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."
Blunt introduced the bipartisan bill in December.
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.
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.
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.
Some of Missouri's House members, including Republicans Vicky Hartzler of the 4th District and Jason Smith of the 8th District have requested that their salaries be withheld until the government shutdown ends.
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.