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February 2015
Federal Times: Bipartisan bill strengthens IG subpoena powers

A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation Feb. 26 to strengthen agency inspectors general and improve oversight and misconduct investigations.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: COLUMN: McClellan: Three happy(ish) endings for people from the past

After the column, she was contacted by the offices of Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill. Both offices offered to help. Medicaid said its earlier decision was incorrect. With Medicaid coverage restored, she was again eligible for help from the Missouri Kidney Program with her prescription drugs. She has appealed the Medicare decision but is again doing well. When the weather breaks, she and Millie will resume their walks.

The Detroit News: 12 senators push for crackdown on campus assaults

A bipartisan group of 12 U.S. senators introduced legislation Thursday that would do more to protect students from sexual assault and require colleges and universities to do more to investigate allegations.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Bipartisan Sex-Assault Bill Is Back on the Senate’s Agenda

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Thursday released a bill meant to fight sexual assault on college campuses.

KTVO-TV: Senator Claire McCaskill proposes bill to end dating violence

February is 'Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month', and a bill co-sponsored by United States Senator Claire McCaskill would help put an end to that violence.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: McCaskill says NFL teams thinking of drafting Winston should first see sexual assault film

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said Thursday that NFL teams considering drafting Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston should first see a new documentary on sexual assault on cam

Springfield News-Leader: Challenge to health care subsidies could mean a new headache for GOP

Sen. Roy Blunt hopes the Supreme Court eliminates the health care subsidies flowing to people in Missouri and more than 30 other states under the Affordable Care Act.

Washington Post: Key senators introduce bipartisan bill to expand powers of inspectors general

Three key senators on Thursday proposed bipartisan legislation to expand the authority of the official agency watchdogs and ensure that their work does not meet with interference.

McClatchy: Mend loophole on wireless auctions, McCaskill warns FCC

Pressure is building for the Federal Communications Commission to investigate last month’s record-setting auction of valuable wireless licenses – and for the agency to change the rules for future auctions.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Just returned from Cuban trip, McCaskill calls for lifting trade embargo

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., is calling for an end to the trade embargo on Cuba, a move that will meet with heavy resistance from Republicans on Capitol Hill.

St. Louis Public Radio: McCaskill: Ending embargo against Cuba would be 'boon' for Missouri businesses

Just back from a trip to Cuba, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., says ending the embargo would be a win-win for both sides.

Southeast Missourian: McCaskill said she would support ending Cuba embargo

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said Monday she will support legislation to lift the United States' trade embargo with Cuba, days after she returned from a trip there.

Springfield News-Leader: After Cuba visit, McCaskill more convinced embargo should be lifted

Sen. Claire McCaskill already was pretty convinced the 53-year-old U.S. trade embargo against Cuba was bad for American interests, bad for Missouri farmers and bad for the Cuban people. After visiting the communist country, her opinion has only gotten stronger.

Jefferson City News-Tribune: McCaskill: Time for US to end Cuban embargo

Just back from a special trip to Cuba, Missouri’s U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill told reporters Monday it’s time to end the United States’ half-century trade embargo with the Caribbean island nation.

Associated Press: Missouri Sen. McCaskill For End to Trade Embargo with Cuba

Missouri’s U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill says she supports legislation to end the trade embargo with Cuba.

McClatchy: McCaskill says Cuban officials worried after embargo lifted

The Castro regime is busy trying to tamp down sky-high expectations among Cubans eager for a closer relationship with the U.S., Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., told reporters after a trip to the communist-run Caribbean island.

USA Today: GM names new top lawyer

General Motors (GM) announced today that it appointed Craig Glidden, 57, as executive vice president and general counsel, effective March 1.

Warrensburg Daily-Star Journal: Opinion: Quit playing games with national security

What do these House members think will happen now that they have targeted a fellow Missourian, a fellow member of Congress, for criticism? Do they think McCaskill, a fiercely independent woman, a former Jackson County prosecutor and the most moderate member of the Senate, is going to be bullied because a few House members ganged up on her? 

CBS News: Senators pushing more Cuban talks aimed at firming ties

A new round of negotiations to restore full diplomatic ties with Cuba will take place next week in Washington, according to a delegation of U.S. senators who said they were hopeful the two sides would reach a deal soon.

Warrensburg Daily-Star Journal: Loophole keeps offenders off registry

U.S. Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, and Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, introduced bipartisan legislation to close a legal loophole that enables sex offenders convicted under the Uniform Military Code of Justice to evade registration with the National Sex Offender Registry.

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