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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 »

Luetkemeyer Statement on Supreme Court CFPB Ruling

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court case, Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in which the Court ruled today that the current director’s position is unconstitutional and should be removeable at the will of the president. “Today the Supreme Court confirmed what many of us have been saying for years: the... Read more »

Luetkemeyer and the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis Hold Briefing with the GAO

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a hearing entitled “Accountability in Crisis: GAO’s Recommendations to Improve the Federal Coronavirus Response” 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. “The media is only telling you that the cases are increasing. What it doesn’t tell y... Read more »

Luetkemeyer and the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis Hold Briefing on Unemployment

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a briefing entitled “The Unemployment Pandemic: Addressing America’s Jobs 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. “[S]tudies… have found that for every $17 million Americans lose in collective income, we lose an American life. Th... Read more »

Luetkemeyer on Democrats’ Letters Regarding PPP Implementation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement in response to letters sent by Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis Democrats scrutinizing the Paycheck Protection Program. “When America’s small businesses needed emergency funding to survive the massive economic interruption caused by COVID-19, Congress – including all seven Democrats on the Select C... Read more »

Luetkemeyer Statement on Missouri’s Reopening

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding Governor Mike Parson’s announcement that Missouri will fully reopen for business on Tuesday, June 16. “Governor Parson is absolutely right to reopen Missouri. Over the last couple of months, our state has increased testing capabilities, PPE equipment and hospital capacities and as a result, ... Read more »

Luetkemeyer and Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis Hold Briefing on the Impact of Coronavirus on America’s Nursing Homes

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a briefing entitled “The Devastating Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis on America’s Nursing Homes” 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. “55% of the deaths now are from nursing homes… kids are at less risk for COVID than the regular flu... Read more »

Luetkemeyer and Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis Hold Briefing Addressing Racial Disparities in the Coronavirus Pandemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a briefing entitled “An Unequal Burden: Addressing Racial Health Disparities in the Coronavirus Pandemic” 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. “Believing we have to have a vaccine is a false sense of security… There’s a recent study t... Read more »

Luetkemeyer and Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis Hold Briefing with Mayors from Across America

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a briefing entitled “Supporting America’s Cities: What Mayors Need to Safely Reopen” 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. “The average estimate of the loss of life over the next several months due to the economic shut down – we’re loo... Read more »