Category Archives: FEDERAL

McCaskill Bill Would Fix Bizarre Quirk, Ensure Missourians Don’t Have Iowa Mailing Addresses  

Written on January 18, 2018 at 9:42 am, by

After recently discovering that some Missouri residents along the Missouri-Iowa border have been assigned Iowa mailing addresses for decades, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill has introduced legislation forcing the United States Postal Service to discontinue the practice in Missouri and anywhere in the United States. According to research conducted by McCaskill’s office, some residents of Atchison, […]

Tax Reform Should Put Missouri’s Working Families First

Written on October 31, 2017 at 11:26 am, by

by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill I’ve done a lot of town halls around Missouri—nearly 50 of them just this year—many in rural areas that remind me of where I grew up, in Houston, and Lebanon, Missouri. These are communities of working families, some of whom are living paycheck-to-paycheck, trying to earn enough money to pay […]

Blunt, Rounds Introduce Bill to Allow Community Banks to Better Serve Rural Areas

Written on October 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm, by

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Mike Rounds (S.D.) recently introduced legislation to support and strengthen lending in local communities. The Community Bank Access to Capital Act of 2017 would roll back burdensome financial regulations to make it easier for community banks to serve their customers, who often reside in rural areas with […]

Democrats’ Unprecedented Obstruction Is Hamstringing Congress, Trump’s Agenda

Written on July 24, 2017 at 10:43 pm, by

by U.S. Senator Roy Blunt President Trump was sworn into office six months ago. Senate Democrats have had plenty of time to come to terms with the election results. Unfortunately, they are channeling their disappointment through the confirmation process by engaging in an unprecedented level of obstruction of President Trump’s well-qualified nominees. It’s nearly August, […]

Scotland County Lobbyists Visit Nation’s Capitol to Talk Climate Solutions

Written on July 6, 2017 at 9:35 am, by

Current Scotland County resident Sharon Bagatell and former residents Rachel Katz and Tony Sirna went to Capitol Hill in Washington DC last week to promote bipartisan climate solutions.  They joined almost 1,000 US citizens in visiting 500 Congressional offices on June 13 as part of the annual Citizens’ Climate Lobby National Conference and Lobby Day. […]

President Trump Declares Major Disaster in Missouri as Result of Historic Flooding

Written on June 6, 2017 at 5:05 pm, by

President Donald Trump on June 2nd approved Gov. Eric Greitens’ request for a major disaster declaration for a total of 48 Missouri counties. The declaration is in response to historic flooding that began April 28 and led to the destruction or major damage of more than 1,200 homes and at least $58 million in damage […]

Graves Applauds Trump’s Decision to Stop Harmful EPA Rule  

Written on February 28, 2017 at 5:54 pm, by

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sam Graves issued the following statement after President Trump today took a step towards permanently eliminating the Obama Administration’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. Trump instructed federal authorities to review and work towards repealing WOTUS, which gave the EPA the authority to regulate small bodies of water on private […]

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 […]