Missouri's US senators named to leadership positions

10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago Wednesday, November 16 2016 Nov 16, 2016 Wednesday, November 16, 2016 5:31:30 PM CST November 16, 2016 in Continuous News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's two U.S. senators have been named to top positions in Republican leadership and legislative committees.

Republican Sen. Roy Blunt on Wednesday announced he was re-elected vice chairman of the Senate's GOP caucus.

He said Republicans want to work with GOP President-elect Donald Trump on issues such as Democratic President Barack Obama's federal health care law, regulations and vacancies on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill also on Wednesday was picked to be the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The committee oversees the federal government and Department of Homeland Security.

McCaskill previously served as the ranking Democrat on the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, which delved into how classified advertising website Backpage.com screens ads for possible sex trafficking.

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