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Hartzler supports newly-elected Speaker Paul Ryan

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler
Hartzler supports newly-elected Speaker Paul Ryan
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct 29, 2015) — Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) released the following statement after Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was elected to serve as its next Speaker of the House: “Paul Ryan is the right person at the right time in our nation’s history to be Speaker of the House. The task before him is a difficult one, but I am confident he has the skills necessary to lead our team and advance our positive agenda. Having worked with him on the Budget Committee and in other areas, I have seen his leadership first-hand and know his competency and commitment to conservative solutions. I am looking forward to a new brand of leadership—one that works to unite the party and ensures all voices are heard for the betterment of our country.” Click here to read more on Pulaski County Daily News ...
Press Office of U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler

Hartzler: Standing up for health care. shutting down Obamacare

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler
Hartzler: Standing up for health care. shutting down Obamacare
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct 23, 2015) — Today, Speaker of the House John Boehner appointed Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler to the Select Investigative Panel of the Energy and Commerce Committee. Ten videos were released since July showing high-level officials at organizations such as Planned Parenthood, Stem Express, and Advanced BioResources discussing actions that would potentially violate federal law. Moreover, their discussions imply that these criminal actions are widespread. This panel will be tasked with discovery as to the prevalence of these practices. Click here to read more on Pulaski County Daily News ...
U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler

McCaskill challenges fraternity, sorority groups undermining campus sexual assault prevention efforts

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill
McCaskill challenges fraternity, sorority groups undermining campus sexual assault prevention efforts
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 29, 2015) — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill today challenged national fraternity and sorority associations’ support for legislation that would undermine and weaken the authority of colleges and universities to adjudicate incidents of sexual assault on their campuses. “You don’t protect students from sexual violence by tying the hands of school administrators—and you don’t achieve safety and security for survivors by making the process contingent on a criminal justice investigation that many victims choose not to pursue, and which could take years to resolve,” said McCaskill, a former sex crimes prosecutor. Click here to read more on Pulaski County Daily News ...
Press Office of U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill

McCaskill questions Bureau of Prisons about pilot program for non-violent, elderly prisoners

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill
McCaskill questions Bureau of Prisons about pilot program for non-violent, elderly prisoners
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 28, 2015) — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill today wrote to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons to get answers concerning a pilot program designed to reduce sentences for elderly non-violent offenders, whose rates of recidivism are statistically much lower than for younger prisoners. The Elderly Offender Pilot Program (EOPP) was created to reduce prison costs by placing certain nonviolent elderly offenders on home detention after they had served at least 10 years and 75 percent of their sentence. The program was judged by the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to have produced no cost savings, but a report by the Government Accountability Office determined the BOP’s conclusion was based on faulty measurements and recommended that it not be used for policy-making decisions. Click here to read more on Pulaski County Daily News ...
Press Office of U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill

McCaskill questions defense secretary on mustard gas experiments

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill
McCaskill questions defense secretary on mustard gas experiments
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 27, 2015) — After questions earlier this year failed to provide U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill with answers on World War II-era experiments that exposed U.S. servicemembers to mustard gas, she today continued her advocacy at a Senate panel featuring Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. McCaskill asked Secretary Carter to provide her office with access to a Department of Defense database listing individuals that were victims of these experiments. “I don’t understand why this is so hard. Why is everyone not opening up these records and doing everything we can to get the word to these people? ... I need a commitment (from DoD) that you will get me this information,” McCaskill said. Click here to read more on Pulaski County Daily News ...
Press Office of U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill

McCaskill seeks accountability for Navy admiral who may have illegally retaliated against whisteblowers

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill
McCaskill seeks accountability for Navy admiral who may have illegally retaliated against whisteblowers
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 26, 2015) — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill today sent a letter to the Secretary of the Navy, asking for a full briefing on a Department of Defense watchdog investigation into allegations that Rear Admiral Brian L. Losey illegally retaliated against numerous subordinates he suspected to be whistleblowers raising the alarm on misconduct. “Whistleblowers play a critical role in protecting tax dollars by shining a light on waste, fraud, and abuse,” wrote McCaskill Click here to read more on Pulaski County Daily News ...
Press Office of U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill

McCaskill’s legislation aims to prevent financial exploitation of seniors

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill
McCaskill’s legislation aims to prevent financial exploitation of seniors
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 29, 2015) — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill today introduced bipartisan legislation that would provide new protections for financial institutions to report potentially exploitive or fraudulent activity to authorities when they notice unusual activity in the accounts of their clients over the age of 65. Under current law, some banks have expressed concern that they could be violating their clients’ privacy rights and therefore be susceptible to administrative or civil liability for sharing information. “Privacy concerns are critically important, but the question is how to balance those concerns while allowing financial institutions to bring to light incidences of fraud or exploitation among vulnerable populations,” said McCaskill, a former courtroom prosecutor. “This bill strikes the right balance and I’m sure can prevent the exploitation of countless seniors.” Click here to read more on Pulaski County Daily News ...
Press Office of U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill

