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U.S. Sen. Roy BluntPhoto courtesy BLUNT.SENATE.GOV
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt

Photo courtesy BLUNT.SENATE.GOV

Blunt increases U.S. Senate presence

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U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., has been named ranking member of Competitiveness, Innovation and Export Promotion, a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.

The subcommittee manages the U.S. Department of Commerce, according to its Web site.

“America must strengthen the competitiveness of the U.S. industry and create private-sector jobs by promoting trade and investment,” Blunt said in a news release. “I am honored to serve as the ranking member for the Commerce Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation and Export Promotion, and look forward to addressing the important issues facing the nation’s foreign and domestic economic development.”

Blunt also was named a member of three other Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittees:
  • Aviation Operations, Safety and Security, which has jurisdiction over civil aviation and manages the Federal Aviation Administration;
  • Communications, Technology and the Internet, which has jurisdiction over communications legislation; and
  • Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, which has jurisdiction over interstate transportation policy issues.
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