Senator Roy Blunt: Global Down Syndrome Foundation 2019 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award Recipient

Elected to the United States Senate in 2010, Senator Roy Blunt serves as the Chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee and as the Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee. He also serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee; the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He is the Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. In this role he helped deliver a significant increase in Down syndrome research funding. Senator Blunt is also member of the Congressional Task Force on Down Syndrome and served as co-host at Global’s Acceptability Gala in 2018.

Senator Blunt was overwhelmingly elected seven times to the U.S. House of Representatives. Senator Blunt was elected the Majority Whip earlier in his career than any Member of Congress in eight decades and was elected to the Senate leadership in his first year in the Senate.

Before serving in Congress, he was a history teacher, a county official, and in 1984 became the first Republican elected as Missouri’s Secretary of State in more than 50 years. Senator Blunt also served as the president of Southwest Baptist University.

Senator Blunt is married to Abigail Blunt and has four children and six grandchildren.

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is proud to announce Senator Roy Blunt as the 2019 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award Recipient.