ST. LOUIS, Mo. – This morning, Jason Kander kicked off his #FixCongress bus tour in St. Louis. On the 50-stop, statewide tour, Jason will visit with Missourians to discuss the issues facing working families and how he will work to overcome partisan gridlock to provide commonsense solutions as a United States Senator.
The #FixCongress tour began this morning in St. Louis at the Gateway Arch. The event began with remarks from State Senator Jill Schupp and St. Louis City License Collector Mavis Thompson.
“Missourians have a simple question to answer this November: Do you like the way things are going in Washington? I’ve traveled to every county in this state over the past 10 months, and nearly everyone I talk to, whether they are Democrats, Republicans or Independents, live in urban or rural areas, or vote every election or don’t vote at all answered with a resounding no.” Jason said. “With the Republicans just finishing their convention and the Democrats starting today, I wanted to use the opportunity to visit with Missourians from across the state to explain why I’m going to be different than the folks spouting partisan talking points at those conventions that get nothing done in Washington. I’m running for Senate because we won’t change Washington until we change the people we send there.”
The 50-stop, statewide #FixCongress bus tour will take Jason to every corner of the state, with stops in St. Joseph, Monett, Poplar Bluff and Kirksville, and dozens of stops in between. During the tour, Jason will discuss issues important to Missouri families like the impact of trade deals on Missouri’s economy, solutions to reform the VA system so Congress can keep its promise to veterans, and actions Congress can take to tackle the student debt crisis.[vc_row][vc_column]
The 114th Congress has gone down as one of the most dysfunctional, least-productive Congresses in decades, with the Senate on track to work the fewest number of days in 60 years. On July 18th, Congress left for its seven-week recess to allow members to have more time to campaign, failing to complete its job on a number of issues critical to Missourians, including: passing a Zika-response bill, appointing a new Supreme Court justice, voting on an updated Authorization for Use of Military Force to defeat ISIS, and developing a clean-up for the West Lake landfill, among a host of other issues.