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Blaine’s Bulletin: Updating America’s Infrastructure

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In 2015, the then Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Bill Shuster (R-PA) led negotiations with members of both parties in the House, Senate and White House on a 5-year, $300 billion infrastructure package. That bill, called the FAST Act, received overwhelming bipartisan support in both chambers and was signed into law by President Obama that December. While there is... Read More »

ICYMI: Luetkemeyer Discusses Need to Protect Small Business Owners, Integrity of SCOTUS on Newsmax

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) joined Heather Childers and Bob Sellars on Newsmax’s “American Agenda” to discuss the need to protect American small businesses from burdensome regulation and Democrats’ unconstitutional proposal to expand the United States Supreme Court from nine to 13 justices for political gain. Click HERE to watch. On Democrats proposal to ex... Read More »

Blaine's Bulletin: Setting All Students Up for Success

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Missouri schools closed last April in an effort to slow the spread of the virus and keep teachers, students and their families safe in the early days of the pandemic and the unknowns it posed. While learning from home was an acceptable alternative while we figured out how to navigate Covid-19, it created major hurdles for everyone involved. Our teachers went above and beyond to help students throu... Read More »

Luetkemeyer Introduces the Protecting Every Student Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) introduced the Protecting Every Student Act to change the federal government’s current formula for the allocation of Covid relief education funds to a per pupil basis, ensuring fairness across all school districts. “The CDC estimates the average cost to return safely to school is approximately $442 per student nationwide. But instead... Read More »

Luetkemeyer on President Biden’s Unlawful Executive Order to Violate Second Amendment Rights

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding President Joe Biden’s executive order to infringe on law-abiding Americans’ rights to possess firearms. “Villainizing and defunding the police, completely ignoring border security, and now infringing on Americans’ ability to defend ourselves without any chance of preventing crime. This reckl... Read More »

Luetkemeyer Honors Holocaust Hero Carl Lutz

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) introduced a resolution today honoring Carl Lutz, a Swiss diplomat responsible for helping more than 62,000 Jews escape from Hungary during the Holocaust and called Missouri home for several years. “Carl Lutz’s selflessness and sacrifice allowed him to perform the largest civilian rescue mission o... Read More »

Luetkemeyer, McHenry Urge FinCEN to Adhere to Congressional Intent with Updated Beneficial Ownership Regime and Small Business Protections

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) lead Republican on the House Consumer Protection Financial & Institutions Subcommittee and Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10), lead Republican on the House Financial Services Committee sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urging the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to adhere to Congressional intent when impl... Read More »

Blaine's Bulletin: Easter 2021

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Luke 24:6-7: "He is not here; he has risen!" Today is Good Friday, the day when Jesus suffered and died on the cross to save us from our sins. It seems ironic that a day with such tragedy be referred to as “good,” but God sending his only son to die for us was incredibly good, and through Jesus’ death came his resurrection and the victory of good over evil leading to Easter - the holiest day of th... Read More »

Luetkemeyer Statement on Biden's Proposal for Massive Tax Hikes on American Workers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Committee on Small Business Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) released the following statement on President Biden's proposal for a $2 trillion tax hike on the American worker. “President Biden’s plan to impose $2 trillion in tax hikes on our nation’s employees will hurt the American worker at all income levels. On the heels of the pandemic, the government should be ... Read More »

Blaine's Bulletin: Securing Our Border

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The American Dream and the various cultures we have here are a huge part of what makes this country great. We are a nation of people whose families were at all one point or another, immigrants looking to come to the United States for a better life and opportunities. We are a mixing bowl of cultures from all over the world who have come together to create one great country and pursue the best live... Read More »

Luetkemeyer’s Bipartisan Bill to Extend the PPP Deadline Passes the Senate

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate passed the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension Act of 2021, sending it to President Biden's desk to be signed into law. This bill was originally introduced by House Committee on Small Business Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (NY-07), Congresswoman Young Kim (CA-39), and Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux ... Read More »

Luetkemeyer Leads Letter to EPA Regarding Misinformed Missouri Water Listing

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) led a letter signed by the Missouri Republican Congressional delegation to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the agency to reconsider its decision to list over forty bodies of water as “impaired,” including Lake of the Ozarks and Truman Reservoir. “Unfortunately, the EPA used old and unverified data and failed to w... Read More »

Luetkemeyer, Financial Services Committee Hold Hearing with Powell and Yellen

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a hearing entitled, “Oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s Pandemic Response” in the House Financial Services Committee, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) questioned Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell about the economic effects of the pandemic. Click HERE to watch. On the need to provide forbearance while ... Read More »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Women’s History Month

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On Tuesday, the House passed the first notable bipartisan piece of legislation of the year, and I was proud to be a part of it. Together, my colleagues, Congresswoman Young Kim, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux, the Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia Velazquez, and I negotiated a bill to extend the Paycheck Protection Program beyond its current expiration date of March 31. Under the bill, wh... Read More »

Luetkemeyer Introduces Bill to Stop Illicit Fentanyl Trafficking

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) introduced the bipartisan Stopping Illicit Fentanyl Trafficking Act to permanently schedule all illicit fentanyl. This legislation would permanently codify the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) emergency scheduling of illicit fentanyl which is set to expire in May 2021. It would create a long-term solution for scheduling of... Read More »