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ObamaCare Continues To Hurt Missourians
Posted Thursday, April 10, at 4:17 PM
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) recently took to the Senate floor and said, "There's plenty of horror stories being told [about ObamaCare]. All of them are untrue. But they're being told all over America." Every day, Missourians contact me to share their stories about the real impact of this flawed law. ...

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More Freedom and Less Government
Posted Monday, August 12, at 11:12 AM

Recent surveys show Americans' confidence in our federal government has hit historic lows -- and who can blame them? From the president's flawed health care law, to out-of-control spending, our failure to harness more American energy, and the continued regulatory burdens hampering economic growth -- it's clear the federal government has simply gotten too big and too dysfunctional. ...

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Fourth of July/Armed Services
Posted Wednesday, June 19, at 10:41 AM

As we approach the Fourth of July, we're reminded of our nation's founders who put their lives on the line 237 years ago so we can enjoy the God-given inalienable rights of all free people. Today, our men and women in uniform and their families continue to make tremendous sacrifices to protect the freedoms that make America great -- and Missouri serves a vital role in the defense of our country. ...

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Health Care Law
Posted Monday, May 13, at 10:53 AM

As we approach the deadline for the president's health care law to go into effect, I continue to hear stories from Missourians who are concerned about the ways that this massive overhaul will impact their families, businesses, and communities. Unfortunately, recent reports have reinforced what many health care providers and small business advocates have feared for some time -- the president's health care law will burden Americans with trillions of dollars in new taxes, costly penalties, and new government obligations that will stifle job creation nationwide.. ...

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Prognosis for Obama care act troubling
Posted Wednesday, April 17, at 8:56 AM

In 2009, President Obama repeated a line that he and other Democrats used many times in describing Obamacare: "If you like your health care plan, you can keep [it]." Unfortunately, in the three years since the president signed his health care takeover into law, it's become increasingly clear that this flawed plan will only deliver more broken promises and more bad news for families and job creators nationwide...

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Energy/Carbon Tax
Posted Tuesday, April 9, at 1:41 PM

More American energy means more American jobs. But apparently, that isn't a lesson that President Obama or Senate Democrats have learned yet. In a recent floor debate surrounding the Democrat budget, I was glad to help Democrats and Republicans pass an amendment introduced by my colleague Senator Hoeven to move forward with the Keystone XL Pipeline. ...

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Good Energy Policies Equal American Jobs
Posted Friday, December 9, at 7:55 AM

As our nation's economy struggles to rebound, one of the best ways to jumpstart job creation is through good energy policies. Unfortunately, President Obama has delayed one of the largest domestic shovel-ready projects until after his reelection bid in 2012 -- stalling the creation of thousands of potential private sector jobs and postponing a critical project that would help strengthen our energy independence...

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Time To Level The Playing Field For Main Street Businesses In America
Posted Thursday, December 1, at 8:18 AM

With the holiday season upon us, Americans have officially kicked off their seasonal shopping and families are eagerly searching for the best bargains and discounts -- including through online retailers. Smart phones, tablets, laptops and other technologies make it simple and convenient for consumers to purchase their holiday wish lists with the click of a button. ...

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Bipartisan Initiatives To Help Veterans, Job Creators Are A Step In The Right Direction
Posted Thursday, November 10, at 3:18 PM

On the heels of the passage of the free trade agreements and recent bipartisan funding packages for agriculture and disaster relief, congressional leaders have demonstrated an ability to reach across the aisle and work together to pass solutions that will help spur economic growth...

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Long Term Infrastructure Plan Vital To America's Job Growth
Posted Friday, November 4, at 2:07 PM

In an attempt to sell Americans on his second stimulus proposal, President Obama staged yet another campaign-style speech this week -- this time, in front of a Washington, D.C. bridge in need of repairs just like so many other bridges and roadways nationwide...

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Key Agriculture Investments Are Vital To Job Creation Nationwide
Posted Friday, October 21, at 9:38 AM

With the nation focused on private sector job creation and looking for Washington to pass policies that will help spur economic development, one of the key areas for continued growth and opportunity in Missouri is the state's number one industry -- agriculture...

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President Obama's Second Stimulus
Posted Thursday, September 15, at 11:26 AM

Last week, President Barack Obama called together a joint session of Congress in an effort to roll out his so-called "jobs plan." While I believe the President raised the bar too high with his choice of venue, I urged him to use the opportunity to roll out a new set of ideas in order to jumpstart job growth by embracing pro-growth tax policies, reducing costly regulations, and sending Congress three pending trade bills for approval...

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Remembering 9/11
Posted Friday, September 9, at 3:48 PM

Just as most Americans can recall where they were at that moment, I clearly remember working in my office in the Capitol when terrorists attacked on 9/11. In a moment, the nation was shocked by tragedy -- mourning loved ones who were lost, wondering how this could ever happen on American soil, and facing the critical challenge of protecting our country from a seemingly unknown and ruthless enemy...

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Budget Control Act Is A Step In The Right Direction
Posted Friday, August 5, at 9:09 AM

It comes as no surprise to families and job creators in Missouri and across America that we are facing a critical point in our nation's financial future. National unemployment has remained above 8 percent for 29 months. We're borrowing 40 cents of every dollar. Washington has racked up more than $14 trillion in debt and counting. Small businesses are still struggling to make ends meet. And our country came very close to maxing out our federal borrowing limit this week...

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U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) serves as a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations as well as the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
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