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Luetkemeyer on OCC’s Fair Access Rule

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding an announcement from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) regarding their “Fair Access Rule.” “For years I have been fighting the harmful Obama-era initiative, ‘Operation Choke Point.’ Today’s announcement from the OCC gets America another step closer to putting it completely ... Read more »

Luetkemeyer Introduces Modernizing America’s Apprenticeships Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) introduced the Modernizing America’s Apprenticeships Act to codify the Trump Administration’s Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP) rule. IRAPs are high-quality apprenticeship programs that fall under the Department of Labor’s Standards Recognition Entity. They provide individuals with opportunities to obtain workplac... Read more »

Luetkemeyer Chosen to Serve as 2021 NDAA Conferee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) has been chosen to serve as a conferee on the House-Senate Conference Committee for the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “Reauthorizing the NDAA is one of Congress’ most important jobs each year. It is critical that we ensure the brave men and women of America’s military... Read more »

Luetkemeyer Urges Chairs Waters and Schiff to Investigate Bidens

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) was joined by eleven of his colleagues in sending a letter urging House Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff to investigate potential money laundering involving foreign governments and the Biden family. Excerpts and the link to the full letter can be found bel... Read more »

Luetkemeyer Statement on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released a statement following the Senate’s vote to confirm President Trump’s nominee for the United States Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. “President Trump has made another outstanding choice to serve this country and defend conservative values on the United States Supreme Court. Judge Amy Coney Barret is an extremely well-q... Read more »

Luetkemeyer Statement on Regulators’ Guidance Announcement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement on prudential regulators’ Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to codify the Interagency Statement Clarifying the Role of Supervisory Guidance issued by the agencies on September 11, 2018. “Prudential regulators are taking an important step toward ending the abuses and misuses of guidance that were rampant d... Read more »

Luetkemeyer Urges Treasury, SBA to Streamline the Loan Forgiveness Process for PPP Loans Up to $150,000

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) led a letter signed by 60 of his colleagues urging the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration to implement a streamlined loan forgiveness process for all PPP loans up to $150,000. “Despite the overwhelming success of the PPP program, more can and should be done to help U.S. small businesses stay afloat during these unp... Read more »

Luetkemeyer on Treasury Department’s PPP Loan Forgiveness Announcement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding the Treasury Department’s announcement of a streamlined forgiveness process for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans up to $50,000. “Under Secretary Mnuchin’s and Administrator Carranza’s leadership the PPP program has approved 5.2 million loans and helped preserve 51 million American job... Read more »

Luetkemeyer, Select Committee on the Coronavirus Hold Hearing with HHS Secretary Azar

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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 unintended medical consequences America has faced during the pandemic with Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar. Click HERE to watch. Congressman Luetkemeyer: “We actually have about a 50% higher death rate among the [over 70] population for the ... Read more »

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 »