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Blaine's Bulletin: The CRomnibus
December 19, 2014
As I sat down to write the annual Christmas bulletin, I decided to instead address two topics. While this time of the year is very joyous and festive from coast to coast, I will spend most of this column addressing the spending bill that Congress recently passed. Each year, it is the job of Congress to fund the government. Earlier this year, the House passed seven appropriations bills, to fund different aspects of the government with bipartisan majorities. By the time the House finished the seve... More
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Luetkemeyer Gets One Step Closer to Ensuring Medal of Honor for WWI Veteran
December 15, 2014
After passage of the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that includes language to ensure Sergeant William Shemin is eligible to receive the Medal of Honor, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer had the following statement: “Late last week, the Senate passed the NDAA which included language that specifically states the president may award the Medal of Honor to Sergeant William Shemin for his acts of valor during World War I. For years I have worked to ensure Sergeant Shemin is righ... More
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Blaine's Bulletin: Looking Back
December 11, 2014
With the end of the year nearing, I was recently reflecting over the past two years in Congress. While there were many battles placed in front of Congress, there were also several highlights that come to mind over the past couple of years. One particular occasion was the Night of Superstars Event that was held in Festus at the beginning of this year. The charity event recognized extraordinary children who are affected by varying types of disabling conditions but reach far beyond their adversitie... More
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Luetkemeyer Urges FDIC Chairman to Act Swiftly in Investigating Involvement in Operation Choke
December 10, 2014
U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) today sent a letter to Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Martin Gruenberg to follow-up on yesterday’s meeting regarding the agency’s involvement in Operation Choke Point. The letter from Luetkemeyer reiterates the importance of the FDIC conducting a full review of senior staff members who have, with the Chairman’s approval, clearly committed wrongdoing. “There is neither doubt nor denial that numerous members of your senior staff have allo... More
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Luetkemeyer Meets with FDIC Chairman to Demand Explanation on Operation Choke Point
December 9, 2014
U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) today met with Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Martin Gruenberg about the agency’s involvement in Operation Choke Point. Yesterday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a report regarding the FDIC’s involvement in Operation Choke Point. Included in the report are more than 7,500 pages of information, including internal memorandum and emails. The information in the report indicates that FDIC staff blatantly targete... More
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