WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement after voting to begin debate on House-passed legislation that would repeal and replace Obamacare. The Senate now has the opportunity to consider amendments to the measure before it comes to a final vote. “Obamacare has left Missouri families with higher costs, fewer options, and less access to quality health care,” Blunt said. “With today’s vote, I’m glad the Senate is moving forward with debate…"Blunt Votes to Move Forward on Bill to Repeal & Replace Obamacare"
WASHINGTON – During the Senate Republican Leadership stakeout today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) called on his Senate Democratic colleagues to confirm President Trump’s cabinet selections and allow the government to be put in place. On this day in 2009, the Senate had confirmed the majority of President Obama’s cabinet-level nominees, along with several other senior government officials. By comparison, Blunt noted that Senate Democrats have only allowed votes on five of President Trump’s nominees.…"Blunt Calls on Senate Democrats to Confirm Cabinet Nominees"
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST): 7:10 p.m. A freshman congressman from Florida, John Rutherford, has been wheeled out of the Capitol on a stretcher. No other information is available about Rutherford’s condition. His office did not immediately return requests inquiring about his condition."Fla. congressman taken from Capitol on stretcher"