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House Passes Bill to Honor Memories of Marine Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz, Servicemembers Killed in Kabul

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, the House unanimously passed legislation to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 U.S. military servicemembers killed in the August 26 terror attack at the Kabul airport, including Wentzville native, Marine Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz. Below are Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer’s (MO-03) remarks on this important bill as prepared. “On August 26th, ...

Blaine’s Bulletin: The Guidance Clarity Act

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The federal government produces hundreds of rules, regulations, and laws every year. Each of them can contain thousands of pages of legal and legislative language that could take days to read, let alone comprehend. Without the help of legal teams and consultants, individuals and small businesses cannot possibly keep up with everything coming out of Washington, D.C. In order to assist small busines...

Luetkemeyer Introduces Mobile Mammography Promotion Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) reintroduced the Mobile Mammography Promotion Act. The bill would exempt “mammovans” or mobile mammography vehicles from the motor fuel excise tax to allow for increased access to this potentially life-saving service. “Every October – National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – our country comes together to spread awareness about the si...

House Passes Luetkemeyer Guidance Clarity Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer’s (MO-03) Guidance Clarity Act passed the House with unanimous support. The Congressman’s full remarks can be found below. Click HERE to watch. “The federal government produces hundreds of rules, regulations, and laws every year. Without the help of legal teams and consultants, individuals and small businesses cannot possibly keep up with ev...

Blaine's Bulletin: Protecting Our Children

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America’s students were some of the most heavily impacted people by the pandemic and subsequent restrictions. Schools across the country, including here in Missouri for a period of time, shut down and parents were forced to step in to help their children learn from home. While this posed the obvious challenges like limited interaction with teachers and major developmental and social setbacks, it a...

Blaine’s Bulletin: Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021

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Every October, America comes together to observe National Breast Cancer Awareness month to bring light to prevention and show our support for the families this disease has touched. Unfortunately, the chances are high that we all know someone or a family who has been affected by breast cancer. Every two minutes in this country, a new case of breast cancer is diagnosed. Studies show that breast canc...

ICYMI: Luetkemeyer Discusses Democrats’ Socialist Spending Agenda on Newsmax

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Ranking Member on the House Small Business Committee joined Newsmax’s “National Report” with Shaun Kraisman to discuss President Biden and Congressional Democrats’ massive, far-Left spending agenda. Click HERE to watch. “This isn’t about funding the existing debt and ongoing expenses of the government. This is about [Democrats] fundi...

Luetkemeyer Op-Ed: It’s Time for the Government to Get Out of the Direct Lending Business

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following op-ed by Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Ranking Member on the House Small Business Committee and Consumer Protection & Financial Institutions Subcommittee appeared on CNBC.com this morning. “In the 1970s, an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture agency made thousands of direct loans for the purchase of farmland. The easy money and the government...

Blaine’s Bulletin: The $600 IRS Reporting Requirement

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What if I told you that every time you write a check, swipe your credit card, or deposit money into your bank account you had to report it to government? If I said you are no longer allowed to buy your children clothes, order a meal, or loan a loved one money without notifying the IRS? If you’re like me, you’d say something like, “this is America. It’s none of the government’s business. We don’t d...

Luetkemeyer, Colleagues Demand Removal of Red Flag Law from NDAA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) and 160 House Republicans sent a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, urging the full removal of a “red flag” provision in H.R. 4350, the House National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) during the conference committee process. “The right to bear arms is such an integral par...

Blaine’s Bulletin: 2022 National Defense Authorization Act

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This week, the House worked on reauthorizing the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA sets policies and funding levels for our military and national defense on an annual basis. Ensuring America’s military has every possible resource they need to carry out their mission is one of Congress’s most important jobs and one that both sides of the aisle have historically come together...

Reps. Luetkemeyer, McClain, Sens. Hawley, Lankford, Daines Lead Letter to DOJ on Fetal Tissue Research

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) and Lisa McClain (MI-10), alongside Senators Josh Hawley (R-MO), James Lankford (R-OK) and Steve Daines (R-MT) led a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and NIH Director Francis Collins urging a complete investigation into the University of Pittsburgh’s abortion procedures and research. Recent...

Blaine’s Bulletin: National Small Business Week

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This week, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing entitled, “National Small Business Week: Celebrating our Main Street Champions” where we heard from business owners from all over the country. Representing Missouri’s Third District was Jan Haviland, owner of the Haviland Corporation in Linn whose in-laws started this family business in 1946. They manufacture squeegees and, as small b...

Luetkemeyer Hosts Roundtable in Celebration of National Small Business Week

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Ranking Member on the House Committee on Small Business hosted a roundtable with NFIB members and Missouri business owners in observance of National Small Business Week. Congressman Luetkemeyer meets with Third District business owners to discuss the current state of the small business economy. “This week, National Small Business We...

Luetkemeyer Leads Resolution to Honor Missourians Lost in War on Terror

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) and Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced a resolution to honor the lives of the 56 Missourians who gave their lives for their country in the War on Terror in Afghanistan, including Marine Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz who was killed in the recent attacks at the Kabul airport. “In the wake of the September 11th attacks, Americans from...