senator claire mccaskill http://kbia.org en McCaskill Touts Bipartisan Effort To Tackle Landfill, Fix Roads And Bridges http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-touts-bipartisan-effort-tackle-landfill-fix-roads-and-bridges The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers are talking about what’s best for the Bridgeton landfill and the World War II-era radioactive material stored at the neighboring West Lake landfill.<p>So says U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who was among four Missouri members of Congress – two Republicans and two Democrats – who cosigned a recent letter asking the EPA to work with the Corps, which previously dealt with similar radioactive sites elsewhere in the St. Louis area.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Sen. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:43:42 +0000 Jo Mannies 49923 at http://kbia.org McCaskill Touts Bipartisan Effort To Tackle Landfill, Fix Roads And Bridges Blunt, McCaskill At Odds Over Extending Unemployment Benefits http://kbia.org/post/blunt-mccaskill-odds-over-extending-unemployment-benefits Missouri’s two U.S. senators – Republican Roy Blunt and Democrat Claire McCaskill – are highlighting their differences when it comes to extending unemployment benefits to millions of out-of-work Americans.<p>On Wednesday, the two held dueling tele-conferences with reporters in which Blunt make clear his opposition and McCaskill underscored her support.&#160;<p>The Senate voted this week to restore the extension, which ended Dec. 28 for about 1.3 million Americans.&#160; Without an extension, almost 5 million would lose benefits by the end of 2014. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 14:21:01 +0000 Jo Mannies & St. Louis Public Radio 46414 at http://kbia.org Blunt, McCaskill At Odds Over Extending Unemployment Benefits 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 US Sen. McCaskill gets earful from MU students about college loans http://kbia.org/post/us-sen-mccaskill-gets-earful-mu-students-about-college-loans <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Sen. Claire </span>McCaskill<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (D-Mo.) took part in a student loan roundtable today on the University of Missouri campus.</span></p><p>She is co-sponsoring the Bank on Student Loans Fairness Act with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bill would reduce the interest rate on federally guaranteed loans for undergraduates from the current 3.4 percent to the 0.75 percent-rate banks receive when they borrow from the government. </span>McCaskill&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">also heard from graduate and professional degree students in attendance who said their loans should be part of the discussion.</span></p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 23:11:27 +0000 John Farmer de la Torre 34618 at http://kbia.org US Sen. McCaskill gets earful from MU students about college loans Mo. senator threatens block on EPA administrator http://kbia.org/post/mo-senator-threatens-block-epa-administrator <div><p>Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, of Missouri, is threatening to block President Barack Obama's choice for Environmental Protection Agency administrator until plans are resolved for a long-stalled levee project in southeast Missouri. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:54:45 +0000 Associated Press 30600 at http://kbia.org Mo. senator threatens block on EPA administrator McCaskill, Blunt question departing defense secretary on Benghazi attack http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-blunt-question-departing-defense-secretary-benghazi-attack <span style="line-height: 1.5;">From the start, Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo) has been critical of the Obama administration’s response to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya last September that resulted in the death of an ambassador and three other Americans. Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:28:57 +0000 editor 28570 at http://kbia.org McCaskill, Blunt question departing defense secretary on Benghazi attack Sen. McCaskill voices support for state-run health insurance exchange http://kbia.org/post/sen-mccaskill-voices-support-state-run-health-insurance-exchange <p>U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says there will be a political price to pay for state legislators who allow the federal government to run the state’s health insurance exchange.<br><br>In a conference call with reporters Wednesday, the Democratic Senator said the federal health care law is going to be implemented and the state of the Missouri has the opportunity to get resources from the federal government.<br> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:25:24 +0000 Julie Bierach 25178 at http://kbia.org Sen. McCaskill voices support for state-run health insurance exchange McCaskill stops in Columbia on final day of campaign http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-stops-columbia-final-day-campaign <p>Senator Claire McCaskill is finishing up her statewide “Get Out the Vote” campaign today by making various stops throughout Missouri. One of them was in Columbia this morning, at the Coordinated Campaign Building.</p><p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:22:26 +0000 Wendy Mader 24008 at http://kbia.org McCaskill stops in Columbia on final day of campaign Newscast for October 29, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-october-29-2012-0 <p> Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Senator Claire McCaskill's mother passes away</li><li>MU School of Professional Health Dean to step down at end of academic year</li><li>Some students question university police marijuana arrest policy</li><li>Ameren Missouri and Illinois send crew members to East Coast</li><li>Wrongful death lawsuit filed involving Bustamante case</li></ul> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 23:18:59 +0000 Wendy Mader 23614 at http://kbia.org Dropout deadline passes, and Akin's still in http://kbia.org/post/dropout-deadline-passes-and-akins-still <p>Republican congressman Todd Akin has made good on his promise to stay in the Missouri Senate race against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill.</p><p>Tuesday's final deadline for Missouri candidates to remove their names from the ballot came and went at 5 p.m. as Akin continued a bus tour across the state. It's a final confirmation that he's resisting calls from within his own party to drop his bid.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 17:21:03 +0000 Associated Press 21813 at http://kbia.org Dropout deadline passes, and Akin's still in McCaskill reaffirms support for federal healthcare law http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-reaffirms-support-federal-healthcare-law <p>U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is breaking her silence on the Supreme Court&rsquo;s health care ruling.&nbsp; The Democrat told supporters Thursday at a party campaign office in St. Charles that she stands firm in her support of President Obama&rsquo;s Affordable Care Act.&nbsp; She also says the solutions for fixing health care offered by her Republican opponents would be burden seniors.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 13:30:20 +0000 Joseph Leahy 17118 at http://kbia.org McCaskill reaffirms support for federal healthcare law KBIA Newscast for June 21, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/kbia-newscast-june-21-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newscast, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri&#39;s U.S. Senators both voted for the Farm Bill</li><li>The latest on a scathing resignation letter of an administrator for Ashland-area schools</li><li>A recent report shows rural economic activity slowed month</li></ul> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 22:58:12 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 16319 at http://kbia.org Supporters of USPS rally in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/supporters-usps-rally-columbia <p>About 20 supporters of the post office rallied in downtown Columbia Thursday.&nbsp; Gathering outside Senator Claire McCaskill&#39;s office, supporters held banners and flyers opposing Senate bill 1789, which would cut funding to the U.S. Postal Service. They say a cut from 6 days to 5 days in service will slow down many deliveries. Eale Breedlove, a 30 year veteran of the postal service, says it could also put many veterans out of a job.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 23:03:16 +0000 Joyu Wang 12390 at http://kbia.org Supporters of USPS rally in Columbia McCaskill stumps in Kansas City as elections near http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-stumps-kansas-city-elections-near <p>Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill began the&nbsp;week traveling the state, touting remedies for high gasoline prices and changes to the tax code. Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:28:18 +0000 Den Verbeck 12149 at http://kbia.org McCaskill stumps in Kansas City as elections near Newscast for March 23, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-23-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA&nbsp;newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>A victory for Missouri voters</li><li>Zebra mussels found near Kansas City</li><li>St. Charles County reschedules their caucus</li><li>Senator Claire McCaskill&nbsp;will run for re-election</li><li>Jefferson City Memorial Airport gets federal funds for repairs</li><li>A Mexico ambulance service will be postponed due to infrastructure issues</li><li>A new bill proposes a tax hike in cigarette sales Fri, 23 Mar 2012 23:09:58 +0000 Brian Pepoon 11142 at http://kbia.org