Health care

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 »

Blaine’s Bulletin: National Teacher Appreciation Week

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This week we celebrated National Teacher Appreciation Week – a week that has taken on a whole new meaning this year with Missouri schools closing due to coronavirus. This health crisis has posed many challenges, and our children’s education is no exception. To slow the spread of the virus, the Governor announced in April that our schools would remain closed for the rest of the academic year, requi... Read more »

Luetkemeyer Named to Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) was selected by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) to serve on the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis. “At a time when the country so badly needs leadership from Congress, this committee was, unfortunately, established by the Speaker to resurrect their failed attempts to attack the Pres... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Update

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For more than a month now, the coronavirus has caused normal life to stall for the majority of Missourians and our economy. Children have been home from school, many businesses have been closed, and our medical community has been working around the clock to fight this virus and keep us healthy. Many Missouri businesses, our favorite restaurants, barber shops, florists and bakeries, have been devas... Read more »

Luetkemeyer on Passage of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding bicameral passage of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which will provide $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program and $100 billion for our nation’s medical community. “Since the Paycheck Protection Program was established at the end of March, 769,000 jobs in ... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Coronavirus Update Part IV

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There has been a lot of talk about the CARES Act, the bill was signed into law last week. News about what is in it, or not it, is coming at us 24 hours a day. The headlines about checks from the Treasury or billions of dollars of loans to businesses sheds some light on what the new law entails, but people I talk to here in Missouri want to know: how does this bill help your family and where can yo... Read more »

Luetkemeyer on House Passage of CARES Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding House passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the third phase of the coronavirus response. “This bill provides the badly-needed resources and supplies for hospitals and our medical community who are working around the clock to keep people safe. It gives relief for... Read more »

Luetkemeyer Statement on Federal Regulators’ Two-Year CECL Delay

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding a two-year delay in the capital requirements of the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) accounting standard from federal regulators that was announced today. “Today’s announcement should be the nail in the coffin for CECL. For years financial institutions, consumer advocates, members of Congress fr... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Coronavirus Update Part III

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There is no shortage of commentary and media reports on the ongoing pandemic that has confined many of us to our homes and restricted most of our day-to-day to interactions. However, there is often a difference between “news” and information. Please remember you can find fact-based information from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services athealth.mo.gov and from the Centers for Disea... Read more »

Democrats Keep Americans Affected by Coronavirus Waiting with Political Games

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding continued obstruction from Congressional Democrats on the passage of the third coronavirus funding package. “Today, we saw a new all-time low in the Democrats’ attack on the President and disregard for the American people. They voted down the phase three coronavirus funding package in the Se... Read more »