ENG:Blaine Luetkemeyer (born May 7, 1952) is the U.S. Representative for Missouri's 3rd congressional district. He represented Missouri's 9th congressional district from 2009 to 2013, until that district was eliminated as a result of the 2010 Census. The district contains most of Northeastern Missouri. Luetkemeyer is a member of the Republican Party.
Early life, education, and pre-political career
Luetkemeyer was born in Jefferson City, Missouri on May 7, 1952. He attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in political science and with a minor in business administration. He has a 98% party unity. A lifelong farmer who is the fourth generation of his family to own their farm, Luetkemeyer has also owned several small businesses, as well as ...
With an increasing number of servicemembers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9) is urging spouses of those coming home to take advantage of a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) telephone support program designed to ease the transition for returning troops and their families.
“This telephone support program is an invaluable resource for our military families and veterans during the transition from service overseas to life back here at home,” Luetkemeyer said. “I urge folks to take advantage of this program as a way to deal with the ...
Throughout my time in Congress, I have worked aggressively to provide more certainty to American taxpayers by supporting tax policies that foster economic growth. Our tax code is too complicated, too cumbersome, and stands in the way of job growth. To address the long-term economic issues facing our nation, I believe our tax code should be flatter, fairer and simpler.
It would be irresponsible to raise taxes on hard-working Americans, especially during a time of great economic uncertainty and high levels of unemployment. Under a lower tax burden, Americans would have a greater incentive to ...
In July, as the Mamtek project in Moberly was on the brink of collapse, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer met with a top immigration official to push along the company’s application for an investor visa program.
When the meeting took place, there were no outward signs of trouble. Construction was still under way, and plans were being made for the time when some of the promised 600 factory jobs would be filled.
On July 14 in Washington, D.C., Luetkemeyer, a Republican from St. Elizabeth, met with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Deputy Director Lori Scialabba to get the EB-5 ...
Blaine's Bulletin: Another Busy Week in Washington March is upon us and the House of Representatives is wrapping up another busy week. Before I detail this week’s activities, I would like to ask you to join me in keeping in your thoughts and prayers those of our fellow citizens who were impacted by the deadly storms that swept across Missouri last Tuesday night. I also want to thank those who responded to the storm and are hard at work repairing the damage that it inflicted. Please pay close attention to the weather warnings in your local area. As you know, the weather in Missouri can change in the blink of an eye, and these warnings save lives.
This week, I had many meetings with constituents and I wanted to highlight a couple of them. It was great to sit down with Mark Harvey, the Chairman of the Neighbors of the Mississippi, which covers Pike, Lincoln, and St. Charles counties. The Missouri River flows through the 3rd District and the Mississippi is it’s eastern border. These waterways are tremendous assets for moving goods to
Luetkemeyer's House-Passed Transparency Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate Following House passage of U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer’s (MO-03) Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act, companion legislation was recently introduced in the United States Senate.
U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-OK), Chairman of the Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management Subcommittee introduced S. 577, the Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act, as both a stand-alone bill and as a provision in a broader regulatory reform package – the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act.
“I am incredibly pleased my colleagues in the Senate also understand the need for greater transparency and reduced regulation from the federal government,” Luetkemeyer said. “I want to thank Senator Lankford for taking the lead on this legislation as we take one step closer to getting this common-sense legislation signed into law.”
The Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act would require government agencies to provide a short, plain language summary
Luetkemeyer Votes to Increase Pay Raise for Military and Fund National Security Needs U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2017 Department of Defense Appropriations Act.
“This critical bill pays our troops, provides the necessary care for them and their families, and provides our men and women in uniform with the necessary tools to succeed on the battlefield,” Luetkemeyer said. “For the first time in six years, there is a 2.1 percent military pay raise for the men and women bravely defending our country. In addition, there is funding for 14 F/A-18 Super Hornets, which is important to the state of Missouri and our national security.”
Additional provisions in this legislation include a prohibition of Guantanamo Bay transfers to the United States and a prohibition of implementation of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.
Blaine's Bulletin: American Health Care Act “Since the Affordable Care Act was passed, my wife and I have seen two major effects on our health insurance. Premiums have gone up sharply, they are now doubled what they were half a decade ago. Worse than that, our deductibles have gone up sharply.” – Stephen, Osage Beach.
The above statement from an individual in the 3rd District is just one example of the countless stories I have heard about how Obamacare has drastically impacted Americans. These stories have not fallen on deaf ears. My colleagues and I have heard from individuals, families, doctors, and small businesses to craft a replacement that will empower you, not Washington. Over the last several years, House Republicans have continued to make a promise and that is that we will not only repeal Obamacare but we will also replace it with conservative solutions that put families, doctors, and states back in charge.
Obamacare is failing, so I agree with President Trump that the American Health Care Act is a critical fir