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House Financial Services Committee Passes Luetkemeyer Bill to Help Invest in Small Businesses
May 20, 2015
Today, the House Financial Services Committee unanimously passed U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer’s (MO-03) legislation that would reduce duplicative regulatory burdens for advisers of Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs). “I am pleased that my colleagues on the House Financial Services Committee once again recognized the importance of this legislation,” Luetkemeyer said. “We must continue to invest in our nation’s small businesses which mean reducing regulatory red tape for advisers so long-... More
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Subcommittee Examines Opportunities to Improve Rural Housing Service
May 19, 2015
Today, the House Financial Services Housing and Insurance Subcommittee Chairman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) held a hearing to examine the Rural Housing Service. “As someone who has spent his life in a town of 336 residents, I understand the challenges that face those in need of affordable and rental housing in rural America,” Luetkemeyer said. “There are limited housing options and small towns don’t necessarily attract major construction projects or real estate investors. That is why the mission ... More
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Blaine's Bulletin: The Gift of Life
May 15, 2015
Each one of you reading this bulletin has been blessed with the gift of life. This month marks two years after Kermit Gosnell was found guilty for the senseless and horrific actions of delivering and then killing infants born alive. And as a lifelong supporter of the unborn, I was proud to support legislation that would ban abortions past 20 weeks. The legislation, which overwhelmingly passed the House, would ban abortions past 20 weeks, with an exception for instances of rape, incest, or when t... More
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Luetkemeyer Secures Medal of Honor for Jewish World War I Veteran
May 15, 2015
U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) issued the following statement after the White House announced that Sergeant William Shemin will receive the Medal of Honor on June 2, 2015: “After five years in the making, this is truly one of the proudest and most humbling moments I’ve had as a Member of Congress. Five years ago, my constituent, Elsie Shemin-Roth, came into my Washington, Mo. office wanting to tell her father’s story and see if we would be able to help – and I told her I would do everythin... More
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Luetkemeyer Holds Hearing to Analyze CFPB Rule that Changes Home Closing Process
May 14, 2015
Today, the House Financial Services Housing and Insurance Subcommittee Chairman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) held a hearing to examine the cost and benefits of changes to the real estate settlement process, specifically the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule being finalized by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The subcommittee hearing focused on examining how proposed changes to the mortgage settlement process and the implementation of TRID are expected to impact consumers, lende... More
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