Russ Carnahan

Federal Government Shutdown
4:38 pm
Fri April 8, 2011

Rep. Carnahan: federal shutdown situation "an all hands on deck moment"

Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-St. Louis
(Wikimedia Commons/Online Congressional Guide)

Missouri Congressman Russ Carnahan says the stalemate in Washington over the budget has more to do with ideology than numbers.

A government shutdown will begin at midnight if Congress is not able to reach an agreement on the remainder this year's budget.

Carnahan says Republicans are targeting Planned Parenthood, the EPA, and public broadcasting as part of their proposed cuts.

"Certainly people are entitled to their own opinions about that,” Carnahan said. “But this is not the way to do it."

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Missouri Congressional redistricting
8:24 pm
Wed April 6, 2011

Mo. House endorses GOP redistricting map

The GOP redistricting map was adopted today by the Mo. House.
Mo. House of Representatives

The Missouri House has given first-round approval to a Republican-proposed map that would redraw the state’s congressional districts, reducing them from nine to eight.

It eliminates the St. Louis-area district currently held by Democrat Russ Carnahan.

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Redistricting maps released
7:02 pm
Sun April 3, 2011

Mo. House committee releases alternate redistricting map

The redistricting map proposed by Mo. House Democrats.
Mo. House of Representatives

A Missouri House committee tasked with redrawing the state's congressional districts has released an alternate map submitted by Democrats on the committee.

The first map, favored by the committee's Republican majority, was made public last Wednesday.

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Redistricting Maps Released
6:57 pm
Wed March 30, 2011

First Mo. congressional redistricting maps released

This view shows the St. Louis-area districts in more detail (Digital copies of the maps were not available at press time).
Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio

A GOP-chaired House committee on redistricting has released the first map showing how Missouri’s congressional districts may soon look.

Missouri is losing a seat in Congress, dropping from nine to eight, based on figures from the 2010 census.

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Carnahan on Libya
4:56 pm
Tue March 22, 2011

Cong. Carnahan cautious about involvement in Libya

U.S. Rep. for Mo. Russ Carnahan.
(via Wikimedia Commons/online congressional guide)

U.S. intervention in Libya was necessary, but exposes "obvious inconsistencies" in the country's foreign policy, says Missouri Democratic Congressman Russ Carnahan.

Carnahan says he's pleased that President Obama attempted to limit U.S. involvement in the intervention and is glad that international allies are involved.

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Cochran VAMC
11:58 am
Thu March 10, 2011

Cochran resumes surgeries

Surgeries at John Cochran VAMC will resume after being suspended for more than a month over concerns about dirty instruments.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated 3:40 p.m. with a statement from Sen. McCaskill, additional information from the VA:

Sen. Claire McCaskill echoed Cong. Carnahan's sentiment in her statement:

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Missouri Congressional Redistricting
5:35 pm
Fri March 4, 2011

Mo. congressional redistricting may decrease political clout for metro region

A map of Missouri's current nine congressional districts.
(Screenshot via Mo. Sec. of State website)

State politicians were in St. Louis today to solicit public feedback on redrawing Missouri's congressional map from nine districts down to eight.

The outcome may mean a decrease in political clout for the metro region.

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Cochran VAMC
12:02 pm
Thu February 10, 2011

Rep. Carnahan, VA chief Shinseki meet over hospital concerns

Rep. Russ Carnahan gives an opening statement at a July 13, 2010 hearing about sterilization issues at John Cochran VAMC's dental clinic. Carnahan met with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shineski today and asked for a review of the hospital.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated 1:58 p.m. Feb. 10, 2011 with comment from Rep. Carnahan

St. Louis Congressman Russ Carnahan says he remains frustrated by the systemic problems and slow pace of improvements at the Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Morning round-up
9:33 am
Thu February 10, 2011

Morning headlines: Carnahan and Shinseki meet today about Cochran VA, degree programs cut at Mo. colleges, meeting to discuss control of Jennings police tonight, major step in sale of St. Louis Brewery

More than 100 degree program will be eliminated at Missouri colleges and universities as part of a cost-savings review ordered by Gov. Jay Nixon. (flickr/Adam Proctor)
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Cochran VAMC
2:19 pm
Mon February 7, 2011

Russ Carnahan to meet with VA secretary about St. Louis medical center

Democratic Rep. Russ Carnahan will meet with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Thursday to follow up with Carnahan’s call for an independent review of the St. Louis VA Medical Center amidst sanitation concerns. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

UPDATED 1:45 p.m. Feb. 8, 2011:

Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk of Illinois joined Missouri counterparts Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt in a letter Monday seeking the explanation from VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.

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