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  Blunt, Roy
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2011-01-01  
 
NameRoy Blunt
Address
Springfield, Missouri , United States
EmailNone
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Born January 10, 1950 (68 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
Oct 25, 2017 05:11pm
Tags Conservative - Anti Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Anti Environment - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Civil Unions - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro Free Trade - Pro- gun - Pro-Life - Pro-Smaller Government -
InfoMajority Whip Roy Blunt came to the United States House of Representatives in 1997 with a background as a public servant, university president and administrator.

Elected in 1996 to his first term in the House, Blunt has risen quickly through the ranks of Congress and was elected by his colleagues to serve as House Majority Whip for the 108th Congress, the third highest leadership post in the House Republican Conference.

As Majority Whip, Congressman Blunt is responsible for corralling the votes necessary to complete the Republican agenda. He heads a team of Deputy and Assistant Whips charged with securing the votes to pass key legislative initiatives.

Prior to being elected Majority Whip, Blunt held the post of Chief Deputy Majority Whip, a position last held by current Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. That job has been described by the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call as ?the most influential appointed leadership post inside the GOP Conference.?

Having served on then-Governor George W. Bush?s original ten person exploratory committee and as the liaison between the House and the Bush campaign, Blunt has close ties to the Bush Administration. When President Bush helped name Blunt Missouri?s Republican of the Year in February 2002, he said of Blunt, ?He?s a leader who knows how to raise his sights and lower his voice. I appreciate his friendship.?

The people of Southwest Missouri have sent Blunt to Washington to represent them four times, returning him to Congress with 74.8% of the vote against two opponents in 2002.

Blunt serves on the Committee on Energy and Commerce, which has jurisdiction over all interstate and foreign commerce, including energy, telecommunications, health care, biomedical research, consumer protection, the environment and travel and tourism. Blunt is also on leave from the Committee on Financial Services and the Committee on International Relations.

Blunt has developed a reputation as a staunch defender of balanced budgets and responsible spending. He fought for President Bush?s $1.35 trillion tax cut, working twenty-nine hours through the night to reach agreement on the largest tax cut in a generation. Continuing his focus on tax fairness, Blunt worked to pass four economic stimulus packages in 2002 and is pressing for permanent repeal of the death tax and the marriage tax penalty.

Blunt has made retirement security for American workers a top priority. Blunt introduced, and successfully guided to passage, legislation providing a tax credit for the start-up costs of a qualified small employer retirement plan. Blunt also introduced a bill allowing employees who save for retirement through Defined Benefit Pension Plans (DBPs) to contribute pre-tax dollars to their accounts. Blunt was an original cosponsor of legislation to give workers expanded control over their investments by diversifying their holdings and creating parity among rank-and-file employees and company executives.

After the attacks of September 11, 2001, Congress faced new challenges, and Blunt played a lead role in several critical pieces of legislation in reaction to the tragedy. The week following the attacks, Blunt negotiated a financial safety net to keep America?s airlines flying, and, a week later, he led the charge to improve airline and airport security. He has introduced and guided to passage legislation to include the victims of the 1997 al Qaeda bombings in Kenya and Tanzania in the compensation package developed by Congress for victims of September 11th.

Blunt, Missouri?s chief election official for two presidential elections, was the first Republican Secretary of State in more than 50 years. He implemented the state?s first Presidential Preferential Primary and provided election boards and county clerks with expertise in the use of paper, optical scanning, and punch card ballots. This breadth of experience made Blunt the Speaker?s first choice to represent the House leadership in the conference with the Senate on election reform legislation. Blunt took a lead role in the drafting and passage of the Help America Vote Act of 2002, comprehensive election reform legislation signed into law by President Bush.

Before coming to Congress, Blunt served four years as the president of his alma mater, Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, from which he earned his B.A. in History in 1970. He also earned his M.A. in History from Southwest Missouri State University in 1972. Blunt has also received honorary doctorate degrees in law, the humanities, and education. He has taught American and Missouri history and government at both the secondary and post-secondary levels.

