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Members of Missouri’s Congressional delegation, dozens of the state’s lawmakers and statewide office holders, plus hundreds of citizens gathered at Fort Leonard Wood Monday to boost the credentials of the Army base and attempt to save it from potential job cuts.

Up to 5,400 civilian and military jobs could be lost by 2020 as part of a broader force reduction plan that would significantly draw down the Army’s personnel. The war-time high of 570,000 could be reduced to as few as 420,000 in five years.

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U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, a Republican from Missouri, and Congressman Billy Long, a Republican from Missouri's 7th District, are two of 40 co-sponsors of a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  The legislation, which was approved by the House Tuesday, was introduced by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law effective 180 days after its enactment.  The legislation states that the provisions of law amended or repealed by the Affordable Care Act would be restored or revived as if the ACA had never been enacted. 

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Two decisions today concerning the Keystone X-L oil pipeline:  the U.S. House voted overwhelming to pass a bill authorizing the pipeline.  And the state Supreme Court in Nebraska tossed out a lawsuit that challenged the approval of the route the pipeline would take through the state.

U.S. congressman Bill Long, a Republican who represents Missouri’s 7th District, voted to authorize the pipeline.  In a statement he says, the pipeline is “about jobs and energy security for the American people.”  Long believes it would be the nation’s safest pipeline built to date. 

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U.S. Senator Roy Blunt has been chosen to serve as Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration for the 114th Congress.  According to a news release from Blunt’s office, members of the committee voted for Blunt Wednesday, and the full Senate confirmed the vote this afternoon.

The Committee on Rules and Administration is responsible for overseeing matters relating to rules, procedures, and administration of the Senate. Blunt has served as a member of the committee since joining the Senate in 2011.

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Missouri's U.S. Senators are calling for the USPS to delay consolidating mail processing facilities.

Republican Roy Blunt and Democrat Claire McCaskill joined a bipartisan group of colleagues Monday to demand the delay of the planned consolidation of the facilities, two of which are in Missouri.

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