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Kit Bond Strategies Part of Strategy to Protect NAFTA
December 11, 2017 - The Hill

Kit Bond Strategies was part of the Government of Mexico’s Secretariat of the Economy team to preserve and update NAFTA.

Burns & McDonnell International Launches New Project in Indonesia
November 18, 2014

JAKARTA, INDONESIA – Just weeks after announcing plans to take a more aggressive approach to pursuing projects overseas, Burns & McDonnell International is announcing a new venture nearly 10,000 miles from its world headquarters in Kansas City. The firm will partner with Black Gold Group, the holder of various mining concessions and interests in power generation in Indonesia, to pursue new development opportunities in Jakarta. See Photo

Baseball Diplomacy – Chinese Baseball Team Visits St. Louis
April 11, 2014 - STL Baseball Weekly

Kit Bond Strategies joined the World Trade Center St. Louis, St. Louis Mayor Slay, St. Louis County Executive Dooley, and critical corporate sponsors like Southwest Airlines and Rawlings in welcoming the Chinese Baseball team to St. Louis. Speaking at the welcome ceremony KBS Chairman, Senator Kit Bond, stressed that the “baseball summit” is another step in expanding the common ground between China and the United States.  Since Bond served as Governor and created the Hawthorn Foundation to his time in the U.S. Senate he has worked to help Missouri strengthen economic ties with China. See Photos

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KBS Leads AmCham Indonesia Capitol Hill Door Knock
February 27, 2014

For the second year in a row KBS led the American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia’s (AmCham Indonesia) door knock on Capitol Hill. KBS and the AmCham Indonesia leadership met with Members of Congress and key congressional staff on the importance of the U.S.-Indonesia relationship. AmCham Indonesia represents more than 600 members from 250 companies who have invested more than 60 billion dollars in Indonesia in the last 10 years. These companies also made more than 9 billion dollars worth of exports to Indonesia in 2013.

Kit Bond Strategies Welcomes Chinese Diplomat Li Bin to St. Louis
February 25, 2014

The World Trade Center St. Louis hosted a lunch in honor of Li Bin, Counselor for Economic Affairs at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the U.S.  Kit Bond, Chairman of Kit Bond Strategies and a long-time advocate for strengthened relations between our countries, introduced the Counselor, welcomed him to St. Louis, and spoke on the importance of the U.S.-China bilateral relationship. See Photo

Kit Bond Leads “Team Missouri” to APEC
October 8, 2013 - St. Joseph News-Press

Senator Bond, led a “Team Missouri” business delegation to the 2013 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bali, Indonesia. This trip is critical to ensuring Missouri companies are able to take advantage of the region’s dynamic markets.

KBS Participates in the Indonesia-Missouri Business Forum
September 12, 2013

To follow up from last year’s trade mission to Indonesia KBS participated in the Indonesia-Missouri Business Forum in St. Louis.  KBS is helping Missouri companies tap into the market potential in Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia. See Photos

Kit Bond receives award in Indonesia for his efforts to increase Americans’ understanding of Islam.
May 31, 2013

Associate Professor of Religious Studies Shalahudin Kafrawi recently presented an award to Christopher “Kit” Bond, a former Senator from Missouri, during a dialogue in Jakarta between Bond and the officials and members of the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), Indonesia’s largest socio-religious organization.

St. Louis Trade Delegation In China Renews Air Cargo Hub Efforts
December 6, 2012 - KBIA

Missouri and St. Louis-area leaders are wrapping up a trade mission to China this week designed to revive the so-called China Hub project.

World Trade Center St. Louis signs trade agreement in Nanjing, China
December 6, 2012 - St. Louis Business Journal

The World Trade Center St. Louis (WTC) signed an agreement in Nanjing, China to increase trade, investment, and people-to-people relationships between the two cities.

St. Louis delegation travels to China on trade mission
December 6, 2012 - St. Louis American

World Trade Center St. Louis, former U.S. Senator Kit Bond with Kit Bond Strategies and St. Louis County Executive Charlie A. Dooley left St. Louis last week for a new trade delegation to China.

St. Louis reaches trade agreement with Chinese ‘sister city’
December 6, 2012 - KMOV

The World Trade Center St. Louis (WTC) on Thursday signed an agreement in China, Nanjing, to increase trade, investment, and people-to-people relationships between the two cities.

