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Rep. Jeanie Lauer and Rep. Corlew talk while the House debates REAL ID on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Photo by Tim Bommel, House Communications

This Week in the Missouri Legislature: Week of March 27

This Week in the Missouri Legislature: Week of March 27

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s legislature returned to session this week following spring break, and both chambers pushed forward with several items of a contentious nature. In the House… The most notable thing to take place in the Missouri House of Representatives this week happened off the House floor. The budget committee spent more than

Rep. Jeanie Lauer and Rep. Corlew talk while the House debates REAL ID on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Photo by Tim Bommel, House Communications

All eyes turn to Senate as House passes REAL ID

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House managed to finally pass the highly-contested REAL ID bill Thursday afternoon. The issue of REAL ID has been a hotly-debated one in the General Assembly. The true battle has not been between Democrats and Republicans; rather, Rpublicans have fought amongst themselves. Both the arguments for and against the bill

Speaker Todd Richardson and Eric Greitens at the Federalist Society's Capitol Forum Jan. 23, 2017.

House and Senate accomplishments (so far) in the 2017 session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Thus far, the 2017 legislative session has seen multiple wins for the supermajority Republican caucus as major pieces of labor and tort reform have found their way to the governor’s desk with a chief executive eager to sign them. “We’re thrilled to get to Spring Break week having delivered on a

Missourians Should Be Able to Choose a Driver’s License that Complies with REAL ID

By Kevin Corlew, State Representative for District 14  The Missouri General Assembly is considering legislation that would give Missourians the ability to choose a state-issued driver’s license that complies with the federal REAL ID Act. In 2005, the U.S. Congress unanimously passed the REAL ID Act, which was signed into law by President George W.


Missouri lawmakers face off in REAL ID debates, but accomplish little

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While tension has been building among the Senate over the proposed REAL ID legislation in the past few days, it was the House that threw the first punches in the ring. What is REAL ID? The REAL ID Act was first brought about 2005, following the aftermath of 9/11, and was


Senate Democratic Caucus puts forward 2017 legislative priorities

Good jobs, good schools, and safe communities for all Missourians top Democratic agenda JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Senate Democratic Caucus today put forward their legislative priorities for the 2017 Legislative Session. This comprehensive set of bills will help to ensure good schools, good jobs, and safe communities for all Missourians. “I’m proud to

The House Committee on Government Efficiency meets to hear legislation on Real ID and motor vehicle registration on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

Real ID opposition finally appears in House committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The issue of Real ID managed to make it through the entire Senate committee hearing last week without a single opponent speaking against the bill. But opposition to the federally-approved identification finally appeared in Tuesday afternoon’s hearing in the House Committee on Government Efficiency. Rep. Kevin Corlew is the sponsor of

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Real ID makes first appearance in committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the deadline looming, Missouri lawmakers have renewed their push to get Real ID in the Show-Me State. Legislation to seeking to comply with the federal standard for identification was heard by the Senate Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs on Thursday morning, as well as two other bills. Both Sens.

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REAL ID legislation moves forward in House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – REAL ID, the measure that would allow Missourians to get identification suitable to enter federal buildings and military installations, as well as fly domestically, advanced to the House floor Tuesday afternoon after it passed the House Select Committee on General Laws 7-2. Missouri’s current state-issued identification, including driver’s licenses, does not

Corlew seeks to make REAL ID an option for Missourians

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Kevin Corlew, R-Kansas City, and Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, have entered into the controversy surrounding Real ID in the state of Missouri, with a different take on the situation – why not let citizens decide if they want that kind of identification? The Real ID Act became a federal law in