Friday - September 18, 2020
U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday November 03, 2019 ( 25 items )  

Cleaver, Kind, Booker to Treasury Department IG: Investigate Reports of Corruption at Treasury, White House
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Missouri, issued the following news release: Today, United States Representatives Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) and Ron Kind (D-WI), as well as United States Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), sent a letter to Department of Treasury Inspector General Richard Delmar calling for an investigation into multiple reports of impropriety by senior officials within the Treasury and White House when implementing the 2017 Opportunity Zones tax incentive program. Additi  more

Rep. Clay Honors the Life and Legacy of Late Congressman John James Conyers, Jr.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Rep. William 'Lacy' Clay Jr., D-Missouri, issued the following news release: * * * - A truly historic Member of Congress and a great American * * * Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Missouri offered a special insert into the Congressional Record of the United States, honoring his late colleague, friend and mentor, Congressman John Conyers (D) of Michigan who died this past Sunday at the age of 90. Mr. Conyers was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus and repr  more

Rep. Clay Issues Statement on House Vote to Approve Impeachment Inquiry
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. William 'Lacy' Clay Jr., D-Missouri, issued the following statement regarding his vote to approve the rules for the public impeachment inquiry against President Trump: "Today, I voted to approve the rules for the public process of the impeachment inquiry that will ensure that the American people see and hear all the facts regarding Donald John Trump's abuse of power and violations of his Oath of Office. "I did not come to Congress to impeach the president. "I came   more

Rep. Cleaver's Bill to Update Federal Anti-Money Laundering Laws Passes House of Representatives With Overwhelming Bipartisan Support
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Missouri, issued the following news release: The House of Representatives yesterday passed H.R. 2514, the COUNTER Act. Introduced by United States Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO), the COUNTER Act would implement several changes and additions to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), which legally directs banks' responsibilities to help the government detect and defend against illegal financial transactions. Much of the same legislative language wa  more

Rep. Cleaver: Missouri, Kansas Congressional Delegation Members Welcome USDA Site Selection Announcement
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Missouri, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Sam Graves (R-MO), Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Sharice Davids (D-KS), Ron Estes (R-KS), Roger Marshall (R-KS), and Steve Watkins (R-KS), and U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Pat Roberts (R-KS), and Jerry Moran (R-KS), along with Missouri Governor Mike Parson and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, welcomed the U.S. Department of Agriculture's  more

Rep. Graves: Legislation to Help Small Communities Comply With EPA Regulations Approved by Transportation Committee
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Rep. Sam Graves, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Today, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure passed the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act (H.R. 1497), with an amendment strongly supported by Ranking Member Sam Graves (MO-06) that would help small, rural communities comply with EPA regulations. "Many communities across my district are struggling to exist due to strict, costly EPA regulations. Rural and small communities in No  more

Rep. Graves: Missouri, Kansas Congressional Delegation Members Welcome USDA Site Selection Announcement
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Sam Graves, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), Josh Hawley (Mo.), Pat Roberts (Kan.), and Jerry Moran (Kan.), and U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver, II (Mo.), Sam Graves (Mo.), Vicky Hartzler (Mo.), Sharice Davids (Kan.), Ron Estes (Kan.), Roger Marshall (Kan.), and Steve Watkins (Kan.), along with Missouri Governor Mike Parson and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, welcomed the U.S. Department of Agriculture's annou  more

Rep. Long Issues Statement on House Vote on Impeachment Inquiry Resolution
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Billy Long, R-Missouri, issued the following statement regarding his vote on House Democrats impeachment inquiry resolution: "On January 20, 2017, the day President Trump took office, the Washington Post's headline read, 'The Campaign to Impeach President Trump has Begun.' Since that day, Democrats have clearly expressed a desire to impeach our duly-elected president and have relentlessly pursued a path to impeachment by any means necessary. "For over a month, Democ  more

Rep. Luetkemeyer Continues to Seek Committee Action on CECL
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Today, Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee defeated an amendment that would force the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) to appear in front of the Committee to discuss the nation's accounting standards. Despite repeated calls by Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) and a bipartisan group of Committee members for increased transparency and accountability at FASB, the Committe  more

Rep. Luetkemeyer Issues Column: Impeachment Proceedings
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Missouri, issued the following column: More than five weeks ago, Speaker Nancy Pelosi unilaterally announced the beginning of House Democrats' so-called "impeachment investigation." Since then, numerous hearings have been held with dozens of witnesses being interviewed. Yet the American people and vast majority of Representatives have been left in the dark. Because public hearings in the Judiciary Committee continually disprove the Left's narrati  more

Rep. Luetkemeyer Issues Statement on Impeachment Investigation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Missouri, issued the following statement regarding a resolution from House Democrats that would allow their impeachment investigation to continue: "The vote held today by House Democrats confirmed that they will continue their investigation totally behind closed doors and give Adam Schiff complete control over subpoenas and questioning of witnesses. "It continues to violate the law and Constitution by refusing the President due process and igno  more

Rep. Smith Issues Column: Crippling Congressional Chaos
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 -- Rep. Jason Smith, R-Missouri, issued the following Capitol Report column: Never before in our history has the House of Representatives pursued an unsanctioned impeachment investigation of a president. Since launching the unilateral crusade against President Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has failed to provide any institutional rules for these proceedings - a clearly partisan campaign in direct defiance of our democratic values of due process. Worst of all, at a time when our  more

