McCaskill will filibuster Gorsuch while colleagues support, Capitol metal detector to be removed

April 3, 2017

 

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2 Democratic senators split over support for Gorsuch
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Editorial: Democrats, don`t seek revenge by filibustering Neil...
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Americans For Prosperity Condemns Senator McCaskill’s Decision To Oppose Judge Gorsuch

JEFFERSON CITY – Americans for Prosperity-Missouri strongly condemns Senator Claire McCaskill’s decision to filibuster and oppose Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States. Recently, the Kansas City Star reported that Sen. McCaskill was inclined to support Judge Gorsuchs nomination. However just days later, Sen. McCaskill announced she will not support his confirmation and will participate in the unprecedented Democrat filibuster.

State Director Jeremy Cady issued the following statement:

“It is utterly disappointing Senator McCaskill is playing politics with the Nation’s highest court. Missourians made their voice heard in November and clearly stated they supported nominating a Supreme Court justice that would not legislate from the bench. Her rationale why she opposes Judge Gorsuch simply shows she is out of touch with Missouri.

“Judge Gorsuch’s record speaks to his commitment to the rule of law. It’s hypocritical for Democratic Senators to confirm Judge Gorsuch to the U.S. 10th Circuit in an overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion only to turn around and filibuster his Supreme Court nomination ten years later. I hope Senator McCaskill will reconsider her position and do what’s right for Missourians and the United States of America.”

StL fan supports stadium but not soccer, Trump fights conservatives, McCaskill’s Supreme Court vote likely political

March 31, 2017

 

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Prevailing wage law helps construction workers, veterans
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Firms behind jobs program spurned by Greitens wooing other...
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Calling the Previous Question
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Is a Soccer Stadium Worth the Money for St. Louis?
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To speak on labor reform, occupational licensing reform, and tax reform.

Date: April 28, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Appearance: Speaking to the Greater Ozark’s Pachyderm Club
Outlet: Greater Ozark's Pachyderms Club
Location: Springfield, MO
Format: Other

Greitens opposes Obamacare Expansion, McCaskill opposes affordable energy

March 30, 2017

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Missouri Senate committee approves Scottrade Center legislation;...
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Sens. McCaskill and Blunt of Missouri disagree on Trump's energy...
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'Right-to-work' referendum approved by Secretary of State
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Citizens Referendum petition to enact 'RTW' repeal must be...
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Luetkemeyer Statement on Trump Administration to Roll Back Energy Regulations

OFFICE OF REP. BLAINE LUETKEMEYER
03/28/2017

“Today starts the process of making energy more affordable but it also means our economy will create more good paying jobs and will become more energy independent by eliminating harmful executive orders and regulations. Above all, this move will ensure that our energy policy benefits Americans families and workers.

Gorsuch deserves a swift confirmation

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill recently met with Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Although she remains tight-lipped about whether she’ll support his confirmation, it should be the easiest vote she makes in the U.S. Senate this year.

Judge Gorsuch is a brilliant judge with profound respect for the Constitution. After graduating from Columbia University in just three years, he earned a degree from Harvard Law School as well as a Ph.D. in philosophy from Oxford. He went on to clerk for Supreme Court Justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy.

Judge Gorsuch is also a mainstream nominee who has received bipartisan support throughout his career. When he was nominated to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2006, senators on both sides of the aisle found him so uncontroversial that they unanimously confirmed him on a voice vote. Sens. Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, Ron Wyden, and nine other current Democratic senators were in office at the time of Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation.

The Missouri chapter of Americans for Prosperity says there are at least three boxes left unchecked: more restrictions on union draws from worker paychecks, fewer requirements for hair braiders and a reduction of corporate taxes coupled with the elimination of tax credits.

Date: March 27, 2017
Appearance: National conservative group continues focus on Missouri legislature
Outlet: Springfield News-Leader
Location: Springfield, MO
Format: Newspaper