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Jul 14, 2021

Beginning on July 15th, nearly all working families in Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District will automatically receive Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments thanks to the American Rescue Plan—a historic relief package I was proud to support earlier this year.

Apr 20, 2020

Please note this year's art competition will take place via online entries. Please follow the link below to submit your entry. If chosen as the winner we will arrange a safe way to collect your piece. If you have any questions about our new process please email Entries are due by April 22, 2021

Art Competition
Apr 3, 2020

The Coronavirus or COVID-19 Pandemic has deeply impacted our daily lives and the nation's economy. As Congress continues to advance and adopt legislation to combat the pandemic, our office will centralize general information as well as detailed resources on a range of issues. Please explore our Coronavirus Tab to learn more about the relief options available for you. 

Jan 2, 2020

Hello Friends,

Jan 16, 2019

(Kansas City, MO) - Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II released the following resources for constituents in the Fifth District of Missouri who might be affected by the previous storm or the upcoming winter storm and cold snap projected by the National Weather Service.

“I am deeply concerned about the welfare of those who may be still without power, while impending below-zero temperatures rapidly approach. I strongly urge the people of the Fifth District to stay prepared and have a plan while this storm passes through our city,” said Congressman Cleaver.

Dec 20, 2018

(Washington, D.C. ) - Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II opposes President Trump’s proposal to change key components of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which provides assistance to families to help put food on the table. The Administration is now proposing to implement, through executive action, additional work requirements for some applicants and restrictions to SNAP.

Dec 19, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) - Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II condemns the recently released Federal School Safety Commission Report. The Trump administration’s report is a NRA-backed proposal which recommends arming teachers instead of focusing on making schools safer.

“The report ignores a common denominator of all of the tragic school shootings our country has suffered, and that is, easy access to assault style firearms designed for war,” said Congressman Cleaver.

In 2017, there were nearly 40,000 gun deaths in the United States, the highest total in decades.

Dec 6, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II is pleased to announce that the Buck O’Neil bridge located in Kansas City, Missouri has received a Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Grant in the amount of $25 million.

Nov 16, 2018


I wanted to take this week’s EC from DC to say thanks for the opportunity to meet with many of you this month while Congress is in recess.
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting with business and charitable organizations, students and educators, and just meeting with constituents in the Fifth District.

Nov 2, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II and Congressman Lacy Clay (MO-01) sent a letter to Missouri Attorney, General Josh Hawley, urging him to end his support for the Trump Administration lawsuit to end protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions.

The letter can be found here.