China Hub Commission signs partner to help land Lambert flights
December 3, 2012 - St. Louis Business Journal

The Midwest China Hub Commission and the American Society of Transportation and Logistics will work together on the next steps to make Lambert-St. Louis International Airport a center for Chinese airfreight connections.

Bond, Dooley lead entourage of business, academic leaders to China
November 30, 2012 - St. Louis Beacon

Former U.S. Sen. Christopher “Kit” Bond, R­Mo., and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley are leading another trade mission to China that is billed as a way to give “the region’s institutions unparalleled access to Chinese decision makers.”

World Trade Center St. Louis, Senator Bond, County Executive Dooley Delegation Depart on Trade Mission to China
November 29, 2012 - News Release

Over the next week, the World Trade Center St. Louis (WTC), former U.S. Senator Kit Bond with Kit Bond Strategies (KBS), and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, are leading a trade delegation to China. This high-level trade mission will give the region’s institutions unparalleled access to Chinese decision makers, helping expand opportunities in Asia and foster job growth in Missouri. Download Press Release

Local trade delegation heads to China
August 22, 2012 - St. Louis Post Dispatch

Local business leaders and the World Trade Center St. Louis are planning a trade delegation to China, the latest in a long string of efforts to deepen the region’s ties with the world’s fastest-growing large economy. … Like that trip, this one will be led by former Sen. Christopher “Kit” Bond, who worked a lot on Asian relations while in the Senate and now heads a consulting firm that works on international trade.

Boeing Co-sponsors Conference to Explore Business Opportunities with Malaysia
May 23, 2012

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] co-sponsored a conference with the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) on May 2 in St. Louis to showcase current business opportunities in Malaysia and to discuss the goals of Malaysian industry. Conference attendees included representatives from 75 Malaysian and U.S. companies.

Still a Big Investor
May 21, 2012 - New Straits Times

Christopher Samuel “Kit” Bond helped the Malaysian Investment Development Authority and the Malaysian Industry-Government Group to market the country to companies and universities in St Louis, Missouri. As a former senator from Missouri, the choice of his home state for the Malaysian promotion is not very surprising.

Malaysia on US investors’ radar
May 20, 2012 - New Straits Times

NEW YORK – The presence of Malaysia’s Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak here this week might not have been known to many of the more than eight million people living in this financial capital of the world. Nevertheless, his visit from Wednesday to Friday was eagerly awaited by members of the business community in New York who are looking into investing in Malaysia.

Malaysia A Good Place To Do Business, Says Ex-US Senator Kit Bond
May 19, 2012 - Yahoo News Malaysia

NEW YORK – US Senator from Missouri, Christopher Samuel “Kit” Bond, has all praises for Malaysia and believes that the country is a good place to do business for the Americans.

Area officials in China sign two new trade agreements as part of continued push for hub
May 12, 2012 - St. Louis Beacon

With two new trade-related agreements in their briefcases, area business and civic leaders are returning Friday from another trip to China that they believe will bolster the region’s chances of becoming a true international freight gateway.

STL delegation signs trade agreement in Indonesia
January 20, 2012 - St. Louis American

JAKARTA, INDONESIA: World Trade Center St. Louis and Kit Bond Strategies formally entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) with two Indonesian trade groups: AmCHAM and Kikas. The two organizations represent a wide cross section of the country’s business interests. Leaders of all four groups are involved in a busy week of trade meetings that began when the U.S. delegation arrived in Jakarta this past Sunday.

St. Louis group promotes trade with Indonesia
January 16, 2012 - KMOV

Government, business and university officials from the St. Louis area are in Indonesia this week pursuing trade opportunities and stronger educational ties.

Local trade delegation touches down in Indonesia
January 16, 2012 - St. Louis Post Dispatch

A trade delegation led by St. Louis County officials and former Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond touched down in the Indonesian capital Jakarta over the weekend.

Ex-US Lawmaker Urges Stronger Business Ties
October 4, 2011 - Jakarta Globe

Christopher “Kit” Bond, a former Republican senator from Missouri, was in Jakarta on Monday to promote business ties and free trade, which he said would create jobs for both countries in the years ahead.

