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Blaine’s Bulletin: The Commitment to America

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Last week, House Republicans under Leader Kevin McCarthy’s leadership unveiled our “Commitment to America” initiative. Should Republicans regain control of the House, this is the roadmap for what we plan to do to get our country back on track and thriving. “A nation that’s safe” is one of the most important tenants of our Commitment to America. This is the greatest country in the world, and every ...

Luetkemeyer on Lawsuit Against Overreaching CFPB

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), top Republican on the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions released a statement regarding a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Consumer Bankers Association, American Bankers Association among others against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The lawsuit is a challenge to the CFPB’s ...

Blaine’s Bulletin: Ensuring Small Business Owners Are Heard

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As the Third District has known for quite some time now, the pandemic is in our rear-view mirror. Businesses are serving their customers, children aren’t being forced to learn through a computer, and life has gone back to as normal as it can be with the economic headwinds we’re facing. Even President Biden admitted “the pandemic is over” in his 60 Minutes interview last week – much to the dismay o...

Luetkemeyer Presses Big Bank CEOs on Investments in China

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a hearing with the CEOs of America’s largest retail banks in the House Financial Services Committee, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Ranking Member on the Consumer Protection & Financial Institutions Subcommittee questioned Jamie Dimon (JPMorgan Chase), Jane Fraser (Citi), and Brian Moynihan (Bank of America) about their respective banks’ investments in China. D...

Blaine’s Bulletin: Immigration Isn’t Just a Border Issue

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There seems to be ongoing trend with this Administration. On Tuesday, the Labor Department released the August inflation numbers which were worse than expected at 8.3%. It also found that grocery prices rose 13.5% over the last year - the largest annual increase since Jimmy Carter was President in 1979. On this very same Tuesday, President Biden threw a party to celebrate the “Inflation Reduction ...

Blaine’s Bulletin: 21 Years Since September 11th

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Just about every American who was alive at the time remembers exactly where we were on September 11th, 2001. That tragic day shook New York City, Washington, D.C., Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and the entire nation as the lives of the 2,977 Americans were taken in a brutal act of terrorism. 2,977 families would never see their loved ones again because of that awful day, and the United States of Amer...

Blaine’s Bulletin: Biden’s Student Loan Debt “Cancellation”

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Affordability should never stand in the way of American students’ ability to receive the highest education possible. There’s a reason our country is called the “Land of Opportunity.” Especially in today's highly competitive and global economy, it’s essential we create new opportunities for students. As the father of three children and grandfather of seven, I know first-hand the important role educ...

Blaine’s Bulletin: August District Work Period

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The August district work period is in full swing, and over the last couple of weeks I’ve had a lot of productive visits around the Third District. This is important time I get to spend meeting with constituents and businesses to check in and hear how things are going. Here are just a few highlights. Due to our abundance of farms and ranches and with one of our top commodities being soybeans, Misso...

Luetkemeyer on the One Year Anniversary of Tragic Kabul Airport Bombing

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding the one year anniversary of the Kabul airport bombing that killed 13 American servicemembers. “One year ago today, the lives of 13 American heroes were cut short. A suicide bomber took the lives of 13 U.S. servicemembers and an estimated 170 civilians at the Kabul airport. One of the America...

Luetkemeyer on Biden Student Loan Forgiveness Announcement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding the Biden Administration announcement on student loan forgiveness at the expense of the American taxpayer. “During the Obama Administration, the General Counsel for the Department of Education was quoted saying, ‘if the issue is litigated, the more persuasive analyses tend to support the con...

Blaine’s Bulletin: One Year Since Our Afghanistan Withdrawal

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This past Monday marked the one year anniversary of one of the biggest foreign policy failures in our nation’s history: our rushed withdrawal from Afghanistan. Regardless of politics, I think most Americans could agree we shouldn’t stay in Afghanistan forever. But the manner in which we withdrew was completely reckless and had devastating consequences. In the wake of the September 11th attacks, th...

Blaine’s Bulletin: The So-Called “Inflation Reduction Act”

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Nobody of sane mind would throw gasoline on a burning house. You hopefully wouldn’t drive past a drowning swimmer in your boat. And you probably wouldn’t pour salt on a paper cut. That is true for pretty much everyone in Missouri. The same can’t be said for Washington, D.C. Today, the House will vote on the so-called Inflation Reduction Act which is the bill the Senate passed on Monday that could ...

Blaine’s Bulletin: We Will Not Be Bullied by China

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On February 24th of this year, Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine completely unprovoked and has taken countless lives since. He has been relentless in his quest for control of his neighboring sovereign nation, with Russian soldiers continuing to conduct missile strikes taking the lives of men, women, and children almost daily. The situation with Ukraine is a complex one, but one thing the free world c...

Blaine’s Bulletin: The INDEX Act

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There is an alarming trend taking place in our country. Political agendas, specifically climate change, are seeping into areas that have absolutely nothing to do with them. Environmental Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) refers to pressure from progressives on corporate America to take positions on political and social issues that should have no bearing on their business. ESG is nothing more t...

Luetkemeyer, Huizenga Introduce INDEX Act to Empower American Retail Investors

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions and Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Ranking Member of the Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets Subcommittee introduced the House companion bill to the Investor Democracy is Expected (INDEX) Act. “This bill will empower Ameri...