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Blaine's Bulletin: Recognizing the 50 Year Anniversary of Our Nation's Interstate System
August 26, 2016
Transportation, in particular our nation’s roads and highways, affect the daily lives of every American. For example, many in the 3rd District recognize 1-70 as a vital interstate you take to get to work, to appointments, and a crucial artery running through the State from St. Louis to Kansas City. One fact you may not know is that 50 years ago, in August of 1956, Missouri became the first state granted a contract for work on U.S. 40 – which is now known as I-70, right here in St. Charles County... More
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Getting America Back on Track
August 19, 2016
On any given day that the House is in session, my schedule consists of meeting with constituents from the 3rd District, attending hearings on the House Financial Services and Small Business Committees, and going to the floor of the House of Representatives to listen to and debate legislation and cast votes on various bills. Whenever I travel around the district and hold meetings in the 13 counties I serve, constituents always ask me questions about what bills have passed this year and what Congr... More
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Blaine's Bulletin: Reforming Housing Policies Across America
August 12, 2016
There’s an old saying about laws and sausages: you don’t want to see how they are made. As somebody who raised hogs for many years, I can tell you that making sausage can be a lot more satisfying than making laws on a lot of days. So, a question that I am frequently asked is what is the trick to getting a piece of legislation signed into law? There isn’t a clear cut formula and the process can oftentimes be frustrating, especially when you are trying to make substantive changes to government pro... More
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Blaine's Bulletin: Constituent Services
August 5, 2016
While many weeks I write about what I’ve been working on in Washington or what I’m hearing from folks as I travel around Missouri, this week I want to take a moment and let you know what my staff has been up to in the 3rd District and also about an opportunity for high school students in the district. In addition to the regular visits I make around the district, every quarter of each year, my staff holds Constituent Service Days in all 13 of the counties that I am honored to represent. We typica... More
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President Signs Luetkemeyer Legislation to Reform Nation’s Housing Policies
August 1, 2016
President Obama has signed into law legislation that U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) introduced which would reform housing policies in America for the first time in decades. “This is a historic time for housing in America,” Luetkemeyer said. “For the first time in over 50 years, there will be real reforms to the programs at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Housing Service (RHS). I am proud to be part of a movement ... More
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