Keeping Ghouls and Goblins Safe

State Senator Dan Brown
Keeping Ghouls and Goblins Safe
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Oct. 26, 2015) — This weekend the streets will be filled with all manner of ghosts, goblins, superheroes and princesses. Halloween is as much about safety as it is about getting a bag filled with treats. I’d like to share with you some guidelines one should observe before allowing the little ones to step into the dark in full costume. Click here to read more on Pulaski County Daily News ...
State Sen. Dan Brown

Blunt fights to protect Missouri families from energy price hikes

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt
Blunt fights to protect Missouri families from energy price hikes
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 27, 2015) — Today, Sen. Roy Blunt co-sponsored two bipartisan measures to stop the Obama administration’s excessive new regulations on American energy that will raise costs for Missouri families. “The president’s so-called ‘Clean Power Plan’ amounts to a new national energy tax that will stick hardworking Missouri families with higher utility bills and destroy jobs,” Blunt said. “With these onerous regulations, the Obama administration is attempting to impose, by executive fiat, what it could not pass through a Democrat-controlled Congress.” Click here to read more on Pulaski County Daily News ...
Press Office of U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt

Sen. Blunt honored for work on behalf of military families

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt
Sen. Blunt honored for work on behalf of military families
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 29, 2015) — Yesterday, Sen. Roy Blunt (Mo.) accepted the 2015 Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower Distinguished Citizen Award acknowledging his efforts on behalf of military families. “Our military spouses and children make innumerable sacrifices in support of our service members. I am honored to represent thousands of these families in the Senate, and humbled by the opportunity to help address the challenges they face.” Blunt said. Click here to read more on Pulaski County Daily News ...
Press Office of U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt

Senate approves critical cyber security bill

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt
Senate approves critical cyber security bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 27, 2015) — Sen. Roy Blunt released a statement today supporting Senate passage of cyber security legislation (S. 754) with a strong, bipartisan vote of 74-21. In remarks on the Senate floor last week and today, Blunt underscored the need for the cyber security bill, and called on the Senate to continue its work by passing additional legislation to create a consistent national standard for consumer notification in the event of a security breach. Click here to read more on Pulaski County Daily News ...
Press Office of U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt

Pulaski County Sheriff's View #142 for Oct. 26, 2015

Sheriff Ron Long
Pulaski County Sheriff's View #142 for Oct. 26, 2015
PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (Oct. 26, 2015) — The passing of a police car causes most people to take note of their presence, double checking their speedometers and becoming a little more attentive to their driving. Last Thursday some heads were turning and a few individuals even followed the small convoy into a local convenience store where three new Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department patrol cars stopped to refuel. The curiosity levels were high and the comments positive as some citizens inspected these new Ford Police Interceptors. Click here to read more on Pulaski County Daily News ...
Sheriff Ron Long

Hartzler named to select investigative panel on organ trafficking

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler
Hartzler named to select investigative panel on organ trafficking
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct 23, 2015) — Today, Speaker of the House John Boehner appointed Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler to the Select Investigative Panel of the Energy and Commerce Committee. Ten videos were released since July showing high-level officials at organizations such as Planned Parenthood, Stem Express, and Advanced BioResources discussing actions that would potentially violate federal law. Moreover, their discussions imply that these criminal actions are widespread. This panel will be tasked with discovery as to the prevalence of these practices. Click here to read more on Pulaski County Daily News ...
Press Office of U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler

Hartzler votes to dismantle key Obamacare provisions

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler
Hartzler votes to dismantle key Obamacare provisions
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct 23, 2015) — Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler today voted to protect life and liberty with her vote in favor of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, a measure aimed at dismantling key provisions of Obamacare and stopping the flow of federal funds to abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood. “We were sent here to fight for the American people,” Hartzler stated. “They do not want their healthcare dictated to them by Washington and they don’t want their tax dollars going to abortion providers.” Click here to read more on Pulaski County Daily News ...
Press Office of U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler

McCaskill on latest Republican attempt to repeal Affordable Care Act

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill
McCaskill on latest Republican attempt to repeal Affordable Care Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 23, 2015) — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill today released the following statement on today’s latest vote by Congressional Republicans on the 2010 Affordable Care Act: “Congressional Republicans have apparently replaced this week’s ‘Back to the Future’ meme with ‘Groundhog Day’ — engaging in another of their pointless attempts to repeal a five-year-old law that’s been upheld repeatedly by a conservative Supreme Court, is coming in under-budget, and is insuring millions more Americans.” Click here to read more on Pulaski County Daily News ...
Press Office of U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill

McCaskill responds to latest indictments on Army National Guard recruiting case

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill
McCaskill responds to latest indictments on Army National Guard recruiting case
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 23, 2015) — U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, the top-ranking Democrat on the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, today released the following statement after the Justice Department’s announcement that it has indicted an additional 25 current and former Guard officials on charges of conspiracy, fraud, and aggravated identity theft in the Guard’s Recruiting Assistance Program, previously found to be a vehicle for massive fraud and waste. “The massive fraud in this program was a deep betrayal of the public’s trust that dishonored the service of so many brave members of the National Guard. In one of the largest criminal investigations in its history, the Army and the Department of Justice continue working to bring to justice those who used the Guard uniform to defraud taxpayers. I’ll look forward to seeing these criminals punished for exploiting this system to the tune of millions of taxpayer dollars.” Click here to read more on Pulaski County Daily News ...
Press Office of U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill


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