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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday August 18, 2019 ( 10 items )  

Graves, Clay Introduce Legislation to Help America's Teachers
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- Rep. Sam Graves, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: With kids heading back to school, teachers across the country have been busy preparing their classrooms for another successful school year. In an effort to help teachers provide the best possible education, Congressman Sam Graves (R - MO-06) and Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D - MO-01) recently introduced the Teacher Tax Deduction Enhancement Act of 2019 (H.R. 4180). The bill increases the income tax deduction   more

Rep. Blaine's Bulletin: An Opportunity to Serve
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Missouri, issued the following column: America's future generations are often asked what they want to be when they grow up. Depending upon whether you're asking a child or a teenager, answers will vary from "a princess" to "a firefighter" to "a lawyer" or even "the President." However, as we prepare America's children for the future, when is the last time someone asked them, "how will you serve your country?" From volunteering in your local commu  more

Rep. Blaine's Bulletin: Resources for Rebuilding and Planning for the Future
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Missouri, issued the following column: For far too many months, historic flooding has been the talk of the town in communities across the great state of Missouri. As Missourians continue to showcase their resilience in the aftermath of these disasters, I am doing everything in my power to ensure my constituents have the resources they need to continue rebuilding. In July, President Donald Trump swiftly approved disaster assistance for Missouri'  more

Rep. Cleaver Calls on Secretaries of Treasury, State, Attorney General to Designate El Paso Shooter As a Terrorist
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 -- Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Missouri, issued the following news release: Today, United States Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Attorney General William Barr calling for the Department of Treasury and Department of State to designate the El Paso shooter as a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist," consistent with Executive Order 13224, and to develop a list of other potential whit  more

Rep. Long: FCC Doles Out $6 Million in CAF II Funds for Rural Broadband in Southwest Missouri
CASSVILLE, Missouri, Aug. 12 -- Rep. Billy Long, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) commended the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for awarding more than $6 million in funding to Barry Technology Services in Cassville, Missouri, to expand broadband service delivering Gigabit speeds. The funding is part of the Connect America Fund Phase II (CAF II) auction, which is one of many efforts by the FCC to expand broadband in underserved areas.   more

Rep. Smith: Constitutional Courts
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- Rep. Jason Smith, R-Missouri, issued the following Capitol Report column: "Perhaps the Court can heal itself before the public demands it be restructured in order to reduce the influence of politics." This is the warning that Senate Democratic Leaders, and one of their nominees for President, delivered to the Supreme Court earlier this week. It is part of Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and liberal elites continued disdain for our Constitution and the laws of this country.   more

Reps. Clay & Khanna's PEACE Act Would Mandate Federal Law Enforcement Use Deadly Force as a Last Resort
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Aug. 9 -- Rep. William 'Lacy' Clay Jr., D-Missouri, issued the following news release: * * * - States Receiving Justice Department Public Safety Funding Would Have to Adopt Same Higher Standards for Local Police Officers * * * 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 f  more

Sen. Grassley Submits Op-Ed on Wind Energy
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, issued the following op-ed on wind energy, which was provided to Globe Gazette: Iowa's economy is witnessing incredible growth. Our state's GDP is growing faster than the national average, outpacing neighboring states like Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. This steady growth is good news for our state and for hardworking Iowans. It equates to new jobs, revenue and opportunity at a scale we haven't often seen. Opportunity abounds   more

Sen. Schumer Announces Bill to Require FBI Permission Before Civilians Can Get Sophisticated Body Armor
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 -- Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-New York, issued the following news release: * * * - Shocking Ease By Which Those Intent On Doing Evil Are Able To Acquire Advanced Armor Must Be Changed - Mass Shooters Like Dayton Suspect & Others, In Addition to Man Who Just Caused Panic In A Missouri Walmart, Acquired Sophisticated Body Armor With Ease; Sophisticated Body Armor Is Available Online Or Over Phone For Easy Purchase In All 50 States * * * Noting how those intent on doing evi  more

Sens. Moran, Blunt Press HHS Secretary Azar on Proposed Changes to Kidney, Pancreas Allocation Policies
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 -- Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) sent a letter this week to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) raising concerns about the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network's (OPTN) proposed changes to the national kidney and pancreas distribution policies. Blunt and Moran previously pressed HHS on similar changes to the national liver allocation policy, which would negatively  more