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Blaine's Bulletin: Giving Thanks
November 21, 2014
“But Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck. You heard what Linus was saying out there. Those early Pilgrims were thankful for what had happened to them, and we should be thankful, too. We should just be thankful for being together. I think that’s what they mean by ‘Thanksgiving,’ Charlie Brown.” – Marcie That famous quote from the movie ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ is a light hearted way to remind young and old about the importance of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is not only a day to celebrate... More
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Luetkemeyer Urges EPA Administrator to Extend Timeline for Warm Air Furnace Compliance
November 20, 2014
U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) sent a letter to Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy urging the agency to follow past precedence and ensure that small businesses are not unfairly harmed by allowing a one year compliance timeline for warm air furnaces under the upcoming regulations. Warm air furnaces are forced-air, wood-fired furnaces generally used by homeowners and are available for sale at home improvement stores. The EPA’s proposed standards would p... More
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Luetkemeyer Introduces Legislation to Protect Customers from Operation Choke Point
November 20, 2014
Continuing his commitment to end Operation Choke Point, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) introduced legislation that would require federal banking agencies to put in writing any suggestion or order to terminate a customer’s banking account. This legislation, the Financial Institution Customer Protection Act, dictates that agencies such as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Federal Reserve cannot request or order a financial institution to terminate a banking relationshi... More
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Luetkemeyer Statement on President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration
November 20, 2014
“Today’s action by the president to unilaterally grant amnesty to millions of undocumented illegal immigrants in the United States is not only unconstitutional but also a complete overreach by this administration. The president has completely circumvented Congress with this executive action. Just last year, the president was quoted saying, “I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed.” He should follow his own words and realize that immigration reform is m... More
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Luetkemeyer Named Chairman of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance
November 20, 2014
The following is a statement from U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) after being named Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance: “The faith that has been placed in me leaves me humbled and honored. I look forward to being the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance in the 114th Congress and working with my colleagues to tackle the important issues happening across our nation. In addition, I want to thank Chairman Hensarling for this opportuni... More
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