Originally published on Fri February 28, 2014 11:18 am
Missouri’s two U.S. senators – Republican Roy Blunt and Democrat Claire McCaskill – are joining forces as they raise concerns about the Defense Department’s proposed cuts in spending for the National Guard.
The trims would have a $34 million economic impact on Missouri through 2016, Blunt told reporters Thursday. The reduced spending would primarily affect Guard operations in Springfield, Warrensburg and St. Joseph, he said.
Kansas City won’t be getting the volume of federal funding it’s been accustomed to for preparation against terrorist attacks and natural disasters, said Sen. Claire McCaskill, meeting with Kansas City reporters.
The Senator said the mood toward smaller government will work against paying for disaster aid the way it has been since Sept. 11.
Kansas City has been excluded from a list of to 25 cities to get public safety and disaster aid.
McCaskill doubts funding will return for what many consider municipal responsibilities.
We’re nearing the end of this year’s legislative session in Washington, but things aren’t cooling off quite yet.
In the second part of Tuesday's Up to Date, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill joins Steve Kraske to discuss the future of the farm bill, the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the recent House budget deal and what’s going on with John Boehner after his speech about the Tea Party to Republican lawmakers.
Senator Claire McCaskill feels it’s too early to say how she would lean toward federal funding of renovations at KCI Airport.
The Missouri Democrat says she understands the single-terminal “A” concept stirs passions.
The Senator was waiting amid the noise of Gates Barbecue in Independence when she talked with a pair of reporters, saying it’s too soon for serious conversation about the airport since there isn’t even a proposal for change.
The Mayor has appointed an ad hoc commission to recommend changes to the airport.
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri, criticized state lawmakers Tuesday for failing to pass a transportation bill, while previewing federal legislation to improve the nation’s infrastructure.
McCaskill called the state’s $600 million construction budget to oversee 33,000 miles of roadways a “recipe for disaster.”
“We cannot have a strong economy in Missouri if we do not have an ongoing commitment to investing in our highways, our bridges, and even our lochs and dams, and projects on our great rivers,” McCaskill said.
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, says that falling over the so-called fiscal cliff, the deep program cuts, and big tax increases set to hit January 1st wouldn’t be as dramatic as some people imagine.
After the tragedy in Connecticut, many are now looking to Congress and the President to enact legislation that will curb gun violence. But Missouri’s Senators don’t agree on what that response should be.
Senator Claire McCaskill did something few thought possible last night - she won a decisive re-election victory over Representative Todd Akin in one of the most closely watched Congressional races in the country.
Suburban Missouri has been a battleground in the U.S. Senate race. KCUR’s Frank Morris was in Chesterfield, outside St. Louis, with the Akin campaign, before he conceded to Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill.
Seeking re-election, Mo. Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill said she expects crossover support from Republicans who will vote for Mitt Romney for President and are displeased with her opponent, Todd Akin.
Incumbent Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill and Republican challenger Todd Akin squared off in their final debate of the campaign Thursday night. Those hoping for a slugfest were probably disappointed.