Category Archives: FEDERAL

Blunt Demands Answers from Administration on Obamacare Exchange Options & Rate Hikes

Written on October 18, 2016 at 5:57 pm, by

More Than 100 MO Counties May Have Only One Exchange Insurer Next Year WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell demanding information regarding the number of health insurance options that will be available to Missourians on the Obamacare exchanges next year, and […]

Proposed Bill to Prevent Emergency Postal Suspensions Would Address Gorin Post Office Closure

Written on October 18, 2016 at 5:43 pm, by

The Gorin Post Office and 38 other Missouri post offices would be protected from indefinite “emergency closure” under new bipartisan legislation from U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, a longtime champion of rural postal service. The bill would prevent the U.S. Postal Service from using its emergency suspension process—meant to be temporary—to indefinitely close post offices without […]

Blunt: “Obamacare Has Been a Disaster for Missourians, and It’s About to Get Even Worse”

Written on September 8, 2016 at 10:30 am, by

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement today regarding a new Kaiser Family Foundation report showing that an estimated 85 percent of Missouri counties could have only one Obamacare marketplace insurer next year, compared to two percent this year, significantly narrowing health care options for individuals and families required to purchase […]

Sam Graves to Hold Town Hall Next Tuesday in Memphis 

Written on August 16, 2016 at 6:03 pm, by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sam Graves will be hosting a town hall next Tuesday, August 23, in Memphis. The forum at the Wiggins Family Museum will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. and is open to the public. “Town halls are a great opportunity to have a face to face discussion with people […]

Write-In Candidate for U.S. Senate Visits Memphis Democrat

Written on July 12, 2016 at 9:38 pm, by

A write-in candidate for U.S. Senate insists he isn’t seeking his 15 minutes of fame, and to prove it, he is asking just nine minutes of time from new media outlets as he tours the state trying to “kickoff” his campaign. Patrick Lee visited the Memphis Democrat on July 7th, asking for just nine minutes […]

Blunt Votes to Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Terrorists

Written on June 22, 2016 at 4:25 pm, by

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement after voting in favor of the SHIELD Act, which would prevent terrorists from purchasing firearms and enhance law enforcement’s ability to prevent future attacks, while protecting Americans’ Constitutional rights. “We face more threats coming from more directions than ever before, and keeping Americans safe […]

Senator Blunt’s Staff Hosts Mobile Office at Scotland County Courthouse

Written on June 13, 2016 at 2:19 pm, by

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s staff will host a Mobile Office on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at the Scotland County Courthouse. Mobile Offices are opportunities for Missourians to discuss their questions or concerns with the federal government one-on-one with members of Senator Blunt’s staff. Senator Blunt’s Columbia office also extends one-on-one service […]

Former SCR-I Student Chosen National Delegate for Donald Trump at Republican National Convention

Written on May 17, 2016 at 11:04 am, by

Jeremy Wiggins, former Scotland County R-I student and junior at the University of Missouri, has been chosen as a national delegate for Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH.  The convention will be held July 18-21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena. Jeremy, a 20-year-old junior in college, admits that some might […]

Local Voters Back Trump, Sanders in Presidential Primary

Written on March 16, 2016 at 3:49 pm, by

Scotland County voters, or at least the 34% of registered voters who took the time to go to the polls on Tuesday for Missouri’s Presidential Primary, split the results at the state level, picking Donald Trump for the Republican nomination while backing Bernie Sanders on the Democratic ticket. More than three-fourths of the local votes […]

President Signs Emergency Declaration for Missouri in Wake of Flooding

Written on January 5, 2016 at 3:39 pm, by

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the State of Missouri to supplement state, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding beginning on December 22, 2015, […]