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Missouri Congressman introduces legislation intended to prevent police brutality

Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay and a chorus of other lawmakers have introduced sweeping legislation designed to crack down on police brutality problems. Clay, along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Congressional Black Caucus, want to reign in on police using deadly force and want to require an independent prosecutor for all police killings. Clay, […]

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President Trump signs Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

President Trump, at the White House, signed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. The bill, which unanimously passed the Senate on Tuesday, provides additional coronavirus relief funding for small businesses, agriculture producers, and hospitals and health care providers.  “More help is on the way for Missouri small businesses and the health care […]

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Key health committee senators urge making COVID-19 antibodies test free for everyone

Senators Roy Blunt and Lamar Alexander, chairmen of the two Senate committees responsible for health policy and spending said, “Health professionals agree that Americans who have had the disease are almost certainly immune for a time and can go back to work and back to school without contracting the disease again or exposing others. Free […]

Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri

Blunt announces $27.7 million in Coronavirus Response Grants for 29 Missouri community health centers

Senator Roy Blunt, the co-chair of the Senate Community Health Center Caucus, announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded more than $27 million in coronavirus response grant funding to 29 Missouri community health centers (CHCs). The funding will help CHCs meet staffing needs, and prevent, diagnose, and treat coronavirus patients. […]

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Audio: Senator Josh Hawley outlines the $9.9 million in Coronavirus funding heading for Missouri

Missouri’s junior senator says the $9.9 million the state will be receiving shortly in coronavirus funding will go to the front lines. U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R) says the money will go to state and local health officials. “They’re really the ones both in our state and across the country, it’s local and state health officials who […]

Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri

Video: Senator Roy Blunt announces emergency funding bill for coronavirus

Senator Roy Blunt says funding help is on the way for the national response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Blunt is chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies told fellow senators the coronavirus emergency funding bill is expected to be introduced shortly. He urged Congress to […]

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The net neutrality battle moves to the states, and to 2020

Net neutrality suffered a significant blow on Tuesday as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era consumer protections. Because the court upheld the repeal, it remains legal for internet service providers such as AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon to block or throttle any sites they want, and […]

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Audio: Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says U.S.- Mexico border crossings have declined by 56% since May

Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says there’s been a dramatic decline in the number of people coming to the U.S. through the Mexico border. During a Senate Republican press conference in Washington, Blunt says he traveled this month to the border to see for himself how things are going.     “Border crossings are way […]

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MU School of Medicine receives nearly $5 million in grants to train more rural Missouri doctors

The University of Missouri School of Medicine has received two Health Resources and Services Administration grants totaling nearly $5 million to increase the number of doctors in Missouri and address the physician shortages in rural parts of the state. A Missouri Hospital Association study last year predicted a shortage of up to 49,000 primary care […]

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Senator Blunt will visit Milan to discuss progress of East Locust Creek Reservoir

United States Senator Roy Blunt will be at the Milan Community Center, 205 N. Market Street, on Friday, August 30, 2019, at 11:45 AM. Senator Blunt has been instrumental in securing planning, design, mitigation and construction funding for the East Locust Creek Reservoir (ELCR). He will meet with the community and stakeholders to receive a […]

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Audio: Blunt wants funding extended for Missouri mental health pilot program

The National Institutes of Health says between one and five adults in America have a diagnosable mental health issue that is almost always treatable, but less than half receive the care that they need. Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt is urging Congress to extend funding for an eight-state pilot program, including in Missouri, that aims […]