Rep. Smith Issues Column: Witch Hunt Continues
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Rep. Jason Smith, R-Missouri, issued the following Capitol Report column: * * * - "I'm concerned that if we don't impeach this president, he will get re-elected." -- Rep. Al Green (D-TX) * * * Less than a year into President Trump's administration, House Democrats were already voting on articles of impeachment. At the time it was because they were unable to accept the results of the 2016 election. Now, after watching their party's primary debates, they know the only way  more

Sen. Blunt Issues Floor Statement on For the People Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, issued the following floor statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 30, on the For the People Act (S. 949): Reserving the right to object, I would like to object. I would like to talk about this bill for a minute. In March, the House passed a bill that would give the Federal Government unprecedented control over elections in this country, despite the fact that, for more than 200 years, we have had a history of State-ru  more

Sen. Blunt Issues Floor Statement on Opioid Epidemic
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, issued the following floor statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 30, on the opioid epidemic: I want to thank Senator Portman for his comments about what we have tried to do to provide the money, but let me tell you, having been involved in that part of it, really, before we began to pass legislation, nobody was more vigorously active than Senator Portman to try to continue to point out the size of this problem and th  more

Sen. Capito Issues Floor Statement on Opioid Epidemic
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following floor statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 30, on the opioid epidemic: I think it is very impactful for us to be discussing today a problem that has hit all of our States. Senator Blunt, in his great work not just on the Appropriations Committee but in his State of Missouri, has been very active. I think we all have. It is a problem that knows no political boundaries. Certainly  more

Sen. Feinstein Issues Remarks on Pitlyk Nomination as Judge for Eastern District of Missouri
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, ranking member of Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following remarks on the nomination of Sarah Pitlyk to be a district judge for the Eastern District of Missouri: "I'd like to discuss the nomination of Sarah Pitlyk to the Eastern District of Missouri. "For the last two years, Ms. Pitlyk's legal career has focused entirely on opposing women's reproductive rights. "It's my understanding that she has defended blatantly unconstitu  more

Sen. Hawley Asks White House and DEA for Additional Resources to Combat Springfield Overdose Crisis
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Today Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to the Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), James Carroll, and the Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Uttam Dhillon, asking them to investigate the recent spate of drug overdoses and deaths in Springfield, Mo. In the last week alone, the area has seen 40 overdoses and 4 fatalities related to  more

Sen. Hawley Introduces Legislation to Prevent Foreign Exploitation of Critical U.S. Educational Investments and Innovation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley introduced the Homeland Security Counterintelligence Threat Reduction Act, legislation to combat concerning national security threats posed by vulnerabilities with sensitive information in higher education institutions. U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) introduced the House companion. This legislation requires the United States Secretary of Homeland Security to form a   more

Sen. Hawley to Chair Subcommittee Hearing on Tech Companies Putting Consumer Data at Risk in China and Other Hostile Nation-States
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, announced a hearing entitled "How Corporations and Big Tech Leave Our Data Exposed to Criminals, China, and Other Bad Actors." In recent years, problems with data security have become more urgent. Nation-states like China exercise enormous control over local tech companies and sponsor cyberattacks on A  more

Sen. Hawley: Missouri, Kansas Congressional Delegation Members Welcome USDA Site Selection Announcement
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Today U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (Mo.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), Pat Roberts (Kan.), and Jerry Moran (Kan.), and U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver, II (Mo.), Sam Graves (Mo.), Vicky Hartzler (Mo.), Sharice Davids (Kan.), Ron Estes (Kan.), Roger Marshall (Kan.), and Steve Watkins (Kan.), along with Missouri Governor Mike Parson and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, welcomed the U.S. Department of Agriculture's annou  more

Sen. Moran Issues Statement on USDA Offices Relocation to Kansas City
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, a member of Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies, issued the following statement after the Agriculture Department announced a final location for the Economic Research Service and the National Institute for Food and Agriculture: "I've long advocated that USDA's ERS and NIFA relocate to the Kansas City metropolitan area, knowing that regardless of what side of the   more

Sen. Roberts: Kansas, Missouri Congressional Delegation Members Welcome USDA Site Selection Announcement
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (Kan.), Jerry Moran (Kan.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), and Josh Hawley (Mo.), and U.S. Representatives Sharice Davids (Kan.), Ron Estes (Kan.), Roger Marshall (Kan.), and Steve Watkins (Kan.), Emanuel Cleaver, II (Mo.), Sam Graves (Mo.), Vicky Hartzler (Mo.), along with Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and Missouri Governor Mike Parson, welcomed the U.S. Department of Agriculture's announ  more

Senator Hawley Leads Legislation to Combat Beijing's Suppression of Hongkongers' Rights
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), along with U.S. Senators Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), introduced the Hong Kong Be Water Act to combat Beijing's steady erosion of Hongkongers' basic liberties. The Hong Kong Be Water Act condemns the Chinese Communist Party for violations of Hongkongers' freedoms of speech, assembly, and demonstration -- rights that Beijing previously agreed to uphold  more

Senators Hawley, Cortez Masto, Coons, Blunt Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Help Reduce Police Officer Suicides
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Today Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) introduced a bill to track law enforcement suicides. The Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Act requires the FBI to collect voluntary, anonymous data on police suicides and attempted suicides from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Collecting this data will help inform policy s  more