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Roy Blunt's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MO) - Jr, Republican Majority Conference Vice Chair
Date Title
July 18, 2018 Executive Calendar
July 12, 2018 Letter to the Honorable John McCain, Chairman for the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking Member for the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Honorable Mac Thornberry, Chairman for the House Armed Services Committee, and the Honorable Adam Smith, Ranking Member for the House Armed Services Committee - Rubio, Colleagues Urge NDAA Conferees to Include Measures to Reinstate ZTE Penalties and Reform CFIUS
July 12, 2018 Blunt, Senators Introduce Resolution to Support ICE
July 12, 2018 Tweet - "Judge Kavanaugh's academic background, professional experience, and record on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals make him well qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. I look forward to talking with him about his judicial philosophy."
July 11, 2018 Executive Calendar
July 11, 2018 Tweet - "Drug overdose deaths outnumber motor vehicle deaths in the majority of U.S. states, including our own. That's why the Senate is continuing our work to ensure states have the resources they need to take on the opioid epidemic:"
July 11, 2018 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Rules - Opening Statement of Sen. Roy Blunt, Hearing on "Election Security Preparations: Federal and Vendor Perspectives"
July 10, 2018 Tweet - "2018 has been a big year for @SenateGOP: Confirming historic number of circuit court judges Ensuring quality care for veterans w/ #VAMissionAct Rolling back unnecessary regulations Fighting opioid crisis And we're just getting started"
July 10, 2018 "I recently visited 10 cities in MO to meet w/ workers & #smallbiz owners to see how #TaxCutsAndJobsAct was affecting them. Thanks to #taxreform, Missourians are keeping more of their paychecks & enjoying greater job security - just to name a few benefits"
July 10, 2018 Ensuring Vietnam War Era Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange Receive Proper Benefits Purpose of Blunt, McCaskill Effort
July 9, 2018 Blunt Commends Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh
July 8, 2018 NBC News "Meet the Press" - Transcript: North Korea
July 6, 2018 Tweet - "Ameren customers in Missouri will see a 6%+ cut in electric rates thanks to #taxreform"
July 6, 2018 "Association health plans have a track record of success in Missouri. @USDOL's recent action to expand them nationwide is a great news for #smallbiz:"
July 6, 2018 Tweet - ".@ALZAssociation estimates 110,000 Missourians are living with #ALZ. This is why I've prioritized increasing resources for Alzheimer's research to find new treatments and a cure to #EndALZ"
July 6, 2018 Tweet - "Between 2010 and 2017, the number of #smallbiz employers offering health coverage dropped by 25%. Here's how association health plans will help provide more options:"
July 3, 2018 Roll Call - Opinion: Small Businesses Win Big With New Health Care Options
June 29, 2018 Blunt-Backed USDA Program Announced Funding to Improve Infrastructure, Expand Health Care in Six Missouri Counties
June 29, 2018 Tweet - "Our state is home to nearly 100,000 farms and 400,000 #MOAg workers. Here's how the #FarmBill18 would strengthen their ability to grow, innovate, and compete in a global economy:"
June 29, 2018 Blunt Cosponsors Bill to Improve Intercountry Adoption Information Reporting
June 29, 2018 Tweet - "Our state is home to nearly 100,000 farms and 400,000 #MOAg workers. Here's how the #FarmBill18 would strengthen their ability to grow, innovate, and compete in a global economy:"
June 28, 2018 Blunt Highlights Military Pay Raise, Missouri Priorities Included in Committee-Passed Defense Funding Bill
June 28, 2018 Senate Committee Clears FY2019 Labor, HHS, & Education Appropriations Bill
June 28, 2018 Appropriations Committee Approves Blunt-Led Bill to Increase NIH Funding, Fight Opioid Epidemic, Support Students, & Prepare the Workforce
June 28, 2018 Tweet - "Today, the Appropriations Committee passed a defense funding bill that includes the largest military pay raise in nearly a decade, and prioritizes resources for equipment and training to ensure our troops have every possible advantage on the battlefield."
