U.S. Rep. Mark Alford (R-Raymore) represents a sprawling district in west-central Missouri that includes Columbia, Centralia, Sturgeon, Sedalia and Warrensburg. He joined us live this morning on 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Mid-Missouri” and tells listeners he’s seeking re-election in 2024. He also talked about what he’s thankful for with Thanksgiving approaching. Congressman Alford will be in Columbia soon for the grand opening of his district office and says he and U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Elizabeth) will be in Columbia for a December 18 fentanyl forum:
U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Elizabeth) represents Columbia, Jefferson City, Fulton, Boonville and much of the 939 the Eagle listening area on Capitol Hill. Congressman Luetkemeyer joined us live this morning on 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Mid-Missouri,” telling listeners that new U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana) will do a great job in the position. Congressman Luetkemeyer says he’d like to get Speaker Johnson to Columbia or Jefferson City, similar to getting then-House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to Jefferson City several years ago. Congressman Luetkemeyer also discussed the House spending bill being debated today on Capitol Hill, which includes a 64 percent cut in Amtrak funding compared to last year. The congressman tells listeners he’ll have to study that, noting most Missourians don’t use public transportation. But Congressman Luetkemeyer says many people on the two coasts use public transportation, noting he doesn’t have a vehicle in Washington because it’s so difficult to find a parking spot:
U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Elizabeth) is slamming fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) for his efforts to remove Kevin McCarthy as U.S. House Speaker. Congressman Luetkemeyer joined us live this morning on 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”, telling listeners that Congressman Gaetz does not have the votes to remove Speaker McCarthy. Luetkemeyer describes Congressman Gaetz as bullying his way around. Congressman Luetkemeyer also discussed the southern border and the MU Columbia Research Reactor expansion on the program. Congressman Luetkemeyer tells listeners that the U.S. Border Patrol seized enough fentanyl in June to kill every American. He’s also praising the planned $20-million expansion of the MU Research Reactor (MURR) in Columbia:
Missouri’s governor, east-central Missouri U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Elizabeth), numerous state lawmakers and others will gather this afternoon in Columbia for a groundbreaking ceremony for the $20-million expansion of the MU Research Reactor (MURR), which is down the hill from Faurot Field.
Congressman Luetkemeyer represents Columbia on Capitol Hill.
State Rep. Kathy Steinhoff (D-Columbia) tells 939 the Eagle that MURR in Columbia is the top-ranked University research reactor in the nation. The reactor produces a medical isotope that battles various cancers worldwide.
“It is an amazing thing. I mean Mizzou was just ranked number one for a university research reactor in the whole nation. And that is probably because of the fact that they are the only ones in the nation that are producing an isotope that is been fighting all kinds of cancers worldwide,” Steinhoff says.
UM System President Dr. Mun Choi says the expansion will help discover new treatments that provide benefits to people nationwide and around the globe.
MURR executive director Matt Sanford will also speak at today’s 1:30 ceremony. The current MURR, which was built in 1966, cost about $1.5 million to build. The $20-million expansion will be a three-story addition.
Missouri’s governor and east-central Missouri U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Elizabeth) will be in Columbia for Monday’s groundbreaking ceremony at Mizzou for the $20-million expansion of the current MU Research Reactor (MURR).
UM System President Dr. Mun Choi and UM Board of Curators chair Michael Williams will also be speaking at Monday afternoon’s ceremony. University of Missouri officials say the 47,000 square feet three-story addition to the MURR will expand the facility’s production space and testing laboratories to offer researchers and students more resources.
State Rep. Kathy Steinhoff (D-Columbia) tells 939 the Eagle that the MURR produces critical medical isotopes. The current MURR near South Providence is licensed through 2037, and is down the hill from Faurot Field. It was built in 1966 and cost about $1.5 million to build.
Representative Steinhoff tells 939 the Eagle that Columbia’s MURR is the top-ranked University research reactor in the nation, emphasizing that the reactor produces a medical isotope that battles various cancers worldwide.
MURR’s website describes the reactor as the nation’s most powerful university research reactor. It operates at 10-megawatts.