Small Business

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: Inflation is a Tax on All Americans

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The year was 1981. Sandra Day O’Connor was confirmed as the first woman to ever serve on the United States Supreme Court. Almost a billion viewers around the world tuned in to watch Prince Charles marry Lady Diana Spencer. The Iran Hostage Crisis ended with the American hostages being freed after 444 days. And MTV was launched to the delight of teenagers across the nation. Life was very different ...

Blaine’s Bulletin: National Small Business Week

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Small businesses are the embodiment of the American Dream. There is something profound about entrepreneurs across the country betting on themselves and their communities to be their support systems, while simultaneously providing good jobs and economic growth. It is because of small business owners that Main Street America – including many of the smaller and more rural towns like here in the Third...

Luetkemeyer Introduces IMPROVE the SBA Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Ranking Member on the House Small Business Committee released the following statement on the introduction of his bill, the IMPROVE the SBA Act. “I often say when our small businesses are strong, our economy is strong because our small businesses and entrepreneurs are our nation’s primary job creators. They are the engine of this nat...

Luetkemeyer Small Business Bill Passes House with Bipartisan Support

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Ranking Member on the House Small Business Committee released the following statement regarding bipartisan House passage of his bill, The Small Business Advocacy Improvements Act of 2022. “The nation’s regulatory environment directly impacts small businesses and America’s entrepreneurs. With limited resources and staff, small busine...

Blaine’s Bulletin: The ENTRÉE Act

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When the pandemic began, restaurants were among the very first businesses to take a hit. We didn’t know much about the coronavirus as it spread across the world, and Americans were told to stay home as much as possible. This meant most people weren’t eating out or supporting their favorite local restaurants like they usually did. What started as “two weeks to slow the spread” turned into months an...

Luetkemeyer, Hill, Williams Conduct Oversight of CFPB’s Small Business Data Collection

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Ranking Member on the Consumer Protection & Financial Institutions Subcommittee, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) and Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) introduced a three-bill package to protect American small businesses and financial institutions from costly and invasive data collection and compliance standards. Congressman Luetkem...

Blaine’s Bulletin: Hope for 2022

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A new year always brings hope for the future. We were optimistic that 2021 would be better than 2020 which was not necessarily the case, but I’m hopeful 2022 will bring health, prosperity, more jobs, lower prices, and peace of mind to our state. Missouri families have been fighting to keep businesses afloat, kids in school, bills paid, and their freedom in tact since March 2020, and I cannot tell ...

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...

ICYMI: Luetkemeyer Discusses Inflation, Economy on Newsmax’s ‘National Report’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Ranking Member on the House Small Business Committee joined Shaun Kraisman on Newsmax’s “National Report” to discuss a recent poll showing 48% of American adults say they are worse off economically than one year ago and the raging inflation we are seeing under the Biden Administration. Click HERE to watch. “People are concerned abou...