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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday August 25, 2019 ( 10 items )  

GAO Issues Report on Airline Consumer Protections
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on airlines' training programs on racial, ethnic and religious non-discrimination for their employees and contractors. The report (GAO-19-654R) is titled "Airline Consumer Protections: Information on Selected Airlines' Non-Discrimination Training Programs". The report was sent to Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi, chairman, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, ranking member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transpor  more

President Signs Hartzler Legislation Supporting Missouri Task Force 1 Into Law
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler's (MO-04) legislation supporting Missouri Task Force 1 was signed into law. Hartzler's bill, the National Urban Search and Rescue Parity Act (H.R. 639), which passed the House in April and the Senate in July, establishes clear policy allowing federal employees to serve on FEMA Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Forces. Hartzler's bill clarifies a 2016 law which has pre  more

Rep. Cleaver Names New Communications Staff
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Aug. 20 -- Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Missouri, issued the following news release: Today, United States Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) announced his new communications team, naming Matt Helfant as Communications Director and Ramiro Sarmiento as District Communications Coordinator. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Matthew Helfant has worked in Congressman Cleaver's Washington office since February 2017. Helfant previously served as Cleaver's Staff Assistant, Legis  more

Rep. Cleaver, Missouri Delegation Urge HUD to Release Disaster Relief Funding
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Missouri, issued the following news release: Yesterday, the entire Missouri congressional delegation, including United States Representatives Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-05), Sam Graves (R-06), Wm. Lacy Clay (D-01), Ann Wagner (R-02), Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-03), Vicky Hartzler (R-04), Billy Long (R-07), and Jason Smith (R-08), and United States Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Josh Hawley (R-MO), sent a letter urging the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban  more

Rep. Graves: Missouri Delegation Urges HUD to Release Disaster Relief Funding
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 -- Rep. Sam Graves, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Today, the entire Missouri congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley, and U.S. Representatives Sam Graves, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Emanuel Cleaver, II, Vicky Hartzler, Ann Wagner, Wm. Lacy Clay, Billy Long, and Jason Smith, sent a letter urging the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to release disaster relief funding to help Missouri communities rebuild houses  more

Rep. Smith: Constitutional Courts
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 -- 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

Rep. Smith: Made in Missouri
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- Rep. Jason Smith, R-Missouri, issued the following Capitol Report column: I have always said that southern Missouri is home to some of the most dedicated and talented farmers, workers, and families anywhere. Our workforce has an undeniable strength and tenacity; employers are now recognizing this and finding out that our home is one of the best places to expand, invest, grow and hire. Briggs & Stratton first came to Poplar Bluff 30 years ago and they saw the high standar  more

Reps. Clay, Graves Introduce Legislation to Help America's Teachers
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 -- Rep. William 'Lacy' Clay Jr., D-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 t  more

Reps. Long, Peterson Issue Statements on Agriculture Tour in Missouri
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri, Aug. 23 -- Reps. Billy Long, R-Missouri, and Collin Peterson, D-Minnesota, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statements after Long's annual agriculture tour in Missouri's 7th Congressional District: "For this year's agriculture tour I was honored to be joined by the House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-MN)," said Rep. Long. "I have always strived to work across the aisle to get things done for my constituents, and having   more

Sen. Hawley Issues Statement on Facebook's Conservative Bias Audit
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, issued the following statement in response to Facebook's conservative bias audit: "Merely asking somebody to listen to conservatives' concerns isn't an 'audit,' it's a smokescreen disguised as a solution. "Facebook should conduct an actual audit by giving a trusted third party access to its algorithm, its key documents, and its content moderation protocols. "Then Facebook should release the results to the public."  more