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Jan 2, 2020

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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.

Oct 12, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II applauds the congressional passage of S.3021, America’s Water Infrastructure Act, commonly referred to as WRDA. This bill would give the Army Corps of Engineers the authorization to begin navigation, flood control, storm damage and other water infrastructure projects across the country. The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the bill, H.R. 8, by a vote of 408-2 on June 6, 2018. House and Senate committee leaders negotiated a compromise bill, which became S. 3021.

Sep 14, 2018

One of the Superintendents in my district contacted me a while back to help him with an issue. At least 250 students in the Kansas City Public School District had signed on to be a part of the mentorship program. These kids and their families wanted a mentor in their lives. But there was a problem, the school district didn’t have enough mentors from the community to pair with the students who asked for one. More than half of the students on the list who are waiting for mentors are young African American and Latino boys.

Aug 29, 2018

(Kansas City, MO) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II seeks input from places of worship and charitable organizations who have been impacted by a provision included in the GOP Tax Bill. The Tax Bill and Jobs Act now requires churches, synagogues, and other nonprofit organizations to begin paying a 21 percent tax in January 2019 on some benefits including transportation, meals and parking.