• McCaskill Challenges Top Safety Regulator on Whether Agency is Functioning as an Effective ‘cop on the beat’ »

    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today grilled David Friedman, Deputy Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on whether the agency is effectively operating as a needed “cop on the beat” when it comes to consumer safety.

    • McCaskill Congratulates Mo. Educators Named Middle School and High School ‘Principals of the Year’ »

      U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill met with and congratulated Dr. Ed Gettemeier (right) of Hardin Middle School in St. Charles, and Dr. Jason Snodgrass (left) of Fort Osage High School as 2014 Missouri Middle School and High School Principals of the Year.

      • One-Third of ‘Excess’ Military Equipment Sent to Local Police Departments was New, McCaskill Hearing Reveals »

        More than one-third of “excess” military equipment supplied to local police departments through federal programs was either never used by the U.S. military or in new condition—a finding revealed in a Senate hearing today led by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill examining the militarization of state and local police departments, following the fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo. police officer, and subsequent clashes between local police and protesters.

        • McCaskill Secures Purple Heart for St. Peters, Mo. Veteran »

          U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill attended a Purple Heart ceremony today at St. Peters City Hall honoring Vietnam veteran Patrick Howe, who was awarded a long-delayed Purple Heart with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters. Mr. Howe served in the Vietnam War where he was wounded in action in 1969. As a result, he was awarded a Purple Heart with a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster which recognized two of the three wounds he received. Mr. Howe did not receive two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters because his third wound was recorded but overlooked in his Service Treatment Records.

          • Joined by survivors and advocates, bipartisan Senators introduce Campus Safety and Accountability Act »

            New, bipartisan legislation introduced Wednesday takes aim at sexual assaults on college and university campuses by protecting and empowering students, and strengthening accountability and transparency for institutions—including establishing stiff penalties for non-compliance with the legislation’s new standards for training, data and best practices.

            • Claire Shines Spotlight on Outdated Agency Escaping Accountability »

              U.S. Senator and former Missouri State Auditor Claire McCaskill today shone a spotlight on the functions of a federal agency performing duplicative services and escaping accountability—an agency McCaskill is working to abolish.

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