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Luetkemeyer Welcomes Hillsboro Native, Drew Davis to House Small Business Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Vice Chairman of the House Small Business Committee welcomed Drew Davis, a 17-year-old Hillsboro, MO native and small business owner to the committee for a hearing entitled, “From Nothing to Something: The Story of the American Dream.”

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“A native of Hillsboro in Missouri’s Third District, Drew is here today as the owner of Crippling Hot Sauce. Drew is a unique witness for a couple of reasons, the first being that this small business owner is actually still in high school - he’s only 17 years old.

“Drew also has cerebral palsy, a disability that inspired his brand’s name and poses various challenges for day-to-day life. But Drew has never let his circumstances keep him from pursuing his dreams. He set his mind to starting a business and Crippling Hot Sauce was born – with a sense of humor.

“Crippling Hot Sauce is made from all local products, from the vegetables to the labels. And Drew’s business has continued to grow, selling thousands of bottles from his website and retailers across our state. Not only is Crippling Hot Sauce a local, Missouri-made business, but it’s also a small business with a cause. Five percent of the proceeds from every bottle goes to cerebral palsy research. 

“I’m very proud of this young, determined entrepreneur who calls the Third District his home and even prouder to introduce him today to this committee. Thank you for making the trip, Drew. And I thank his parents for being here as well today and for their support for their fine son’s entrepreneurial activity.”