Senator Angela Mosley's Legislative Column May 3, 2024

Friday, May 3, 2024

May 3, 2024

Running to the End

Hello from your favorite senator, Angela Mosley! As we move into the final two weeks of session, it is more important than ever to push for the passage of legislation that will help and shape our communities.

The Senate passed my Senate Bill 890 and it is now going through the legislative process in the Missouri House of Representatives. This bill creates the “Missing and Murdered African American Women Task Force,” which aims to protect oppressed women in our communities. This is of the utmost importance, ensuring everyone feels safe, every woman is free to reach her full potential and all communities are able to thrive.

As this bill moves forward, it will be up to the Missouri House of Representatives to vote and pass it, along with many others sent over from the Senate. With such little time remaining, it is important that if you find SB 890 important to your community you contact your elected representatives and urge them to take action and vote for this bill.

My Senate Bill 1155 is on the docket to be perfected. This bill creates the Christian Taylor Ferguson (CTF) Medical Alert System. This system would work similar to the Amber Alert System and send out alerts to the public through radio, television, and text. This system would be for missing children who are believed to be in danger due to a medical condition and need care, medication or treatment. I believe this is an important tool that would protect the health and well-being of the children of Missouri.

A 40-hour filibuster took up most of this week as a group of senators opposed Senate Bill 748. This bill allows for the disbursement of the federal reimbursement allowance (FRA), a $4.5 billion dollar grant that is critical in funding hospitals, ambulances and other critical medical services up and running. I believe this bill is critical to maintaining our health care system and to passing a balanced budget. Ultimately, the bill was perfected and is expected to pass in the coming week.

I still have many bills in committee I am working to progress these last few weeks, but it is troubling to me how many roadblocks have come up this session. Across the Senate, it will be tougher for bills to move forward in these final days. I believe it will be even harder than in years past because many senators are refusing to seek common ground and compromise, and many are not focused on what I believe should be the number one priority of the Senate: our constituents. I have not forgotten though, which is why I will continue to do all I can to make sure these bills make it across the finish line, despite the opposition I may face.

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to my office! We pledge to return all contact within 48 hours, so please talk to us and see how we can help you.

For more information on Sen. Angela Walton Mosley’s legislative actions, visit her official Senate website at If you, or a loved one, are struggling with thoughts of suicide or self-harm please call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.


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