Small Business

Luetkemeyer on the Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding House passage of the Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act. This legislation will take away the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) ability to target law-abiding Americans and remove funding for the Biden Administration’s proposed army of 87,000 IRS agents. “The Biden…

Blaine’s Bulletin: Small Business Saturday 2022

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I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We were fortunate to have a great day filled with a lot of family time and too much food. Now that we have given thanks, Christmas will be here before we know it. It seems that everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit a little bit earlier than usual this year which is just fine with me. After all, it is the most wonderful time of the year. If…

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: Ensuring Small Business Owners Are Heard

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As the Third District has known for quite some time now, the pandemic is in our rear-view mirror. Businesses are serving their customers, children aren’t being forced to learn through a computer, and life has gone back to as normal as it can be with the economic headwinds we’re facing. Even President Biden admitted “the pandemic is over” in his 60 Minutes interview last week – much to the…

Blaine’s Bulletin: August District Work Period

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The August district work period is in full swing, and over the last couple of weeks I’ve had a lot of productive visits around the Third District. This is important time I get to spend meeting with constituents and businesses to check in and hear how things are going. Here are just a few highlights. Due to our abundance of farms and ranches and with one of our top commodities being…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…