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Luetkemeyer, Select Committee Hold Hearing on the Need to Get American Students Back to School this Fall

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a briefing entitled “The Challenges to Safely Reopening K-12 Schools” 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. “This is a brand-new disease… Now over the last several months we continue to develop plans and strategies as new evidence come... Read more »

Luetkemeyer Sends Letters to CDC and HHS Regarding COVID-19 Fatality Misreporting

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) sent letters to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director, Dr. Robert Redfield and Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health, Admiral Brett Giroir who have both agreed in the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis that hospitals could be reporting unrelated fatalities as COVID-19 deaths to receive more fu... Read more »

ICYMI: Luetkemeyer Discusses COVID-19 Fatality Misreporting on ‘Washington Watch’ with Tony Perkins

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) joined Tony Perkins on “Washington Watch” to discuss the issue of hospitals reporting unrelated fatalities as COVID-19 deaths to receive more funding. See below for highlights or click HERE for the full interview. “People were in automobile accidents and then they were listed as dying from COVID. People had heart attacks and they... Read more »

Luetkemeyer Introduces Bill to Allow Financial Institutions Provide Flexibility and Forbearance to Customers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) introduced a bill that would help financial institutions provide flexibility and forbearance to their customers following the economic interruption caused by COVID-19. “The COVID-19 pandemic has created an uncertain economic climate for the entire country. It has become clear that as the shutdown has lingered across the country a... Read more »

Luetkemeyer Introduces Bill to Permanently Eliminate CECL

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) introduced a bill that would permanently eliminate the harmful Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) accounting standard. “COVID-19 has created a real-life case study of CECL’s procyclicality and has shown it wreaks havoc on the balance sheets of financial institutions, specifically in an economic downturn. CECL forces banks to inc... Read more »

Top U.S. Medical Experts Confirm the Need for Children to Return to School in Select Coronavirus Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a hearing entitled “The Urgent Need for a National Plan to Contain the Coronavirus” in the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) questioned Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci about the unintended consequen... Read more »

Luetkemeyer on Passage of the Water Resources Development Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding House passage of the 2020 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) which included several Mid-Missouri priorities. “As the Representative of an area that is home to thousands of miles of shoreline, it is always important to me that Third District priorities are included in WRDA to ensure our i... Read more »

Luetkemeyer Expresses Concern Over Democrats’ Partisan Wish List

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on the HEROES Act, the Democrats’ partisan wish list. This bill is the most expensive spending package in United States history and includes provisions that would place costly burdens on small businesses and incentivize workers to stay home. Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) expressed serious concern regarding how... Read more »

Luetkemeyer and Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis Hold Hearing with Former Federal Reserve Chairs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a hearing entitled “Former Federal Reserve Chairs on Responding to Our Nation’s Economic 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. "Currently with the stimulus of the CARES Act and the forbearance banks have been giving to customer... 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 »