us senator roy blunt http://kbia.org en McCaskill, Blunt Demand Better Care For Military Veterans http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-blunt-renew-calls-improving-care-military-veterans On Friday, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is releasing the latest results of a survey of Missouri military veterans who have received care at Veterans Administration’s facilities around the state, including Cochran and Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis.<p>While not disclosing any details, McCaskill told reporters Tuesday that “every year we’ve done it, the VA has done a little better. Wed, 21 May 2014 13:01:18 +0000 Jo Mannies 53295 at http://kbia.org McCaskill, Blunt Demand Better Care For Military Veterans 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 Senator Blunt touts bill reducing 'Starbucks of the petroleum business,' or boutique fuels http://kbia.org/post/senator-blunt-touts-bill-reducing-starbucks-petroleum-business-or-boutique-fuels <p><font size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;">U.S. Senator Roy Blunt was in Missouri on Thursday to promote legislation that would reduce the number of so-called "boutique" fuels.<br><br>Under the Clean Air Act, different cities use different blends of fuel. Blunt's bill reduces the number of boutique fuels and broadens the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency to give a waiver to a city to use whichever fuel they want in times of supply disruption.<br> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:44:56 +0000 Jacob McCleland 39702 at http://kbia.org Senator Blunt touts bill reducing 'Starbucks of the petroleum business,' or boutique fuels Blunt calls for simplifying fuel blends with GAS Act, weighs in on fair fiasco http://kbia.org/post/blunt-calls-simplifying-fuel-blends-gas-act-weighs-fair-fiasco <p>Citing the high cost of gasoline, including a time this week when he says costs in southwest Missouri rose by 10 cents in one day, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt is again urging passage of the Gas Accessibility &amp; Stabilization (GAS) Act.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:09:13 +0000 Scott Harvey 38877 at http://kbia.org Blunt calls for simplifying fuel blends with GAS Act, weighs in on fair fiasco Sen. Blunt introduces bill to streamline federal regulations http://kbia.org/post/sen-blunt-introduces-bill-streamline-federal-regulations <p></p><p>The bill would have Congress create a new commission, which would take input from the public on which regulations are outdated, unnecessary, or too much of a burden. That commission would report back to Congress with recommendations of what changes to make.</p><p>In a press release, Blunt said too many confusing regulations are stifling economic growth. The bill is co-sponsored by Senator Angus King of Maine.&nbsp; Blunt is a Republican, and King is an Independent, although he caucuses with the Senate Democrats.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:30:14 +0000 Jennifer Davidson 38051 at http://kbia.org Sen. Blunt introduces bill to streamline federal regulations Missouri officials engage in gun control discussion, following Newtown tragedy http://kbia.org/post/missouri-officials-engage-gun-control-discussion-following-newtown-tragedy <p></p><p></p><p>The national discussion about gun control following the Newtown, Conn. shootings that killed 26 people at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, is also playing out in Missouri.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 14:42:12 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Associated Press & Daniel Verbeck 26085 at http://kbia.org Missouri officials engage in gun control discussion, following Newtown tragedy