U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt spoke to the Missouri House at the state Capitol.
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U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt spoke to the Missouri House at the state Capitol.

Date: May 3, 2012
By: Ruohan Xu
State Capitol Bureau

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During a visit to the state Capitol, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt spoke out about the little progress current in the U.S. Senate.
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Wrap: Republican U.S. Senator Roy Blunt came to the state Capitol Thursday and spoke to the Missouri House.

Blunt spoke about what is going on in the nation's capital and the current direction of the country.

Blunt says the U.S. Senate has not made a lot of progress during this year’s session, and the budget has not yet passed.

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Description: "The budget is supposed to be passed every year by April 15. It has been passed by the House and Senate every year by both bodies, until three years ago. It's totally inexcusable."

House speaker Steven Tilley says the House was thrilled to have him speak.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ruohan Xu.

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Missouri House members welcomed U.S. Senator Roy Blunt to speak at the Capitol Thursday.
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Wrap: Republican U.S. Senator Roy Blunt was at the state Capitol Thursday to meet with state lawmakers and speak to the Missouri House.

Blunt spoke about what is going on in Washington D.C. and the current direction of the country.

He told Missouri's legislators they need to be active in national debates that affect Missouri.

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Description: "You have to fight every time you see something that the federal government is trying to do that you know you could do better. You need to be part of that debate."

House speaker Steven Tilley says they were thrilled to have him.

Blunt is not up for re-election this year, but his colleague is.

He says he was not endorsing a specific candidate to run against Senator Claire McCaskill in the October election.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ruohan Xu.

 

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U.S. Senator Roy Blunt declines to endorse any one candidate GOP primary for the U.S. Senate race.
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Wrap: Missouri's U.S. Senator Roy Blunt told reporters Thursday he has declined to endorse a specific GOP candidate in the primary for the U.S. Senate.

The three candidates are U.S. representative Todd Akin, former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman and St. Louis Businessman John Brunner.

Blunt says he would be glad to see whoever joins him in Congress.

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Description: "The all three of the best known candidates have been helpful to me in the past, and when the primary is over I will be helpful to the primary winner."

Blunt was at the state Capitol Thursday to speak to the Missouri House.

He also talked to about the current health care issues in the country.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ruohan Xu.

 


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