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These last few weeks, I’ve been spending time in the Fifth Congressional District of Missouri, meeting with constituents, and learning about their concerns. Members of Congress are elected to serve the constituents of their districts, and the first step in meeting that obligation is to listen to the issues impacting their daily lives.
(Kansas City, MO) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II is pleased to announce that the Kansas City Public Library will share a nearly quarter-million dollar grant awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). This two year grant of, $249,586, will be used to advance the Kansas City Public Library’s digital learning program.
(Kansas City, MO) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II is pleased to announce Grant Smits of Grain Valley High School as the winner of the 2017 Fifth Congressional District Art Competition. Grant’s painting entitled, “Redwoods“ will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. He will also receive two airline tickets to attend a reception in Washington D.C.
Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II served as honorary host on April 6, 2017, at the 100th Anniversary of the United States entry into WWI at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, MO.
(Kansas City, MO) – The 2017 Congressional Art Competition is quickly approaching. Each year, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation in each congressional district. This year, students from Missouri’s 5th Congressional district have submitted 270 art entries in the competition entitled, A Voyage of Artistic Discovery.
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II is pleased to welcome an expected 4,000 people to the National World War I Museum and Memorial for the upcoming April 6, 2017 World War I Centennial Commemoration – one of the largest gatherings of international dignitaries outside of a United Nations meeting in our nation’s history.
This month is a very special month. During March we celebrate Women’s History Month – a commemoration that has occurred in America since 1987. Throughout this month we honor the historic women who have sacrificed and stood against great odds to make their voices heard.
I’ve watched in dismay as the stroke of a pen sent many people across our nation into a spin of uncertainty and disbelief. I want you to know that all is not lost. There is still something that we can do.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO-05) advocated for the inclusion of language in the end-of-year Continuing Resolution – H.R. 2028 - and is pleased to announce that the language was included in the final bill. H.R. 2028 was passed by the U.S. House earlier this month by a vote of 326-96. This added language will help further the redevelopment of the old Bannister Complex.
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 2016 Water Resources Development Act bill, S.612, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act. This bill authorizes water resources development projects to be carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and also authorizes funding to address the Flint water crisis.