Defense/Homeland Security

Blaine’s Bulletin: The So-Called “Inflation Reduction Act”

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Nobody of sane mind would throw gasoline on a burning house. You hopefully wouldn’t drive past a drowning swimmer in your boat. And you probably wouldn’t pour salt on a paper cut. That is true for pretty much everyone in Missouri. The same can’t be said for Washington, D.C. Today, the House will vote on the so-called Inflation Reduction Act which is the bill the Senate passed on Monday that could ...

Blaine's Bulletin: The 78th Anniversary of D-Day

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From 1939-1945, the majority of developed nations on earth were involved in World War II. Following the instability caused by World War I in Europe and Adolf Hitler’s evil rise to power in Germany, the Allied forces – including the United States – fought for years in what remains the most devastating war to date. 40 to 50 million lives were lost over the course of World War II, tragically includin...

Blaine’s Bulletin: Title 42

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The crisis at our southern border unfortunately is nothing new. Since January 2021, illegal immigrants have been flooding our nation’s borders due to a new administration bringing new immigration policies. These open border policies led to record numbers of illegal border crossings last year that has only gotten worse in 2022. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Agents are encountering more than 7,000...

ICYMI: Luetkemeyer Questions Yellen on Russia Sanctions, Need to Prepare for Possible Situation with China

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, in the Annual Testimony of the Secretary of the Treasury on the State of the International Financial System in the House Financial Services Committee, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) questioned Secretary Yellen about sanctions against Russia in the wake of Putin’s attack on Ukraine, the need to prepare our economy for a possible Chinese invasion of Taiwan, her ...

Luetkemeyer Introduces the Sanctioning Putin’s Enablers Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) introduced the Sanctioning Putin’s Enablers Act to hold the supporters of Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine accountable for their reprehensible actions. “On Wednesday, President Zelenskyy addressed Congress with an impassioned plea for the United States to help his country and be the world leader of peace. We saw gut-wren...

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 water so...

Blaine’s Bulletin: The Conflict in Ukraine

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To think the devastation in Ukraine is taking place in the year 2022 is almost unimaginable. Vladimir Putin has invaded a sovereign nation completely unprovoked with the full force of the Russian military behind him. Since last Thursday when the attack began, Russian troops have attacked citizens with tanks, heavy artillery and missiles. Putin has put what true evil looks like on full display for ...

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 Bank of the Russian F...

Blaine’s Bulletin: 2021: The Year in Review

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As the year comes to a close, I find it’s always productive to take a look back at the last 12 months to see what worked for our state and country, and what could be improved upon. We swore in a new president this year, and while this Administration and I are on very different pages ideologically, I always approach new situations with an optimistic outlook. Admittedly, I am less optimistic 12 mont...

Blaine’s Bulletin: 2022 National Defense Authorization Act

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This week, the House worked on reauthorizing the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA sets policies and funding levels for our military and national defense on an annual basis. Ensuring America’s military has every possible resource they need to carry out their mission is one of Congress’s most important jobs and one that both sides of the aisle have historically come together...