BRAC http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. Congressmembers discuss possibility of base closings http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-congressmembers-discuss-possibility-base-closings <p>Three members of Missouri&rsquo;s congressional delegation met at the State Capitol&nbsp;Wednesday to voice opposition to another round of base closings.</p><p>Although there are no scheduled base closings anywhere in the U.S. right now, the Obama Administration is pushing for another round of discussions that could begin as early as next year.&nbsp;<a href="http://akin.house.gov/"> Congressman Todd Akin </a>(R)&nbsp;from the St. Louis area says now&rsquo;s not the time to close military facilities, especially in Missouri. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 05:09:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3431 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Congressmembers discuss possibility of base closings Blunt talks gas prices, military spending http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-talks-gas-prices-military-spending <p>Missouri Senator Roy Blunt is one of the Republicans blaming President Obama for gas prices that have reached close to $4 per gallon, saying his rejection of the Keystone pipeline hurt the economy.</p><p>Obama is defending his energy policies in Oklahoma today, pointing to plans to fast-track an oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas that emerged after he delayed the larger Keystone XL pipeline earlier this year.</p><p>Even so, Blunt says the president continues to obstruct progress.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 22:00:42 +0000 Julie Bierach 3338 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt talks gas prices, military spending