Rick Brattin

Sen. Rick Brattin attends Compass Health ribbon cutting ceremony

Several people attended the Compass Health ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 28, including Mayor Kristofer Turnbow and Sen. Rick Brattin. According to its website, Compass Health Network takes a person-centered, integrated approach to caring for our customers. This health care model focuses on treating the whole person and is a collaboration of care involving the individual customer, personal providers and, when appropriate, family members.
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Rick Brattin official postcards targeted Missouri voters likely to cast primary ballots

When state Sen. Rick Brattin sent three large postcards to his constituents, his taxpayer-funded staff made sure they went to people most likely to vote in the Aug. 2 primary. Missouri Senate records obtained through a Sunshine Law request by Vernon County Republican Party Chairwoman Cyndia Haggard and provided to The Independent detail the development of the mailers which have become a point of criticism for Brattin by his rivals in the seven-way 4th Congressional District GOP primary. The mailers are being painted by his opponents as Brattin using his official office to bolster his campaign for Congress.
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Fourth District candidate interviews: Rick Brattin

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler is vacating the Fourth Congressional District seat she’s held for more than a decade. Hartzler’s run for U.S. Senate has left her House seat open in the November election, with seven Republicans rushing in to fill the vacuum. But they must win the August primary before they can move on to take on the Democratic and Libertarian candidates in November.

Statement from Sen. Rick Brattin Regarding Tragedy in Texas

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Rick Brattin, R-Harrisonville, released the following statement regarding the tragedy that occurred yesterday in Uvalde, Texas:. “The events that occurred Tuesday in Uvalde were a terrible and senseless tragedy. My prayers are with each and every family affected by this cowardly and evil act. No parent should ever have to go through what happened in Texas. It’s clear our country needs to return to one guided by faith and that values life and upholds the law.”

Senator Rick Brattin weighs in on congressional maps

If you were a legislator would you have voted for the Missouri gas tax increase if you’d known that you’d be paying over $4 – a gallon one year later? Senator Rick Brattin says he never supported the law that will have you forking over almost 30 – cents a gallon in state taxes by 2025 …

Sen. Rick Brattin Votes for Election Integrity Legislation

JEFFERSON CITY — Conservative state Sen. Rick Brattin, R-Harrisonville, announces the Missouri Senate passed important election integrity legislation this week that will improve the security and integrity of elections and protect Missouri voters. House Bill 1878 covers such issues as Voter ID, prohibiting “Zuckerbucks” – the private funding of election offices by out-of-state billionaires and banning drop boxes and mail-in voting, which are potentially ripe for voter fraud.

Sen. Rick Brattin’s Texas-Style Pro-Life Bill Heard in Committee

JEFFERSON CITY — Pro-life Missouri state Sen. Rick Brattin’s, R-Harrisonville, Texas-style pro-life bill was heard in the Senate Seniors, Families, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee this week. Senator Brattin’s bill, Senate Bill 778, would prohibit abortions after a “fetal heartbeat” is detected and would also allow private citizens...

(AUDIO): State Sen. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville) discusses congressional redistricting on 939 the Eagle’s “Randy Tobler show”

The Missouri Senate has voted 22-10 to approve a new congressional map that moves mid-Missouri’s Boone, Cooper and Moniteau counties to the third district, which is currently held by U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Elizabeth). State Sen. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville), who voted for the final map, originally wanted a 7-1 map, but says that wasn’t possible to pass. Senator Brattin is seeking the GOP nomination for west-central Missouri’s fourth district, which is currently held by U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Harrisonville). Senator Brattin joined Randy Tobler and news director Brian Hauswirth live on 939 the Eagle’s “Randy Tobler show”:

Sen. Rick Brattin Files Legislation Combatting Illegal Immigration

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Rick Brattin, R-Harrisonville, filed legislation this week to fight illegal immigration and protect Missourians from the ongoing crisis at the southern border. Senator Brattin’s bill, Senate Bill 1227, would strengthen Missouri’s sanctuary city law with daily fines of $25,500 for any city or county...

Sen. Rick Brattin’s Capitol Report for the Week of Jan. 17

For the last year and really, since COVID started, the labor market has changed. Forced-shutdowns and manufactured fear caused a lot of businesses to close their doors and either send their workers home or lay them off. These businesses undoubtedly hoped the shutdowns would be temporary and eventually things would return to normal. For a big portion of the country, this didn’t happen. Big-city governments and leftist states kept businesses shut down and their workers at home. If that wasn’t enough, the federal government made the problem worse by throwing cash and government handouts to folks, encouraging them to stay home and collect welfare checks instead of working.

Sen. Rick Brattin’s Capitol Report for the Week of Dec. 13: Let Us Remember the Reason for the Season

For a lot of people, Christmas is one of their favorite times of the year. I know it is in my family. We go out and cut down a live tree every year, we listen to Christmas music while decorating the tree and we get together with our family and loved ones to eat a big meal and exchange gifts. From the traditions to the memories to the music and the movies, there really isn’t another time of year quite like Christmas.

(AUDIO): State Sen. Rick Brattin discusses congressional run and 2022 session on “Wake Up Columbia”

State Sen. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville) plans to run for west-central Missouri’s fourth congressional district in 2022. There’s an issue: congressional district boundaries have NOT been approved yet by state lawmakers, so it’s unclear if Cass and Boone counties will still be in the fourth. Senator Brattin joined us on “Wake Up Columbia” this morning, and says Governor Parson (R) should have called a special session on this issue. Senator Brattin also also blasted President Joe Biden (D):