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Politicians tout jobs, opportunity as city transfers land for NGA facility to feds
December 13, 2018 - St. Louis Business Journal

KBS Chairman Kit Bond and other members of the KBS team were on hand for the ceremony marking the transfer of city land to the federal government for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s new western headquarters.

Five University of Missouri-St. Louis students awarded ‘Kit’ Bond scholarships
December 12, 2018 - St. Louis Post Dispatch

KBS Chairman Kit Bond in December handed out the first batch of Bond International Scholars grants — including five to students at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

Kit Bond aims to help students get international experience
December 11, 2018 - The Missouri Times

KBS ChairmanKit Bond is spearheading a new program looking to give Missouri students an international experience, the Bond International Scholars Program, which is awarding college students scholarships towards study abroad opportunities.

KBS Vice Chairman Kenny Hulshof Honored by Hoops for Youth
September 26, 2018 - Roll Call

The Hoops for Youth Foundation honored Kenny Hulshof with one of their 2018 Steve Scalise Heart of a Warrior awards. Hoops for Youth raises money for at-risk kids.

Kit Bond Introduces General Grass for Leadership Award
April 12, 2018

KBS Chairman Kit Bond introduced former National Guard Bureau chief and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired U.S. Army Gen. Frank J. Grass at the Missouri Military Academy (MMA) Maroon and Gold Gala. Grass received the 2018 Gen. Clifton B. Cates “I Will Hold” Award for Leadership.
KBS Vice Chairman Kenny Hulshof Speaks at Missouri Farm Bureau
December 5, 2017 - AgWired

Joining current members of congress, administration officials, and Farm Bureau leadership, Kenny Hulshof addressed the Missouri Farm Bureau in a listening session focused on the 2018 Farm Bill.

Kit Bond: How Missouri Businesses Can Stay Competitive
September 22, 2016 - St. Louis Post Dispatch

In my 40-plus years as a public servant for Missouri, promoting economic development and creating an environment where Missouri businesses could thrive were always among my chief policy goals. Unfortunately, a recent report that listed Missouri as only the 31st best state for American businesses proves we have more work to do.

Kenny Hulshof: Reform Biodiesel Tax Credit to Protect Domestic Production
September 13, 2016 - Morning Consult

Ask former members of Congress to reflect on legislative successes and we’ll tell you the bills we sponsored on Capitol Hill and managed to pass into law are like young children. We watch them mature and if the legislation is implemented as intended — we marvel at the positive impact in making the world a better place.

Kit Bond and Team Help Win NGA Facility in St. Louis
July 1, 2016

Civic leaders in southern Illinois were disappointed last month when Missouri was chosen as the home for a $1.75 billion federal satellite spy agency project they’d pitched aggressively to get.

But unlike Illinois, Missouri had paid a Washington lobbyist to help persuade the government to build the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Western headquarters in North St. Louis.

He wasn’t just any lobbyist, either. Kit Bond, a former four-term Republican senator and two-term governor of Missouri, was personally involved in pitching the St. Louis site to members of Congress and federal agencies.

KBS Celebrates St. Louis Winning Bid for National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
April 4, 2016

ST. LOUIS, MO – The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) announced it has decided to stay in north St. Louis with a new expanded campus worth nearly $2 billion in investment and 7,000 jobs at the expanded site.

Watch Video of Mayor Francis Slay’s press conference (Senator Roy Blunt introduces Kit Bond at 26:56)

KBS’ Kenny Hulshof Helps Deliver Highway Bill Win
December 8, 2015 - Automotive Logistics

Comprehensive transport legislation signed last week in the US includes an amendment to rules governing the trucking sector that will allow greater flexibility in the use of vehicle transporters. The change to the legislation has been hard won by some leading figures associated with the US finished vehicle sector. They include the ACC’s Robert Farrell, former congressman Ken Hulshof, Jack Cooper Transport’s CEO Mike Riggs and a number of other supporters, including Convertible Trailer Manufacturing’s CEO, Bill Pawluk.

