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Senate Democrats Uphold Contraception Coverage Mandate
2012-03-02 07:24:52

Senate Democrats struck down a “conscience” amendment on Thursday that would have allowed employers and religious groups to opt out of a new federal mandate requiring that health insurance plans include free contraceptive services. The Blunt amendment, sponsored by Republican Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, would have allowed religious-affiliated hospitals, schools and other religious groups who objected to providing contraceptives, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs...

2011-01-06 00:01:46

Legislative fix addresses glitch in energy efficiency bill Alexandria, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 05, 2011 President Obama on Tuesday signed into law legislation backed by a Security Industry Association (SIA)-led coalition that will provide electronic security companies relief from an onerous and misguided energy efficiency requirement. The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 requires electronic devices to meet certain efficiency standards while in "no-load" mode. The law...

2009-08-28 08:07:00

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Service Employees International Union members and their families, members of the community and concerned citizens gathered in front of Congressman Roy Blunt's office to demand why he continues to put politics before Missouri families. Average family premiums in Missouri have risen 76.1 percent over the last nine years, 4.4 times faster than wages. Meanwhile, insurance companies, whose record profits have risen 428 percent over the same...

2009-08-14 14:57:00

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the end, freedom of expression prevailed. On Thursday, an attempt by USAction and its Missouri affiliate, Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition, to purchase billboard advertising in the district of U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt was thwarted because of the ad's political content. The downtown Springfield billboard was to have featured a picture of Blunt with the words: "Roy Blunt has taken $556,682 in contributions from the insurance industry. Is...

2009-08-13 14:17:00

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the debate over health care reform heats up, an effort to place a billboard in U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt's home district has been, well, blunted. The billboard was to have featured a picture of Blunt with the words: "Roy Blunt has taken $556,682 in contributions from the insurance industry. Is that why he won't take our side on health care reform?" USAction and its Missouri affiliate, Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition, had arranged to...

2009-02-25 06:21:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt tonight issued the following statement after President Barack Obama's first address to Congress: "President Obama's first address was a historic milestone for our nation and his presidency. "I couldn't agree more with his assessment that while our country is facing great challenges, we also have the opportunity for great successes. On the issue of health care, President Obama and I share the common goal of...

2009-01-28 13:37:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt today voted against delaying the transition from analog to digital television broadcasting, recommended by the 9/11 Commission. "My vote today was primarily about public safety," Blunt said. "Every day that goes by without this transition is another day that our firefighters, policemen and EMTs cannot effectively communicate. "I'm glad the House defeated this unnecessary delay, but we need to do more to ease...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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