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Roy Dean Blunt, born January 10, 1950, is an American Politician. He is serving as a Senior United States Senator from Missouri as a member of the Republican Party. He previously served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Missouri Secretary of State.
He is serving with Junior United States, Senator Josh Hawley. Previously Blunt served as a member of the United States House of Representatives and as Missouri Secretary of State.
Roy was born in Niangua, Missouri on January 10th, 1950. He graduated from Southwest Baptist University with a B.A. degree in history. He got his master’s degree in history from Southwest Missouri State University. He was also a history teacher at Marshfield High School and Southwest Baptist University.
Roy Blunt’s political career started by working as a county clerk and chief election official in 1973. He served in this position for a total of 12 years. Blunt decided to run for an open seat for governor in 1980. He managed to win the Republican Primary but lost the general election by 56%-44%.
Blunt ran for the position of Missouri Secretary of State in 1984 after the retirement of incumbent Democrat James Kirkpatric. He defeated Democrat Gary D. Sharpe and became the first Republican to hold this post in the past 50 years.
Blunt ran for governorship in 1982. Blunt was defeated by Missouri Attorney General William Webster. But Webster lost the general election to Melvin Eugene Carnahan.
Blunt chose to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996. He ran in Missouri’s 7th congressional district. He won the Republican Primary and defeated Democrat Ruth Bamberger in the general elections.
Blunt announced in 2010 that he would run for the seat in the U.S. Senate which was vacated by Sen. Kit Bond. He defeated Democratic nominee Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, Constitution Party nominee Jerry Beck, Libertarian nominee Jonathan Dine, and write-in candidates Mark S. Memory, Frazier Miller, Jeff Wirick, and Richie L. Wolfe.
Blunt has announced this year that he will not run for re-election in 2022.
Blunt’s most significant legislative accomplishments had democratic co-sponsors. He helped in passing bills in the Senate that helped save Veterans from paying unethical fees while filing disability claims.
You can find out more about the senator here.
Here’s our collection of the best Roy Blunt Quotes:
Roy Blunt Quotes on Politics/Senate/Trump/Congress
We must vote for hope, vote for life, vote for a brighter future for all of our loved ones.Roy Blunt
I’m interested in being part of a majority in the Senate.Roy Blunt
I’m confident that the commitment of the co-chairs of the Ferguson Commission – along with the work of other local leaders and the Missouri General Assembly – will have a very positive impact as this community works to move forward.Roy Blunt
I think, generally, the president’s tweets are not helpful to him. At the same time, Donald Trump has figured out a way to communicate with people in ways that no other president has, or he wouldn’t be president.Roy Blunt
I think there needs to be a much more significant filter on those Donald Trump tweets. It’s OK to have some unspoken and unwanted thoughts.Roy Blunt
One of the challenges of any second-term administration is you always lose a certain amount of identification with the Congress, because everybody in the Congress in the first term knows you’ll be out there in the next campaign with them, .. Your motives are always a little more suspect when you don’t have to face the voters again.Roy Blunt
Roy Blunt Quotes on Economy
It’s not long-term debt if the money is immediately paid back.Roy Blunt
When it comes to being a responsible steward of the economy, Congress needs to either lead by promoting a pro-growth economic agenda – or, better yet, get the heck out of the way.Roy Blunt
Putting together a sustainable budget requires that we all work together, that we focus our scarce resources on key priorities, and that we strengthen our capacity to deliver the best product we can for the American people. And that takes money.Roy Blunt
If we’re going to talk about economic fairness, or about fairness, one of the most pressing economic issues facing families, seniors, and job creators in Missouri and across America is the strain of skyrocketing gas prices.Roy Blunt
More than anything else, a budget request is a statement of national priorities; a clear enumeration of what our country needs to grow its economy and remain in the future the first-rate power it is today.Roy Blunt
Whether you’re managing the finances for a household of one, a business of a thousand, or a government of several hundred million, there’s no more important statement of fiscal intent you can make than putting together a responsible budget – one that acknowledges its available means, and makes a reasonable attempt to live within them.Roy Blunt
You are more committed to things that you give money to – whether it is a church or a politician.Roy Blunt
The Keystone Pipeline is one common-sense step in the right direction to help put more people back to work, reduce prices at the pump, and position our nation for greater energy security now and in the future.Roy Blunt