Kit Bond joins fellow Missouri governors to tout economic development efforts
November 20, 2015 - MissouriNet

KANSAS CITY, MO – Six Missouri governors met Friday in Kansas City to share what they feel have been important economic drivers for Missouri during their time as heads of state. Democrats Jay Nixon, Roger Wilson and Bob Holden were joined with Republicans John Ashcroft, Kit Bond and Matt Blunt for the 30 minute panel discussion. See Photo

Politically Speaking: Kit Bond outlines his life in politics and policy
October 19, 2015 - St. Louis Public Radio

ST. LOUIS, MO – Bond’s political career spanned nearly four decades. A Republican, he won seven statewide elections, including serving two non-consecutive terms as governor and four terms as a U.S. senator. The Mid-Missouri native was an instrumental force in making Republicans competitive in a state that for decades had been dominated by Democrats.

Congressman Kenny Hulshof Joins KBS as Vice Chairman
June 15, 2015

ST. LOUIS, MO – Kit Bond Strategies (KBS) is pleased to announce that former U.S. Congressman Kenny Hulshof will join the bipartisan firm as Vice Chairman and Partner.

“I am excited to join KBS. For a dozen years in elective politics, I had the opportunity to work alongside Kit Bond shaping public policy on behalf of our constituents. Today I’m pleased to join Kit’s team to work as passionately on behalf of our clients in the areas of public policy and business development,” said Hulshof.

KBS Chairman, former U.S. Senator Kit Bond, said, “On behalf of KBS I am proud to welcome Kenny to the KBS team. Kenny’s reputation, experience, and relationships will make him a tremendous asset and I am excited about his vision for the firm’s future. We look forward to having him as an active leader of KBS.”

Prior to joining KBS as Vice Chairman Kenny served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 12 years representing Missouri’s Ninth Congressional District and as a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee. Most recently, Kenny served as vice chair of Polsinelli’s Public Policy practice.

“I have been privileged to work with outstanding colleagues at Polsinelli for the past several years, and I will continue to value those relationships and friendships as I move forward with my career,” said Hulshof.
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KBS celebrates Southwest Airlines new ‘Missouri One’ jet and Tiger steals the show
April 17, 2015 - Kansas City Business Journal

Kit Bond’s dog Tiger steals the show at an April 15 media event commemorating Southwest Airlines’ more than 30 years serving Missouri. See Photos
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Former Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell talks cybersecurity at Bond Lecture Series
March 12, 2015

KBS Chairman Kit Bond welcomed former Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell to speak about the importance of cybersecurity at the Christopher S. Bond Lecture Series at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Ft. Leonard Wood job cuts may jeopardize training, economy
March 2, 2015

KBS Chairman Senator Bond joins the Missouri delegation and 2,000 Missourians to protect Ft. Leonard Wood from budget cuts.

Mike Dubois named to St. Louis 40 Under 40
February 15, 2015

KBS’ Director of Defense and International Mike Dubois was named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s ’40 Under 40’ list. See full 40 Under 40 list

Rebooting the Parents as Teachers program in Normandy
December 8, 2014 - St. Louis Post Dispatch

Kit Bond recognized for championing Parents as Teachers by the St. Louis Post Dispatch which highlights the importance of the program in preparing kids for school.

Missouri Veterans Join Fight to Reform and Expand Medicaid
November 18, 2014 - Jefferson City

Missouri veterans joined the fight to reform and expand Medicaid to help the thousands of Missouri’s heroes and their families without access to health care. Dewey Riehn, head of the Missouri Association of Veterans Organizations (MAVO), joined former U.S. Senator and Missouri Governor Kit Bond and State Senator Ryan Silvey to announce support for the reform and expansion of Medicaid.
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Kit Bond Receives Prestigious National Security Award
September 25, 2014

Senator Kit Bond received the 2014 BENS Kansas City National Security Award in recognition of his lifetime of public service and dedication to the protection of our nation’s national security interests.  Bond was recognized for his advocacy for a strong military posture and improved care for our nation’s veterans and service members. The event was attended by 250 senior business and military leaders from Kansas and Missouri and included a personal tribute by Senator Pat Roberts recognizing Bond’s accomplishments on the Intelligence Committee in the Senate.  See Tribute Video
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Ingram’s Magazine Highlights KBS Work to Protect Missouri’s Military Infrastructure
August 9, 2014

In a recent edition of Ingram’s magazine carried a piece about the important work being done to protect Missouri’s military footprint from a future Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round. Governor Jay Nixon mobilized the Hawthorn Foundation, who in turn commissioned Kit Bond Strategies. Download Article

