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Congress reaches deal on COVID-19 aid package, plans votes for Monday

(Reuters) – U.S. congressional leaders reached an agreement on Sunday on a $900 billion package to provide the first new aid in months to an economy and individuals battered by the surging coronavirus pandemic, with votes likely on Monday. The package would be the second-largest economic stimulus in U.S. history, following a $2.3 trillion aid […]

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Disaster aid package that includes resources for Missouri farms and communities passed by Senate

A disaster aid package that includes much-needed resources for Missouri farms and communities impacted by flooding passed the Senate by a vote of 85 to 8. “The flooding in our state has been completely devastating in some areas – from destroyed homes to lost crops to damaged infrastructure,” said Blunt. “Relief is finally one step […]

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Audio: Congressman Graves says some northwest Missouri farmers see no chance of planting crops this year

Some northwest Missouri farmers face the very real possibility of not planting a crop this year due to flooding. Northern Missouri Republican Congressman Sam Graves, who lives near Tarkio, says he has heard from many farmers who still have fields under water and no prospect of getting a crop in the ground this year.   […]

Audio: Missouri U.S. Senate candidates have sharp differences on trade war

(Missourinet) – The candidates in the Missouri U.S. Senate race have sharp differences in their approach to the current trade war. Republican Josh Hawley is supportive of the Trump administration’s tariffs as well as the $12 billion in aid the President announced for suffering farmers. Hawley criticizes Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill for not supporting the aid […]