21 min ago
The Kansas City Star
A year after Sandy Hook, too little action on treatment for mental illness
The horrifying massacre of defenseless schoolchildren and staffers a year ago in Newtown, Conn., quickly got politicians calling for measures to better diagnose and treat mental illnesses.
4 hrs ago
GOP Rep. Tim Murphy rolls out mental health legislation
Rep. Tim Murphy , Pennsylvania Republican, unveiled legislation Thursday he says will help fix nation's broken mental health system and empower families and individuals to get treatment for those who need it, as lawmakers grapple with possible legislative remedies to help stop gun-related violence.
8 hrs ago
The Senate Just Took A Big Step Toward Expanding Mental Health Care While No One Was Looking
Congress took a major step toward passing legislation that funds community resources for mental health care on Thursday, when the Senate Finance Committee adopted the Excellence In Mental Health Act during its markup of the so-called "doc fix" bill.
12 hrs ago
Republican Senators Introduce 'License To Discriminate' Against Married Same-Sex Couples
Several Republican Senators have introduced their own version of the House's so-called "Marriage and Religious Freedom Act," introduced in September by Rep. RaAol Labrador , which guarantees that businesses and even government employees can refuse to recognize a same-sex marriage and discriminate against anybody who engages in premarital sex.
13 hrs ago
McCaskill, Blunt differ on health exchange plans
Missouri Sens. Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt are taking different approaches to buying health care policies through new online marketplaces.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Republicans Balk With Delays to Protest Senate Rule Shift
U.S. Senate Republicans, stripped of their ability to stop confirmation of almost all of President Barack Obama 's nominees, are putting the brakes on them instead.
Management of Mark Twain forest concerns lawmakers
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Strafford, and U.S. Rep. Jason Smith, R-Salem, met with Kathleen Atkinson, the eastern regional forester for the U.S. Forest Service, regarding concerns over controlled burns and timber management in the Mark Twain National Forest.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Health News Digest
The Affordable Care Act: The Problems Just Keep Coming - Calorie Disclosure
A bill has been introduced in the Senate by Roy Blunt and Angus King calling on the FDA to amend the calorie disclosure requirement of the Affordable Care Act to exclude grocery stores and other related businesses.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Susan Redden: Senator laments attitudes leading to gridlock
JOPLIN, Mo. -- U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., lamented the "all-or-nothing" attitude among many Washington lawmakers in remarks before a Joplin audience last week.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Douglas County Herald
Sen. Blunt, Rep. Smith Fight to Protect Mark Twain Forest
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and U.S. Representative Jason Smith met with Kathleen Atkinson, the Eastern Regional Forester for the U.S. Forest Service, this week regarding concerns over controlled burns and timber management in the Mark Twain National Forest.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Working web site won't help 'Obamacare,' senator says
JOPLIN, Mo. -- A working web site will not spell the end for problems with the federal Affordable Health Care Act, U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt told a Joplin crowd on Wednesday.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Celebrate Repeal Day by cutting beer taxes
On Dec. 5, 1933, at 6:55 p.m., with the ink still drying on the 21st Amendment repealing Prohibition, President Franklin Roosevelt reportedly turned to his aides and said, "I believe this would be a good time for a beer."
Senator should help folks with ACA
I received the dreaded "losing your health insurance coverage" letter. You know, the insurance President Obama promised us we could keep.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Missouri's Boeing incentives could total $1.7B
Missouri senators hoping to land production of a new Boeing airplane were set to begin debate Wednesday on a package of incentives valued at up to $1.7 billion over two decades.
US senators tout Missouri to Boeing for 777X
Missouri's two U.S. senators say their home state is the right place for Boeing Co.
New Hampshire Public Radio -
Obama Offers Second Chance For Missouri Court Nominee
President Obama has made it a priority to choose federal judges who are diverse in terms of race or gender.
Blunt, Smith cite concern over controlled burns
Sen. Roy Blunt and U.S. Rep. Jason Smith are raising concerns that controlled burns in the Mark Twain National Forest are destroying trees that could be used for Missouri's timber industry.
Prominent politicians boost KCa s GOP convention
Prominent Republicans from Missouri and Kansas are working to promote Kansas City's effort to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
In leadership, Blunt works old ties, new tools
On Sept. 28, with three days to go before funding for the federal government dried up, the Senate was shuttered and quiet.