Energy

Luetkemeyer Leads Hearing on Nuclear Energy

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Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-3), chair of the Financial Services Subcommittee on National Security, Illicit Finance, and International Financial Institutions, led the hearing entitled, “International Financing of Nuclear Energy.” “Clean nuclear power, such as that produced back in my district at Ameren’s Callaway nuclear plant, accounts for over a quarter of the world’s…

Blaine's Bulletin: Attacking Record-High Gas Prices

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Just about everything costs more nowadays. Each dollar in your pocket gets you less than last year, and gas prices in particular seem to rise with every trip to the pump. This week, AAA released data signaling the average cost for a gallon of gasoline in the United States has reached the highest summertime levels in over a decade. Still, the price to fill up your vehicle varies from…

Blaine's Bulletin: First 100 Days of the 118th Congress

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This Monday marked the 100th day of this Congress, and 100 days into a House Republican majority. The first week of January was admittedly a little rocky as we chose a new Speaker, but I’m proud of the progress we’ve made. In our Commitment to America, we laid out a goal of a nation that is safe, strong, and free, and a government that is more accountable to the American people – as it…

Blaine’s Bulletin: The Lower Energy Costs Act

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Tags: Energy

Over the last two years, you’ve heard me talk about skyrocketing energy prices. One of this administration’s first actions was to halt all domestic drilling, putting critical energy sources like the Keystone XL Pipeline out of business. And the American people have unfortunately been paying the price ever since. This week, House Republicans made good on our promise to help make energy…

Blaine’s Bulletin: 2023 Economic Outlook

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Tags: Energy, Taxes

The 118th Congress is now fully underway, and the change of control of the House of Representatives is on full display. As I discussed in last week’s bulletin, the first bill the House passed was the Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act, which prevents the 87,000 person increase in IRS agents. That was followed quickly by the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act that…

Blaine’s Bulletin: The Commitment to America

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Last week, House Republicans under Leader Kevin McCarthy’s leadership unveiled our “Commitment to America” initiative. Should Republicans regain control of the House, this is the roadmap for what we plan to do to get our country back on track and thriving. “A nation that’s safe” is one of the most important tenants of our Commitment to America. This is the greatest country in the world,…

Blaine’s Bulletin: Ukraine and the Energy Crisis

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The conflict in Ukraine unfortunately continues to rage on with Putin and the Russian army relentlessly attacking cities across Ukraine with absolutely no regard for human life. This is not a fight between military forces. This is a brutal attack on Ukrainian men, women and children. There is dwindling water, food, heat, electricity and phone service. Ukrainians are using melted snow as a…

Luetkemeyer: We Must End our Dependence on Tyrants and Dictators for Critical Resources

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Ranking Member on the Consumer Protection & Financial Institutions Subcommittee released the following statement regarding the urgent need for the Biden Administration to fully isolate Russia from all international markets following its unprovoked attack on Ukraine. “The recent sanctions against the Central…

Luetkemeyer, Blunt Send Letter to Help Keep Energy Costs Down for Missouri Families

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Tags: Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the need to keep Ameren Missouri’s Sioux Energy Center open while they update their facilities to protect Missouri families from even higher energy costs. “Failure to grant Ameren’s request to continue operations could…

Blaine’s Bulletin: Ensuring Missourians Have Access to Affordable Energy

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Tags: Energy

Christmas is just two weeks away - trees are up, houses are decorated, cookies are in the oven, children are getting their letters to Santa in the mail, and people are shopping to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones. The excitement of the holiday season is all around. It truly is the most joyous season and one I look forward to every year. This time of year, Missouri families’…