William Lacy Clay http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Clay Invites Paul Ryan To Visit St. Louis To Witness Effects Of Proposed Budget Cuts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/clay-invites-paul-ryan-visit-st-louis-witness-effects-proposed-budget-cuts <p>U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, may be at odds with House Budget chairman Paul Ryan when it comes to many issues – notably, federal spending.</p><p>But Clay offered up a written invitation to Ryan, R-Wisc., on Wednesday that’s based on one thing the two do have in common. They’re both Catholic.</p><p>Clay cited their faith’s strong focus on helping the poor in a personal invitation – hand-delivered to Ryan – that encourages the 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee to come to St. Louis.</p><p>Clay also made clear his motive for the invite.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 00:32:36 +0000 Jo Mannies 35750 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Clay Invites Paul Ryan To Visit St. Louis To Witness Effects Of Proposed Budget Cuts Discussion: U.S. Representative Lacy Clay Comments On Debt Ceiling, Shutdown & More http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-us-representative-lacy-clay-comments-debt-ceiling-shutdown-more <p>Amidst the dual crises of the partial government shutdown and the swiftly approaching debt limit, Congressman Lacy Clay (D - St. Louis) is addressing the inaction and hearing from constituents.</p><p>Before traveling back to D.C. for an evening meeting of the House, Clay stopped by St. Louis Public Radio to discuss the latest on Capitol Hill with <em>St. Louis on the Air</em> host Don Marsh.</p><p>Here&#39;s what he had to say on the partial government shutdown, the debt ceiling and more.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>On the inaction of Congress:</strong></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 21:16:50 +0000 Camille Phillips 30648 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: U.S. Representative Lacy Clay Comments On Debt Ceiling, Shutdown & More Strong Discussion But No Vote At Hearing On NorthSide Project http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/strong-discussion-no-vote-hearing-northside-project <p>Big political weight was behind two NorthSide Regeneration bills that went before <a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/aldermen/committee.cfm?committeeDetail=true&amp;comId=1">a St. Louis aldermanic committee</a> Tuesday morning, but no vote was taken after four aldermen failed to attend.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:41:56 +0000 Maria Altman 30509 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Strong Discussion But No Vote At Hearing On NorthSide Project Mo. & Ill. Congressmen Speak Out On Federal Farm Bill As US House Prepares To Vote http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-ill-congressmen-speak-out-federal-farm-bill-us-house-prepares-vote <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of Missouri and Illinois' Congressional delegations are weighing in on the U.S. House version of the Farm Bill, which could be voted on before week's end.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Republican Rodney Davis told reporters today via conference call that the bill is a big improvement over the version passed by the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate.</span></p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:14:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27525 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. & Ill. Congressmen Speak Out On Federal Farm Bill As US House Prepares To Vote Clay: Federal Help To Fight Crime On The Way http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/clay-federal-help-fight-crime-way <P>Congressman Lacy Clay of St. Louis says the federal government may soon be able to help local police as they try to combat crime in some parts of the city.</P> <P>The St. Louis Police Department has recently reassigned some officers to so-called “hot spots” where violent crime continues to be a problem. Clay says there should be announcements in the next few months about combined federal-and-local crime-fighting efforts.</P> <P>"It has to be community-wide, it has to be a concerted effort and I’ve even asked the U.S. Sat, 29 Sep 2012 20:17:40 +0000 Bill Raack 4828 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Clay: Federal Help To Fight Crime On The Way Gun crimes increasing problem for St. Louis police http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gun-crimes-increasing-problem-st-louis-police <p>Seeking to reassure the public that St. Louis City is taking action to curb a recent spate of gun-related crime, City Hall announced on Monday several measures designed to target problem neighborhoods.</p><p>Police Chief Dan Isom has isolated 12 focus neighborhoods, 8 of which are located in North St. Louis, 2 in central city and 2 in the south.</p><p>Starting last weekend Isom says he is also shifting work schedules to move officers from day to evening patrol.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 22:54:55 +0000 Adam Allington 4422 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gun crimes increasing problem for St. Louis police Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-august-8-2012 <p><strong>Clay beats Carnahan</strong></p><p>In a battle of political dynasties, Congressman William Lacy Clay emerged victorious over fellow incumbent Russ Carnahan Tuesday.</p><p>Clay won the Democratic primary to represent the party in the new 1<sup>st</sup> Congressional District. In a campaign that was often bitter, Clay repeatedly accused Carnahan of going negative with a string of attack ads, but says the strategy didn&#39;t work.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 14:50:56 +0000 Julie Bierach, Adam Allington, Véronique LaCapra & Bill Raack 4278 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 Morning headlines: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-august-7-2012 <p><strong>Missouri primaries are today</strong></p><p>Eight U.S. House members are asking voters for a chance at two more years in Washington. Thanks to new congressional district boundaries, at least one of those incumbents won&#39;t prevail. St. Louis Democrats Russ Carnahan and William Lacy Clay Jr. lead a three-way race for their party&#39;s nomination in Missouri&#39;s 1st District.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 14:32:29 +0000 Julie Bierach, Adam Allington & The Associated Press 4267 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 Russ Carnahan and Lacy Clay square off in city primary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/russ-carnahan-and-lacy-clay-square-city-primary <p>One of the biggest match-ups in next Tuesday&rsquo;s primary will pit Congressman Russ Carnahan against fellow Democrat William &lsquo;Lacy&rsquo; Clay to represent the party in the 1<sup>st</sup> Congressional District.</p><p>The two incumbents are have waged heated, and at times spiteful campaigns. The upshot is one less Democrat in Washington for Missouri, and city voters will choose between two well-established political dynasties.</p><p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:36:52 +0000 Adam Allington 4243 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Russ Carnahan and Lacy Clay square off in city primary Clay, Carnahan pledge to work together after bruising primary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/clay-carnahan-pledge-work-together-after-bruising-primary <p>The two Democrats battling for the U.S. House seat in the city of St. Louis say they&#39;ll put their differences behind them for the good of the party following the primary election next week.</p><p>Congressmen Russ Carnahan&nbsp;and William Lacy Clay appeared together on Newsradio&nbsp;1120 KMOX on Monday for their only debate of the primary season.</p><p>The debate covered very little new ground, with Carnahan continuing his claims that Clay actively worked against him to eliminate the 3rd District, the seat Carnahan&nbsp;currently holds.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 03:35:13 +0000 Bill Raack 4211 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Clay, Carnahan pledge to work together after bruising primary