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Luetkemeyer, Select Committee on the Coronavirus Hold Hearing with Fed Chair Jerome Powell

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a hearing in the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) discussed the economic effects of the pandemic on American businesses with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. Click HERE to watch. “It seems to be there’s a misunderstanding with how the economy works… For instance, I’ve got Boeing right in my district… One plane made i... Read more »

Luetkemeyer: More Missourians Are Voting, and They’re Doing It Safely and In Person

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a hearing entitled “Ensuring a Free, Fair, and Safe Election During the Coronavirus Pandemic” the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) discussed success with voter participation and maintaining election integrity with committee witness, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft. Click HERE to watch. “I am pleased to have Secr... Read more »

Luetkemeyer, Select Committee on the Coronavirus Hold Hearing with Treasury Secretary Mnuchin

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a hearing entitled “The Administration’s Response to the Economic Crisis” the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) discussed the economic effects of the coronavirus with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Click HERE to watch. Congressman Luetkemeyer: “Mr. Secretary, you and I talk about this just about every time we meet. As... Read more »

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 »