Financial Services

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 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 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 »

Luetkemeyer, Select Committee on the Coronavirus Hold Hearing with Treasury Secretary Mnuchin

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a hearing entitled “The Administration’s Response to the Economic Crisis” the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) discussed the economic effects of the coronavirus with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Click HERE to watch. Congressman Luetkemeyer: “Mr. Secretary, you and I talk about this just about every time we meet. As... Read more »

Luetkemeyer Introduces Bill to Allow Financial Institutions Provide Flexibility and Forbearance to Customers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) introduced a bill that would help financial institutions provide flexibility and forbearance to their customers following the economic interruption caused by COVID-19. “The COVID-19 pandemic has created an uncertain economic climate for the entire country. It has become clear that as the shutdown has lingered across the country a... Read more »

Luetkemeyer Introduces Bill to Permanently Eliminate CECL

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) introduced a bill that would permanently eliminate the harmful Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) accounting standard. “COVID-19 has created a real-life case study of CECL’s procyclicality and has shown it wreaks havoc on the balance sheets of financial institutions, specifically in an economic downturn. CECL forces banks to inc... Read more »

Luetkemeyer Expresses Concern Over Democrats’ Partisan Wish List

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on the HEROES Act, the Democrats’ partisan wish list. This bill is the most expensive spending package in United States history and includes provisions that would place costly burdens on small businesses and incentivize workers to stay home. Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) expressed serious concern regarding how... 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 »