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Wagner introduces Long Term Care Affordability Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Missouri Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO), Chair of the House Suburban Caucus, has introduced the Long Term Care Affordability Act, legislation that reforms the tax code to make long-term care insurance more affordable and accessible for seniors.    “Long-term care is often an insurmountable cost for many seniors who need a home health aide […]

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Thrivent receives two Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards in 2022

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Thrivent, a Fortune 500 diversified financial services organization, has been honored as a Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards US 2022 Winner for its Mid Cap Stock Fund – Class S (TMSIX). The fund was named best Mid-Cap Core Fund over the five- and ten-year performance periods. Thrivent Asset Management, LLC is the investment adviser

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Smith blasts Biden policies causing new 40-year inflation high

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Missouri Eighth District Congressman Jason Smith (MO-08), the Republican Leader of the Budget Committee, released the following statement after the Consumer Price Index showed inflation over the past year at 7.9 percent, continuing to run at the highest pace in 40 years:“It is clear that not only do President Biden and Washington Democrats

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EPA proposes ‘Good Neighbor’ plan to cut smog across much of the USA

LENEXA, Kan. – Following clear Clean Air Act requirements and meeting a court deadline, EPA is proposing a federal plan that would cut pollution from power plants and industrial sources that significantly contribute to unhealthy levels of ground-level ozone, or smog, for millions of Americans who live downwind. Relying on a longstanding regulatory framework and

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Blunt touts Missouri’s priorities in government funding bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), the top Republican on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor/HHS) and a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, announced that the FY2022 government funding bill, which is on its way to the president’s desk, includes key investments that will

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Senator Blunt lists Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park among his priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Appropriations Committee, announced that several Missouri priorities were included in the following FY22 funding bills: Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park, Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; and

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Senators urge HHS to ensure children in foster care have access to mental health hervices

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Debbie Stabenow (Mich.), along with U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (Mich.), led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking information to determine what resources states and territories need to ensure children in foster care have access to mental health

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Bill targets funding for education programs that support students at every stage

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), the top Republican on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor/HHS), today announced that the FY2022 Labor/HHS appropriations bill includes several critical investments in high-quality early childhood care and education, elementary and secondary education programs, and higher education. The bill is

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Older Americans are more likely to die from falls and fire

By CPSC    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Americans over age 65 comprise 71 percent of consumer product-related deaths annually, despite making up only 16 percent of the population. Even in nonfatal situations, the most recent data show that products in the home can present significant injury risks, sending millions of adults over the age of 65

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