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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday December 08, 2019 ( 17 items )  

Rep. Blaine's Bulletin: Thanksgiving
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 -- Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Missouri, issued the following column: Thanksgiving is always a good time to reflect on the year and think about what we're grateful for. Missouri has faced more challenges than usual this year. We have seen historic flooding, severe storms and tornadoes that have all had devastating effects on our communities. In the wake of these difficult circumstances, I'm so grateful for the people who have come together in the Third District. In light of t  more

Rep. Clay Issues Statement on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- Rep. William 'Lacy' Clay Jr., D-Missouri, issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's decision on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: "Yesterday's announcement by the Trump Administration is step one of a three-part attack on the poorest and most vulnerable that ultimately aims to deprive 3 million of our fellow Americans of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, including half a million low-income children who would no longer have acces  more

Rep. Cleaver Co-Hosts Midwest Banking Summit With Reps. Clay, Beatty
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Missouri, issued the following news release: Last night, United States Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO), along with Representatives Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO) and Joyce Beatty (D-OH), co-hosted the Midwest Banking Summit. As Chairs of three separate Financial Services Subcommittees, Cleaver, Clay and Beatty welcomed Midwestern stakeholders to hear their perspectives on financial services issues facing the region. Topics discussed at the summit in  more

Rep. Hartzler Issues Statement on NCAA Decision to Sanction University of Missouri
HARRISONVILLE, Missouri, Nov. 26 -- Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Missouri, issued the following statement on the NCAA's decision to uphold sanctions against the University of Missouri: "I entirely disagree with the NCAA's disproportionate sanctions against Mizzou's athletic programs. "These sanctions against Mizzou will ultimately hurt student athletes, stifle the university's ability to recruit, block an important revenue stream for college athletics, and set back the progress made by the college f  more

Rep. Hartzler Supports Tougher Penalties to Crack Down on Intrusive Robocalls
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) today supported the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, legislation which will crack down on illegal and abusive robocalls and text messages. The bill passed the House and will now head to the White House for the President's approval. "Illegal robocalls are insidious in nature and prey on seniors. More often than not, robocallers a  more

Rep. Luetkemeyer Introduces Legislation to Improve Flood Control Plan for Upper Mississippi River
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) introduced the Upper Mississippi River Flood Control Act which will require the Secretary of the Army Corps of Engineers to submit a flood plan for the Upper Mississippi River to Congress by January 1, 2021. The bill requires the plan to guarantee that all stakeholders have a voice with the Army Corps and ensures that agricultural districts are fairly compensated   more

Rep. Luetkemeyer Issues Column: Flood Control Update
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Missouri, issued the following column: There is no question that there is urgent need in Missouri for better flood control plans. Being the Representative of a Congressional District that has thousands of miles of shoreline thanks to the Mississippi River, Missouri River, and Lake of the Ozarks, I am always looking for ways we can improve Missouri's flooding plan of action. Heavy rain and snowfall this year made for one of the worst years of floo  more

Rep. Smith Calls for Senate Presidential Candidates to Recuse Themselves From Impeachment Proceedings
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- Rep. Jason Smith, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: * * * - Introduces Legislation for Senate to Amend its Impeachment Rules * * * Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) introduced legislation for the Senate to amend its Rules of Procedure and Practice When Sitting on Impeachment Trials. Smith is calling for Members of the United States Senate who are actively running for President of the U.S. and campaigning against President Trump to recuse themselves from the Se  more

Rep. Smith: A Special Thanksgiving Visit
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 -- Rep. Jason Smith, R-Missouri, issued the following Capitol Report column: Many were blessed this week to enjoy Thanksgiving gathered around a table with friends and family. Thanksgiving dinner provides us all the chance to reflect on what we are truly grateful for and how fortunate we are to have close family and friends in our lives. I am also thankful for all our servicemen and women serving to defend our freedoms. While I was praying for all of these families this Than  more

Rep. Smith: Encouraging Work Over Welfare
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- Rep. Jason Smith, R-Missouri, issued the following Capitol Report column: The original purpose of welfare was to help those who are in the midst of a rough patch get back on their feet. However, the Left has over time tried to turn it into something else: a lifelong entitlement. Through this distortion, welfare has trapped people in a vicious cycle of dependency instead of empowering them to get back into the workforce. This is holding back countless able-bodied men and wo  more

Rep. Wagner Issues Statement on Winners of Congressional App Challenge
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Missouri, issued the following statement announcing the winners of the 2nd Congressional District App Challenge: "Congratulations to Kailin Zhang, a senior at Marquette High School, and Sophie Maniscalco, a junior at St. Joseph's Academy, for being named this year's winners of the 2nd District Congressional App Challenge! "Their Supergirls Code App claimed the top prize in this year's competition, and I am extremely proud of Kailin and Sophie's hard wor  more

Rep. Wagner Statement on Heals Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- Reps. Ann Wagner, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02), along with Reps. Gwen Moore (WI-04), Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Joyce Beatty (OH-03), and Harley Rouda (CA-48), introduced the Help End Abusive Living Situations (HEALS) Act, legislation to assist survivors of domestic violence to rapidly secure safe housing situations. "Survivors of intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual assault ofte  more

Reps. Lee, Deutch Lead Letter Opposing the Nomination of Sarah Pitlyk
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Rep. Barbara Lee, D-California, issued the following news release: Yesterday, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Congressman Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) led a letter opposing the nomination of Sarah Pitlyk to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The letter urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to oppose her nomination. "Ms. Pitlyk's extreme record demonstrates that she is not fit, fair-minded, or comm  more

Sen. Blunt Issues Statement on Confirmation of Pitlyk as District Judge for Eastern District of Missouri
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Sarah Pitlyk as a U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri: "Sarah Pitlyk is an experienced attorney who understands the Constitution should be read and applied as our founders intended. "I was proud to support her nomination and I'm glad she will soon be sworn in as a U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri."  more

Sen. Feinstein Issues Remarks on Pitlyk Eastern District Nomination
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following floor remarks on his concerns with Sarah Pitlyk, President Trump's nominees to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. ""I rise today in opposition to the nomination of Sarah Pitlyk to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. "Ms. Pitlyk's record is extremely troubling and raises a number of questions about her ab  more

Sen. Hawley Issues Statement on Confirmation of Pitlyk as District Judge for Eastern District of Missouri
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Sarah Pitlyk as a U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri: "Sarah's strong legal experience, sharp intellect, and commitment to the rule of law make her an outstanding choice for the Eastern District. "I was proud to recommend her to President Trump, and I am confident that she will serve the people of Missouri as a principled and fair judge for decades to come."  more

Sen. Hawley Presses Pentagon on Contradictory Statements Regarding Middle East Troop Expansion
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Today during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) pressed Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood on reports that the United States is considering sending as many as 14,000 additional troops to the Middle East. Last night the Pentagon told Senator Hawley the "U.S is not considering sending 14,000 additional troops to the Middle East." Today Under Secretary Rood   more