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September 20, 2011 | By Michael Muskal
Sen. Roy Blunt, a key Republican political insider, will head Mitt Romney's effort to secure congressional support for the former Massachusetts governor's presidential bid, the latest move by the GOP establishment to close ranks for 2012. The announcement of Blunt's campaign role comes as some Republicans seek to stop Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the leader for the GOP nod, and amid polls that show that Romney may have a slightly better chance to unseat President Obama. There is already talk in some Republican circles that, Perry, who has greater support among staunch conservatives such as those in the “tea party” movement, is unable to appeal to independents needed by the GOP to keep control of the House and to possibly win the Senate.
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March 18, 2013 | By Neela Banerjee
WASHINGTON -- Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt said on Monday that he is placing a hold on Gina McCarthy, President Obama's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency, which could delay a full Senate vote on the nominee. Blunt said the hold would remain in place until the Obama administration issued a timeline for release of a draft Environmental Impact Statement for the St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway Project. The project calls for installing pumping stations and closing a 1,500-foot gap in the Mississippi River levee system in southeast Missouri.
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March 18, 2013 | By Neela Banerjee
WASHINGTON -- Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt said on Monday that he is placing a hold on Gina McCarthy, President Obama's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency, which could delay a full Senate vote on the nominee. Blunt said the hold would remain in place until the Obama administration issued a timeline for release of a draft Environmental Impact Statement for the St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway Project. The project calls for installing pumping stations and closing a 1,500-foot gap in the Mississippi River levee system in southeast Missouri.
NEWS
September 20, 2011 | By Michael Muskal
Sen. Roy Blunt, a key Republican political insider, will head Mitt Romney's effort to secure congressional support for the former Massachusetts governor's presidential bid, the latest move by the GOP establishment to close ranks for 2012. The announcement of Blunt's campaign role comes as some Republicans seek to stop Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the leader for the GOP nod, and amid polls that show that Romney may have a slightly better chance to unseat President Obama. There is already talk in some Republican circles that, Perry, who has greater support among staunch conservatives such as those in the “tea party” movement, is unable to appeal to independents needed by the GOP to keep control of the House and to possibly win the Senate.
NATIONAL
February 3, 2006 | Mary Curtius and Richard Simon, Times Staff Writers
In choosing Rep. John A. Boehner of Ohio as the new House majority leader Thursday, Republicans sought to put a new face on a party reeling from scandals and worried about maintaining its congressional majority. In an upset, Boehner won a tense closed-door vote that went to a second ballot. Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri, the acting majority leader, had been favored to win the election.
NATIONAL
September 30, 2005 | Mary Curtius, Times Staff Writer
House Republicans struggled Thursday to regain their political balance, one day after House Majority Leader Tom DeLay relinquished his leadership position after being indicted by a grand jury in his home state of Texas. As he worked to unite the party and turn its attention back to the legislative agenda, Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri, DeLay's successor as majority leader, faced ethics questions himself.
NATIONAL
October 28, 2010 | By James Oliphant, Tribune Washington Bureau
This was supposed to be the wrong year for Washington insiders. But no point telling that to Republican Senate candidates such as Roy Blunt and Dan Coats. Blunt is a longtime member of Congress from Missouri who led the Republican House shoulder-to-shoulder with the disgraced Tom DeLay, the former Texas lawmaker considered by some to be the very symbol of Republican hubris and overreach. Blunt voted for the massive Medicare expansion plan in 2003 and the Wall Street bailout in 2008.
NEWS
April 13, 2012 | By Mitchell Landsberg
Mitt Romney drew a warm reception from the National Rifle Assn. on Friday as he attacked President Obama for “employing every imaginable ruse and ploy” to restrict gun rights, which Romney pledged not to do if elected in November. Although gun control groups have complained that Obama has done little to support their cause, Romney took a page from the NRA leadership, which has been saying that the president is waiting for a second term to crack down on firearms. He warned that Obama would “remake” the Supreme Court in a second term, threatening constitutional freedoms.
NATIONAL
February 12, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.) said he would not seek reelection. Shadegg becomes the 29th House Republican in the last 13 months to opt out. He is best known for his unsuccessful challenge to Republican leader John A. Boehner of Ohio and Minority Whip Roy Blunt of Missouri for the top GOP position.
NATIONAL
July 28, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Republican leaders may plan a House vote on whether to raise the $5.15 minimum wage before leaving this weekend for a five-week recess. Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said the plan was for a vote before week's end. But Majority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), said that although Republican leaders were working to pass the increase, "no decisions have been made." Rep. Michael N. Castle (R-Del.
NATIONAL
October 28, 2010 | By James Oliphant, Tribune Washington Bureau
This was supposed to be the wrong year for Washington insiders. But no point telling that to Republican Senate candidates such as Roy Blunt and Dan Coats. Blunt is a longtime member of Congress from Missouri who led the Republican House shoulder-to-shoulder with the disgraced Tom DeLay, the former Texas lawmaker considered by some to be the very symbol of Republican hubris and overreach. Blunt voted for the massive Medicare expansion plan in 2003 and the Wall Street bailout in 2008.
NATIONAL
February 3, 2006 | Mary Curtius and Richard Simon, Times Staff Writers
In choosing Rep. John A. Boehner of Ohio as the new House majority leader Thursday, Republicans sought to put a new face on a party reeling from scandals and worried about maintaining its congressional majority. In an upset, Boehner won a tense closed-door vote that went to a second ballot. Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri, the acting majority leader, had been favored to win the election.
NATIONAL
September 30, 2005 | Mary Curtius, Times Staff Writer
House Republicans struggled Thursday to regain their political balance, one day after House Majority Leader Tom DeLay relinquished his leadership position after being indicted by a grand jury in his home state of Texas. As he worked to unite the party and turn its attention back to the legislative agenda, Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri, DeLay's successor as majority leader, faced ethics questions himself.
WORLD
April 27, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sought Thursday to explain to U.S. lawmakers a March comment that seemed to minimize Japan's role in forcing thousands of Asian women into sexual slavery during World War II. Abe's first U.S. trip as prime minister comes as lawmakers consider a nonbinding resolution that urges Japan to apologize formally for its role in coercing women to serve as "comfort women" for Japan's military. Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.
NATIONAL
June 14, 2002 | From Associated Press
House Republicans pushed through legislation Thursday granting permanent tax relief to married couples, overriding Democratic complaints that they were draining Social Security trust funds to gain election-year advantage. The 271-142 vote sent the bill to the Senate, where Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) gave it a tepid reception. "We don't want to have a $42-billion annual tax increase that goes into effect Jan. 1, 2011, because people are married," said Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.). But Rep.
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