roy blunt 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 Sen. Blunt hopes "Excellence in Mental Health Act" gets ride on 'doc fix' bill http://kbia.org/post/sen-blunt-hopes-excellence-mental-health-act-gets-ride-doc-fix-bill <p></p><p>US Senator Roy Blunt hopes Missouri could be one of 8 states to try to make significant changes to how mental health issues are treated in clinical settings as part of a 2-year pilot program. But that program still needs to be approved by Congress, and it’s been lumped into a bill seeking to address looming cuts to Medicare payments to doctors. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 23:01:37 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 50367 at http://kbia.org Sen. Blunt hopes "Excellence in Mental Health Act" gets ride on 'doc fix' bill Sen. Blunt proposes bill to honor "Monuments Men" http://kbia.org/post/sen-blunt-proposes-bill-honor-monuments-men <p>U.S. Senator Roy Blunt spoke at the State Historical Society on the University of Missouri campus Thursday about a bill he is sponsoring to honor the real-life "Monuments Men."</p><p>Blunt introduced the bipartisan bill in December.</p><p>The bill would award the Congressional Gold Medal to the three-hundred forty-five men and women who rescued and protected millions of artworks and cultural artifacts during World War II. Blunt said the Monuments Men retrieved several well-known art pieces.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:13:18 +0000 Antonio Del Fiacco 48507 at http://kbia.org Sen. Blunt proposes bill to honor "Monuments Men" 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. Blunt seeks more input on food rules http://kbia.org/post/sen-blunt-seeks-more-input-food-rules <p></p><p>Seventy-five members of Congress, including Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, are asking the Food and Drug Administration to allow further comment on sweeping food safety rules that farmers say could drive them out of business.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:28:30 +0000 Associated Press 44347 at http://kbia.org Sen. Blunt seeks more input on food rules Blunt: Website Problems Not Really What's Wrong With Affordable Care Act http://kbia.org/post/blunt-website-problems-not-really-whats-wrong-affordable-care-act Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says the federal government's difficulty launching Healthcare.gov this fall is not really what's wrong with the Affordable Care Act.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Obama's administration has struggled to address a myriad of problems with the site since launching Oct. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:06:24 +0000 Joseph Leahy 43206 at http://kbia.org Blunt: Website Problems Not Really What's Wrong With Affordable Care Act Sen. Blunt visits local officials in Moberly http://kbia.org/post/sen-blunt-visits-local-officials-moberly <p>U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. visited local officials and employers in Moberly on Saturday afternoon.</p><p>About 20 people gathered at the Bank of Cairo and Moberly to listen to the senator speak about issues facing the economy. Although Blunt covered a number of issues, the majority of his visit revolved around health care and job creation.</p><p>Blunt said it is important to keep employers updated with changes made in health care coverage. He also stressed the importance of job creation.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:00:27 +0000 Catherine Wilkins 42879 at http://kbia.org Sen. Blunt visits local officials in Moberly Missouri Senators voted to reopen federal government http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senators-voted-reopen-federal-government <p>Both of Missouri’s U.S. Senators voted in favor of the bill <span data-term="goog_242432044" tabindex="0">Wednesday</span>&nbsp;night that reopened the federal government and raised the country’s debt ceiling.</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:44:43 +0000 Bill Raack 42326 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senators voted to reopen federal government Sen. Blunt asks corps to halt fish habitat project http://kbia.org/post/sen-blunt-asks-corps-halt-fish-habitat-project <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt has added his voice to those urging the Army Corps of Engineers to halt a&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">River</font>&nbsp;project intended to create a habitat for endangered fish.</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:05:12 +0000 Person: Associated Press 41904 at http://kbia.org Sen. Blunt asks corps to halt fish habitat project Rep. Hartzler wants salary withheld until government shutdown ends http://kbia.org/post/rep-hartzler-wants-salary-withheld-until-government-shutdown-ends <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some of Missouri&#39;s House members, including Republicans Vicky </span>Hartzler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the </span>4th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> District and Jason Smith of the </span>8th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> District have requested that their salaries be withheld until the government shutdown ends. </span></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:49:47 +0000 Casey Morell 41472 at http://kbia.org Rep. Hartzler wants salary withheld until government shutdown ends 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 On Syria, Sen. Blunt says US has already failed http://kbia.org/post/syria-sen-blunt-says-us-has-already-failed <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Amidst reports that the White House is considering military action in Syria, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says the United States already missed the point to have a real impact at the early stages of that country's conflict.</span></p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:29:07 +0000 Jacob McCleland 39705 at http://kbia.org On Syria, Sen. Blunt says US has already failed Sen. Blunt touts student loan reform http://kbia.org/post/sen-blunt-touts-student-loan-reform <p>The White House says the average Missouri student borrower will save just over $1,500 this school year under bipartisan legislation approved last week in the Senate, which would undo a rate hike that took effect for subsidized Stafford loans on July 1.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:20:03 +0000 Scott Harvey 37889 at http://kbia.org Sen. Blunt touts student loan reform Mizzou prepares to send off Class of 2013 http://kbia.org/post/mizzou-prepares-send-class-2013 <p>More than 5,000 diplomas are expected to be handed out this weekend at the University of Missouri in Columbia.</p><p>Spring graduation ceremonies begin Friday and continue through Sunday. Commencement speakers include U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, who will address the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; and Boone County Circuit Judge Kevin Crane, speaking at the ceremony of the College of Arts and Sciences.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 12:39:23 +0000 Associated Press 33619 at http://kbia.org Mizzou prepares to send off Class of 2013 Army plan would cut as many as 4,000 Ft. Leonard Wood troops http://kbia.org/post/army-plan-would-cut-many-4000-ft-leonard-wood-troops <p></p><p>A U.S. Army plan for possible personnel cuts could significantly affect Fort Leonard Wood and the economy in the surrounding area. Wed, 01 May 2013 18:00:51 +0000 Katy Mersmann 32980 at http://kbia.org Army plan would cut as many as 4,000 Ft. Leonard Wood troops