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Roy Blunt's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MO) - Jr, Republican Majority Conference Vice Chair
Date Title
Nov. 18, 2018 Excerpts from Blunt's Appearances on Fox News' Sunday Morning Futures and ABC's This Week
Nov. 16, 2018 Tweet - "There are currently more than 400,000 children in the U.S. foster care system. As co-chair of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, I'll continue advocating for policies that make it easier for families to open their homes to a child in need."
Nov. 15, 2018 Tweet - "I'm proud to see our state become home to a @SpecialOlympics training facility that sets the standard. I'm grateful for everyone in the #JeffCity community & across the state who worked tirelessly to make the Training for Life campus a reality. "
Nov. 15, 2018 Tweet - "The 1920's Delta Queen is an important part of our nation's history. Bringing this national treasure back to Missouri will create nearly 200 jobs and strengthen our state's tourism industry. More from @kfvsnews"
Nov. 14, 2018 Tweet - "Apprenticeships prepare workers for in-demand, good-paying jobs. As chair of the appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Labor, we've increased funding for the Apprenticeship Program by more than 75% since FY2016: #NAW2018"
Nov. 14, 2018 Blunt Reelected to Senate Republican Leadership, Will Serve as Chairman of Republican Policy Committee
Nov. 14, 2018 Blunt-McCaskill Bill to Get Historic Delta Queen Back on the Mississippi Cruises Through Senate
Nov. 14, 2018 Tweet - "I'm proud to announce that legislation I introduced with Sen. McCaskill to get the Delta Queen back to Missouri and cruising the Mississippi has passed the Senate and is one step closer to the president's desk."
Nov. 14, 2018 Tweet - "It's an honor to continue serving in @SenateGOP leadership & I thank my colleagues for their support. Working together and w/ the Trump admin, we've enacted policies to strengthen our economy, rebuild the military, keep our promises to veterans & help families get ahead"
Nov. 14, 2018 Tweet - "Getting the Delta Queen to Kimmswick, #MO will create jobs, boost economic growth and strengthen our state's tourism industry"
Nov. 13, 2018 Tweet - "Job market continues to grow strong There are more than 7 million job openings, near a record high and way more than people unemployed"
Nov. 13, 2018 Tweet - ".@SenateGOP has been hard at work over the last year - here's an overview of our record of results for the American people, including enacting #taxreform, addressing the opioid crisis, and rebuilding our military. "
Nov. 8, 2018 Tweet - "Today, @USDOL recognized several #MO employers with the #HireVets Medallion Program Demonstration Award"
Nov. 8, 2018 Monroe County Appeal - Taking the Gold: Missouri Now Home to World's Largest Special Olympics Facility
Nov. 7, 2018 Tweet - "From childhood cancer survivor Rebecca Morrow: "The STAR Act will go a long way toward helping childhood cancer survivors live long, healthy lives." I'm proud to have cosponsored & secured full funding for the STAR Act:"
Nov. 5, 2018 Tweet - "Finding alternative pain medications would be a big step forward in our fight to end the opioid epidemic in our country"
Nov. 2, 2018 Tweet - "Jobs smash estimates with gain of 250,000, wage gains pass 3% for first time since recession" #JobsReport"
Oct. 31, 2018 Tweet - "When combined with administration actions, Republicans have saved Americans at least $50 billion in regulatory costs over the past 19 months -- an average of $150 for every man, woman, and child in the country."
Oct. 31, 2018 Tweet - "America's Water Infrastructure Act will improve waterways infrastructure and help ensure we have the efficient water transportation network needed to maintain U.S. competitiveness"
Oct. 31, 2018 Tweet - "We've worked to restore regular order for appropriations. The Senate passed the majority of appropriations bills by the beginning of August, the first time this has happened since 2000"
Oct. 31, 2018 Tweet - "No bones about it -- credit unions & community banks struggled under harmful Dodd-Frank regs. @SenateGOP reined in these regs & strengthened consumer protections."
Oct. 31, 2018 Tweet - "Historic #taxreform has spurred economic growth & consumer confidence hit an 18-year high"
Oct. 31, 2018 Tweet - "Our burdensome, outdated tax code was pretty scary and holding Americans back."
