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RELEASE: U.S. term limits resolution advances in Missouri Legislature

Jefferson City, MO – United for Missouri’s Executive Director Carl Bearden praised the Missouri State Senate’s Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions, and Ethics Committee for recommending passage of Missouri’s U.S. Term Limit concurrent resolution (SCR14). SCR14 applies to Congress for the calling of an Article V convention of states to propose an amendment to the United

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Missouri Republicans call on McCaskill to confirm Gorsuch

Missouri’s constitutional originalists urged Senate Democrats in Washington D.C. to confirm Neil Gorsuch as the next justice of the Supreme Court in a press conference last week. Rep. Paul Curtman, one of the General Assembly’s more libertarian voices, specifically called on Missouri’s U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill to allow a vote on the judge, who Curtman

U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner meets with Missourians during the annual Lincoln Days event in Springfield, Mo.

Lincoln Days kicks off, Republicans wonder if Wagner will run for U.S. Senate

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Republicans are in a festive mood this weekend, as conservatives gather from all across the state for the annual Lincoln Days event. The long-running tradition, held in Springfield this year, is focused on celebrating a monumental win in the November elections, as well as looking forward to the future. Hundreds turned out

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Ashcroft weighs in on new immigration order on FOX Business

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft made an appearance on the Fox Business Network Monday to speak about a revised immigration order from President Donald Trump. In the interview with Stuart Varney, he said he believed this one would pass legal muster. “Obviously there will be people that will complain; you

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St. Louis County Circuit Court to play role in Trump’s labor secretary nomination

ST. LOUIS – Two days before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions holds its confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Labor, Andrew Puzder, a Missouri Court will debate whether or not his divorce records go public. Puzder, a longtime resident of St. Louis, is the CEO of CKE

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Charter school advocates call on McCaskill to support Betsy DeVos

WASHINGTON  – As President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education heads towards a Senate confirmation vote next week, charter school advocates are encouraging U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill to reconsider her opposition to Betsy DeVos. In a phone conference Wednesday morning, Gerard Robinson, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and St Louis attorney

Rep. Travis Fitzwater testifies before the Jefferson City Council on Uber.

Fitzwater pens letter urging McCaskill to confirm Pruitt

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –  Following a major effort by members of the Republican Legislature last week, Rep. Travis Fitzwater, R-Holts Summit, wrote an open letter to U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill Wednesday asking her to confirm Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Although many Democrats and environmentalists fear Pruitt’s

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Missouri Republicans call on McCaskill to confirm Pruitt as EPA head

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s GOP lawmakers really want to see President-elect Donald Trump’s pick, Scott Pruitt, take over the Environmental Protection Agenc (EPA). In fact, they’ve now filed two resolutions in the Missouri Senate and House to get the ball rolling. Missouri State Senator Gary Romine of Farmington and State Representative Travis Fitzwater of

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Holden backs Trump’s pick for China ambassador

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – News broke in early December that President-elect Donald Trump selected Terry Branstad to serve as the U.S. ambassador to China. “Governor Branstad obviously is Iowa’s longest-serving governor, someone who has considerable public policy experience but also someone who has a lot of experience and great grasp of trade issues, agriculture issues,

Sen. Roy Blunt at an NRA endorsement event in Columbia, Mo. Aug. 11, 2016. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Blunt to showcase the Show Me State in presidential inauguration

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senator Roy Blunt has served in a number of capacities in his congressional career, but “party planner” may be a new one. The Missouri Republican will preside over the Capitol’s biggest political celebration: Inauguration Day. Blunt is the head of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Activities, or the JCCIC. The U.S.

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