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August 2018
KFVS: $20K given to the City of Hayti for new police vehicle

Senator Claire McCaskill announced that $20,300 in federal funding has been awarded to the City of Hayti for a new police vehicle.

Sedalia Democrat: Broadband access to expand in Pettis County

McCaskill added to Blunt’s statement saying, “There’s more work to be done, but this is an important step toward connecting rural communities throughout Missouri with high-speed broadband — a service that is only becoming more and more necessary for small businesses, farmers, healthcare providers, students and schools. I will continue to monitor this first-of-its-kind program to ensure the agency and the winning bidders are delivering on the promises they made to rural Missouri.”

Herald-Whig: Knox County provider awarded money for high-speed broadband

Sen. Claire McCaskill called the announcement "an important step toward connecting rural communities throughout Missouri."

Joplin Globe: McCaskill holds tariff roundtable with manufacturers, farmers

Missouri business owners and farmers gathered in St. Louis on Monday for a roundtable discussion on the impact of President Donald Trump's tariffs with U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.

KRTS: Senator McCaskill Hosts Business Roundtable on Tariffs

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  St. Louis-area business leaders had the opportunity to voice their concerns about the impact of the Administration’s trade policies.

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill hosted a business roundtable Monday morning at the Thomas Eagleton U.S. Courthouse  in downtown St. Louis. 

Columbia Missourian: FCC allocates over $254 million to support broadband expansion in Missouri

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., called the Connect America Fund auction “an important step toward connecting rural communities throughout Missouri with high-speed broadband — a service that is only becoming more and more necessary for small businesses, farmers, healthcare providers, students and schools,” in a statement Tuesday.

NewsPress Now: Missouri businesses have stake in tariff dispute

The front lines of a trade war can be found in an American farm field or a brewery that markets globally.

News Tribune: McCaskill: Missouri manufacturers could be undercut by tariffs

McCaskill held an event Monday in St. Louis to hear from manufacturers and farmers from across the state about how they've been impacted by 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent tariffs on aluminum imports.

St. Louis Post Dispatch: From beer to beans, Missouri industries feel the pain of tariffs

From boats to beer to beans, the trade war is hurting Missouri’s economy.

That’s the message that 11 business executives and farmers had for Sen. Claire McCaskill at a hearing Monday in St. Louis. All made clear that they’ll suffer lasting damage if they don’t get relief soon from tariffs imposed by the United States, China and other nations.

Joplin Globe: McCaskill holds tariff roundtable with manufacturers, farmers

Missouri business owners and farmers gathered in St. Louis on Monday for a roundtable discussion on the impact of President Donald Trump's tariffs with U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.

McCaskill, the ranking Democrat on the U.S. Senate's Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, convened the event with Greg Scheurich, president of Joplin's CNC Machine Products; James Tucker, owner of Tucker Farms in Willard; Benjamin Cast, president of Lowe Boats in Lebanon; and others.

Washington Post: Senate passes bill to require lobbyists to disclose any criminal convictions

The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Thursday to require lobbyists to publicly disclose if they have been convicted of a variety of financial and other crimes, a vote that came just days after the conviction of President Trump’s former campaign chairman.

St. Louis Post Dispatch: Anthem health insurance makes deals with two main air ambulance companies to cover airlifts for Missouri customers

After reports of hefty medical bills and pressure from lawmakers, Anthem health insurance now covers emergency air ambulance services from the two main companies that airlift injured and sick people to St. Louis hospitals.

Ozarks First: Missouri Senators Support Trump Administration Defense Bill

On the Democratic side, Senator Claire Mccaskill, who helped shape the original legislation, also supports the bill.

One major feature of the budget -- securing funding for FA 18 jets, which are manufactured in St. Louis and create jobs in Missouri.

Cedar Republican: Pulling a rabbit out of a hat, and from under regulations

Magician gets help from Sen. McCaskill

ABC News: Livid lawmakers clash with feds over safety of unaccompanied immigrant children

“You're catching these children and then you're releasing them and everyone goes like this: 'not my problem!'” Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., exclaimed incredulously.

Axios: Trump proposes funding cuts for government watchdogs

President Trump has proposed slashing funds for Inspector General offices — nonpartisan government watchdogs — at five different agencies, according to a new report released on Wednesday by Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill.

Rolla Daily News: Phelps County signed agreement to fully implement Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

The Phelps County Commissioners signed a User Agreement with St. Louis County on Tuesday, Aug. 14, which when submitted will enact PDMP legislation requiring every pharmacy in Phelps County to provide information on each prescription pharmacies dispense to the St. Louis County PDMP, including mail-order prescriptions.

KRMS: McCaskill Report Highlights Disturbing Opioid Statistics

A Missouri lawmaker is calling for stronger enforcement from the DEA after more than a billion doses of opioids were shipped into the state. A report shows that 1.6 billion doses were shipped in between 2012 and 2017, with portions of southwest Missouri among the largest recipients.  

St. Louis American: People with pre-existing conditions deserve quality healthcare

No matter where I go in Missouri, folks are worried about healthcare. Worried about whether they’ll be able to afford a trip to the emergency room, afraid they can’t afford their prescriptions, or anxious they won’t be able to afford coverage because they’ll lose protections that prohibit insurance companies from discriminating against folks just because they’ve had the nerve to be sick before.

KRMS: McCaskill Bill Would Help Protect Seniors with Student Loan Debt

Senator Claire McCaskill is sponsoring the “Protecting Seniors with Student Loans Act” to increase social security benefits protected from garnishment by the Department of Education.  The proposal would raise the amount of protected benefits from $750 a month to just under $1200 a month. 

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