Blunt resides in Strafford, Missouri, and has three children: Missouri Secretary of State Matt Blunt; Amy Blunt, an attorney in Kansas City, Missouri; and Andy Blunt, an attorney in Jefferson City, Missouri.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
03/05/2018-03/07/2018 Gravis Marketing 33.00% ( 0.0) 48.00% ( 0.0) 19.00% ( 0.0)
01/01/2017-03/31/2017 Morning Consult 47.00% ( 0.0) 38.00% ( 0.0) 15.00% ( 0.0)
10/09/2016-10/11/2016 Monmouth University 42.00% ( 3.0) 37.00% ( 2.0) 21.00% ( 1.0)
08/19/2016-08/22/2016 Monmouth University 45.00% ( 0.0) 35.00% ( 0.0) 20.00% ( 0.0)
07/11/2016-07/12/2016 Public Policy Polling (D) 31.00% ( 4.0) 42.00% ( 8.0) 27.00% ( 4.0)
03/03/2016-03/10/2016 Fort Hays State University 38.00% ( 0.0) 41.00% ( 0.0) 21.00% ( 0.0)
10/19/2012-10/21/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 35.00% ( 2.0) 34.00% ( 2.0) 31.00% ( 4.0)
10/01/2012-10/03/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 37.00% ( 0.0) 36.00% ( 3.0) 27.00% ( 2.0)
08/20/2012-08/20/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 37.00% ( 4.0) 39.00% ( 3.0) 25.00% ( 0.0)
09/09/2011-09/12/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 33.00% ( 4.0) 42.00% ( 1.0) 25.00% ( 4.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
10/09/2016-10/11/2016 Monmouth University 32.00% ( 1.0) 33.00% ( 5.0) 35.00% ( 5.0)
08/19/2016-08/22/2016 Monmouth University 33.00% ( 0.0) 28.00% ( 0.0) 40.00% ( 0.0)
07/23/2016-07/24/2016 Mason-Dixon 33.00% ( 0.0) 31.00% ( 0.0) 36.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
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EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 30, 2009 02:30pm Idiocy Blunt Spokesman Confirms He Believes Obama Is Legit President  Article RBH 
Jul 29, 2009 02:00pm Idiocy Roy Blunt says birthers have a 'legitimate question' about Obama's birthplace  Article RBH 
Dec 03, 2005 03:45pm News Blunt urged to return 'tainted' money  Article Servo 
Oct 05, 2005 04:00pm Investigation DeLay, Successor Blunt Swapped Donations  Article RP 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.50000 Average

FAMILY
Son Matt Blunt 1970-
Father Leroy Blunt 1921-2016

INFORMATION LINKS
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RACES
  01/03/2017 Small Business Committee Chairman Won 52.63% (+5.26%)
  01/03/2017 Appropriations Committee - Seat 7 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2017 Commerce Committee - Seat 2 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2017 US Senate Republican Conference Vice Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/2016 MO US Senate Won 49.18% (+2.79%)
  08/02/2016 MO US Senate - R Primary Won 72.55% (+52.35%)
  01/03/2015 Appropriations Committee - Seat 8 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2015 Commerce Committee - Seat 2 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2015 Rules Committee Chairman Won 55.56% (+11.11%)
  11/13/2014 US Senate Republican Conference Vice Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 US Senate Republican Conference Vice Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/13/2011 US Senate Republican Conference Vice Chairman Won 53.19% (+6.38%)
  11/02/2010 MO US Senate Won 54.23% (+13.60%)
  08/03/2010 MO US Senate - R Primary Won 70.95% (+57.89%)
  11/04/2008 MO - District 07 Won 67.76% (+39.60%)
  11/17/2006 US House Minority Whip Won 70.62% (+41.24%)
  11/07/2006 MO - District 07 Won 66.75% (+36.64%)
  08/08/2006 MO District 7 - R Primary Won 79.93% (+71.24%)
  02/02/2006 US House Majority Leader Lost 47.19% (-5.63%)
  09/28/2005 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/16/2004 Majority Whip Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 MO - District 07 Won 70.45% (+42.16%)
  08/03/2004 MO - District 07 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/01/2002 Majority Whip Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 MO District 7 Won 74.81% (+51.81%)
  08/06/2002 MO - District 07 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2000 MO District 7 Won 73.85% (+49.94%)
  08/08/2000 MO District 7 - R Primary Won 86.42% (+72.84%)
  11/03/1998 MO District 7 Won 72.56% (+48.28%)
  08/04/1998 MO District 7 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1996 MO District 7 Won 64.87% (+33.22%)
  08/06/1996 MO District 7 - R Primary Won 55.92% (+11.84%)
  08/04/1992 MO Governor - R Primary Lost 38.97% (-4.82%)
  11/08/1988 MO Secretary of State Won 60.75% (+22.35%)
  11/06/1984 MO Secretary of State Won 54.11% (+8.22%)
  08/07/1984 MO Secretary of State - R Primary Won 78.50% (+57.00%)
  11/04/1980 MO Lt. Governor Lost 44.25% (-11.50%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 23, 2018 R Jerome H. Powell
Third Circuit Court Judge - Jan 11, 2016 NPA Reject
US Attorney General - Apr 23, 2015 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Defense - Feb 12, 2015 NPA Reject
US Secretary of the Treasury - Feb 27, 2013 D Jacob J. "Jack" Lew
MO US President - R Primary - Feb 07, 2012 R Mitt Romney
US Secretary of Commerce - Oct 20, 2011 NPA Reject
Solicitor General of the United States - Jun 06, 2011 D Donald B. Verrilli, Jr.
MO Governor - R Primary - Aug 05, 2008 R Kenny C. Hulshof
MO US President - R Primary - Mar 07, 2000 R George W. Bush
MO District 7 - R Primary - Aug 08, 1972 R John Ashcroft
FEC COMMITTEES
C00304758 Friends of Roy Blunt $ 475879.00