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 Introduces Bill to Prevent Taxpayer Research Dollars from Reaching Abortion Providers Today, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) introduced the Protecting Life and Integrity in Research Act which will target the horrific practice of trafficking infant body parts for profit and ensure taxpayers never have to foot the bill for the endangerment of human life.
On March 29, 2017, yet another disturbing video was released of Planned Parenthood officials discussing the harvesting of babies’ organs for sale. Despite the organization’s claims that it did not profit from the sale of fetal tissue, accounting documents provided during the Select Panel on Infant Lives investigation exposed that Planned Parenthood did in fact generate revenue trafficking infant body parts.
Currently, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides a portion of its annual appropriations to fund basic biology research using human fetal tissue. The Protecting Life and Integrity in Research Act will allow the NIH to conduct research on donated stillbirth and miscarriage fetal tissue, but prohibit
Luetkemeyer Leads Letter to Appropriations Committee to Provide Protections for the Unborn With support from members of the House of Representatives, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee urging the committee to include language to maintain the integrity of our nation’s medical research and provide protections for the unborn.
As revealed by the Select Panel on Infant Lives investigation, Planned Parenthood officials have admittedly changed abortion procedures to procure intact fetal baby parts for sale. These aborted baby parts are then purchased by tissue procurement business and sold “on demand” to researchers, some of which are federally funded. This disturbing business model has allowed abortion providers to profit from federally funded research.
Specifically, the letter, which requested that no funding be provided for research on fetal tissue obtained from an induced abortion, was sent to the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies which has jurisdiction over the issue.
Blaine's Bulletin: The Financial CHOICE Act “My frustration with loan access today is that my 20-year-old daughter, who has a full-time, decent paying job, cannot get a loan to buy her first vehicle. It’s a catch 22 – you need credit to get credit, but no one will give you the credit to begin with. I would like to see our young adults be able to build the credit they need so they can have a decent future.” – Michele from Fulton
Michele is just one of many Missourians that have contacted my office expressing their frustrations with what has been happening in the financial services space. My colleagues and I hear stories like Michele’s on a daily basis.
Since passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), financial institutions have been subjected to an onslaught of regulation. Some of it is necessary; there were serious problems in our financial system that contributed to the 2008 crisis that needed to be addressed. But the regulatory pendulum has swung too far; today, it is t
Blaine's Bulletin: The History Behind Washington's Historic Cherry Blossoms Spring is a particularly popular time of year for many Americans to visit our nation’s capital. If you travel to Washington in early April, chances are you will have an opportunity to see the famous cherry blossoms in bloom. The most famous place to view them is around the Tidal Basin near Thomas Jefferson’s Memorial.
While the cherry blossoms themselves are quite famous, they have an interesting history that is less known, which is intertwined with the history of the relationship between the United States and Japan. This relationship is one of our most important commercial and strategic partnerships. The relationship goes back to the 1850s, when President Millard Fillmore dispatched Commodore Matthew Perry to open Japanese ports to American trade. Prior to that, Japan, ruled by the military government of the Tokugawa Shogun, had maintained a policy of national seclusion.
The cherry blossoms entered the story in 1912, when Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo gifted 3,000 cherry tre