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Blaine’s Bulletin: The Paycheck Protection Program is Working

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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States and it became apparent that our country was about to face a seriously difficult economic time, Congress acted quickly to establish a safety net for American small businesses who were projected to take an enormous hit. Many Missourians were asked to work remotely, schools closed, and the news was telling us that in order to slow the spread of the vir... Read More »

Blaine's Bulletin: Fourth of July

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The Declaration of Independence said it best: in this country, we are all created equal and have the right to freedoms that are exclusively American. That document laid the foundation for ... Read More »

HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Confirms States are Inflating COVID-19 Fatality Numbers to Receive Higher Payments

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a hearing entitled “The Administration’s Efforts to Procure, Stockpile, and Distribute Critical Supplies” in the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) asked Admiral Brett P. Giroir, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) about states reporting inflated COVID-19 fatality numbe... Read More »

Luetkemeyer Statement on Supreme Court CFPB Ruling

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court case, Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in which the Court ruled today that the current director’s position is unconstitutional and should be removeable at the will of the president. “Today the Supreme Court confirmed what many of us have been saying for years: the... Read More »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Supporting Missouri Law Enforcement

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How often do you wake up to a strange noise in the middle of the night? Maybe it’s the air conditioning kicking on, one of the kids going to the bathroom, or one of the countless sounds that old houses, like mine, make every day. For most of us, this is common. Usually calmness prevails and we realize before picking up the phone and dialing 9-1-1 it is nothing to worry about. But what if the sound... Read More »

Luetkemeyer and the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis Hold Briefing with the GAO

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a hearing entitled “Accountability in Crisis: GAO’s Recommendations to Improve the Federal Coronavirus Response” in the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) delivered the following remarks to the committee and witnesses. Click HERE to watch. “The media is only telling you that the cases are increasing. What it doesn’t tell y... Read More »

Blaine's Bulletin: Missouri is Open for Business

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After months of restrictions, Missouri is finally open for business once again. The last few months have brought nationwide unemployment to Great Depression-era levels which has obviously hurt our economy, but more importantly has endangered American lives. Studies consistently show that unemployment directly leads to things like mental health issues, suicide, substance abuse, domestic abuse, and ... Read More »

Luetkemeyer and the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis Hold Briefing on Unemployment

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a briefing entitled “The Unemployment Pandemic: Addressing America’s Jobs Crisis” in the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) delivered the following remarks to the committee and witnesses. Click HERE to watch. “[S]tudies… have found that for every $17 million Americans lose in collective income, we lose an American life. Th... Read More »

Luetkemeyer on Democrats’ Letters Regarding PPP Implementation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement in response to letters sent by Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis Democrats scrutinizing the Paycheck Protection Program. “When America’s small businesses needed emergency funding to survive the massive economic interruption caused by COVID-19, Congress – including all seven Democrats on the Select C... Read More »

Blaine's Bulletin: Missouri Gets Back to Work

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Immediately following Memorial Day festivities at Lake of the Ozarks, we saw daunting national headlines like “Crowds pack venues in Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, ignoring social distancing” and “Americans defy Covid-19 social distancing rules to celebrate Memorial Day holiday.” After reading these headlines, one would think this weekend of lake-goers visiting their favorite establishments and bu... Read More »

Luetkemeyer Statement on Missouri’s Reopening

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding Governor Mike Parson’s announcement that Missouri will fully reopen for business on Tuesday, June 16. “Governor Parson is absolutely right to reopen Missouri. Over the last couple of months, our state has increased testing capabilities, PPE equipment and hospital capacities and as a result, ... Read More »

Luetkemeyer and Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis Hold Briefing on the Impact of Coronavirus on America’s Nursing Homes

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a briefing entitled “The Devastating Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis on America’s Nursing Homes” in the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) delivered the following remarks to the committee and witnesses. Click HERE to watch. “55% of the deaths now are from nursing homes… kids are at less risk for COVID than the regular flu... Read More »

Blaine's Bulletin: Unemployment

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With unemployment numbers hitting Great Depression levels, our nation is seeing the effects of the COVID-19 crisis take different forms. A recent study found that for every $17 million Americans lose in collective income, we lose an American life. That translates to 65,000 American lives lost each month due to the economic shutdown. These numbers are absolutely terrifying. It is critical to the he... Read More »

Luetkemeyer and Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis Hold Briefing Addressing Racial Disparities in the Coronavirus Pandemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a briefing entitled “An Unequal Burden: Addressing Racial Health Disparities in the Coronavirus Pandemic” in the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) delivered the following remarks to the committee and witnesses. Click HERE to watch. “Believing we have to have a vaccine is a false sense of security… There’s a recent study t... Read More »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Missouri’s Mental Health

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We are all too well aware of the toll the coronavirus crisis has taken on our country, but it has been more than just physically. The economic fallout from this pandemic has put the mental health of Americans across the nation at risk. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and this year it is more important than ever to acknowledge the need for mental health among Missourians. While the actual viru... Read More »