claire mccaskill http://kbia.org en Ronnie White's Nomination Recalls Past Battles — And Hard Feelings http://kbia.org/post/ronnie-whites-nomination-recalls-past-battles-and-hard-feelings Nearly 15 years after the U.S. Senate rejected his nomination to be a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Ronnie White is getting a second chance. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:33:03 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 50886 at http://kbia.org Ronnie White's Nomination Recalls Past Battles — And Hard Feelings Campus sexual assaults are focus of McCaskill survey http://kbia.org/post/campus-sexual-assaults-are-focus-mccaskill-survey <p>Sen. Claire McCaskill says her staff is surveying college campuses to see what protections against sexual attacks are in place and how the institutions support assault victims.</p><p>McCaskill, a Democrat, told <a href="http://bit.ly/1mkuREi">The Kansas City Star </a>Thursday that she's determined to make college campuses safer for women. She says that could entail tying federal funding for colleges and universities to how well those institutions report rapes and deliver certain services to female students.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:00:02 +0000 Associated Press 49997 at http://kbia.org Campus sexual assaults are focus of McCaskill survey Senator McCaskill answers to Columbia residents http://kbia.org/post/senator-mccaskill-answers-columbia-residents <p>Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill met with Columbia residents during a town hall meeting on Monday. She talked about the economy, boosting jobs in the state and the improvement of the nation’s deficit.</p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:47:05 +0000 Romain Cluzel 49774 at http://kbia.org Senator McCaskill answers to Columbia residents McCaskill Calls For Probe Into Sexual Assault/Suicide Case at Mizzou http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-calls-probe-sexual-assaultsuicide-case-mizzou <em><strong>Updated 4:11 p.m, Mon., Jan. 27 with investigation by Columbia police.</strong></em><p>U.S. Sen. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:03:20 +0000 Jo Mannies 47207 at http://kbia.org McCaskill Calls For Probe Into Sexual Assault/Suicide Case at Mizzou McCaskill turns down aid for health insurance plan http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-turns-down-aid-health-insurance-plan <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she'll be shopping for a health care policy on the new federal insurance exchange but won't be taking a subsidy.</p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:47:30 +0000 Associated Press 45171 at http://kbia.org McCaskill turns down aid for health insurance plan US Senators tout Missouri to Boeing for 777X http://kbia.org/post/us-senators-tout-missouri-boeing-777x <p>Missouri's two U.S. senators say their home state is the right place for Boeing Co. to build its new 777X commercial airplane.</p><p>In a letter Tuesday to Boeing executives, Republican Roy Blunt and Democratic Claire McCaskill noted that the company already has more than 15,000 employees in Missouri.</p><p>Blunt and McCaskill also cited Missouri's transportation network — including rail, highways and rivers — and what they called the state's "track record of success in building airplanes."</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:32:52 +0000 Person: Associated Press 44707 at http://kbia.org US Senators tout Missouri to Boeing for 777X Sen. McCaskill plans to introduce POW legislation http://kbia.org/post/sen-mccaskill-plans-introduce-pow-legislation <p></p><p>Sen. Claire McCaskill says she'll introduce legislation requiring U.S. defense officials to address mismanagement in a military-led unit responsible for finding service members missing in action.</p><p>McCaskill's remarks come several months after an Associated Press story revealed an internal Pentagon report harshly critical of the Joint POW-MIA Accounting Command, which searches for missing soldiers' remains. The Pentagon report included accusations of misconduct among those responsible for overseas missions to investigate prospects for recovering remains.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:46:43 +0000 Associated Press 43879 at http://kbia.org Sen. McCaskill plans to introduce POW legislation FAA approves Kindle, iPad use on flights during takeoff, landing http://kbia.org/post/faa-approves-kindle-ipad-use-flights-during-takeoff-landing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday that they would allow the use of Portable Electronic Devices,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">such as Kindles and&nbsp;iPads, on</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> flights during takeoff and landing</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:58:05 +0000 Julian Douglass 43089 at http://kbia.org FAA approves Kindle, iPad use on flights during takeoff, landing McCaskill: Public will eventually like health law http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-public-will-eventually-health-law <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Sen. Claire McCaskill says she's "embarrassed and angry" about the rollout of a key part of the new federal health care law. But the&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;Democrat believes people will eventually come to like it.