In the case of the Democrats’ 2009 budget request, the statement of need could not have been articulated any clearer: We need more spending, historic new tax hikes, and greater control over the way American families live their lives.Roy Blunt
It has come to my attention that Missouri state and local law enforcement agencies may be in need of additional resources due to the unanticipated costs of responding to the unrest in Ferguson.Roy Blunt
Roy Blunt Quotes on Environment
The shortest path to more American jobs is more American energy and more jobs that relate to American energy.Roy Blunt
There may be no issue that better illustrates the differences between Republicans and Democrats than energy. Consider the ‘all of the above’ strategy for reducing gas prices, versus the ‘all pain, no gain’ plan for punishing those who emit carbon (like you).Roy Blunt
Unfortunately, some in Washington remain tied to the dogma that responsible energy development cannot be achieved without taking a wrecking ball to the environment.Roy Blunt
There isn’t any real science to say we are altering the climate path of the earth.Roy Blunt
Roy Blunt Quotes on Health/Healthcare
Government did get into the health care business in a big way in 1965 with Medicare, and later with Medicaid, and the government already distorts the marketplace.Roy Blunt
People with mental health problems are almost never dangerous. In fact, they are more likely to be the victims than the perpetrators. At the same time, mental illness has been the common denominator in one act of mass violence after another.Roy Blunt
Remember, there are no cuts to Medicaid. Every year in Medicaid, you spend more money than you spent the year before under this plan, but the growth is not as great as it would be if you continued to pay, for instance, 100 percent for single able-bodied adults. Now, there is something wrong with the way that system is put together.Roy Blunt
I think health care reform is challenging and challenged. We will see what happens, but this is a difficult topic that touches every American family. And the more members of the Senate and the House both know about it, I think the harder it is to reach that conclusion you would like to get to.Roy Blunt
More that members of the Senate know about Medicaid, in many ways, the harder it is to make that final decision, because you have got so much information, and you know how many other things are impacted by one decision here that, five decisions later, has made a big difference in somebody’s life.Roy Blunt
Roy Blunt Quotes on Terrorism/Security
Law enforcement officials have been candid in identifying ways officers could have handled the situation in Ferguson better, and I trust those recommendations will be helpful as we continue to count on them to protect us.Roy Blunt
Other Roy Blunt Quotes
I was raised – my mom and dad were dairy farmers. Once you’ve made a decision to plant a crop for that year, you can’t go back and undo that decision.Roy Blunt
Somebody was telling me about the French Army rifle that was being advertised on eBay the other day – the description was, ‘Never shot. Dropped once.Roy Blunt
I was the first Blunt ever elected to anything.Roy Blunt
The way to create jobs is to encourage private sector job creators.Roy Blunt
I think the Tea Party has brought important issues to the table.Roy Blunt
I’d be a lot more excited about eliminating earmarks if we reduced all of the spending by whatever the earmarks used to be, but nobody’s, apparently, going to talk about doing that.Roy Blunt
I explained to the president that I’ve been pleased with my conversations with the Attorney General and Civil Rights Division regarding their helpful understanding that they aren’t taking over this investigation, but are conducting a parallel review of the events that led to Michael Brown’s death.Roy Blunt
I’ve thought from the start that a parallel federal investigation into the death of Michael Brown is important. I also believe that our state and local elected officials have been given a responsibility by the people who they work for to get to the bottom of this tragedy.Roy Blunt
I’m very much inclined to be a next-chapter guy instead of a last-chapter guy.Roy Blunt
Hey, well, I’ve been a pretty conservative member of congress.Roy Blunt
I continue to be a strong believer in the life-saving importance of early detection, and I encourage everyone to be proactive about their preventive screenings.Roy Blunt
It takes leaders to grow other leaders.Roy Blunt
Do you know how many Frenchmen it takes to defend Paris ? It’s not known, it’s never been tried.Roy Blunt
There’s no doubt that cable news hosts can say things that the president of the United States shouldn’t say, and people can be harsh at you. That doesn’t mean you benefit by being harsh back.Roy Blunt
If you’re a first-responder in Missouri as part of a fire department, you’re three times more likely to respond to a drug overdose than you are to a fire. So it’s a problem. I don’t know exactly what the right number is, but certainly I think members of the Senate and House are rightly concerned about it.Roy Blunt
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