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  • Portman and McCaskill Introduce Federal Permitting Improvement Act of 2015 »

    U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) today introduced the Federal Permitting Improvement Act of 2015, bipartisan legislation designed to streamline and improve the federal permitting process, which is currently laden with uncertainty and unpredictability that hinders investment, economic growth, and job creation. The Federal Permitting Improvement Act is modeled on the commonsense, bipartisan permit-streamlining reforms of the 2006 and 2012 transportation bills and recommendations from the President’s Jobs Council, as well as other studies. U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) are original cosponsors.

    • Campus Sexual Assault—McCaskill Rallies Colleague Support for Bipartisan Bill »

      U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today testified before the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism on her legislation to combat sexual assaults on college campuses—a bipartisan effort to protect and empower students, and strengthen accountability and transparency for institutions and law enforcement.

      • McCaskill, Ayotte, Fischer, Levin Hold Press Conference Reacting to Military Report on Sexual Assaults »

        U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill, Kelly Ayotte, Deb Fischer, and Carl Levin held a press conference today to react to a new report that show a drop in the number of sexual assaults in the U.S. military, combined with an increase in the number of victims coming forward to report such assaults.

        • McCaskill to Auto Safety Nominee: Agency Must Be ‘feared and respected’ »

          U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today questioned Dr. Mark Rosekind, who has been nominated to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, on how the agency can better exercise authority and oversight of the auto industry, in light of ignition switch problems at GM and airbag malfunctions at Takata that have both been linked to a number of consumer deaths.

          • Domestic Violence in Professional Sports—McCaskill Grills League Representatives »

            U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today grilled representatives from the four major sports leagues on the rate of domestic violence in professional sports, and whether the leagues are adequately protecting victims and holding perpetrators accountable.

            • McCaskill, Feinstein Settle World Series Wager »

              U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill served California Senator Dianne Feinstein Kansas City’s legendary Arthur Bryant’s BBQ and beer from Kansas City’s Boulevard Brewing Company to settle a wager on the 2014 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants.After attending their first World Series in 29 years and making baseball history by going 8-0 in the playoffs, the Royals ultimately lost to the Giants 3-4 in the Series.

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