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 ...
Luetkemeyer Requests “Valentines for Veterans” from 3rd District Residents U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) is once again calling on 3rd District constituents to participate in the second year of the “Valentines for Veterans” program.
“After the remarkable participation from the 3rd District from last year’s program, I am extremely excited to see what this year will bring,” Luetkemeyer said. “I hope that, once again, everyone takes a moment to create a valentine to be sent throughout the district to the men and women who have so bravely fought for the safety of our nation. This is a very simple way to bring a smile to hundreds of veterans in our communities.”
The Valentines for Veterans can be dropped off or mailed to Luetkemeyer’s district offices until Wednesday, February 1st. The following week, Luetkemeyer’s staff will distribute the valentines to various VA hospitals and veterans service organizations.
The addresses to each of Luetkemeyer’s district offices are:
-2117 Missouri Boulevard, Jefferson City, 65109
-113 East Pear
Luetkemeyer Named Chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit for 115th Congress Today, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) was named the Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit for the 115th Congress.
“It is a great honor to be named the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit,” Luetkemeyer said. “Helping small businesses, families, and consumers access affordable credit is critical to growing our economy and I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure all Americans have access to the tools they need to reach financial independence. I want to thank Chairman Hensarling for this opportunity and for his continued, dedicated service to the Financial Services Committee. I look forward to a productive Congress with the Chairman and my colleagues on this committee.”
“With Rep. Luetkemeyer’s knowledge of the issues at hand, I am confident he will lead the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee in the right direction in the 115th Congre
Luetkemeyer Supports Passage of REINS Act and Rejection of the Anti-Israel UN Resolution Today, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) supported two separate pieces of legislation aimed at curbing unnecessary regulations and rejecting the anti-Israel United Nations resolution.
H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act will curb unnecessary major regulations from unaccountable bureaucrats by requiring agencies to submit major regulations, those costing more than $100 million in economic effect, to Congress for approval.
“Missourians are fed-up with the endless job killing federal regulations that have been forced upon them by the Executive Branch,” Luetkemeyer said. “It’s the American people, through their elected representatives, who should be able to decide which major regulations should be approved or rejected. I look forward to this important bill finally becoming a law in the coming weeks.”
Luetkemeyer is a cosponsor of the REINS Act and has supported it in previous Congresses.
H.Res. 11, is legislation that opposes the U
Blaine's Bulletin: Kicking off the 115th Congress The first week in January was not only the start to a new year, but it also was the start of the the 115th Congress – and House Republicans were ready to hit the ground running.
It proved to be a busy week as I had the opportunity to meet with constituents that were in town and I was very fortunate to have my wife, children, and grandchildren at my side for the swearing-in ceremony. The ceremony provides me a time to reflect on the opportunity that the people of the 3rd District have given me and how greatly honored I am to serve as the liaison to your government. This year, especially, I feel a great sense of excitement as we move forward with getting our country back on track in order to make all of our lives and communities better for everyone.
In addition to the opening ceremonies, the House had a very busy legislative week. By now, everyone has heard about the onslaught of rules and regulations that have come out of the Obama Administration for the last eight years. In fact,