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Blaine' Bulletin: Dodd-Frank, the Student Success Act, and Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act
July 31, 2015
The month of July has proven to be very busy in America’s new Congress. Whether it was meeting with folks from the 3rd District, going to the several Small Business and Financial Services Committee hearings, or tracking the incessant rain throughout the state – there is a lot to recap this month. Having been in the Financial Services industry for many years and now a member of the Financial Services Committee, the five year anniversary of Dodd-Frank which occurred this month hit home to me. What... More
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House Financial Services Committee Passes Luetkemeyer Bill to Thwart Operation Choke Point
July 30, 2015
The House Financial Services Committee passed U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer’s (MO-03) legislation which would prevent federal agencies from abusing executive power and blocking the access of legally-operating businesses to financial services. Luetkemeyer’s legislation, H.R. 766, the Financial Institution Customer Protection Act, would dictate that agencies such as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Reserve could not req... More
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Blaine's Bulletin: Standing Up for the Unborn
July 23, 2015
The horrific videos of Planned Parenthood that were recently released go beyond the abortion debate – simply, they are inhumane. In these videos, executives of Planned Parenthood and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) Medical Directors Council describe the dangerous abortion practices that medical professionals within their organizations use to obtain fetal body parts. Those are then sold piece by piece to third party companies who conduct fetal tissue research. In addition, the... More
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President Signs Luetkemeyer Bill to Name Post Office After 3rd District Hero into Law
July 22, 2015
President Obama signed into law legislation sponsored by U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service in Cedar Hill as the “Sergeant First Class William B. Woods, Jr. Post Office.” “Sergeant Woods fought for our nation’s freedom and dedicated his life to protecting our country,” Luetkemeyer said. “It is a true privilege to sponsor the naming of the Cedar Hill Post Office after Sergeant Woods to forever commemorate the ultimate sacrifice he ma... More
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Luetkemeyer Statement on Five-Year Anniversary of Dodd-Frank
July 21, 2015
U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) issued the following statement on the fifth anniversary of the enactment of Dodd-Frank: “Today marks the five-year anniversary of Dodd-Frank being signed into law. Throughout the past five years, the economy has been stagnant, not lifted; community banks have been stifled with regulations; and unelected bureaucracies such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Financial Stability Oversight Council have, despite their mission statements, raised se... More
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