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Blaine’s Bulletin: Overcoming Times of Challenge and Controversy

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“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” (Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963) While the circumstances we face today are much different than 1963, Dr. King’s words still ring true. Over the last year, our nation has endured more than our fair share of adversity. We have experienced a once in a... Read More »

Luetkemeyer on Impeachment Proceedings

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding his vote against the articles of impeachment. “‘In the midst of a global pandemic, economic hardship for millions of Americans, and tragic events of January 6th, now is the time for us to come together, now is the time to heal.’ “These are the words of Vice President Mike Pence as he urged C... Read More »

Blaine’s Bulletin: We Will Rebuild

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In my June 26th Bulletin I wrote that our law enforcement officers “commit to a life where their own personal safety comes second to everyone around them. They put their lives on the line every single day and run directly into harm’s way when the rest of us are trying to get out of it.” I also wrote of the “chaos and danger created by lawlessness and mob rule.” Sadly, only seven months later we on... Read More »

Luetkemeyer, 36 Republican Colleagues Release Statement Ahead of Electoral College Vote

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) and 36 Republican members of Congress issued the following statement in advance of the joint session of Congress at 1:00 p.m. today. *** In the joint session of Congress today, we will vote to sustain objections to slates of electors submitted by states we believe clearly violated the Constitution in the presidential election of 2020. This ... Read More »

Luetkemeyer on Electoral College Vote

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding today’s vote to sustain objections to slates of electors submitted by states that violated the Constitution. “As I said in my original statement, my decision on the electors is based on the Constitution and whether certain states violated it when altering election standards. The will of Missouri’s ... Read More »

Luetkemeyer Sworn Into 117th Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer was sworn in to serve as the Representative for Missouri’s Third Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. “My family has called Missouri home for generations. I’m incredibly honored to represent the people of this district and to fight for their priorities in Congress. I’m looking forward to getting back to work to help s... Read More »

Blaine’s Bulletin: New Year & COVID Package

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On December 21, Congress passed another historic rescue package that President Trump has signed into law to aid in our nation’s continued recovery and help get 2021 started off on the right foot. This bill was months in the making and, while not perfect, it contains several critical provisions that will allow us to safely reopen Missouri businesses, get students and teachers back in the classroom,... Read More »

Blaine's Bulletin: Christmas 2020

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As we begin celebrating Christmas, I always like to reflect on the year behind us. In many ways 2020 was a year worth forgetting, but through it all we have seen extraordinary displays of generosity of spirit, sacrifice, kindness and grace. Communities rallied around their local businesses to help save their hometown favorites from having to close their doors and lay off workers. Teachers adapted ... Read More »

Luetkemeyer: TDR, CECL Provisions to Aid in Continued Economic Healing

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding the extension of two critical CARES Act provisions in today’s COVID-19 relief package. The bill includes a delay in the capital requirements of the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) accounting standard and the suspension of Troubled Debt Restructuring (TDR) classifications until January 1,... Read More »

Luetkemeyer on COVID Relief and Government Funding Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding the COVID-19 relief and end of the year funding legislation. “We have faced a year of adversity like most of us have never experienced, but we are finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel. The COVID-19 bill will provide crucial support for small business and includes resources for the d... Read More »

Blaine's Bulletin: The COVID-19 Vaccine

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We don’t often think of Polio anymore because no new cases have been diagnosed in the U.S. since 1979 – thanks to a vaccine. Researchers started work on the Polio vaccine in the 1930’s, but it wasn’t until 1954 that children began receiving it in the United States. A safe and effective measles vaccine took ten years to develop. And the influenza virus began affecting Americans in the 1930’s, while... Read More »

Blaine’s Bulletin: The Water Resources Development Act

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Surrounded by more miles of shoreline than the entire state of California – over 1,100 – Missouri’s Third District is home to beautiful views, an abundance of activities for water lovers, and critical water resources for not just our state but the entire nation. Along with great opportunities for Missourians, these many miles of shoreline also come with their challenges making our district no stra... Read More »

Multiple Third District Priorities Included in 2020 WRDA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding Congressional passage of the 2020 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) which includes several Third District priorities. "Every two years, Congress is tasked with ensuring America’s water resource infrastructure capabilities are maximized to benefit the communities they serve. With the Mis... Read More »

Luetkemeyer Urges Extension of TDR Provision

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) was joined by 35 colleagues in sending a letter urging Congressional leadership to extend the Troubled Debt Restructuring (TDR) provision included in the CARES Act. Currently set to expire on December 31, 2020, extending this provision will give financial institutions the ability to work with customers through this difficult econ... Read More »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Leading the Small Business Committee

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From our favorite restaurants, ice cream shops, hardware stores, florists, barbers, you name it – local small businesses hold a special place in towns across America. There is something about knowing a business is owned by a friend or a neighbor and helping your local economy that makes supporting them feel that much more worthwhile. However, just as their size allows them to innovate and adapt qu... Read More »