Kit Bond Receives Award for Lifetime of Service to Public Transit
July 17, 2014

Senator Kit Bond received the “Hall of Fame Award” from the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority at the 2nd annual KCATA Rosa Parks SPIRIT Awards event.  The event celebrates individuals and organizations who, in the spirit of Civil Rights Leader Rosa Parks, are making a difference in Kansas City and in public transit. Bond was honored for his career as Governor of Missouri and U.S. Senator, during which time he was responsible for delivering millions to the Kansas City area for transit improvements. The Hall of Fame Award is presented to an individual who exemplifies a lifetime of public service and demonstrated support for public transportation. See Photo

Bond Talks Globalization at CRS Centennial Symposium
July 16, 2014

Senator Bond spoke at the Congressional Research Service (CRS) Centennial Symposium in Washington, DC. CRS asked Bond to participate in the symposium’s economic panel because of his experience and seniority in the U.S. Senate. Joined by Peter Orszag, former director of the OMB, and former Members of Congress Bond spoke and participated in a roundtable discussion on the panel entitled America’s Place in the Global Economy: What’s Next? See Photos

KBS’ Shana Marchio Speaks at Congressional Women’s Conference
June 21, 2014

Shana Marchio, the Director of Federal Affairs and Communications at KBS, spoke at the 5th annual Women’s Congressional Staff Association (WCSA) conference this summer. As a former communications director on the Hill and board member of the Senate Press Secretary Association, Marchio shared her experience and advice on improving the working relationship between press and legislative staff. Marchio served on a panel with former White House press secretary Mike McCurry, Senator Enzi’s Chief of Staff Flip McConnaughey, and NASA Press Secretary Lauren Worley.

Senator Bond Advocates for Affordable Housing Solutions
June 10, 2014 - Bipartisan Policy Center

Since leaving public office Senator Bond has continued to champion policies critical to supporting Missouri families.  As co-chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission, Bond joined with former Democratic Senator George Mitchell in urging Congress to act on legislation to make permanent a tax credit that would help supply the affordable housing so many families in our country are in need of.

KC Mayor James Testifies in Washington, DC
May 15, 2014 - News-Press Now

Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James testified before the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee where Senator Roy Blunt asked him to appear as a witness and speak to local perspectives on the reauthorization of the federal surface transportation bill. Mayor James underscored the importance of multimodal transportation, a strong, long-term federal funding commitment, and increased local decision-making.
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Kit Bond an Honorary Co-Chair for Kansas City’s Republican National Convention Bid
December 2, 2013 - Wichita Eagle

Kit Bond has teamed up with Bob Dole to serve as the honorary co-chair of Kansas City’s bid to host the Republican National Convention.

Kit Bond – Neither Shy Nor Retiring
December 1, 2013 - Joplin Globe

When leaving public office Senator Bond was known for saying he was “neither shy nor retiring.” Instead, the former U.S. senator and governor, now 74, has doubled down — traveling to and from Washington, taking part in international trade missions and continuing his work on his issues of interest.

Kit Bond featured as a panelist at the esteemed Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi, California
November 22, 2013 -

Kit Bond was a panelist at the esteemed Reagan National Defense Forum in California, which brings together leaders and key stakeholders in the defense community to discuss issues critical to the future of our country’s defense.

High Level Administration Official Headlines Bond Lecture Series
November 15, 2013 - Columbia Daily Tribune

This year Senator Bond secured one of the Administration’s most dynamic young leaders to keynote the Christopher S. “Kit” Bond Lecture Series at the University of Missouri — Rajiv Shah, administrator for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  In addition to Dr. Shah, the Bond Lecture Series featured a panel with representatives from top engineering firm Burns & McDonnell, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, and the university.

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Columbia Daily Tribune: Official from U.S. Agency for International Development to speak on MU campus

Senator Bond Calls for Bipartisan Housing Reform
November 7, 2013 - Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal called on Senator Bond for his thoughts about the need for housing reform.  Bond, a long-time housing advocate, is a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission.

Kit Bond: Affordability is a Challenge in Rural America
October 1, 2013 - Bipartisan Policy Center

Senator Kit Bond authored a piece on the housing affordability challenges in rural America and the congressional action needed to prevent rural Americans from losing access to housing programs.

