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Blunt backs resolution opposing lifting of Iran sanctions

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, joined U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (Ark.), U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher (Wis.), and 43 other members of Congress in introducing a resolution opposing the lifting of sanctions on Iran. The members released the following statement after introduction: “The U.S. must maintain sanctions

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Blunt, Cardin urge permanent reauthorization for tax credit

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (MO) and Ben Cardin (MD) have introduced a measure to permanently extend the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC), which has created jobs and driven investment in neighborhoods with high poverty and unemployment rates. The New Markets Tax Credit Extension Act (S.456) will permanently authorize a 39 percent federal tax credit for

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Sandy Crawford Capitol report

We are seeing more legislation move through the Missouri Senate, as we have completed the first two months of the 2021 legislative session. Things will only get busier as we continue to discuss and debate more bills and proposals. The Missouri Senate Local Government and Elections Committee, which I chair, has voted to send Senate

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Legislation Approved to Create Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (HB 349)

Citizens of the 125th District, This week the members of the Missouri House gave approval to a piece of legislation meant to help young people who are not having their educational needs met by their local school. The legislation would create Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) to give parents the option to send their kids to

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Some Covid vaccine facts

What does the vaccine do? Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines use messenger RNA (mRNA) to encourage your cells to initiate an immune response to SARS-CoV-2, which is the virus that causes COVID-19. Janssen’s vaccine uses a vector (carrier) to provide our cells DNA instructions on how to create COVID-19 spike proteins that will initiate

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BBB warns about “Amazon Prime Gold Membership” Phishing Scam

If you receive an unsolicited or unexpected communication asking you to provide personal information, download an attachment, or send money, beware — it’s probably a phishing scam. Phishing scams take countless forms, but many of these communications are from impostors masquerading as trustworthy businesses and organizations. They may be “phishing” for Social Security numbers, passwords,

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Jim Kalberloh Capitol report

Citizens of the 125th District, As you are reading this, the weather forecast is saying that it should now maybe be in the 50’s, but as I’m writing this and look out the window on this Thursday morning and see the snow at 5-7 inches deep and the deep freeze that we have been in,

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Predicting 2021’s first normal holiday

TALKING TURKEY — Let’s state the obvious: Living through a pandemic sucks. It’s hard to balance every decision we make against the threat of getting sick or getting others sick. It’s why we are all now anxiously awaiting an end to the pandemic, desperately searching for signs that it’s safe to go back to the

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How Your Family Can Adopt Healthier Digital Habits

With screen time on the rise for kids and adults, it may be time for your family to establish a healthier relationship with its digital devices. Here are some great ideas for getting started. • Get healthy: Not all screen time is wasted time. You can use your device in positive, productive ways that help

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