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ICYMI: Luetkemeyer Discusses Democrat-Induced Inflation with Neil Cavuto

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Ranking Member on the House Small Business Committee joined Neil Cavuto on Fox Business’ “Coast to Coast” to discuss President Biden and Congressional Democrats’ policies that have led to historic inflation and continue to hinder American small business recovery. Click HERE to watch. “We didn’t need to pass the [American Rescue ...

Luetkemeyer Leads Letter Urging State Department to Promptly Address American Passport Backlog

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Luetkemeyer (MO-03) led a letter with Missouri Congressional Republicans to United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken urging the State Department to address the backlog and unacceptable wait times for obtaining a passport as Americans begin to travel internationally once again. Excerpts and the link to the full letter can be found below. “Due to the unp...

Luetkemeyer Op-Ed: Biden, Democrats' reckless inflation is out of control – and it's crushing America's small businesses

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following op-ed by Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Ranking Member on the House Small Business Committee can be found on FoxBusiness.com. “Gas, milk, fruit, televisions, furniture, washing machines, car rentals, hotel rooms – what do all of these things have in common? Their prices have gone up under the Biden administration. “Inflation is climbing at the fastest rate...

Luetkemeyer’s Guidance Clarity Act Approved by House Oversight and Reform Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Oversight and Reform Committee passed the Guidance Clarity Act of 2021, which was introduced by House Small Business Committee Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.) earlier this year. This legislation provides greater clarity and transparency for Americans and small businesses by requiring each agency guidance document to state explicitly that it does not ha...

Blaine’s Bulletin: Expanded Child Tax Credit

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Starting this week, many families in Missouri and across the country will begin receiving deposits in your bank account or checks in the mail from the IRS. These payments are an advance of the Child Tax Credit that most families receive in their tax returns after filing each spring. So, if you have children under the age of 18 don’t be surprised when it arrives. Because it’s nearly impossible to k...

Luetkemeyer, Missouri Officials Preserve Access to Federal Support for Towns and Rural Areas

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced it would keep the current Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) core population threshold of 50,000 in place rather than expanding it to 100,000. This announcement comes in the wake of a letter to OMB from Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), the Missouri Republican Congressional delegation and Governor Mike Parson ...

Blaine’s Bulletin: Summer Travel

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Summer is one of the best times of year. Kids are out of school, there’s more time to spend with family, and the days are longer and more beautiful. For many Missourians, it’s the perfect time to travel and take a long-awaited vacation with loved ones. Personally, my favorite place to travel when the weather warms up is the Lake of the Ozarks right here in our backyard. There are more miles of sho...

Blaine’s Bulletin: Independence Day 2021

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Freedom, fireworks, barbeques, parades, summer fun and all things red, white and blue – the Fourth of July is one of the best days of the year. There is something about our entire nation coming together to celebrate our independence and being American that makes me beam with pride to be a citizen of this country. We are the greatest nation in the world, and the way we celebrate Independence Day is...

Luetkemeyer Chosen to Serve on House Republican Task Force on Jobs the Economy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) was chosen by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to serve on the House Republican Task Force on Jobs and the Economy. The mission of this task force is to support the American worker, free enterprise system and our nation’s small businesses. “As a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee and top Republican on t...

Blaine’s Bulletin: The Origin of COVID-19

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To say a lot has changed since the very beginning of the pandemic when reports of a mystery virus started affecting people in Wuhan, China began would be an understatement of epic proportion. The coronavirus shut down nearly the entire world and caused billions of people to live in fear of a virus we knew very little about. And while the world struggled to handle this virus that has since claimed ...

Blaine's Bulletin: Broadband

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While Missouri’s Third District is home to our state capital and heavily populated areas like St. Charles County, our district is also home to many rural communities made up of small towns, farms and ranches. We have 13 counties that span from the Mississippi River as far west as the Lake of the Ozarks. No matter where you land on the map, broadband connectivity is most likely essential for your f...

Luetkemeyer, Financial Services Republicans Introduce Legislation to Protect Renters from Eviction

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) and House Financial Services Committee Republicans introduced the Renter Protection Act. This legislation protects renters who could face eviction when the national eviction moratorium expires this month by consolidating COVID-related Emergency Rental Assistance programs and quickly disbursing the aid. Because the Biden Administr...

Luetkemeyer, Fintech Task Force Hold Hearing on Digital Currency

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House Financial Services Task Force on Financial Technology held a hearing entitled, "Digitizing the Dollar: Investigating the Technological Infrastructure, Privacy, and Financial Inclusion Implications of Central Bank Digital Currencies.” Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) discussed the need to take the digital dollar seriously to keep pace with international comp...

Blaine's Bulletin: Getting Missouri Back to Work

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This week, the United States Department of Labor released the most recent jobs numbers that showed our nation had a record number of job openings in April at 9.3 million, surging by almost a million from the month before. This tells me a few things, but most importantly it shows that the job creators, which are largely entrepreneurs and small businesses, are delivering for our economy. Many of the...

Luetkemeyer on Biden Administration’s WOTUS Announcement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding the announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers will rewrite the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, the Obama-era rule that was revised under the Trump Administration. “Unfortunately, the Biden Administration’s overregulation regime continue...