Southwest Airlines Meets with Business, Civic Leaders in St. Louis
September 27, 2013 - KMOX

Joined by Senator Bond and KBS, Southwest Airlines executives touched down in St. Louis to meet with business and civic leaders on the importance of the airline to the region.

Mike Dubois of KBS Pens Piece on BRAC
September 10, 2013

Mike Dubois, KBS Director of International & Defense, wrote a piece on KBS’ efforts to prepare Missouri’s military communities for the Defense Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC).

Kansas City, Missouri Wins Largest TIGER Grant in the Country from the Department of Transportation
August 30, 2013 - Kansas City Star

The City of Kansas City, Missouri recently won $20 million from the Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) discretionary grant program.  568 applicants, totaling $9 billion competed for the funds.  Kansas City, which received the largest award in the country, was one of only 52 winners.  The funds will be used for the City’s new Streetcar.

KBS Participates in Congressional BRAC (Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission) Roundtable hosted by Missouri’s Vicky Harzler.
August 13, 2013

KBS Defense and International Director, Mike Dubois, participated in Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler’s military roundtable in Columbia, Mo. Dubois spoke about the Missouri Military Preparedness study KBS conducted for Governor Nixon to prepare for a future Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process.

Kit Bond Receives Missouri’s Top Education Award
July 27, 2013

Kit Bond received the “Pioneer in Education” award from Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. As Governor, Bond brought Parents as Teachers statewide. Bond continued his advocacy on behalf of children while in the U.S. Senate, where he advocated for early childhood education on the national level.

Kit Bond Joins SLCEC Charlie Dooley at Wellston Child Care Center Groundbreaking
July 18, 2013

KBS Chairman Kit Bond joined St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley to celebrate the Wellston Child Care Center groundbreaking.  While in the U.S. Senate, Bond secured $3 million for the Center, which will provide high-quality, early childhood education services.  The Center is next door to St. Louis County’s main workforce training facility.

Kit Bond’s OpEd: Housing Counseling Works
May 29, 2013 - St. Louis Post Dispatch

Home sales in Missouri are up more than 9 percent from last year. While this progress is good news, it is essential we look at lessons learned over the past six years of the housing crisis. One of the most important lessons is that home purchase education and counseling must become a central component of the mortgage process, particularly for first-time home buyers.

Kit Bond & Henry Cisneros: Federal Assistance Should Target the Needy
May 20, 2013 -

Federal rental assistance programs must more directly target help to those who need it most. That is a key conclusion reached by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission in its report, Housing America’s Future: New Directions for National Policy.

Kit Bond recognized by Senator Patty Murray during a hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee
April 11, 2013

Kit Bond’s work at the Bipartisan Policy Center to reform our nation’s housing system is recognized by Senator Patty Murray during a hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee.

BPC’s Housing Commission, where Bond serves as co-chair, releases recommendation to reform housing system
February 25, 2013 - Bipartisan Policy Center

The recommendations of BPC’s Housing Commission are the culmination of a 16-month process that engaged the housing community both inside and outside of the Beltway through a series of roundtable discussions and regional housing forums.

Bond, bipartisan panel call for overhaul of housing policies
February 25, 2013 - St. Louis Post Dispatch

WASHINGTON – As a Missouri senator, Christopher “Kit” Bond fought efforts by fellow Republicans to cut housing subsidies while working to boost spending for the homeless.

Kit Bond, George Mitchell, Mel Martinez and Henry Cisneros: A Plan to Fix Housing
February 25, 2013 - Politico

Six years after the collapse of the housing market, the problems in housing remain as severe as ever, and solutions continue to be elusive. Excessively strict underwriting standards, caused in part by uncertainty about the regulatory “rules of the road” for lenders, are blocking the path to homeownership for many creditworthy households and delaying a robust housing recovery.

Mayor James announces Former Senator Kit Bond will serve as the City’s federal lobbyist
January 2, 2013 - News Release

The City of Kansas City has selected former Missouri Senator and Governor  Christopher “Kit” Bond to serve as its federal lobbyist. After reviewing many qualified submissions and conducting interviews with both local and national firms, a contract will be extended to Kit Bond Strategies to carry Kansas City’s message to Washington, D.C.

