• It seems nearly impossible to fathom that someone as brilliant and funny as Robin Williams could be so tortured emotionally that he takes himself out of the human race. Yet, last week, one by one, each of us across the whole globe, fixed our attention on the sad news of this beloved actor’s suicide. Sometimes, a blip of news in the vast sea of information we are bombarded with daily, seems to slap us so hard in the face that we can almost hear the collective groan rippling through space and time. Then we all try our best to reckon with reality. And what a devastating reality Robin Williams’ death reveals - that someone who, by his very nature, brought

    Aug 26,
  • Senator McCaskill, Chairman of Senate’s Consumer Protection panel, responds to reports that manufacturer knowingly withheld information on airbag defect that could have saved lives   WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, Chairman of the Senate’s panel on Consumer Protection, today released the following statement on news reports that Japanese manufacturer Takata knowingly hid safety defects in its airbags from safety regulators—information that may have saved lives:   If these reports are true, they show a company more concerned with profits than the lives of consumers—a company that needs to be held fully accountable, not just with financial penalties, but also with criminal charges. I trust that safety regulators and Justice Department officials are looking closely at these accusations and considering every

    Nov 08,
  • MISSOURI – Nearly 50 Missouri colleges and universities this week had the opportunity to give direct feedback to U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill during her statewide “Claire on Campus” tour, aimed at curbing sexual assaults on campuses. McCaskill used events on ten campuses across the state to talk directly with students, educators, victims’ advocates, and law enforcement on ways to combat sexual violence on campuses—and to get direct feedback on her bipartisan legislation to protect and empower students, and strengthen accountability and transparency for institutions. To see photos and updates from McCaskill’s tour, visit Facebook.com/SenatorMcCaskill. “Getting at the problem of sexual assaults is complicated, and requires folks on all sides to be fully engaged,” said McCaskill, a former sex crimes prosecutor.

    Oct 11,
  • Even as we're kicking off football season, we can all recognize that one area in which we shouldn't just be tossing the ball back and forth is policy-making. Unfortunately, instead of putting the necessary polices into place to keep boosting jobs and businesses, some members of Congress have once against turned a traditionally nonpartisan issue into the next controversial political football. As I traveled around Missouri in recent weeks, I saw signs of our country's economic recovery everywhere. Businesses are thriving, companies are hiring, and construction is booming. But we have more work to do. To keep us on this path to recovery, we've got to make sure we're using every available resource at our disposal to continue boosting jobs

    Sep 15,

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