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Luetkemeyer on OCC’s Fair Access Rule

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding an announcement from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) regarding their “Fair Access Rule.” “For years I have been fighting the harmful Obama-era initiative, ‘Operation Choke Point.’ Today’s announcement from the OCC gets America another step closer to putting it completely ... Read More »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Apprenticeships

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Ranking second in America for completed apprenticeships for the second year in a row, Missouri is leading the way and showing the rest of the country how beneficial apprenticeships can be. Apprenticeships are a win-win for companies and workers. Employers are able to train and invest in skilled professionals and workers are able to receive on-the-job training while also receiving a paycheck. Here ... Read More »

Luetkemeyer Introduces Modernizing America’s Apprenticeships Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) introduced the Modernizing America’s Apprenticeships Act to codify the Trump Administration’s Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP) rule. IRAPs are high-quality apprenticeship programs that fall under the Department of Labor’s Standards Recognition Entity. They provide individuals with opportunities to obtain workplac... Read More »

Luetkemeyer Chosen to Serve as 2021 NDAA Conferee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) has been chosen to serve as a conferee on the House-Senate Conference Committee for the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “Reauthorizing the NDAA is one of Congress’ most important jobs each year. It is critical that we ensure the brave men and women of America’s military... Read More »

Blaine's Bulletin: Thanking Our Veterans

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Just recently while in Franklin County, I passed by the Specialist Jeffrey L. White, Jr. Post Office in Pacific. Like many of you who live near that area, I’ve been by that building countless times. It’s a fine building and a good post office with great postal workers. But the name of post office always catches my attention and serves as a sobering reminder of one of the many Missouri veterans who... Read More »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Continuing to Serve

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This week, I was extremely honored to be re-elected to serve the people of Missouri’s Third Congressional District. My family has called this area home for generations, and it is a great privilege to continue representing you in Congress. I do not take this privilege lightly and pledge to do everything in my power to maintain Missouri values and advance our priorities in Washington, D.C. Through t... Read More »

Blaine’s Bulletin: America Deserves a Biden Investigation

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For two and a half years, my Democratic colleagues put America through a fruitless, politically motivated investigation of President Trump and his family. Rather than accepting the results of the 2016 election, moving on, and serving the constituents who elected them, they jammed the legislative gears of Congress with “investigations” and impeachment proceedings in a four-year plan to displace the... Read More »

Luetkemeyer Urges Chairs Waters and Schiff to Investigate Bidens

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) was joined by eleven of his colleagues in sending a letter urging House Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff to investigate potential money laundering involving foreign governments and the Biden family. Excerpts and the link to the full letter can be found bel... Read More »

Luetkemeyer Statement on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released a statement following the Senate’s vote to confirm President Trump’s nominee for the United States Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. “President Trump has made another outstanding choice to serve this country and defend conservative values on the United States Supreme Court. Judge Amy Coney Barret is an extremely well-q... Read More »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Small Business Recovery Continues

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Small businesses are the perfect example of the notion that with hard work, resourcefulness and an entrepreneurial spirit, anything is possible in America. They have always played a unique role in our local economy and have been a major source of jobs in our communities. Just like all of us, this year has been extremely difficult for small businesses. But these entrepreneurs have gotten creative a... Read More »

Luetkemeyer Statement on Regulators’ Guidance Announcement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement on prudential regulators’ Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to codify the Interagency Statement Clarifying the Role of Supervisory Guidance issued by the agencies on September 11, 2018. “Prudential regulators are taking an important step toward ending the abuses and misuses of guidance that were rampant d... Read More »

Blaine’s Bulletin: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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The Susan G. Komen Foundation projects that over 260,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Here in Missouri, breast cancer has the fourth highest incidence and mortality rate of all cancers, and it claims more women’s lives than any other form of cancer except for skin cancer. Education, early detection and regular screenings are critical for staying healthy and potentially sav... Read More »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Recovery Efforts Continue

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Taxpayer-funded government checks and amnesty for illegal immigrants; $600 million decrease in funding for American law enforcement; legalized ballot harvesting nationwide; taxpayer bailouts for mismanaged state and local governments that had billion dollar deficits prior to coronavirus; and taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. These are just some of the outrageous items included in Speaker Pe... Read More »

Luetkemeyer Urges Treasury, SBA to Streamline the Loan Forgiveness Process for PPP Loans Up to $150,000

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) led a letter signed by 60 of his colleagues urging the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration to implement a streamlined loan forgiveness process for all PPP loans up to $150,000. “Despite the overwhelming success of the PPP program, more can and should be done to help U.S. small businesses stay afloat during these unp... Read More »

Luetkemeyer on Treasury Department’s PPP Loan Forgiveness Announcement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding the Treasury Department’s announcement of a streamlined forgiveness process for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans up to $50,000. “Under Secretary Mnuchin’s and Administrator Carranza’s leadership the PPP program has approved 5.2 million loans and helped preserve 51 million American job... Read More »