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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 »


VIDEO: Blunt Applauds Final EPA Decision on West Lake Remediation Plan

September 27, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) delivered remarks at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signing ceremony for the record of decision on the remediation plan for the West Lake landfill. Following are Excerpts From Blunt’s Remarks: “This has been a frustrating challenge for all of us to deal with all of the time I’ve been in the Congress, all of the time I’ve been in the Senate, we have been pushing to find a solution here. Sen. McCaskill and I... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt: Judge Brett Kavanaugh is Clearly the Best Person to Fill Supreme Court Vacancy

September 6, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor to highlight his support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to serve on the Supreme Court. Blunt said that Judge Kavanaugh’s record on the bench, which includes over 300 opinions, demonstrates a commitment to interpreting the law as it is written. Blunt also noted that the Supreme Court has endorsed Judge Kavanaugh’s opinions thirteen times during his 12 years on the D.C. Circuit Court of... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Reiterates Support for Judge Kavanaugh’s Confirmation, Citing Judicial Record and Philosophy

September 5, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, during the Senate Republican leadership press conference, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) underscored his support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Blunt cited Judge Kavanaugh’s judicial record and philosophy, both of which demonstrate his commitment to interpreting the law as it is written. Following are Blunt’s Full Remarks: “Well I think some of us intended to give Judge Kavanaugh comments on the floor... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Questions Twitter and Facebook Executives on Efforts to Combat Foreign Influence Operations

September 5, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, questioned executives from Twitter and Facebook regarding their efforts to combat foreign influence operations on their platforms. During his remarks, Blunt questioned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on whether the company is willing to consider archiving suspended accounts in order to increase transparency. In addition, Blunt asked Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg if the company differentiates... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Honors Service and Legacy of Senator John McCain

August 28, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, during the Senate Republican leadership press conference, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the service and legacy of U.S. Senator John McCain (Ariz.). Following Are Blunt’s Full Remarks: “I would say, on the topic of Senator McCain and the Leader’s decision as to how to pursue this, while John McCain always wanted to get things done, he also always wanted to get things done in a regular order so that everybody’s considered what the options... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Highlights Alzheimer’s Research & Priorities Included in Appropriations Bill

August 23, 2018

Today, 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 ahead of the vote on the Labor/HHS funding bill. Blunt highlighted the importance of investing in research to find a prevention and cure for Alzheimer’s disease, noting that, in addition to the toll the disease takes on patients and loved ones, treating those with Alzheimer’s costs... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Touts Medical Research, Opioid & Education Priorities Included in Bipartisan Labor/HHS Funding Bill

August 22, 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 highlight investments included in the Labor/HHS funding bill, which the Senate is considering this week. Blunt noted that the bill increases resources for medical research, helps states combat the opioid epidemic, and provides funding for education programs to support... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Blunt Questions FCC Chair, Commissioners on Efforts to Expand Rural Broadband

August 16, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, questioned top Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officials regarding efforts to expand rural broadband. During the hearing, Blunt noted that Missouri is home to three percent of the rural American population, and roughly 50 percent of rural Missourians lack access to high-speed broadband internet. The panel included FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and FCC Commissioners... Continue Reading »


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 »