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: The Spirit of Thanksgiving There is always something for which to be thankful. With Thanksgiving upon us and Christmas right around the corner, please take a moment to reflect on the past year. While each and everyone of us has likely had tough days, weeks, and even months – at the end of the day – we have so much for which to be thankful.
When I look back from the last Thanksgiving to this one, it’s hard for me to believe another year has gone by since our family sat around the table eating turkey and stuffing and trying to persuade the grandchildren to eat their green beans before their pumpkin pie.
Being near family and friends for the holidays is the highlight of this time of the year for me. It seems with each passing year, more traditions are established. Whether that is making hundreds of sugar cookies and having the kids help frost and decorate them or playing board games with three generations of family, or everyone gathering around to watch the football game on television. Being together is th
Luetkemeyer Supports Bill to Ensure Congress Can Stop Midnight Regulations In an effort to reduce extreme, last minute regulations, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) voted in support of H.R. 5982, the Midnight Rules Relief Act.
“For the last eight years, the current administration has issued a total of 43 major regulations that total more than $100 billion in cost,” Luetkemeyer said. “That means we have every reason to believe that in the last few days of the president’s term, our nation’s small businesses could expect to see an avalanche of additional regulations. Today’s bill ensures that any onerous regulations pushed through in the middle of the night can be repealed in a timely and efficient manner in order to ease the regulatory burden. As our country moves forward under new leadership, this legislation allows Congress to swiftly eliminate costly burdens and immediately begin work to stimulate the economy and grow jobs that are no longer stymied by Washington red tape.”
H.R. 5982 permits a new Congress to use the procedures under t
Blaine's Bulletin: Small Business Saturday The holiday season is officially here which means Christmas trees are being decorated with lights and ornaments, lots of friends and family gatherings, and the shopping season has arrived.
When you and your family set out to do your holiday shopping, I want you to consider another option to find the perfect gift for that special someone – your local small businesses. However, no matter the time of the year, it is always great to shop local.
You may not think about it at the time but when you shop at your local small businesses, you are helping your community grow. We all know that small businesses and their employees are the lifeblood of our towns and the nation’s economy. By shopping at these small businesses, you will be supporting 36 percent of retail trade employees in Missouri.
In Congress, I am a proud cosponsor of a resolution that will recognize the Saturday after Thanksgiving officially as “Small Business Saturday.” This resolution is for the 28 million small busin
Luetkemeyer Introduces Legislation to Dedicate Post Office After 3rd District Soldier Today, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) introduced legislation to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service in Pacific as the “Specialist Jeffrey L. White, Jr. Post Office.”
“Specialist White dedicated his life to protecting our country,” Luetkemeyer said. “It is my great honor to work to dedicate a Post Office where he grew up in memory of him. I would like to thank my colleagues in the Missouri delegation for lending their support of this legislation and I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House so we can bring this bill to the floor in the coming months.”
U.S. Army Specialist Jeffrey L. White, Jr. grew up in Catawissa and attended Pacific High School and graduated in 2008. In October, 2009, White joined the U.S. Army and graduated from basic training, advanced training and the basic airborne course at Fort Benning, GA. White was assigned to the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25