Bond: EPA Rule Would Effectively Ban Coal
July 30, 2012 - Roll Call

Earlier this month, tea party groups representing millions of Americans urged Congress to oppose the Environmental Protection Agency’s new greenhouse gas emissions regulation for power plants. Last month’s federal court decision upholding parts of the EPA’s global warming regulatory agenda make these grass-roots groups’ actions even more timely and the stakes higher.

Kit Bond’s OpEd: End the Energy Two-Step, Rein In Regulators
April 23, 2012 - Roll Call

As gas prices across the nation hit mile-high levels, Americans are rightfully angry about the long trail of broken promises by politicians.

Kit Bond’s OpEd: Plan Shortchanges Guard
April 14, 2012 - St. Joseph News Press

Since the 9/11 attacks, our citizen-soldiers and airmen in the National Guard have been serving more and more on the frontlines both at home and abroad — from the deserts of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan, to securing our borders, and providing disaster assistance in the wake of devastating floods and storms here in Missouri.

Wall Street reform overreaches: CFTC proposal bad for farmers, families
February 12, 2012 - Columbia Daily Tribune

Families and communities in Missouri and across the nation are still suffering from the financial crisis, from destroyed retirement savings, foreclosed homes, bankrupt businesses and lost jobs. Unfortunately, the new law passed in response to this crisis, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, could impose even more pain on still-struggling Americans.

Bond moves from Senate to international trade, law, housing
January 13, 2012 - St. Louis Beacon

WASHINGTON – His homegrown chestnut crop was a bust this fall, but former U.S. Sen. Christopher “Kit” Bond says the seeds he has sown during his first year out of office — in international business, law, and housing policy — are starting to bear fruit. “I’ve got so many balls up in the air that I have trouble following them all,” says Bond, who said he was looking forward to departing today for Indonesia to join a World Trade Center trade delegation organized in partnership with Kit Bond Strategies.

alliantgroup Welcomes Former U.S. Senator and Missouri Governor Kit Bond as Senior Advisor
November 17, 2011 - News Release

St. Louis alliantgroup, the nation’s premier provider of specialty tax consulting and tax controversy services, welcomed former Missouri Governor and U.S. Senator Kit Bond as its newest senior advisor and member of its Strategic Advisory Board during two special roundtable discussions at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis yesterday.

Bond Courthouse
October 10, 2011 - Southeast Missourian

A new federal courthouse in Jefferson City, Mo., was recently dedicated to former U.S. senator Kit Bond.  Bond, who helped secure the funding for the courthouse, is an appropriate choice for the building’s namesake. Elected as the state’s auditor and governor before becoming U.S. senator, a position he held for 24 years, Bond dedicated his career to serving the state of Missouri.

New Missouri Courthouse Dedicated to Former Senator Bond
September 27, 2011 -

A new $68 million federal courthouse was dedicated Tuesday in Missouri’s capital city in honor of former U.S. Sen. Kit Bond, who helped secure the money for the project. Christopher “Kit” Bond, a former Republican senator from Missouri, was in Jakarta on Monday to promote business ties and free trade, which he said would create jobs for both countries in the years ahead. SEE VIDEO CLIP HERE.

Former U.S. Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond discusses U.S. energy policy, clean coal technology, debt ceiling talks and a China cargo hub in St. Louis.
July 21, 2011 - KMOX Radio

Former U.S. Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond discusses U.S. energy policy, clean coal technology, debt ceiling talks and a China cargo hub in St. Louis.

Bond’s OpEd: EPA’s Regulations On Coal-Fired Power Plants Would Have Devastating Results
July 17, 2011 - Southeast Missourian

Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fired the latest shot in its bombardment of regulations that will increase the cost of energy for every American, kill jobs, and stall our nation’s already struggling economic recovery.

Parents as Teachers welcomes Former Senator Kit Bond to Board of Directors
June 30, 2011 - St. Louis Post Dispatch

The Parents as Teachers national office is pleased to announce that former United States Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond, a longtime supporter of Parents as Teachers and advocate for families and children, has accepted a seat on its board of directors.  Parents as Teachers helps organizations and professionals work with families during the critical early years of a child’s life to ensure they grow up healthy, safe and ready to learn.  The board of directors plays a critical role in creating and supporting initiatives that advance the overall Parents as Teachers mission.