Oct. 31, 2018 Tweet - ".@SenateGOP modernized career & technical education programs, helping ensure students have the knowledge & skills they need to succeed in high-skill, in-demand jobs"
Oct. 31, 2018 Tweet - "Wages have grown at the fastest pace in a decade"
Oct. 31, 2018 Tweet - "The unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent, the lowest since 1969"
Oct. 31, 2018 Tweet - ".@SenateGOP has rolled back excessive, unnecessary regulations that would have stifled growth and cost our economy billions"
Oct. 31, 2018 Tweet - "FAA reauthorization, which has been signed into law, modernizes TSA, increases aviation safety & improves service for customers"
Oct. 31, 2018 Tweet - "Our economy is on a roll after #taxreform- we were recently named the most competitive economy for the first time since 2008"
Oct. 31, 2018 Tweet - "The Bipartisan Budget Act provided $20 billion in funding for new infrastructure investments, including resources to expand rural broadband."
Oct. 29, 2018 Tweet - "An estimated 110,000 Missourians are living with #ALZ & more than 314,000 family members/loved ones serve as caregivers. Research is vital to Missourians waiting for a cure to #EndALZ. I'm proud to say this year's @NIH funding includes a $425 mill increase for #ALZ research"
Oct. 29, 2018 Tweet - "Yesterday, around 1,500 members of the #STL community came together in mourning the lives lost at #TreeOfLifeSynagogue and sending a clear message that our entire country stands against the poisonous ideology of anti-Semitism. @JewishFedSTL"
Oct. 25, 2018 Tweet - "Maintaining a strong federal commitment to #JobCorps, and other programs like work study and apprenticeship training, is critical to maintaining U.S. competitiveness in the 21st century economy."
Oct. 25, 2018 Tweet - "Programs like #JobCorps help set young Americans up for success by providing them the skills & hands-on experience they need to enter today's workforce. That's why I've supported job training programs as chair of LHHS approps"
Oct. 24, 2018 Springfield Business Journal - Job Corps Addresses Training, Education Barriers Head On
Oct. 18, 2018 Tweet - "Expanding access to rural broadband will help farmers in rural areas compete and succeed. Glad to work alongside @GovParsonMO and #MOAg Director @ChrisChinn to end the digital divide"
Oct. 17, 2018 Tweet - "The JOLTS survey also found a near-record amount of quits for the month, indicating worker confidence in finding new positions."
Oct. 16, 2018 Tweet - "As we look at ways to combat the opioid crisis, it's vital that we promote innovative, long-term solutions, such as developing non-addictive painkillers. Here's more from my roundtable with @TrumanMedKC"
Oct. 15, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Lynn Johnson, Assistant Secretary for Family Support of the Department of Health and Human Services - Grassley, Kaine Urge HHS to Move Forward on Recommendations to Help Foster Youth
Oct. 15, 2018 Grassley, Kaine Urge HHS to Move Forward on Recommendations to Help Foster Youth
Oct. 15, 2018 Tweet - "On Friday, I stopped by Marshall Memorial Regional Airport--home of the Missouri Wing Civil Air Patrol, Squadron MO-117--to talk about the recent FAA reauthorization. FAA reauth legislation modernizes airport infrastructure, improves passenger service & enhances safety/security"
Oct. 15, 2018 Tweet - "When it comes to fighting the opioid crisis, it's clear a one-size-fits-all approach doesn't work. I spoke w/ health care professionals & law enforcement last week to talk about what's helping to save Missourians' lives & where we need to fill the gaps"
Oct. 12, 2018 Tweet - "This afternoon I joined a roundtable discussion in #StJoeMO with Mayor McMurray, Sheriff Puett, Chief Connally, Dr. Mark Laney and others who are working to combat the opioid crisis in St. Joseph."
Oct. 12, 2018 Tweet - "Yesterday, I spoke on the Senate floor to highlight key provisions in the FAA reauthorization bill. By setting minimum legroom standards, banning in-flight cell phone calls, and more, this bill addresses the issues passengers care most about."
Oct. 12, 2018 Tweet - "Today is #NationalFarmersDay - thank you to the Missouri farmers who are feeding the world"
Oct. 12, 2018 Tweet - "Glad to see @DRAgov has awarded $1.1 million to spur economic growth in Missouri's rural communities through Infrastructure improvements Workplace development programs Support for new & existing manufacturing businesses More info here:"
Oct. 12, 2018 Blunt-Backed Program to Invest $1.1 Million to Spur Economic Growth, Improve Infrastructure in Rural Communities
Oct. 11, 2018 Executive Session
Oct. 11, 2018 Tweet - "Our economy is going strong Unemployment is the lowest it's been since 1969"
Oct. 10, 2018 Blunt Secures Missouri Wins in Water Infrastructure Bill Headed to the President's Desk
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