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Blaine's Bulletin: Small Business Saturday
November 22, 2017
November 25th marks the eighth annual Small Business Saturday. This is a day that is dedicated to supporting the local businesses that create jobs and boost local economies across the country. Small Business Saturday serves as the kickoff of the holiday shopping season for small business owners throughout Missouri. When you shop local, you are supporting your neighbors and your community, and by shopping at these small businesses, you will be supporting 36 percent of retail trade employees in Mi... More
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Blaine's Bulletin: The Act of Giving
November 17, 2017
With what seems was just a blink of the eye, November is again upon us and families are setting their tables with all of the Thanksgiving fixings. Thanksgiving is the time we reflect on the blessings in our lives. I remain grateful for my loving family, a country full of opportunities, the communities throughout our area who continue to put their neighbors before themselves, and the past and present members of our military who keep us safe and free. I am always humbled when hearing stories about... More
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Luetkemeyer Supports Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in the House of Representatives
November 16, 2017
U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. “Today marks a truly historic day. After years of listening to the American people, the House of Representatives passed a pro-family, pro-growth tax reform bill,” Luetkemeyer said. “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will lead to the creation of an additional 19,166 jobs in Missouri and raise after tax income for middle class Missouri families by $2,421. Additionally, t... More
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Luetkemeyer Statement on Richard Cordray Resignation
November 15, 2017
U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) issued the following statement in response to CFPB Director Richard Cordray’s resignation announcement: “Under Richard Corday’s directorship, the CFPB has buried the economy and the financial services industry under an avalanche of regulations,” Luetkemeyer said. “Many of these regulations are misdirected, drafted by bureaucrats under the influence of flawed statistics in opposition to their own studies, and without an understanding of the business models the... More
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House Financial Services Committee Passes Luetkemeyer's Operational Risk Capital Requirements Bill
November 15, 2017
Today, the House Financial Services Committee passed H.R. 4296, legislation authored by U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer’s (MO-03) which would set parameters for federal financial regulators when establishing operational risk capital requirements. “Operational risk capital requirements were first agreed to at the Basel Committee and then implemented in the United States by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Reserve. Like many con... More
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