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Blaine’s Bulletin: Commitment to America

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2020 has been a trying year. The coronavirus has taken American lives, shuttered businesses, caused children to fall behind in school and forced hardworking Americans who have lost their jobs to wonder how they will pay the rent and put food on the table. But we are a resilient nation, and despite the difficulties we have faced this year I have faith we will come back stronger than ever. House Rep... Read More »

Luetkemeyer, Select Committee on the Coronavirus Hold Hearing with Fed Chair Jerome Powell

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a hearing in the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) discussed the economic effects of the pandemic on American businesses with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. Click HERE to watch. “It seems to be there’s a misunderstanding with how the economy works… For instance, I’ve got Boeing right in my district… One plane made i... Read More »

Blaine's Bulletin: National Recovery Month

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Substance abuse and mental health issues affect millions of American families nationwide, and unfortunately, Missouri is no exception. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s 2018 data, 128 Americans pass away each day from an opioid overdose, and we lose another 123 Americans to suicide each day. As shocking as these statistics are, the numbers are projected to be even worse due to th... Read More »

Blaine's Bulletin: Remembering the Heroes of 9/11

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Nineteen years ago today at 8:46 A.M., terrorists flew a highjacked plane of Americans into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. By 10:03 that morning, three more planes had crashed into the South Tower, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, PA. This was not only the most deadly terrorist attack ever to take place on American soil, but one of the most deadly terrorist attacks to... Read More »

Luetkemeyer: More Missourians Are Voting, and They’re Doing It Safely and In Person

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a hearing entitled “Ensuring a Free, Fair, and Safe Election During the Coronavirus Pandemic” the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) discussed success with voter participation and maintaining election integrity with committee witness, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft. Click HERE to watch. “I am pleased to have Secr... Read More »

Luetkemeyer & Former FDIC Chairman William Isaac Op-Ed: How Congress Can Prevent a Post-Pandemic Financial Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following op-ed by Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) and former Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman William Isaac can be found on AmericanBanker.com. “Everyone is convinced that accounting standards are simply too boring and too intricate for anyone to pay attention to.” Those were the opening remarks of Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., during a House Fina... Read More »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Labor Day

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For most of us, Labor Day Weekend means the end of the summer. We use the long weekend to spend time with our families and cook hotdogs and hamburgers in the backyard before the leaves start to turn and we settle into another school year. But the origin of Labor Day has a deeper meaning. The first Monday of September was officially declared “Labor Day” by President Grover Cleveland in 1894 to cele... Read More »

Luetkemeyer, Select Committee on the Coronavirus Hold Hearing with Treasury Secretary Mnuchin

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a hearing entitled “The Administration’s Response to the Economic Crisis” the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) discussed the economic effects of the coronavirus with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Click HERE to watch. Congressman Luetkemeyer: “Mr. Secretary, you and I talk about this just about every time we meet. As... Read More »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Back to School

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This was the first week back to school for many students in the Third District. Since our state’s schools closed in April parents, students, and teachers have all stepped up to adapt to distance learning and ensure our kids don’t fall behind. While learning from home was an acceptable alternative as we began understanding the virus and preparing our response, Missouri’s numbers have dramatically i... Read More »

Blaine’s Bulletin: The Postal Service

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Of the numerous services the federal government provides, the United States Post Office (USPS) is one of the very few actually named in the Constitution. Our founders fully understood the importance of a national postal service and left no doubt that it should be a priority. Throughout my time in Congress, I have supported the Postal Service and continue to be especially supportive of helping our ... Read More »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Supporting Missouri Meat Producers

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It only takes a couple minutes of watching TV or listening to the radio to be reminded of the many challenges COVID-19 presents. Depending on where in Missouri you live, we’ve had to make major changes in our day to day lives. What we don’t hear enough about are the various ways people are rising to the challenge. Here in the Third District, our local meat processors and butchers are extremely bus... Read More »

Blaine’s Bulletin: The Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis

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Earlier this year, I was honored to be one of five Republicans selected to serve on the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis. My committee colleagues and I attend hearings weekly with experts from across the nation to find solutions and see where improvements can be made in areas like school re-openings, America’s economic damage, and unemployment as we deal with the virus and our nation’s r... Read More »

Luetkemeyer, Select Committee Hold Hearing on the Need to Get American Students Back to School this Fall

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a briefing entitled “The Challenges to Safely Reopening K-12 Schools” in the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) delivered the following remarks to the committee and witnesses. Click HERE to watch. “This is a brand-new disease… Now over the last several months we continue to develop plans and strategies as new evidence come... Read More »

Luetkemeyer Sends Letters to CDC and HHS Regarding COVID-19 Fatality Misreporting

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) sent letters to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director, Dr. Robert Redfield and Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health, Admiral Brett Giroir who have both agreed in the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis that hospitals could be reporting unrelated fatalities as COVID-19 deaths to receive more fu... Read More »

ICYMI: Luetkemeyer Discusses COVID-19 Fatality Misreporting on ‘Washington Watch’ with Tony Perkins

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) joined Tony Perkins on “Washington Watch” to discuss the issue of hospitals reporting unrelated fatalities as COVID-19 deaths to receive more funding. See below for highlights or click HERE for the full interview. “People were in automobile accidents and then they were listed as dying from COVID. People had heart attacks and they... Read More »