When Roy Blunt joined the U.S. Senate in 2010, he already knew his way around Capitol Hill—he’d served seven terms in the U.S. House representing Missouri’s 7th Congressional District. Last year, he announced that this term will be his last. He will leave the Senate on January 3.
During his congressional career, Blunt has focused on mental health, leading the charge to treat it like all other health needs. He’s also advocated for investments in infrastructure and cutting-edge healthcare research.
As he looks back on these accomplishments, he says, “In every job Missourians have allowed me to have, it has been my honor to work for them and to build a better future for our state and our country. I want to thank Missourians for that opportunity and for all the support they have given me over the years.”
Picture from Charlie
Blunt is the proud father of four children and six grandchildren. This candid photo was taken just after Blunt finished speaking to his son Charlie’s elementary school class when they visited the U.S. Capitol Building. Blunt made sure the photo was hung near the door he uses the most to enter and exit his office.
Blunt served as the Chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies in 2017 and in 2021, where he led the effort to plan and carry out the complex logistics required to hold a presidential inauguration. This gavel was created from the wooden stage used during the 2017 inauguration and currently sits on a table behind Blunt’s desk.