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Blaine's Bulletin: Missouri Real ID Updates
September 21, 2018
It’s a simple request from the TSA agent standing at airport security, “boarding pass and ID please.” Whether you travel weekly for business or save up all year to take a nice family vacation, the ability to travel around the country with only a driver’s license is a freedom that many Americans take for granted. That being said, what would you do if your Missouri-issued identification was not accepted at American airports? For many Missourians this question is all too real. In the wake of the Se... More
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Blaine’s Bulletin: 17 Years
September 14, 2018
Seventeen years ago, our nation was under attack. We watched as planes destroyed the World Trade Center, smashed into the Pentagon, and crashed in Pennsylvania, killing thousands of Americans and crippling families around the country. America was changed forever. Terrorism was no longer a theoretical problem on the other side of the world, but an evil reality on American soil. Nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives on September 11, 2001, a day we as a nation will never forget. Since the Septemb... More
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Committee Passes Luetkemeyer Data Security and Notification Requirement Bill
September 13, 2018
Today the House Financial Services Committee passed H.R. 6743, the Consumer Information Notification Requirement Act. The legislation, sponsored by Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Chairman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), will institute a new statutory requirement that all financial institutions notify consumers in the event of a breach involving their personal information. Chairman Luetkemeyer released the following statement: “Nearly every week we discover new data breach... More
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Financial Regulators Clarify the Role of Guidance after Calls from Luetkemeyer
September 11, 2018
Today, the Federal Reserve, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, National Credit Union Administration and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced an important distinction between guidance and rule. In June, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), called on financial regulators to address so-called “regulation by enforcement.” Chairman Luetkemeyer released the followi... More
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Blaine's Bulletin: Advice and Consent
September 7, 2018
As outlined in the United States Constitution, the President “shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint judges of the Supreme Court.” In July, President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by Justice Kennedy’s retirement. This week, Americans saw this process in action as the Senate fulfilled their constitutional responsibility and held confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Since our nat... More
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