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Congressman Emanuel Cleaver

Representing the 5th District of MISSOURI


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Jul 28, 2017

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II introduced H.R. 3552, the “Cady Housh and Jason Flatt Teen Suicide Prevention Act.” This bill, co-sponsored by Congressman Kevin Yoder (KS-03), would require teachers, principals, counselors and other school officials to receive youth suicide awareness and prevention training in schools.

Suicide has been the second leading cause of death for young people ages 10-24 since 2010. Eighty percent of students show warning signs before attempting suicide.

Jun 12, 2017

(Washington, D.C.) - Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II is pleased to announce that funding has been provided by the U.S. Army Corps’ Fiscal Year 2017 work plan to complete the Blue River Basin/Dodson Levee and the Turkey Creek Basin projects in the Kansas City area.

“This is great news. This was a long standing effort and I’m pleased to help with funding to see these projects reach the finish line,” said Congressman Cleaver.

May 24, 2017

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II released the following statement after reports that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri will pull out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2018.

May 16, 2017

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II joined the Congressional Black Caucus Diversity Task Force in sending a letter to corporate officials highlighting the need for greater diversity in the private sector. In the letter, the Members requested a meeting with the following organizations to discuss the issue: the US Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable, the Investment Company Institute, and the Organization for International Investment.

May 4, 2017

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II released the following statement on House passage of The American Health Care Act.

“Republicans in Congress have put the health of millions of people in jeopardy by passing Trumpcare. This was a mistake on all levels and I did not support it. Americans across the country have flooded Congressional offices with phone calls asking them to vote “No” on repealing the Affordable Care Act.”

Apr 21, 2017

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.

Apr 21, 2017

(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.

Apr 19, 2017

(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.

Apr 12, 2017

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.