Latest Fact-checks on Roy Blunt Roy Blunt stated on August 13, 2019 in a Facebook post: "U.S. agricultural & food exports are expected to increase more than $2 billion annually under #USMCA" Roy Blunt stated on December 1, 2018 in a tweet: The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2019 "includes the largest pay raise in nearly 10 years." Roy Blunt stated on October 13, 2017 in a speech: Missouri "is leading the country when it comes to improving services for mental and behavioral health. Innovation is happening right here." Roy Blunt stated on November 19, 2017 in an interview on "Meet the Press": "In the current law, if you report harassment, you're the one that has to go into 20 hours of counseling before you can decide whether you were really harassed." Roy Blunt stated on September 8, 2017 in a tweet: "Our tax code has nearly doubled since 1985." Roy Blunt stated on September 8, 2017 in a tweet: "Nearly 2/3 of rural Missourians don’t have access to broadband. That needs to change." Roy Blunt stated on February 8, 2017 in a speech: "Somebody observed this week that you have to go back to the very founding of the government to the first administration of George Washington to find a time when it’s taken longer to put a Cabinet in place." Roy Blunt stated on January 11, 2017 in a press release: "This year, 97 Missouri counties have only one insurer participating in the Obamacare exchanges. Last year, every Missouri county had at least two insurance options. In addition, most Missourians will see an increase in their premiums, with some facing an increase upward of 40 percent" Roy Blunt stated on August 3, 2016 in a campaign ad: "On three occasions, judges had to stop Jason Kander from manipulating elections." Roy Blunt stated on April 18, 2016 in a petition against President Obama’s plan to close Guantanamo Bay: "Jason Kander supports [Obama’s] plan to bring the remaining suspected terrorists to U.S. soil." Roy Blunt stated on January 15, 2016 in a news release: "The [Obama] administration’s regulatory assault on coal-fired energy has put thousands of Americans out of work" Roy Blunt stated on September 4, 2015 in at the Missouri State Fair: "The world food demand is going to double sometime between now and 2070." Roy Blunt stated on August 12, 2009 in an editorial board meeting with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "I'm 59. In either Canada or Great Britain, if I broke my hip, I couldn’t get it replaced." Roy Blunt stated on May 14, 2009 in a news release: "Democrats have failed to answer the most basic question of how they want to pay for the more than $1 trillion of health care spending."