Category Archives: FEDERAL

Making Sure Missourians’ Voices Are Heard in Washington

Written on October 22, 2019 at 1:47 pm, by

by U.S. Senator Roy Blunt The most important part of my job is making sure Missourians’ voices are heard in Washington. There’s no better way to do that than by visiting communities across our state and talking with families, veterans, farmers, and people from all walks of life about the issues they care about most.  […]

Scotland County Hospital CEO Addresses Lawmakers in Washington

Written on October 7, 2019 at 8:34 am, by

Earlier this month, the Missouri Hospital Association (MHA) traveled to our nation’s capital with executives from Missouri’s rural hospitals to meet with lawmakers, including Senators Roy Blunt, Josh Hawley and Congressman Sam Graves to discuss the critical role of health care for rural patients and economies and the many difficulties facing rural hospitals. Randy Tobler, […]

Great News for North Missouri Farmers

Written on January 19, 2019 at 4:34 pm, by

by Congressman Sam Graves 6th District of Missouri Farmers and rural landowners in North Missouri received several pieces of good news last week. President Trump’s EPA announced that the disastrous “Waters of the United States” rule, or WOTUS, is no more and a new Clean Water Rule will replace it.   With WOTUS, the Obama administration […]

Governor Parson Praises Blunts Efforts in Securing $90 Million in Federal Infrastructure Grants

Written on December 21, 2018 at 10:33 am, by

Five infrastructure improvement projects that increase safety, minimize congestion, support efficient freight movement, and promote economic development in Missouri are now possible as a result of more than $90 million in federal grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grants were awarded through the department’s Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) program, […]

Congressional Candidate Henry Martin Makes Stop in Memphis

Written on October 30, 2018 at 2:49 pm, by

Missouri  congressional candidate Henry Martin stopped in Memphis on Friday, October 26th as part of a tour of the 36-county 6th Congressional District. The Democratic candidate was concluding his “Missouri Matters” RV tour. “I want to be the voice for the teachers in Maryville and Kirksville and for the police officer in Hannibal. I understand […]

SCR-I Students Attend Future Leaders Academy Hosted by Congressman Graves 

Written on October 23, 2018 at 10:49 am, by

Nearly 100 high school students from across North Missouri came together at Hannibal-LaGrange University on Tuesday, October 16th to take part in Congressman Sam Graves’ annual Future Leaders Academy. “These students are among the best and brightest in North Missouri,” said Graves. “I believe the Future Leaders Academy is a great opportunity for these students […]

Briggs Smith Memorial Airport Pursuing Runway Reconstruction Project for 2020

Written on October 17, 2018 at 2:58 pm, by

With deteriorating surface conditions on the existing runway, a new landing surface has become a top priority for the Briggs Smith Memorial Airport west of Memphis. The City of Memphis is currently working to secure federal funding that would allow the construction of a new runway at the facility, possibly as soon as 2020. Through […]

Memphis Volunteer Firefighters Awarded Federal Grant for New Gear  

Written on July 24, 2018 at 5:56 pm, by

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill announced $12,600 in federal funding has been awarded to the Memphis Volunteer Fire Department for the purchase of 12 sets of new gear. “Ensuring our first responders have the very best equipment is essential—it saves lives and protects the brave men and women who sacrifice so much to keep our communities […]

McCaskill Voices Opposition to Pension Cuts for 2.6 Million Workers

Written on June 28, 2018 at 9:01 am, by

Senator: Sharply cutting worker pensions, including for 50,000 Missourians, mid-career or mid-retirement isn’t fair WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill recently called on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to maintain retirement benefits for 2.6 million federal workers, approximately 50,000 of whom live and work in Missouri. She joined 25 of her Senate colleagues in […]

Graves Applauds Creation of Opportunity Zones in North Missouri 

Written on May 3, 2018 at 9:10 am, by

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS announced that Missouri had been officially added to the list of states with Qualified Opportunity Zones, a program designed to spur investment in economically distressed communities with tax incentives for investors. The program was created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Missouri’s 6th […]