NEW REPORT: Blunt Took Over $2.5 Million From Companies That Outsourced Missouri Jobs

Senator Roy Blunt has taken more than $2.5 million in campaign contributions from companies that outsourced Missouri jobs. Blunt regularly calls himself a jobs champion — but the only jobs he’s helping create are ones in Mexico, China, and India.

According to a new report by American Bridge, Blunt received donations from companies that sent more than 5,300 Missouri jobs overseas, supporting policies that hurt American workers and even veterans.

From the report:

Companies that outsourced at least 5,348 Missouri jobs contributed $2,532,814 to Blunt’s campaigns and PACs. Many of the jobs for which was data were available went to Mexico, China, and India.
Blunt voted against studying the effects of outsourcing and voted repeatedly to protect companies that moved overseas in order to avoid paying taxes in the United States.
Blunt has also voted against denying tax benefits to companies that moved their money overseas, effectively incentivizing offshoring. By doing so, […]

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Roy Blunt’s Silence Is Disqualifying

Senator Roy Blunt’s silence in the face of Donald Trump boasting about how he sexually assaults women is disqualifying. The person Blunt supports to be our commander in chief has called Mexicans rapists, attacked our servicemen and women, berated the parents of a soldier killed in Iraq, and much more.

Need more proof that Roy Blunt is only looking out for himself? Now we have tape of Trump saying that he sexually assaults women — in profane and graphic detail that is beneath any person, much less someone who aspires to be president of the United States.

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler issued the following statement on Blunt’s refusal to revoke his support for Trump:

“Today, Roy Blunt has proven that he supports everything that Donald Trump embodies — crude sexism that harms women and is a danger to those around him. Blunt’s decision to stand with Donald Trump — after knowing all […]

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Roy Blunt Too Busy Vacationing To Respond To Global Health Crisis

Senator Roy Blunt is at home in Missouri for recess, and he’s not letting anything get in the way of his vacation time. Before leaving for recess. the Senate GOP majority again refused to do their job and pass a funding bill to fight the spread of the Zika virus. With nearly a dozen cases of the Zika virus confirmed to be contracted in the United States, and a CDC travel advisory in Southern Florida, the crisis is only growing.

But yesterday when Blunt was asked about returning to D.C. for a special session to pass a funding bill, he made clear that recess takes priority over fighting the spread of a global health crisis. Read more below:

KMOX: Blunt Resists Special Session For Zika

In the midst of a cross-state bus tour seeking re-election, U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt says he hasn’t forgotten the Zika crisis, but he’s against going back to […]

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New Digital Ads Highlights Senate GOP’s Unwavering Support For Trump

American Bridge is releasing a new digital ad campaign highlighting vulnerable GOP senate candidates’ unwavering support for Donald Trump, even after he lashed out at a Gold Star Family, the Khans.

From American Bridge President Jessica Mackler:

“Republican senators and senate candidates can’t have it both ways: supporting Donald Trump for the presidency means backing his offensive and un-American attacks on the Khan family.  Senators Toomey, Burr, Blunt, Rubio, Johnson, Portman, and Congressman Joe Heck have deserted common decency in favor of the Party of Trump. Their cowardice knows no bounds and they are divorced from reality if they believe that the American voters won’t see through the facade in November.”

Watch the ads:

Marco Rubio

FB: https://www.facebook.com/156994304362574/posts/1130390877022907
IG: https://www.instagram.com/p/BIp8qfgAzOk/

Ron Johnson

FB: https://www.facebook.com/156994304362574/posts/1130380953690566
IG: https://www.instagram.com/p/BIp7QYvABWi/

Pat Toomey

FB: https://www.facebook.com/156994304362574/posts/1130393293689332
IG: https://www.instagram.com/p/BIp9Kf3AO_z/

Rob Portman

FB: https://www.facebook.com/156994304362574/posts/1130384207023574
IG: https://www.instagram.com/p/BIp76YaA6VQ/

Roy Blunt

FB: https://www.facebook.com/156994304362574/posts/1130362317025763
IG: https://www.instagram.com/p/BIp3l73A5y5/

Richard Burr

FB: https://www.facebook.com/156994304362574/posts/1130365647025430
IG: https://www.instagram.com/p/BIp4Um4Arzj/

Joe Heck

FB: https://www.facebook.com/156994304362574/posts/1130378133690848
IG: https://www.instagram.com/p/BIp6khlgZ4y/

 

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The Worst Kind Of Deja Vu: GOP Senators Reject Common Sense Gun Safety Bills

Today, the following GOP senators voted against legislation that would help prevent suspected terrorists from purchasing guns:

Roy Blunt, Missouri
John Boozman, Arkansas
Richard Burr, North Carolina
Chuck Grassley, Iowa
Ron Johnson, Wisconsin
John McCain, Arizona
Rand Paul, Kentucky
Rob Portman, Ohio

Marco Rubio, Florida

Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania

These GOP senators also voted against closing the background check loophole for guns bought online and at gun shows:

Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire
Roy Blunt, Missouri
John Boozman, Arkansas
Richard Burr, North Carolina
Chuck Grassley, Iowa
Ron Johnson, Wisconsin
John McCain, Arizona
Rand Paul, Kentucky
Rob Portman, Ohio

Marco Rubio, Florida

Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania

“These are common sense measures, but Senate Republicans refuse to take action against gun violence,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler. “Instead of supporting legislation that could make real change, GOP leaders introduced sham legislation that will do little to prevent another mass shooting and will still make it possible for suspected terrorists to get their hands on guns. The GOP should be ashamed that they continue to cower and risk Americans’ safety rather […]

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Hey, Senator Roy Blunt, it’s not that hard…

If the highest ranking elected Republican in the United States can do it, why can’t Senator Roy Blunt? Today, Speaker Paul Ryan rebuffed Donald Trump as the GOP nominee.

“While it remains to be seen if the speaker will join the droves of #EventuallyTrump Republicans, Ryan made one thing clear: it’s not that hard to denounce Donald Trump,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler. “Senator Roy Blunt should join Ryan in recognizing Trump for what he really is: a xenophobic bigot whose policies put our democracy — and the senator’s re-election — in jeopardy.”

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AB21 Statement On The Blunt-Trump Agenda

AB21 Statement On The Blunt-Trump Agenda

With Trump all but clinching the GOP nomination after winning the Indiana primary, American Bridge 21st Century President Jessica Mackler released the following  statement on Senator Roy Blunt’s position in the #PartyOfTrump:

“As Trump clinches a win in Indiana, Senator Roy Blunt can pat himself on the back. Afterall, he did say that Donald Trump was helpful in drawing a contrast between the parties. However, the contrast between Trump and Blunt isn’t all that different. The Trump-Blunt agenda includes: denying women’s access to healthcare, taking insurance away for children of low income families, and making it harder for student’s to get a quality education.”

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt on Trump’s campaign said, “I think it’s generally a good thing and I think Donald Trump has been a helpful part of drawing attention to the real contrast between the debate going on the side that I’m on and the debate going on on the other side.”
In March, […]

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Reminder: Blunt Still Receiving Unethical Support From Cable Companies Son Represents

Senator Roy Blunt will spend the evening with one of his favorite companies with special interests. Blunt is set to attend a fundraiser with AT&T PAC tonight in Washington, DC. Blunt has raked in cash from telecommunications firms, with his campaign and PAC, ROYB PAC, receiving more than $200,000 over the past 18 years. In return, the senator has voted in favor of the companies over consumers. Earlier this year, he signed onto a letter that said the FCC should not increase their internet speed requirements after service providers protested.

His political career isn’t the only thing that’s benefited from their support. In a direct conflict of interest, Blunt’s son and campaign manager, Andy is a lobbyist for cable telecommunications in Missouri. Blunt has made it clear he doesn’t have time to do his job and hold Supreme Court hearings, but he is still fully committed to special interest agendas — no matter […]

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Home-State Editorial Boards To GOP Senators: Do Your Job

The pressure is on for the Senate’s Republican conference. Voters want Senators Rob Portman, Ron Johnson, Kelly Ayotte, Pat Toomey, Roy Blunt, John McCain, Chuck Grassley, Marco Rubio, Richard Burr, and the rest of their GOP colleagues, to do their jobs and end their strict obstructionism on the president’s Supreme Court nominee.

How long will obstructionist Majority Leader Mitch McConnell be able to keep up his partisan posturing as the members of his conference face mounting pressure from their constituents?

Ohio, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Arizona, Iowa, Florida, and North Carolina editorial boards are imploring their senators to act and consider President Obama’s nominee:

SENATOR ROB PORTMAN

Columbus Dispatch: Editorial: GOP blunders on nomination

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Editorial: Sen. Rob Portman should go his own way on Merrick Garland Supreme Court nomination: editorial

Toledo Blade: Editorial: Give judge a hearing, vote

Cincinnati Enquirer: Editorial: Reject Supreme Court gridlock, senators

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New Website — How Many More Lame Excuses Will Senate Republicans Give To Block A Nominee?

For Immediate Release:
February 22, 2016
Contact: Dawn Le, 202-549-6798
 
New Website — How Many More Lame Excuses Will Senate Republicans Give To Block A Nominee?

As Congress reconvenes, Senate Republicans are only hurting themselves as they keep up with the bad excuses for blocking any Supreme Court nominee. They care more about getting pats on the back by the Koch Brothers than doing the work voters elected them to do. Clearly, the Senate Majority isn’t working. 

Follow who’s avoiding doing their job at American Bridge’s Strict Obstructionists website, with real-time updates, research, tracking live statements and news footage from the Republicans’ interviews and events. Along with it, American Bridge is monitoring how the Koch Brothers’ network and other right-wing groups are working to block the next Supreme Court nominee.

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