Boehner says being in minority easier

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, who just moved from being majority leader to minority leader told an interviewer that life has suddenly become easier.

House GOP keeps Boehner, Blunt as leaders

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives chose their current majority leader, Rep. John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, as minority leader for the next Congress.

Majority whip criticizes Foley handling

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Majority Whip, Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., has joined the chorus of critics of the way his party handled the Mark Foley congressional page scandal. Blunt said more attention should have been paid to an incident in August 2005 when a 16-year-old

House GOP proceeds on reform

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- Asserting their leadership, U.S. House of Representatives Republicans have taken control of the lobbying and earmarking reform effort.

Supremacist blocked from Missouri ballot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., March 14 (UPI) -- A retired Army sergeant trying to get on the ballot in Missouri has been rejected by the Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians because of anti-Semitism. Glenn Miller wants to run for Congress in the 7th district, which is represented by Rep. Roy Blunt,

Boehner elected House majority leader

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, has been elected majority leader of the U.S. House.

House GOP leadership race heats up

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Members of the Republican caucus in the U.S. House have a vote scheduled this week to replace Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, as majority leader.

Wild turkeys among Congressional pork

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The practice of "pork-barreling," or earmarking pet projects within U.S. congressional bills has skyrocketed to surpass $27 billion in 2005.

Blunt says he has votes to succeed DeLay

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., says he has enough votes from House Republicans to succeed Rep. Tom DeLay as majority leader.

Rep. Shadegg enters race to succeed DeLay

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- There's now a three-way race for majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives.

GOP members line up for DeLay's old spot

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A battle for the House Republican leadership is under way after Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, said he would not seek to regain the position.

Bush, lawmakers separate from Abramoff

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- President Bush and U.S. lawmakers have moved to dump thousands of dollars in campaign donations from former lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

DeLay's interim successor on fast track .

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Roy Blunt, the new interim House majority leader, followed a fast-track to leadership, building his own power base and delivering votes.

White House stands behind indicted DeLay

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The White House is standing behind Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, who was indicted for violating Texas campaign finance law.

Group reports 'most corrupt' in Congress

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A political watchdog group plans to publish a list of what it calls the 13 "most corrupt" members of Congress.
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Roy Blunt
Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO) announce that he is planing to run for the Missouri U.S. Senate seat in 2010, in St. Louis on February 19, 2009. Blunt, from Southwest Missouri, was the House Republican whip for the 110th United States Congress. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Roy D. Blunt (born January 10, 1950) is the junior United States Senator from Missouri. He is a member of the Republican Party. The seat was previously held by Republican Kit Bond who decided to retire.

He served as the U.S. Representative from Missouri's 7th congressional district from 1997 to 2011. The district takes in most of Southwest Missouri, the most conservative part of the state, anchored in the city of Springfield and also includes other cities such as Joplin, Carthage, and Neosho. The district also contains the popular tourist destination of Branson. In January 2011, Blunt was succeeded in the House by Billy Long.

Blunt was the House Minority Whip during the 110th Congress but announced that he would step down from the position following the results of the 2008 general elections. After House Majority Leader Tom DeLay stepped down due to a criminal indictment in Texas, Blunt served as interim House Majority Leader from September 29, 2005, to February 2, 2006, when John Boehner of Ohio was elected as DeLay's permanent replacement.

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