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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 10 items )  

Congressional Delegation Issues Statement on Their Visit to Ukraine
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Arizona, issued the following statement with five representatives - Reps. John Garamendi, D-California, Vicky Hartzler, R-Missouri, John Shimkus, R-Illinois, and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, R-Puerto Rico, regarding their visit to Ukraine: "We came to Ukraine to show our strong bipartisan support and to hear how we can help advance the country's Euro-Atlantic integration. We are encouraged by the new gove  more

Cotton, Ernst Introduce Legislation to Hold States Accountable for Botched Abortions
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) last week introduced legislation that would require states to report information about abortion to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including cases where infants are born alive during abortions. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), Mike Braun (R-Indiana), Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota), Josh Hawley (R-Missouri), James Lankford (R  more

Hoeven Again Presses Corps on Missouri River Water Levels and Storage
BISMARCK, North Dakota, Oct. 3 -- Sen. John Hoeven, R-North Dakota, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator Urges Corps to Ensure Adequate Storage in Preparation for Winter, Spring * * * Senator John Hoeven again spoke with John Remus, Chief of Missouri River Water Management Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to ensure that the Corps is mitigating the risk for flooding given the high Missouri River levels in North Dakota. Hoeven called Remus after speaking with local   more

Rep. Blaine's Bulletin: Time to Pass U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Missouri, issued the following column: On November 30, 2018, President Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed the new U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement, commonly called the USMCA. The trilateral agreement was designed to replace the 25-year-old NAFTA with a modern trade deal that recognizes the technological advancements of the past two decades and creates a fairer playing field for U.S. workers,  more

Rep. Clay Blasts Fake GOP Census Mailers in Missouri's 1st Congressional District
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Rep. William 'Lacy' Clay Jr., D-Missouri, issued the following news release: * * * - Demands that U.S. Postal Service investigate this attempt to trample on the rights of residents who deserve to be fully counted * * * Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Missouri today blasted the Republican National Committee and President Trump's reelection campaign for authorizing and distributing mailers to targeted households in Missouri's 1st Congressional District, and other areas acro  more

Rep. King to Hold Missouri River Stakeholders Meeting on Flood Management
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, issued the following news release: Agenda will include discussions with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on improving Missouri River Flood Management Efforts. Congressman Steve King announces that he will be leading a Missouri River Stakeholders Meeting on Wednesday, October 2nd that is expected to focus on improving Missouri River flood management systems. King organized the meeting at the request of Iowa State Representative Jon Jacobsen, with the p  more

Rep. Smith Issues Column: Here to Help
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Rep. Jason Smith, R-Missouri, issued the following Capitol Report column: When I was a freshman in high school, I was summoned before my local city council over their objections to my FFA project. Their inflexible position forced my family to make a tough decision: if I wanted to keep my project operating--which is ultimately how I paid my way through college--my family and I would be forced to leave town. After multiple attempts to change the city's mind, we moved outside  more

Sen. Hawley Issues Statement on 70th Anniversary of China
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, issued the following statement on the 70th anniversary of the founding of China: "Seventy years ago, the Chinese Communist Party seized power from the Chinese people. Since then, its ruthless rule has resulted in the deaths of millions of its own citizens. Concentration camps in Xinjiang and a rush toward digital authoritarianism are the latest examples of the Party's totalitarian nature, which dates back to the Great Leap Forward and the Tian  more

Senate Entrepreneurship Committee Issues Testimony From Women's Business Development Center
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 3 -- The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee issued the following testimony by Emilia DiMenco, president and CEO of the Women's Business Development Center, at a field hearing entitled "Barriers to Entry in the Tech Industry for Diverse Entrepreneurs": "My name is Emilia DiMenco, I am President and CEO of the Women's Business Development Center, the WBDC. The WBDC serves women, minority and veteran business owners in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa,  more

Senator Hawley Sends Bipartisan Warning to FTC Not to Weaken Children's Online Privacy Rules
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Today Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) wrote to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging it not to take any steps to weaken existing rules under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The Senators sent their letter following the Commission's announcement that it will begin an ahead-of-schedule review of the C  more