Jason Kander today visited seven communities across mid-Missouri on the second day of his #FixCongress tour. On the statewide tour, Jason is visiting with Missourians to discuss the issues facing working families and how Congress can overcome partisan gridlock to provide commonsense solutions. Beginning the day in his home of Columbia, Jason visited Logboat Brewery with Representative Kip Kendrick, then continued onto to Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Slice of Pie, a small business in Rolla, Hoppers Pub in Waynesville, Atchley Park in Lebanon, a meeting with local community leaders in Marshfield and finally a stop in West Plains.
"Missourians have a simple question to answer this November: Do you like the way things are going in Washington? I've traveled to every county in this state over the past 10 months, and nearly everyone I talk to, whether they are Democrats, Republicans or Independents, live in urban or rural areas, or vote every election or don't vote at all answered with a resounding no." Jason said. "With the Republicans just finishing their convention and the Democrats starting today, I wanted to use the opportunity to visit with Missourians from across the state to explain why I'm going to be different than the folks spouting partisan talking points at those conventions that get nothing done in Washington. I'm running for Senate because we won't change Washington until we change the people we send there."
The 114th Congress has gone down as one of the most dysfunctional, least-productive Congresses in decades, with the Senate on track to work the fewest number of days in 60 years. On July 14th, Congress left for its seven-week recess to campaign, failing to complete its job on a number of issues critical to Missourians, including: passing a Zika-response bill, appointing a new Supreme Court justice, voting on an updated Authorization for Use of Military Force to defeat ISIS, and delegating clean-up for the West Lake landfill, among a host of other issues.