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ICYMI: Luetkemeyer Discusses Democrat-Induced Inflation with Neil Cavuto

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Ranking Member on the House Small Business Committee joined Neil Cavuto on Fox Business’ “Coast to Coast” to discuss President Biden and Congressional Democrats’ policies that have led to historic inflation and continue to hinder American small business recovery. Click HERE to watch. “We didn’t need to pass the [American Rescue ...

Luetkemeyer Leads Letter Urging State Department to Promptly Address American Passport Backlog

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Luetkemeyer (MO-03) led a letter with Missouri Congressional Republicans to United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken urging the State Department to address the backlog and unacceptable wait times for obtaining a passport as Americans begin to travel internationally once again. Excerpts and the link to the full letter can be found below. “Due to the unp...

Luetkemeyer’s Guidance Clarity Act Approved by House Oversight and Reform Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Oversight and Reform Committee passed the Guidance Clarity Act of 2021, which was introduced by House Small Business Committee Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.) earlier this year. This legislation provides greater clarity and transparency for Americans and small businesses by requiring each agency guidance document to state explicitly that it does not ha...

Luetkemeyer, Missouri Officials Preserve Access to Federal Support for Towns and Rural Areas

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced it would keep the current Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) core population threshold of 50,000 in place rather than expanding it to 100,000. This announcement comes in the wake of a letter to OMB from Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), the Missouri Republican Congressional delegation and Governor Mike Parson ...

Luetkemeyer Chosen to Serve on House Republican Task Force on Jobs the Economy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) was chosen by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to serve on the House Republican Task Force on Jobs and the Economy. The mission of this task force is to support the American worker, free enterprise system and our nation’s small businesses. “As a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee and top Republican on t...

Luetkemeyer, Financial Services Republicans Introduce Legislation to Protect Renters from Eviction

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) and House Financial Services Committee Republicans introduced the Renter Protection Act. This legislation protects renters who could face eviction when the national eviction moratorium expires this month by consolidating COVID-related Emergency Rental Assistance programs and quickly disbursing the aid. Because the Biden Administr...

Luetkemeyer, Fintech Task Force Hold Hearing on Digital Currency

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House Financial Services Task Force on Financial Technology held a hearing entitled, "Digitizing the Dollar: Investigating the Technological Infrastructure, Privacy, and Financial Inclusion Implications of Central Bank Digital Currencies.” Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) discussed the need to take the digital dollar seriously to keep pace with international comp...

Luetkemeyer on Biden Administration’s WOTUS Announcement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding the announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers will rewrite the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, the Obama-era rule that was revised under the Trump Administration. “Unfortunately, the Biden Administration’s overregulation regime continue...

Luetkemeyer Questions Big Bank CEOs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a House Financial Services Hearing entitled, “Holding Megabanks Accountable: An Update on Banking Practices, Programs and Policies,” Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) questioned Chief Executive Officers from the U.S. global systemically important banks (G-SIBs). Click HERE to watch. “As the largest financial institutions in this country, you extended $8.3 trillion ...

Luetkemeyer Reintroduces Bills to Reform NFIP

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) reintroduced four bills to provide commonsense reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). “With thousands of miles of shoreline along the Lake of the Ozarks, Mississippi River, Missouri River, and Osage River, Missouri’s Third District has seen more than our fair share of flooding over the years. We are at Mother Nature’...