U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. visited local officials and employers in Moberly on Saturday afternoon.
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.
Blunt said it is important to keep employers updated with changes made in health care coverage. He also stressed the importance of job creation.
“That should be the number one priority, domestically, of the federal government right now,” Blunt said, referring to job creation. “What can we do to encourage private sector job creation?”
Tim Remole, state representative of the 6th District, said he was happy with the topics Blunt discussed.
“I really enjoyed it, and he gave some new insights on some things,” Remole said. “He kind of gave new insights on our economy and what they’re facing in Washington.”
The local officials had questions for the senator as well. Education and the possibility of a farm bill were among the topics the officials presented for the senator.