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Roy Blunt's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MO) - Jr, Republican Majority Conference Vice Chair
Date Title
Sept. 21, 2018 Tweet - "The opioid epidemic claims more lives annually than any other accidental cause of death, including car accidents. This week, we passed legislation to expand access to treatment services & prevention programs."
Sept. 20, 2018 Tweet - "Rates of opioid overdose deaths are rising in rural areas, surpassing rates in urban areas. This newly-announced grant funding focuses resources on expanding access to treatment services in rural communities:"
Sept. 20, 2018 Tweet - "Community health centers are on the front lines of the opioid epidemic, providing substance use disorder treatment & mental health care in underserved communities. MO CHCs are set to receive more than $7.8 mill to expand access to these critical services"
Sept. 18, 2018 Blunt Touts Missouri Priorities in Senate-Passed Labor, Health & Human Services, & Education Funding Agreement
Sept. 18, 2018 Tweet - "This year's defense funding bill is good news for Missourians: Includes largest pay raise for service members in nearly a decade Provides critical resources for installations across MO Supports defense research & development initiatives in MO"
Sept. 18, 2018 Tweet - "BREAKING: Senate passes bipartisan funding bill that invests in programs benefitting all Americans - @NIH research, opioid programs, college affordability, workforce training & more"
Sept. 18, 2018 Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019--Conference Report
Sept. 17, 2018 Blunt Praises Senate Passage of Bipartisan Bill Giving States More Tools to Combat Opioid Epidemic
Sept. 17, 2018 Tweet - "In 2017, the opioid crisis took the lives of more than 950 Missourians. Today, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation that will give states and communities more tools to address this devastating public health crisis."
Sept. 14, 2018 Tweet - "More Missourians die from opioid overdoses than car accidents or breast cancer. Making sure states have the resources to fight this epidemic is a priority in the Labor/HHS funding bill:"
Sept. 14, 2018 Tweet - "The bipartisan, bicameral defense funding bill is focused on making sure our nation's service members have the training and equipment they need to carry out their missions."
Sept. 14, 2018 Tweet - "I'm proud of the groundbreaking medical research that's underway in Missouri, like developing a diagnostic blood test for Alzheimer's disease, and will continue leading efforts to make our research institutions have the support they need:"
Sept. 14, 2018 Tweet - "Pell Grants can make a real difference in students' ability to stay on track to graduate, which is why I worked to restore year-round Pell Grants. This year's funding bill will help more students achieve their goal of a #highered degree"
Sept. 14, 2018 Blunt-Backed Defense Funding Bill Includes Military Pay Raise, Missouri & National Security Priorities
Sept. 14, 2018 Tweet - "By increasing the maximum Pell grant award and prioritizing early childhood education, we'll help prepare students for the jobs and careers of today and the future. More here:"
Sept. 13, 2018 Blunt, Coons Bill to Protect Victims of Child Abuse Clears Committee, One Step Closer to Becoming Law
Sept. 13, 2018 Tweet - "Ninety percent of Americans who complete apprentice training programs land a job, and their average starting salary is $60,000 a year. With this bill, we'll help maximize apprenticeship growth and support employers looking to hire, train, or retain a skilled workforce."
Sept. 13, 2018 Tweet - "The opioid epidemic is taking a toll on individuals, families, communities, and local economies. We need a federal response that's equal to the challenge we're facing, and the Labor/HHS funding bill delivers that:"
Sept. 13, 2018 Tweet - "Medical research represents hope for millions of Americans suffering from conditions ranging from cancer to Alzheimer's disease to cystic fibrosis. Today, I'm proud to announce the Labor/HHS funding agreement includes the 4th consecutive increase for @NIH."
Sept. 13, 2018 Tweet - "There are nearly 7 million job openings in the U.S., but many employers are struggling to find qualified candidates. The education and workforce training programs prioritized in the Labor/HHS bill will help close the skills gap:"
Sept. 13, 2018 Blunt-led Bill Includes Fourth Consecutive Increase for Life-Saving, Cost-Saving NIH Research
Sept. 13, 2018 Tweet - "I'm proud to announce that my bipartisan bill to help protect victims of child abuse & hold perpetrators accountable is one step closer to becoming law:"
Sept. 13, 2018 Blunt Touts STEM Education, College Affordability, & Workforce Training Wins in Education & Labor Funding Bill
Sept. 11, 2018 Blunt Highlights Missouri Priorities in Military Construction & Veterans Affairs, Energy & Water Funding Bills
Sept. 11, 2018 Tweet - "The Senate and House were able to work through differences and reach a bipartisan agreement on two of the biggest priorities we have in Missouri: honoring our commitment to those who served and modernizing our state's infrastructure networks:"
Sept. 11, 2018 The Hill - Congress Must Act to Continue Attracting International Travelers to America
Sept. 11, 2018 Blunt Statement on 17th Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
Sept. 11, 2018 Tweet - "The #September11th terrorist attacks claimed thousands of lives and forever impacted countless more. That day, even as we mourned, we banded together as Americans to find strength and resolve in the face of tragedy."