June 28, 2018 Tweet - "I spoke on the Senate floor to urge support for #FarmBill18. By ensuring access to risk management tools, expanding rural broadband & improving infrastructure, this bill helps ensure #MOAg will continue to lead the way in an increasingly global economy."
June 27, 2018 Blunt Statement on Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's Retirement
June 27, 2018 Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018
June 27, 2018 "I'm glad to see the first appropriations bills on the floor this year reflected two of the biggest priorities we have in #Missouri: keeping our promises to veterans & strengthening our infrastructure"
June 27, 2018 Tweet - "I'm grateful for Justice Kennedy's 4 decades of service as a federal judge. His wide-ranging knowledge & interests, along w/ his commitment to family, are likely to make for a great next chapter after leaving the court. I appreciate his friendship & wish him & Mrs. Kennedy well."
June 26, 2018 FY2019 Labor, HHS, & Education Appropriations Bill Gains Subcommittee Approval
June 26, 2018 Remarks by President Trump at a Lunch with Members of Congress
June 26, 2018 Blunt-Led Funding Bill Provides 4th Consecutive Increase for Life-Saving, Cost-Saving NIH Research
June 26, 2018 Blunt Applauds Senate Passage of Energy & Water, Veterans Affairs Funding Measure
June 26, 2018 Blunt Secures Missouri Health, Education, & Workforce Priorities in Subcommittee-Passed Funding Bill
June 22, 2018 Tweet - "6 months after passing #taxreform, small business optimism is at a record high and unemployment is at an 18-year low"
June 22, 2018 Tweet - "We need to promote job skills and training that fit the jobs of the future. Apprenticeships prepare workers for in-demand, good-paying jobs, and give employers the tools they need to develop the workforce. View my remarks from the Senate floor here"
June 21, 2018 Tweet - ".@NIH's research affects the lives of every American. For patients & their loved ones, NIH represents hope & a commitment to making life-saving discoveries. That's why I've worked to prioritize federal resources for NIH as Labor-HHS Approps Chair."
June 21, 2018 Tweet - "Honoring our commitment to our nation's veterans starts with making sure they receive the care and benefits they've earned. The #VAMissionAct does exactly that: via @dailyjournalmo"
June 21, 2018 Tweet - "Tomorrow will mark six-months since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law, and it's clear there is more confidence in our economy than there has been in years "
June 21, 2018 Tweet - "Nationwide, there are now more job openings than people looking for work and over 1 million jobs have been created in the last six months. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is delivering positive results for Missouri families and businesses"
June 20, 2018 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Rules - Opening Statement of Sen. Roy Blunt, Hearing on "Election Security Preparations: A State and Local Perspecitve"
June 20, 2018 Tweet - "The situation at the border is unacceptable and it needs to be resolved. Yesterday, I cosponsored the Protect Kids and Parents Act, which would keep families together, expedite the asylum process, and increase the number of federal immigration judges. We need to strengthen our border security and uphold our laws, and we can do that without compromising our values as a nation. I will continue working to address all aspects of our broken immigration system"
June 20, 2018 Blunt Backs Protect Kids and Parents Act
June 19, 2018 Tweet - "Glad to see #FY19NDAA passed with bipartisan support. The NDAA is critical to providing our men & women in uniform with the resources, equipment & training they need to carry out their missions."
June 19, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Carl Risch, Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs - Blunt, Klobuchar Urge State Department to Improve the Process for Intercountry Adoption
June 18, 2018 Blunt Statement on Misconduct at Fayetteville VA Medical Center
June 15, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Scott Gottlied, M.D., Commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration - Feinstein, Murphy, Cassidy, Colleagues Request FDA Take Action to Address Drug Shortages
June 15, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor, and the Hon. Preston Rutledge, Assistant Secretary of the Employee Benefits Security Administration - Urging The Expansion Of Association Health Plans
June 15, 2018 Tweet - "#FY19NDAA provides our service members with the biggest pay increase in nearly 10 years"
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