Small Business

Blaine’s Bulletin: Leading the Small Business Committee

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From our favorite restaurants, ice cream shops, hardware stores, florists, barbers, you name it – local small businesses hold a special place in towns across America. There is something about knowing a business is owned by a friend or a neighbor and helping your local economy that makes supporting them feel that much more worthwhile. However, just as their size allows them to innovate and adapt qu... Read more »

Luetkemeyer to Serve as Top Republican on Small Business Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) was unanimously elected by House Republicans to serve as the Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee. “Throughout our history, small businesses and entrepreneurs have been the driving force behind the American economy. Now more than ever, our communities need small businesses to lead the economic recovery and allow worke... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Small Business Recovery Continues

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Small businesses are the perfect example of the notion that with hard work, resourcefulness and an entrepreneurial spirit, anything is possible in America. They have always played a unique role in our local economy and have been a major source of jobs in our communities. Just like all of us, this year has been extremely difficult for small businesses. But these entrepreneurs have gotten creative a... 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 »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Supporting Missouri Meat Producers

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It only takes a couple minutes of watching TV or listening to the radio to be reminded of the many challenges COVID-19 presents. Depending on where in Missouri you live, we’ve had to make major changes in our day to day lives. What we don’t hear enough about are the various ways people are rising to the challenge. Here in the Third District, our local meat processors and butchers are extremely bus... Read more »

Luetkemeyer Named to Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) was selected by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) to serve on the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis. “At a time when the country so badly needs leadership from Congress, this committee was, unfortunately, established by the Speaker to resurrect their failed attempts to attack the Pres... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Update

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For more than a month now, the coronavirus has caused normal life to stall for the majority of Missourians and our economy. Children have been home from school, many businesses have been closed, and our medical community has been working around the clock to fight this virus and keep us healthy. Many Missouri businesses, our favorite restaurants, barber shops, florists and bakeries, have been devas... Read more »

Luetkemeyer on Passage of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding bicameral passage of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which will provide $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program and $100 billion for our nation’s medical community. “Since the Paycheck Protection Program was established at the end of March, 769,000 jobs in ... Read more »