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Women losing coverage under Obamacare, too
Topic - Roy Blunt
A top Senate Republican said Saturday that President Obama "has a lot of explaining to do" in his State of the Union speech about the weak economy and persistently high unemployment.
With a boost from some Hollywood royalty Wednesday, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are increasingly bullish about the likelihood they’ll be able to boost mental health spending in response to the Newtown school shooting, even as Democrats vowed not to let that spoil their push for a broader crackdown on gun ownership.
The Obama administration's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency is the latest Cabinet nominee to face stiff resistance from Republicans. Sen. Roy Blunt said Monday that he will place a hold on Gina McCarthy, poised to take over the reins of the EPA, until the Obama administration sets a clear time frame for its study of a long-delayed levee project in the senator's home state of Missouri.
Sen. Roy Blunt will place a hold on Gina McCarthy, the White House's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, until the Obama administration sets a time frame for its study of a long-delayed levee project in southeast Missouri.
Republican senators Sunday indicated that little support exists on Capitol Hill — even among some Democrats — for the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips called for in President Obama's gun control initiative.
The two Senate leaders were trying Saturday to hash out a tax-and-spending deal to avert this "fiscal cliff," even as both sides took to the airwaves to try to assure voters they want to get something done.
Defiant Rep. W. Todd Akin of Missouri vowed Tuesday to stay in his state's U.S. Senate race as the Republican nominee, letting pass an initial withdrawal deadline despite near-unanimous demands from Mitt Romney and a parade of prominent Republicans that he step aside after his insensitive remarks about rape and abortion.
Senators narrowly rebuffed a Republican-led attempt Thursday to undo President Obama's new contraception mandate as the culture wars and charges of religious freedom violations spilled out onto the chamber floor and both parties vowed to make the vote an issue in November's elections.
President Obama's efforts last week have failed to quell the fury over his decision to require most health plans to cover contraception. Republicans are still promising a fight in Congress, and two leading Catholic groups remain on the fence although the administration thought they had been won over.
Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, a supporter of Mitt Romney, won a Senate GOP leadership post Tuesday over Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, a tea party favorite.
The responsibility for naming U.S. warships has traditionally been left to the secretary of the Navy. That needs to change. President Obama's Navy secretary, Ray Mabus, has politicized the christening process to the point where some form of oversight is needed.
Former Missouri Senate candidate Robin Carnahan has settled a lawsuit with the Fox News Network alleging copyright infringement by one of her campaign ads.
Say what you will about Missouri's Sen.-elect Roy Blunt. He heard the electorate's verdict on congressional earmarks and he doesn't care. The man with a backbone says through a representative that he's not backing the ban and he "will fight for Missouri's fair share."
With campaign money from their national parties having never arrived or now on the sidelines, the candidates for a U.S. Senate seat in Missouri went one on one Thursday in their first debate.
A sign near the toilet said: "Text FLUSH to Robin." Above the restroom sink was another suggestion: "Text WASH to Robin."
The House version of the bill passed 406-1 last month, signaling broad bipartisan support, Mr. Blunt said.
He also noted the backing of Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley and Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch in the committee.