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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday August 11, 2019 ( 13 items )  

Blunt, Kaine, Cleaver, Stivers Introduce Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial Commemorative Coin Act
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Tim Kaine (Va.), along with U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver, II (Mo.) and Steve Stivers (Ohio), introduced the Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial Commemorative Coin Act. The legislation directs the U.S. Treasury to mint a coin to commemorate the Centennial of Negro Leagues Baseball. "From Jackie Robinson to Satchel Paige to Buck O'Neil, several of baseball's most i  more

Missouri Rep. Hartzler Issues Statement on Shootings in Texas, Ohio
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Missouri, issued the following statement on the shootings in Texas and Ohio: "The murders in Texas and Ohio this weekend are symptoms of a culture of violence and anger that is gripping America. "From entertainment and video games that consume the attention of our young people to murder in our cities, violence is pervasive in America and must be addressed. "We cannot continue to turn a blind eye to the glorification of violence and murder in our  more

Rep. Cleaver to Hold a Call to End Gun Violence Event Tomorrow Night
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Aug. 6 -- Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Missouri, issued the following news release: On Wednesday, August 7th, 2019, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) along with Mayor Quinton Lucas, Kansas City Chief of Police Rick Smith and several gun violence prevention groups will come together to call for an end to gun violence. Cleaver and those available will have press availability following the meeting. WHEN: Wednesday, August 7th, at 5:30pm, doors open at 5:00pm WHERE: Penn Va  more

Rep. Smith: Still Worth Fighting For
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Rep. Jason Smith, R-Missouri, issued the following Capitol Report column: Last month we celebrated over 240 years of our nation's independence, but this Saturday we celebrate an equally momentous occasion: Missouri statehood. For 198 years, rural Missouri values have instilled the tenets of individual liberty, moral responsibility, and the importance of providing for your family. My family has proudly called Missouri home since long before it was a state, and as a seventh  more

Rep. Wagner Introduces Afghan Win Act
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) this week introduced H.R. 4097, the Afghan Women's Inclusion in Negotiations Act, or the Afghan WIN Act. Congresswoman Wagner was joined by Members of Congress Bill Keating (D-MA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), and Joe Wilson (R-SC) in introducing this legislation. "Women bring invaluable insight to the negotiating table and are critical participants in any processes aimed at solving co  more

Rep. Wagner Introduces Bill to Protect Patients With Preexisting Conditions
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) joined her colleagues Congressman Denver Riggleman (VA-05), Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02), and Congressman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) in introducing a bill to ensure continued protections for patients with preexisting conditions. The Protecting Patients with Preexisting Conditions Act will amend the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to guarantee coverage  more

Rep. Wexton Blasts USDA Issuance of Termination Letters
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Virginia, issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton decried the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) decision to begin issuing termination letters to employees who declined to relocate to Kansas City, Missouri by September 30th--including at least some who made extension requests that were left unanswered. Notably, Congresswoman Wexton wrote to Secretary Sonny Perdue on July 17, requesting further information and tra  more

Reps. Fudge, Plaskett Issue Statement on USDA I.G. Report
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, chairman of the House Agriculture subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations, issued the following joint statement with Del. Stacey Plaskett, D-Virgin Islands, chairman of the Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research, in response to a report from the Agriculture Inspector General that the Trump administration has not followed procedure as it proceeds with a move of the Economic Research Service and National I  more

Reps. Khanna, Clay Announce Landmark Police Brutality Bill to Raise Standards for the Use of Force
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Rep. Ro Khanna, D-California, issued the following news release: Today, as the nation marks the fifth anniversary of the tragic death of Mike Brown and the beginning of the historic Ferguson uprising, Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Missouri, Rep. Ro Khanna (D) California announced the PEACE Act, which would change the federal standard for the use of force by federal officers to require that force be used only when necessary to prevent imminent death or serious bodily injury. The   more

Sen. Blunt Submits Op-Ed on USDA Moving Research Agencies to Kansas City
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, issued the following op-ed on moving its Agriculture Department research agencies to Kansas City, which was provided to the Kansas City Star: Last month, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that two U.S. Department of Agriculture research agencies will be moving their headquarters to the Kansas City region: ERS, the Economic Research Service and NIFA, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. This is a big win for the agencie  more

Senate Rules & Administration Committee Issues Report on Review of Legislative Activity During 115th Congress
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- The Senate Rules and Administration Committee issued a report (S.Rpt. 116-68) on review of legislative activity during the 115th Congress. The report was advanced by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, on July 31. Excerpts of the report follow: Jurisdiction of the Committee on Rules and Administration The jurisdiction of the Committee on Rules and Administration is set forth in paragraph 1(n)(1) of rule XXV of the Standing Rules of the Senate. The following are excerpts from tha  more

Sens. Cotton, Hawley, and Rubio Demand Answers on Google's Relationship With Huawei
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: Today Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Josh Hawley (R-Missouri), and Marco Rubio (R-Florida) sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai demanding answers about the company's relationship with China's Huawei. The letter follows reporting that Google and Huawei collaborated on a Huawei-branded smart speaker. The Senators expressed concern that smart speakers double as listening devices, writing, "These devices  more

Sens. Hawley, Cotton, and Rubio Demand Answers on Google's Relationship With Huawei
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Today Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai demanding answers about the company's relationship with China's Huawei. The letter follows reporting that Google and Huawei were collaborating on a Huawei-branded smart speaker and are "even closer than previously understood." The Senators expressed concern that smart speakers double as  more