Month: February

Senator McCaskill Votes to Preserve – Not Life – But Late Term Abortions

The United States Senate voted last week to block legislation which would have banned late-term abortions, and Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill was among those who cast their vote to maintain the legality of abortion-on-demand throughout all stages of pregnancy. The Senate was debating a bill known as the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The

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Let’s Build Something Great Together

By U.S. Rep. Sam Graves 2017 was a record year for our economy. Thanks to tax reform, and this administration’s aggressive regulatory reduction, our economy is growing at an exponential rate. 2018 presents a great opportunity to push the throttle on our economic growth, as we move to our next big priority: infrastructure. Infrastructure is

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WOTUS is Proof that Overregulation Does Exist

By Eric Bohl Overregulation has been claimed so often over the past decade that the charge now frequently falls upon deaf ears. Regulatory proponents usually assert that the specter of overregulation is largely a myth – a widely-held belief that tells a good story, but the closer you get the harder it is to find.

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Blunt Calls on Attorney General to Issue Byrne JAG Grant

This week, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, co-chair of the Senate Law Enforcement Caucus, and U.S. Senator John Boozman (Ark.), a member of the Senate Law Enforcement Caucus, led a bipartisan letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) to reconsider its decision to withhold funding for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant

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What it Will Take to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

In an op-ed in USA Today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.) underscore the need for sustained resources, and a multi-faceted response to combat the opioid epidemic. Following Are Excerpts from Blunt and Capito’s Op-Ed: Every day, 115 people die from an opioid overdose. It now surpasses motor vehicle accidents, as the

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Leg. Redmon’s House Report

Heart Health Day This Tuesday was the American Heart Association’s Lobby day, and many people wore red in order to show our support for heart health! Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death for men and women in this country, and many people are at risk for this disease. If you have

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Galloway Supports Legislation to Fight Public Corruption

Bipartisan Legislation Passed by General Assembly in 2017, But Was Vetoed Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway is giving strong support to newly introduced legislation that would provide law enforcement additional tools to hold accountable public officials who abuse their authority. Senate Bill 552, sponsored by state Sen. Bob Dixon of Springfield, includes greater penalties in

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New Agency Created to Guard Health Care Conscience Rights

The Trump Administration has announced the creation of a new federal agency dedicated to protecting the conscience rights of medical professionals. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is establishing a Conscience and Religious Freedom Division in the Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Roger Severino, OCR Director, says the new division will help

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Tax Reform Is Paying Off for Missouri Families

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt highlights the positive impact the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is having on Missouri families. Following are excerpts from Blunt’s op-ed in the Springfield News-Leader: A thousand dollar bonus may be “crumbs” to some people in Washington, but for Missouri families that are already feeling the impact of the tax cuts

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Farmers are Watching South Korea for More than Just the Olympics

By Eric Bohl The eyes of the world are on South Korea this week as the greatest athletes in winter sports compete for gold. But there are many more reasons beyond their love of figure skating, curling and skiing that American farmers are paying close attention to South Korea. With 51 million citizens, South Korea

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