Missouri’s Joint Committee on Agriculture will hold a Thursday hearing in Jefferson City on the economic impact of Missouri agriculture. They’ll also take testimony on environmental stewardship. “Missouri Times” publisher Scott Faughn joined us live on 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”, telling listeners that agriculture is and will always be the state’s top industry. Mr. Faughn says for every dollar the state invests in agriculture, it gets three to four dollars back. He also discussed legislative dress codes, and told listeners that former Missouri House Speaker Rob Vescovo (R-Arnold) didn’t like then-State Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) when they served together in the House. Coleman has since been elected to the Missouri Senate:
Leaders of the U.S. House in Washington have canceled votes for this week, without a spending deal in place.
Fox News reports the 435 House members likely won’t return to Washington until Tuesday at the earliest due to the Yom Kippur holiday. U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Elizabeth), whose sprawling district includes Columbia, Jefferson City, Boonville and Kingdom City on Capitol Hill, tells 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Mid-Missouri” that a federal government shutdown is not an option.
“It costs billions and billions of dollars whenever we shut down the government. And if you’re a real conservative, you want to stop that from happening especially when you know the end game is to empower the Democrats,” Congressman Luetkemeyer tells listeners.
He criticizes some members of his own party who belong to the House Freedom Caucus, saying some of them want a shutdown and are trying to raise money from this. You can hear the full interview with Congressman Luetkemeyer here.
U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Elizabeth) is optimistic that a federal government shutdown can be avoided. Congressman Luetkemeyer, whose sprawling district includes Columbia, Jefferson City, Boonville and Fulton, joined us live this morning on 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Mid-Missouri.” Congressman Luetkemeyer tells listeners that a shutting the government down is not an option, saying it would cost billions of dollars and would empower Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York). Luetkemeyer describes last night’s two-hour closed-door GOP caucus meeting as productive. He says a few members of his party want the government to shutdown and are trying to raise money off of it. Congressman Luetkemeyer also blasted President Joe Biden (D), saying whistleblowers have been providing information to House committees about the Biden family. Congressman Luetkemeyer accused the Biden family of abusing their power “for a long, long time”:
The “Washington Post” is reporting this morning that a federal government shutdown looks more and more likely. U.S. Rep. Mark Alford (R-Raymore), whose district includes Columbia, Centralia, Hallsville and Harrisburg, is hopeful that can be avoided with a 30-day continuing resolution to keep the federal government running through October. Congressman Alford wants to see a secure border included in that version. He tells 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Mid-Missouri” that there are five members of his caucus who are prepared for a shutdown. Congressman Alford tells listeners that while federal spending has been bloated, he asks if you punish a nation to get your point across. He also addressed the strike involving the United Auto Workers (UAW) union:
“Missouri Times” publisher Scott Faughn says fourth quarter fundraising numbers will be key for the 2024 GOP Lieutenant Governor primary race between House Speaker Dean Plocher (R-Des Peres) and State Sen. Holly Rehder (R-Scott City). Missouri’s current Lt. Governor, Mike Kehoe, is running for governor next year. Mr. Faughn joined us live on 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”, praising both Speaker Plocher and Senator Rehder. Faughn describes Senator Rehder as a great politician and fundraiser, and says Speaker Plocher has done more for rural Missouri than most rural state lawmakers: