Federal Government

McCaskill defends post office services

BY TIM SAMPSON

Missouri News Horizon
JEFFESON CITY, Mo. – While reinforcing her stance in favor of preserving current U.S. Postal Service practices, Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill cast aspersions on the post master general’s attempt to reach out to the public regarding the closure of rural Missouri post office locations.

Missouri Senators split on Obama’s jobs bill

Missouri News Horizon
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.
– Both of Missouri’s U.S. Senators this week likened the President’s proposed jobs bill to the 2009 economic stimulus package – although they could not agree whether that’s a good thing.

McCaskill touts local call centers bill

Missouri News Horizon
JEFFERSON CITY,Mo.
-- Tired of talking to a person in Calcutta when your computer goes haywire? Have a question about a bill and don’t understand the customer service agent in Bangkok? Well...you have an ally in Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill.

Freshman House member calls for Kinder to abandon plans to run for Mo. Governor - Cites 'irresponsible personal life' - Allegations of relationship with a St. Louis stripper

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- MISSOURI NEWS HORIZON -- He hasn’t even announced that he’s a candidate for governor yet, and already there are fellow Republicans calling for Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder to pull out of the race.

LEFT:  PETER KINDER, 2009 PHOTO BY JEFF NOEDEL

Claire McCaskill 18th richest member of congress

Missouri News Horizon
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.
– Out of 535 members of Congress, Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill ranks among the 20 richest federal lawmakers.

According the Washington newspaper Roll Call, which ranked the 50 wealthiest House and Senate members, McCaskill ranked 18th with net assets of roughly $17 million. The rankings are based on Congressional members’ public financial disclosures.

Federal appeals court strikes down federal healthcare bill - All Americans must purchase healthcare unconstitutional

Missouri News Horizon
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.
– A federal appeals court sided with Missouri and 26 other states Friday, when it declared the individual mandate provision contained within the federal health care reform law to be unconstitutional.

McCaskill says reforming tax code important in fighting debt

Missouri News Horizon
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction now named, Senator Claire McCaskill says she supports President Obama’s stance on increasing taxes on wealthy Americans. But she says reforming the tax code is a more important debt fighting strategy. She says taxing the wealthy isn’t the only answer.

Washington law makers putting pressure on U.S. Army Corps

Missouri News Horizon
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.
– As flood waters continue to recede, Washington lawmakers are putting public pressure on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to quickly revise their plan for managing the Missouri River.

BREAKING NEWS: Senate passes debit ceiling bill 74-26 - Blunt and McCaskil vote yes

Missouri News Horizon
WASHINGTON, D.C
. --Missouri senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt were among the 74 senators who voted for legislation allowing the president to raise the U.S. debt ceiling.

BREAKING NEWS: House passed montion on Debit Cap Increase by a vote of 269-161

By Dick Aldrich
Missouri News Horizon

11:08 p.m. - House passed the motion on the Debt Cap Increase.

Blunt, McCaskill split on deficit plans

Missouri News Horizon
By Tim Sampson
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.
– The ongoing debate over the rapidly looming debt crisis has Missouri lawmakers sharply divide on the issue.

Senators Fret over FEMA's lack of funding

Missouri News Horizon
By DICK ALDRICH

McCaskill and Blunt Disagree on “Gang of Six” Role in Debt Limit Debate

By DICK ALDRICH
Missouri News Horizon

Senator Blunt praises Cut, Cap, and Balance Bill on Senate Floor...

WASHINGTON, D.C.

McCaskill embarrassed by Missouri's lowest cigarette tax in the country - McCaskill says raise taxes

BY TIM SAMPSON

Missouri News Horizon
Columbia, Mo. –Sen. Claire McCaskill had just one word to describe Missouri’s current 17-cents per pack tax on cigarettes: “embarrassing.”

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