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8:06 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Blunt says Kansas City VA kept secret waiting list

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Senator Roy Blunt says the Veterans Affairs medical center in Kansas City, Missouri has been maintaining a secret waiting list of veterans, the latest of several centers around the country to maintain such an unauthorized list.

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5:33 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Senator Blunt addresses VA wait times at Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital

Senator Blunt leaving Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia on Thursday.
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Missouri Senator Roy Blunt continued his tour of mental health facilities in the state on Thursday with a stop at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia. 

Blunt spoke with Veterans Affairs administrators about how to better assist veterans experiencing a mental health crisis who need treatment immediately. Blunt says he is encouraged by the efforts the hospital has made to shorten waitlist times but says there are also many ways it can still improve.

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7:59 am
Wed May 28, 2014

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt to visit St. Louis VA hospital, as Missouri politicians address VA complaints

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Republican Sen. Roy Blunt is scheduled to be in St. Louis today to meet with officials at the VA hospital about concerns raised over mental health care. The visit comes amid calls from several Missouri politicians to address complaints about VA services. U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, visited the University of Missouri campus Friday to announce the results of her survey of veterans' satisfaction with VA services in Kansas City, St. Louis and Columbia.

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8:22 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Blunt joins congressional chorus calling for delay of federal health care act

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Missouri’s Roy Blunt was among the Republican Senators signing a letter Wednesday asking President Barack Obama to permanently delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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4:54 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Mo. senator threatens block on EPA administrator

Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO)
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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.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:34 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Blunt addresses sequestration during MU science visit

Demonstrators gather outside the International Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine to protest a series of budget cuts known as sequestration.
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Senator Roy Blunt spoke about the importance of research and his views on sequestration during a visit to the MU campus on Tuesday.

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8:28 am
Fri February 8, 2013

McCaskill, Blunt question departing defense secretary on Benghazi attack

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Originally published on Fri February 8, 2013 3:59 pm

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. And on Thursday, Blunt had the opportunity to question departing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta about the attack.

Panetta testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee in what will likely be his final appearance before Congress.

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3:20 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Blunt may seek emergency declaration for river

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U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri may seek a presidential emergency declaration in an effort to keep barges moving on the drought-riddled Mississippi River.

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PM Newscasts
5:58 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

KBIA Newscast for June 21, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newscast, including:

  • Missouri's U.S. Senators both voted for the Farm Bill
  • The latest on a scathing resignation letter of an administrator for Ashland-area schools
  • A recent report shows rural economic activity slowed month
5:48 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Senator Blunt backing Romney

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says he expects most of his fellow Republican congressman will be lining up behind GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney by the end of the month.

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3:18 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

Congress fails to pass budget amendments


Missouri Senator Roy Blunt said with the defeat of two balanced budget amendments today, Congress has reached a “generational moment”.

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4:44 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

Senate to Replace Law Withholding Payments with Tax Credits

Senator Roy Blunt said the Senate is expected to move forward Wednesday and eliminate a law requiring the federal, state and local government to withhold 3 percent of their payments to contractors starting in 2013.

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