Roy Blunt – MO

Current Position: US Senator since 2011
Affiliation: Republican

Building on a background as a public servant, university president, and teacher, Roy Blunt was elected to the United States Senate in 2010.

Senator Blunt serves as the Chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee and as the Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee. He also serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee; the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; and the Senate Rules Committee. He is also the Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (KY3) – U.S. officials are struggling to speed up the pace of evacuations in Afghanistan. The State Department does say it expects a major increase in the number to be airlifted soon.

Tensions are high outside the airport in Kabul after a video surfaced earlier this week showing families passing their children over walls and into the arms of soldiers in an effort to get them to airports.

During a visit to Columbia earlier this week, Missouri U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt was critical of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

“I’m not sure that a withdraw date would have been a good idea. I mean we’ve been in Germany for 75 years so the idea that we can’t stay somewhere in a relatively safe situation after you have entered a country and tried to make some changes is antithetical to everything we’ve always done.”

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Current Position: US Senator since 2011
Affiliation: Republican

Building on a background as a public servant, university president, and teacher, Roy Blunt was elected to the United States Senate in 2010.

Senator Blunt serves as the Chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee and as the Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee. He also serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee; the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; and the Senate Rules Committee. He is also the Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (KY3) – U.S. officials are struggling to speed up the pace of evacuations in Afghanistan. The State Department does say it expects a major increase in the number to be airlifted soon.

Tensions are high outside the airport in Kabul after a video surfaced earlier this week showing families passing their children over walls and into the arms of soldiers in an effort to get them to airports.

During a visit to Columbia earlier this week, Missouri U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt was critical of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

“I’m not sure that a withdraw date would have been a good idea. I mean we’ve been in Germany for 75 years so the idea that we can’t stay somewhere in a relatively safe situation after you have entered a country and tried to make some changes is antithetical to everything we’ve always done.”

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Roy Blunt

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The people of Southwest Missouri overwhelmingly elected Senator Blunt seven times to the U.S. House of Representatives. Senator Blunt was elected the Majority Whip earlier in his career than any Member of Congress in eight decades, and he was elected to the Senate leadership during his first year in the Senate. Before serving in Congress, he was a history teacher, a county official, and in 1984 became the first Republican elected as Missouri’s Secretary of State in more than 50 years. Senator Blunt also served four years as the president of Southwest Baptist University, his alma mater, in Bolivar, Missouri. Senator Blunt earned an M.A. in history from Missouri State University.

Senator Blunt is a member of the Smithsonian Council for American Art and is a Trustee of the State Historical Society of Missouri. Senator Blunt is also a member of the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees.

The Senator is married to Abigail Blunt and has four children: Matt Blunt, Amy Blunt, Andy Blunt, and Charlie (age 16). Blunt has six grandchildren: Davis Mosby, Ben Blunt, Branch Blunt, Eva Mosby, Allyson Blunt, and Brooks Blunt.

 

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Josh HawleyJosh Hawley – MO

Current Position: US Senator since 2019
Affiliation: Republican

Raised in rural Missouri, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley previously served as Missouri’s Attorney General. There he earned a reputation for taking on the big and the powerful to protect Missouri workers and families. He has battled big government and big business, special interests, organized crime, and anyone who would threaten the well-being of Missourians.

Senator Hawley is recognized as one of the nation’s leading constitutional lawyers. He has litigated at the Supreme Court of the United States, the federal courts of appeals, and in state court, fighting for the people’s liberties. He previously fought Obamacare at the Supreme Court — and won — as one of the lead attorneys in the landmark Hobby Lobby case. He was also a lead attorney in the Hosanna-Tabor case at the Supreme Court, protecting the rights of churches.

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Hawley: Biden "must resign" following attack in Afghanistan
KCTV5, Nick SloanAugust 26, 2021 (Short)

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) — U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley is calling for President Joe Biden to resign from office following Thursday’s attack on American soldiers and Afghan allies in Afghanistan.

In a statement, Hawley said the United States is “forever indebted to the brave Marines” who died on Thursday.

He also called for Biden to resign.

“To say that today’s loss of American lives in Kabul is sickening does not begin to do justice to what has happened, Hawley said. “It is enraging. And Joe Biden is responsible. It is now clear beyond all doubt that he has neither the capacity nor the will to lead. He must resign.”

It was the deadliest attack on American soldiers in Afghanistan in over a decade.

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Current Position: US Senator since 2019
Affiliation: Republican

Raised in rural Missouri, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley previously served as Missouri’s Attorney General. There he earned a reputation for taking on the big and the powerful to protect Missouri workers and families. He has battled big government and big business, special interests, organized crime, and anyone who would threaten the well-being of Missourians.

Senator Hawley is recognized as one of the nation’s leading constitutional lawyers. He has litigated at the Supreme Court of the United States, the federal courts of appeals, and in state court, fighting for the people’s liberties. He previously fought Obamacare at the Supreme Court — and won — as one of the lead attorneys in the landmark Hobby Lobby case. He was also a lead attorney in the Hosanna-Tabor case at the Supreme Court, protecting the rights of churches.

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Hawley: Biden “must resign” following attack in Afghanistan
KCTV5, Nick SloanAugust 26, 2021 (Short)

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) — U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley is calling for President Joe Biden to resign from office following Thursday’s attack on American soldiers and Afghan allies in Afghanistan.

In a statement, Hawley said the United States is “forever indebted to the brave Marines” who died on Thursday.

He also called for Biden to resign.

“To say that today’s loss of American lives in Kabul is sickening does not begin to do justice to what has happened, Hawley said. “It is enraging. And Joe Biden is responsible. It is now clear beyond all doubt that he has neither the capacity nor the will to lead. He must resign.”

It was the deadliest attack on American soldiers in Afghanistan in over a decade.

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A native of small town Lexington, Missouri in rural Lafayette County, Senator Hawley graduated from Rockhurst High School in Kansas City. After graduating from Stanford University in 2002 and Yale Law School in 2006, he moved back home to mid-Missouri with his wife, Erin, where they started a family. They are the proud parents of three young children: Elijah, Blaise, and Abigail.

Since taking office, Senator Hawley has been a leading champion in Congress for working families. He’s worked across the aisle to deliver protections for kids online, led the fight for direct payments to working people during the COVID-19 pandemic, and taken steps to crack down on predatory landlords. Senator Hawley has also rolled out proposals to protect American workers from foreign trade cheating, especially from China, and has been an advocate for ending the offshoring of jobs and boosting manufacturing the United States.

Senator Hawley has taken on corporate special interests to level playing field for the American worker as well. He boldly stood up to the abuses of Big Tech and Wall Street and has worked to reign in the power of these mega companies while championing innovation, entrepreneurship, and small businesses. Senator Hawley has also worked to keep our communities safe by confronting illegal immigration, and challenging big opioid manufacturers and human traffickers – during his time as the former Attorney General of Missouri and in the U.S. Senate. As a fierce defender of the Constitution, Senator Hawley is committed to protecting Missourians’ First and Second Amendment rights.

Senator Hawley serves on the Senate Committees on the Judiciary, Armed Services, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

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