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Blaine’s Bulletin: The National Baby Formula Shortage

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Last week, almost 43% of America’s baby formula supply was out of stock in grocery stores across our country leaving millions of families scrambling to figure out how to feed their babies. According to the CDC, nearly 20% of infants born in this country are supplemented with formula in their first two days of life. By the age of six months, only 25% of babies are being fed solely by breastfeeding....

Luetkemeyer, McHenry Lead Letter to Chopra Regarding Radical Interpretation of UDAAP Policy, Changes to CFPB Procedures

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), top Republican on the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10), top Republican on the House Financial Services Committee led a letter with House Financial Services Committee Republicans to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Rohit Chopra regarding the CFPB’s...

Blaine’s Bulletin: National Police Week 2022

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Corporal Benjamin Cooper from Joplin dedicated his life to serving our country. Following his 8 years of service in the United States Army, he moved to Missouri and joined the Joplin Police Department. Corporal Cooper was shot and killed by an assailant in the line of duty on March 8 and is survived by his wife and two daughters. Officer Jake Reed joined the Joplin Police Department after graduati...

Blaine’s Bulletin: National Small Business Week

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Small businesses are the embodiment of the American Dream. There is something profound about entrepreneurs across the country betting on themselves and their communities to be their support systems, while simultaneously providing good jobs and economic growth. It is because of small business owners that Main Street America – including many of the smaller and more rural towns like here in the Third...

Luetkemeyer Cosponsors Resolution Honoring Lives of Fallen Missouri Police Officers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) cosponsored Congresswoman Vicki Hartzler (MO-04)’s House resolution to honor the lives of three Missouri law enforcement officers whose lives were lost in the line of duty in March. “Every day across our state, Missouri law enforcement officers show up to put the safety of our communities above their own. These officers gave their li...

Blaine’s Bulletin: Title 42

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The crisis at our southern border unfortunately is nothing new. Since January 2021, illegal immigrants have been flooding our nation’s borders due to a new administration bringing new immigration policies. These open border policies led to record numbers of illegal border crossings last year that has only gotten worse in 2022. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Agents are encountering more than 7,000...

Luetkemeyer Introduces IMPROVE the SBA Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Ranking Member on the House Small Business Committee released the following statement on the introduction of his bill, the IMPROVE the SBA Act. “I often say when our small businesses are strong, our economy is strong because our small businesses and entrepreneurs are our nation’s primary job creators. They are the engine of this nat...

Chopra Commits to Provide Financial Services Committee Legal Documents; Contradicts Statements Made to Senate Banking Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today while being questioned by Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Ranking Member on the Consumer Protection & Financial Institutions Subcommittee in the House Financial Services Committee, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Rohit Chopra committed to providing the Committee with internal legal documents related to his hostile takeover of the Federal Deposi...

Luetkemeyer Small Business Bill Passes House with Bipartisan Support

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Ranking Member on the House Small Business Committee released the following statement regarding bipartisan House passage of his bill, The Small Business Advocacy Improvements Act of 2022. “The nation’s regulatory environment directly impacts small businesses and America’s entrepreneurs. With limited resources and staff, small busine...

Blaine’s Bulletin: Easter District Work Period

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The Easter District Work Period has been a very productive one around the Third District. Being home in Missouri and getting to catch up with many of you is my favorite part of the job. While the bill writing gets done in Washington, D.C., talking to real people about real issues spurs the bill ideas we develop. Hearing from you directly helps me serve you and your families that much better, and I...

Luetkemeyer, McHenry, Comer Slam USPS’ Extension of Failed Postal Banking Pilot Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10), Ranking Member on the House Financial Services Committee, and Congressman James Comer (KY-01), Ranking Member on the Oversight and Reform Committee sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. The Republican...

Blaine’s Bulletin: Easter 2022

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Mark 16: 5-6: “As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. ‘Don't be alarmed,’ he said. ‘You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here…’” Today is Good Friday and the start of the holiest weekend of the year for Christians. As the Lenten season comes to a close, we are almost read...

Blaine’s Bulletin: The ENTRÉE Act

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When the pandemic began, restaurants were among the very first businesses to take a hit. We didn’t know much about the coronavirus as it spread across the world, and Americans were told to stay home as much as possible. This meant most people weren’t eating out or supporting their favorite local restaurants like they usually did. What started as “two weeks to slow the spread” turned into months an...

ICYMI: Luetkemeyer Questions Yellen on Russia Sanctions, Need to Prepare for Possible Situation with China

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, in the Annual Testimony of the Secretary of the Treasury on the State of the International Financial System in the House Financial Services Committee, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) questioned Secretary Yellen about sanctions against Russia in the wake of Putin’s attack on Ukraine, the need to prepare our economy for a possible Chinese invasion of Taiwan, her ...

Blaine’s Bulletin: The 62nd Central Missouri Honor Flight

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On Wednesday, we celebrated National Vietnam Veterans Day to honor the Americans who served our country in Vietnam. Many soldiers who served in Vietnam were drafted, taking them away from their families, school, and jobs for years. These servicemembers served honorably, and they returned home to a tumultuous country that was divided on our participation in the war. Many soldiers faced ridicule fro...