Audio: U.S. House to debate disaster aid to help states, including flood-stricken Missouri

The U.S. House is expected to bring up a 17 billion-dollar federal disaster relief package this week that involves helping Midwestern farmers, including in Missouri. Northern Missouri Congressman Sam Graves tells Missourinet affiliate KWIX in Moberly the plan addresses several things.     The House measure would provide 1.5 billion for construction projects intended to […]

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Net neutrality battle reignites in Washington D.C.

The battle over net neutrality is heating up again – as supporters in Congress have just introduced a bill to reinstate Obama-era consumer protections that were lost after the Federal Communications Commission repealed them in 2017.  The “Save the Internet Act” would bring back rules that prevent Internet Service Providers from slowing down or blocking […]

Democratic Party

Audio: Outnumbered Democrats in Missouri legislature to defend progressive ballot victories, seek bipartisan criminal justice changes

Minority leaders in the Missouri legislature believe they’re taking a realistic approach to the upcoming session. New House Democratic Leader Crystal Quade of Springfield says her party will focus on defending progressive ballot measures passed by voters, noting the new laws are already under threat.     Senate Democratic Leader Gina Walsh of Bellefontaine Neighbors […]

Border Wall between United States and Mexico

Audio: Missouri Congress members back or oppose President Trump’s border wall demand to end shutdown on party lines

Missouri Congress members are sharply divided along party lines over support for President Trump’s demand for a border wall to end a government shutdown. Republican Representative Vicky Hartzler says she was against a bill passed by a voice vote in the GOP controlled Senate in December to temporarily fund the government without wall funding.   […]

Partial Government Shutdown

Audio: Missouri Congressman thinks shutdown could last for several weeks

East-central Missouri Republican Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer thinks the federal government shutdown could last several more weeks. He says both sides are not budging.     Luetkemeyer says the legal immigration system should be fixed.     Congress is expected to get back to work about funding the federal government.  East-central Missouri Republican Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer thinks […]

Democratic Party

Audio: Missouri Democratic party looking to regroup after poor midterm showing

The Democratic Party in Missouri is trying to regroup after disappointing midterm election results. Among other things, state Auditor Nicole Galloway won a relatively close contest against a troubled Republican opponent. University of Missouri-Columbia Political Scientist Peverill Squire thinks the result indicates a statewide voter tilt toward Republican candidates.     Among other things, state […]