Category Archives: FEDERAL

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, […]

Blunt, Inhofe, Manchin Introduce Resolution on International Climate Agreement

Written on December 1, 2015 at 8:04 pm, by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), Jim Inhofe (Okla.), and Joe Manchin (W. Va.) introduced a bipartisan resolution that requires the Obama administration to submit any agreement reached at the Paris climate summit to the Senate for its advice and consent. The legislation also says that no taxpayer dollars should go toward a […]

Senate Passes Blunt-Backed Effort to Block Obama Energy Price Hikes

Written on November 24, 2015 at 11:53 pm, by

WASHINGTON, DC – On November 17th, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) voted in favor of two bipartisan, Senate-passed resolutions to block the Obama administration’s burdensome new regulations on American energy that will raise costs for Missouri families. “The president’s so-called ‘Clean Power Plan’ amounts to more overreach, more price hikes, and more onerous burdens on […]

Senator Blunt’s Staff to Host Mobile Office in Memphis

Written on November 24, 2015 at 11:03 pm, by

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s staff will host a Mobile Office on Friday, December 4th, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.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 […]

Graves’ Mobile Office to Visit Knox, Adair, Scotland and Clark Counties 

Written on November 9, 2015 at 8:55 pm, by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of U.S. Representative Sam Graves’ staff will be holding Mobile Office stops on Thursday, November 12, and Friday, November 13. Graves’ Mobile Office hours give constituents the opportunity to speak with a member of his staff regarding a variety of topics. “I have always believed you learn more by listening than talking,” […]

Senator Blunt Fights to Protect Missouri Families from Energy Price Hikes

Written on October 29, 2015 at 12:22 pm, by

WASHINGTON, DC – On October 27th, Senator Roy Blunt (MO) co-sponsored two bipartisan measures to stop the Obama administration’s excessive new regulations on American energy that will raise costs for Missouri families. “The president’s so-called ‘Clean Power Plan’ amounts to a new national energy tax that will stick hardworking Missouri families with higher utility bills […]

Blunt Commends Rollback of Flawed Waters of the United States Rule

Written on October 22, 2015 at 11:36 am, by

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S.  Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement regarding the decision by the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to suspend the EPA’s burdensome “Waters of the United States” rule. “The EPA has no business regulating ponds and puddles in Missouri and across our country and today I am pleased […]

No Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2016 for Social Security

Written on October 20, 2015 at 7:37 pm, by

With consumer prices down over the past year, monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 65 million Americans will not automatically increase in 2016. The Social Security Act provides for an automatic increase in Social Security and SSI benefits if there is an increase in inflation as measured by the Consumer […]

Graves Introduces Long-Term Highway Bill

Written on October 20, 2015 at 7:20 pm, by

Six-Year Bill Will Give States Certainty to Plan Infrastructure Improvements WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sam Graves issued the following statement after today introducing the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act, a six-year federal Highway Bill. Graves is the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, which has jurisdiction over national highway policy. “A […]