Confirm National Transportation Safety Board Nominees

July 24, 2018

WASHINGTON – During the Senate Republican leadership press conference today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the critical role the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which is leading the investigation at Table Rock Lake, has in determining the probable cause of transportation accidents and promoting transportation safety. Blunt is leading the effort to get two NTSB nominees confirmed today to ensure the agency has the leadership in place to fulfill its mission. Following... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Honors Victims of Table Rock Lake Tragedy

July 24, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor to honor the 17 victims who lost their lives in last week’s tragic boat accident at Table Rock Lake. As a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, which has oversight of the National Transportation Safety Board and Coast Guard, Blunt said he would remain in close contact with both agencies as the investigation into the accident moves forward. CLICK HERE To Watch Senator Blunt’s Remarks CLICK HERE For... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Highlights Missouri Impact of Federally-Funded State Opioid Response Grants

July 19, 2018

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor/HHS), spoke on the Senate floor to discuss efforts he’s led to prioritize resources to combat the opioid epidemic. Blunt noted that the Labor/HHS funding bill for this year includes $3.7 billion for health-related opioid programs, marking the fourth year of targeted investments in programs to help prevent, treat,... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt on Election Interference: “We Have to Be Alert and Vigilant”

July 17, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, and a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, spoke during the Senate Republican leadership press conference to discuss Russian election interference and the need to secure election infrastructure. As chairman, Blunt has led two recent hearings with federal, state, and local election officials, and election vendors, to look at what needs to be done to strengthen... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Outlines Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Qualifications to Serve on the Supreme Court

July 12, 2018

WASHINGTON – On the Senate floor yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) discussed Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to serve as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Blunt noted that Judge Kavanaugh’s academic background, professional experience, and record on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals make him well qualified to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Following are Excerpts from Blunt’s Remarks: “Mr. President, I definitely want to agree with one thing... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Highlights Senate’s Continued Efforts to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

July 11, 2018

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor/HHS), spoke during the Senate Republican leadership press conference to highlight the Senate’s ongoing efforts to fight the opioid epidemic. Blunt underscored the need to continue moving forward in the appropriations process to help ensure resources are directed toward addressing the nation’s biggest... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Urges Support for Farm Bill

June 28, 2018

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor to urge his colleagues to support the 2018 Farm Bill. Blunt noted that the bill would benefit Missouri farmers and ranchers by ensuring access to risk management tools, expanding rural broadband, and strengthening infrastructure. With world food demand expected to double in the next 30 to 40 years, Blunt reiterated the need to make sure the U.S. ag industry has the tools and certainty it needs to meet the... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt on Apprenticeships: “We Need to Promote Job Skills and Training that Fit the Jobs of the Future”

June 22, 2018

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS), spoke on the Senate floor to underscore the important role apprenticeship programs play in preparing workers for in-demand, good-paying jobs.  The FY2018 government funding bill that was signed into law in March included more than a 50 percent increase for apprenticeship programs. The LHHS... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt: “It’s Clear that the Country Is Thinking Differently About the Future” Under Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

June 21, 2018

WASHINGTON – Tomorrow will mark six months since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law. Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor to highlight tax reform’s positive impact on jobs and the economy. Blunt noted that one million jobs have been created in the past six months, job openings have surpassed job seekers, and the percentage of Americans who are satisfied with the country's direction has reached its highest level since 2005. Following are... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Backs Trump Administration Action to Expand Health Plan Options for Small Businesses

June 19, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) voiced his support for the Trump administration’s action to expand access to associated health plans, which allow small businesses to pool together to offer health care at lower prices, just as larger employers do. As Blunt noted, several small manufactures in Missouri have been able to provide affordable insurance to employees through associated health plans. CLICK HERE To Watch Senator Blunt’s Remarks Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt on NDAA: “We Need to Be Sure That…Those Who Are Serving…Have the Best Resources, the Best Equipment, the Best Training Possible”

June 14, 2018

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor to urge his colleagues to support the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). As Blunt noted, the NDAA provides those who serve our country with the resources and authorities needed to carry out their missions. It includes a pay raise for military personnel, and authorizes investments important to Missouri’s military installations and defense industry.  Following are Excerpts From... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Touts Strong Economy, Highlights Senate Accomplishments

June 7, 2018

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor to highlight the actions the Senate and Trump administration have taken to strengthen the economy, and the historically strong job growth that has resulted from that effort. Blunt noted that the unemployment rate now matches its lowest level in 50 years and there are more jobs than jobseekers in the United States. Discussing his recent travels throughout Missouri, Blunt said small business owners and... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: STEM Education, Pell Grants & School Safety Focus of Blunt-Led Hearing on Education Department Budget

June 5, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, today held a hearing on the Department of Education’s FY2019 budget request. In his opening remarks, Blunt underscored the need to continue the federal investment in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs, and discussed how year-round Pell Grants are enhancing college affordability and... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: On Fox News Sunday, Blunt Talks North Korea Summit, Iran Nuclear Deal & More

May 27, 2018

WASHINGTON – In an interview with Bill Hemmer on Fox News Sunday this morning, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, discussed the latest developments on the Russia investigation, North Korea summit, and Iran nuclear deal.  Following are Excerpts From Blunt’s Interview: On the Russia Investigation: “I did hear Rudy Giuliani mention again that the president is not going to try to stop the Mueller investigation, he’d just like to... Continue Reading »