Sept. 11, 2018 Tweet - "Protecting our elections, the very foundation of our democracy, is a top priority. I spoke today at #NESS2018 about the steps we're taking to secure our election infrastructure and ensure confidence in our elections."
Sept. 11, 2018 Tweet - "Improving the VA is a key part of keeping our promises to our nation's heroes, and I'm pleased this bill includes funding to help ensure veterans have access to care when and where they need it As a nat'l transportation hub, #MO's economy is directly tied to the strength of our infrastructure. By improving our roads, waterways, & bridges, Missouri will be well positioned to take advantage of the many opportunities that lie ahead:"
Sept. 10, 2018 Tweet - "Hiring picked up in August and so did worker pay -- registering the fastest wage growth since 2009 in an encouraging sign that wages may finally be moving higher after years of sluggish gains."
Sept. 7, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury - Senators to Sec. Mnuchin: Allow States to Find Rightful Owners of $24 Billion in US Savings Bonds
Sept. 7, 2018 Tweet - "Our economy is continuing its record-setting streak of job gains #JobsReport"
Sept. 6, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Alex Azar, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services - Young Joins Letter Asking HHS Secretary to Stop Obamacare's Abortion Coverage Expansion
Sept. 6, 2018 Tweet - "Judge Kavanaugh's record of 300 opinions demonstrates his commitment to interpreting the law as it is written. Judge Kavanaugh is clearly the best choice to fill the #SCOTUS vacancy, and I look forward to voting for his confirmation:"
Sept. 6, 2018 Tweet - "September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I'm proud the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access & Research (STAR) Act received a funding increase in the FY19 Labor/HHS bill. STAR Act expands childhood cancer research & works to enhance quality of life for survivors"
Sept. 6, 2018 Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh
Sept. 5, 2018 News-Press Now - President, Senate Working to Shape Courts for Decades
Sept. 5, 2018 Tweet - "More than 110,000 people in Missouri are living with #ALZ, & more than 314,000 family members & friends serve as their caregivers. As the full-time caregiver for my mom living with Alzheimer's, I know firsthand how stressful this job can be."
Sept. 5, 2018 Tweet - "Throughout his time on the bench, Judge Kavanaugh has a demonstrated record of interpreting the law as it is written, not as he thinks it should be written. I look forward to voting for his confirmation."
Sept. 5, 2018 Tweet - "Today I spoke with executives from Facebook & Twitter to discuss their efforts to combat foreign influence operations on their platforms. Watch the discussion here"
Aug. 31, 2018 Tweet - "Boeing gets new contract to build unmanned refuelers in St. Louis Proud of the men and women who designed this aircraft, the latest addition to the #STL region's deeply-rooted aviation history. via @stltoday #STL"
Aug. 31, 2018 Tweet - "Welcoming the @Honorflightoz to the WWII Memorial was a highlight of my week. I'll always be grateful for the sacrifices these heroes made to defend our freedoms."
Aug. 31, 2018 Tweet - "Having access to broadband is as important as the telephone was to jobs and education 70 years ago. I'll continue working to get broadband to every corner of our state:"
Aug. 31, 2018 Tweet - "Transportation matters, and it's even more important to us than most states. Location can be, and should be, #MO's greatest competitive advantage. That's why I'll be voting for Prop D:"
Aug. 31, 2018 Tweet - "The world price of grain is the market prices less what it costs to get it there. The better the transportation network, the more competitive every #MO industry will be, especially manufacturing & agriculture"
Aug. 31, 2018 Blunt Backs Prop D, Talks Rural Broadband, Trade, and Infrastructure at Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day
Aug. 31, 2018 Tweet - "Generations of Ste. Genevieve residents have worked painstakingly to preserve & share this unique part of our nation's French colonial history. Thanks to their efforts, Ste. Genevieve will now be a part of our National Park System. Proud to be at today's signing ceremony."
Aug. 30, 2018 Blunt Commends U.S. Navy's Selection of Boeing for MQ-25 Contract
Aug. 30, 2018 Tweet - "Boeing took an innovative approach in designing the MQ-25, an unmanned tanker aircraft w/cutting-edge technology & unmatched capabilities. Proud to see the #STL area continue leading innovation in our nation's defense aviation industry:"
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