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Luetkemeyer Announces Retirement Following 2024 Session

Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-3) released the following statement today regarding his decision to retire at the conclusion of 2024.  

“It has been an honor to serve the great people of the Third Congressional District and State of Missouri these past several years. However, after a lot of thoughtful discussion with my family, I have decided to not file for re-election and retire at the end of my term in December. Over the coming months, as I finish up my last term, I look forward to continuing to work with all my constituents on their myriad of issues as well as work on the many difficult and serious problems confronting our great country. There is still a lot to do,” Congressman Luetkemeyer said. “As we tackle the many challenges we face, I hope we remember what someone once said, that ‘the greatness of our country is not found in the halls of Congress but in the hearts and homes of our people.’ That assessment is still true today. As we look to the future, I believe that if we work hard, stay together, and believe in ourselves our best days are indeed still ahead." 

Background: Congressman Luetkemeyer has represented the 3rd Congressional District of Missouri in the United States House of Representatives since 2009. In the 118th Congress, he serves on the House Financial Services Committee as chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, Illicit Finance, and International Financial Institutions, on the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, and on the House Small Business Committee.  

Throughout his time in Congress, Rep. Luetkemeyer passed dozens of bills into law, including a landmark housing reform law in coordination with fellow Missouri representative Emmanuel Cleaver, a law to combat fraud related to COVID relief programs, and several pieces of legislation honoring fallen servicemembers from the Third District.   

Prior to the 118th Congress, Rep. Luetkemeyer served as the vice-chairman of the House Small Business Committee, chairman of the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee, chairman of the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee, ranking member of the Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions.   

Rep. Luetkemeyer will finish out his final term, ending in December 2024, and looks forward to spending more time with his wife, three children, and seven grandchildren back home in Missouri.