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  • Blaine’s Bulletin: National Police Week
    Posted in Columns on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Last year, 129 police officers lost their lives in the line of duty. 129 sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, brothers, and sisters who made the ultimate sacrifice. They put their lives on the line to protect their communities, and we will forever be grateful for their heroism. President John F. Kennedy designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the corresponding week as National Police Week - an opportunity for all of us to honor our fallen officers. This week, we reme... Read more

  • Luetkemeyer Supports the VA MISSION Act
    Posted in Columns on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Department of Veterans Affairs Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (VA MISSION) Act. Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement in support of the legislation: “Veterans deserve our utmost respect and the highest level of care, but the Department of Veterans Affairs has notoriously fallen short over the past few years. I was proud to support the VA MISSION Act to streamline and r... Read more

  • Blaine’s Bulletin: Congratulations to our Congressional Art Competition Winner
    Posted in Columns on May 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Nearly five million people visit the United States Capitol each year. The building that serves as a symbol of freedom and democracy is also filled with incredible statues and paintings paying tribute to the men and women who built this great nation. Each day as I walk through the Capitol, I am still in awe. Since 1982, the Congressional Art Competition has provided high school students across the nation the opportunity to add their own improvements to the halls of the U.S. Capitol by displaying ... Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: National Small Business Week
    Posted in Columns on May 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    As a former small business owner, I am always excited to highlight the great small businesses and small business owners in Missouri’s third district. This week we celebrate National Small Business Week – an opportunity to shop small at your favorite local shop or visit your favorite family-owned pizzeria. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our community and of the nation’s economy. There are more than 29 million small businesses in America, creating two-thirds of all new jobs in the nation. I... Read more

  • Blaine’s Bulletin: Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
    Posted in Columns on April 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    One in three Missouri families have been affected by the opioid crisis that is sweeping the nation. As these families and the country have learned, opioid addiction does not discriminate. No matter your age, your gender, or where you live chances are the opioid crisis has touched you or someone you know. Each day 115 people lose their lives to opioid overdoses in the United States – a reality that is as staggering as it is heartbreaking. In Congress we continue working on solutions to this impor... Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: A Tax Day to Celebrate
    Posted in Columns on April 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    As the saying goes, the only certainties in life are death and taxes. Each year at this time we are reminded of that second certainty. Tax Day is sure to bring stress and frustration as Americans attempt to navigate our complicated and outdated tax code, but this year is different. Tax Day 2018 marked the last day of our 32 year-old tax code. This past Tuesday marked the filing deadline for 2017 taxes, and the last time Missourians will have to follow the old system. In December, President Trump... Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Congratulating Missouri-03 Service Academy Appointments
    Posted in Columns on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    For many students in our district, this time of year brings the exciting news of college acceptances and seeing where their individual paths will take them. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is the opportunity to play a part in helping some of our students achieve their dreams. As a Congressman, I am able to nominate exemplary students from Missouri’s Third District to attend the United States Service Academies, including the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air ... Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: We Must Protect Consumer Data
    Posted in Columns on April 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Over the past week, six separate companies have announced large scale data breaches. Hudson’s Bay, the parent company of Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor department stores, announced that 5 million payment cards may have been compromised. Panera Bread recently announced that they may have had data vulnerabilities for more than 8 months, with estimates ranging from tens of thousands to millions of consumers affected. Under Armour announced that 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts were breached. ... Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Happy Easter
    Posted in Columns on March 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    This week, families across the globe will celebrate Easter Sunday. This is a time to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and the many sacrifices he made for us. Many of us will be lucky enough to spend this blessed holiday surrounded by our loved ones and reflecting on our blessings. For our family, that means getting everyone together with all the grandkids running around. It means dyeing eggs, Easter egg hunts, and Easter service. As I look forward to this family time, I am also reminded of... Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Rural Utilities Investments
    Posted in Columns on March 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    By Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, 3rd District of Missouri One of the many great things about Missouri’s third district are the countless small towns spread throughout our area. As someone who grew up in a town of approximately 300 people, I understand the great things a rural community offers, but I also understand some of the frustrations that come with it as well. As many of you know, many of these frustrations stem from aging infrastructure which needs to be updated and modernized. That’s w... Read more

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