</p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:31:27 +0000 Associated Press 43025 at http://kbia.org McCaskill: Public will eventually like health law MU gets $1.8M for modular nuclear reactors http://kbia.org/post/mu-gets-18m-modular-nuclear-reactors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Curators of the University of Missouri received a $1.8 million federal grant that will support research related to the production of small nuclear reactors (</span>SMRs<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) at </span>Ameren’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Callaway County plant in Fulton. The money came from a project called Make it in America Challenge, an initiative to create new jobs and encourage business in America.</span></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:25:40 +0000 Madi Morris 42536 at http://kbia.org MU gets $1.8M for modular nuclear reactors Obama to visit Kansas City area http://kbia.org/post/obama-visit-kansas-city-area <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri's automotive industry will be getting renewed attention this week when President Barack Obama visits a Ford Motor Co. plant near Kansas City.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Obama is scheduled to travel Friday to Ford's new stamping plant in Liberty, located next to the auto maker's </span>Claycomo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> assembly plant, to illustrate the comeback of the nation's auto industry.</span></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 21:30:07 +0000 Associated Press 40742 at http://kbia.org Obama to visit Kansas City area Missouri officials speak out on the Syria situation http://kbia.org/post/missouri-officials-speak-out-syria-situation <p>Discussion over the situation in Syria continues as more Missouri officials are speaking out.</p><p>U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., announced he will not support President Barack Obama's call for military action in Syria, worried about the message it sends.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:14:52 +0000 Courtney Kiley 40287 at http://kbia.org Missouri officials speak out on the Syria situation McCaskill frustrated by farm bill "in limbo" http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-frustrated-farm-bill-limbo <p></p><p>U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri says she will spend much of the August congressional recess talking about the farm bill, which is hung up in a legislative impasse.</p><p>Hopes are dim for compromise on the legislation after the Senate approved a five-year plan regulating farm programs and food stamps, but the House signed off on a bill dealing only with farm programs. McCaskill says Republican efforts to make sharp cuts to the food stamp program are holding up the farm bill, which she says is unfair to farmers in Missouri. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:13:53 +0000 Bill Raack 38491 at http://kbia.org McCaskill frustrated by farm bill "in limbo" McCaskill says technology creates a 'criminal sandbox' for robo-callers to play in http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-says-technology-creates-criminal-sandbox-robo-callers-play <p>U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says phone providers should use the latest technology to crack down on the number of so-called “robo-calls.”</p><p>McCaskill chaired a hearing Wednesday of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection exploring how to reduce the number of such calls received by consumers. </p><p>She says despite the establishment of a “Do Not Call” list 10 years ago, robo-callers have not been deterred. </p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:15:09 +0000 St. Louis Public Radio 36863 at http://kbia.org McCaskill says technology creates a 'criminal sandbox' for robo-callers to play in McCaskill criticizes Missouri lawmakers for failing to pass a transportation bill http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-criticizes-missouri-lawmakers-failing-pass-transportation-bill <p></p><p>U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) Tuesday criticized state lawmakers for failing to pass a transportation bill, while previewing federal legislation to improve the nation’s infrastructure. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has details.</p><p>McCaskill said the U.S. transportation system is deteriorating, especially in Missouri, calling the state’s $600 million construction budget to oversee 33,000 miles of roadways a “recipe for disaster.”</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:14:26 +0000 Scott Harvey 36418 at http://kbia.org McCaskill criticizes Missouri lawmakers for failing to pass a transportation bill