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 the Taxpayer Exposure Mitigation Act On Friday, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) introduced legislation that takes the first steps in reforming the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and empowering local communities and businesses.
“In the last few days, flooding has devastated Missouri and other Midwestern states. It’s a reminder that the threat of flooding is real and constant,” Luetkemeyer said. “The aftermath of these floods will likely remind us that the National Flood Insurance Program is in need of serious reform. My Taxpayer Exposure Mitigation Act takes steps to build a safer system that will better serve taxpayers and policyholders alike. Homeowners and businesses across the country depend on the accuracy of flood maps in making decisions about flood insurance and flooding risks. It’s time to make sure the program is on sounder financial footing, that taxpayers are protected from footing the bill for future losses, and it’s time to shift power from bureaucrats in Washington to
Luetkemeyer Supports Legislation to End Taxpayer Bailouts and Create an Accountable Financial System U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) and the House Financial Services Committee today passed the Financial CHOICE Act - the alternative to the failed Dodd-Frank Act.
“The premise of the Financial CHOICE Act is simple: change the current regulatory paradigm in order to offer a new model that benefits taxpayers, consumers, and our local communities,” Luetkemeyer said. “The CHOICE Act will hold Washington and Wall Street accountable by replacing “too big to fail” with bankruptcy and “too small to succeed” with some common-sense regulatory relief. I’m proud to have worked with Chairman Hensarling on this critical legislation so that every American has the opportunity to achieve financial independence. The passage of the CHOICE Act is a victory for consumers, taxpayers, and economic growth.”
Also included in the Financial CHOICE Act is Luetkemeyer’s bill, the Financial Institution Customer Protection Act, which would bring an end to Operation Choke Point. Chairman Hen
Luetkemeyer Votes to Give Missourians Control Over Their Health-Care Decisions Today, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) and the House of Representatives took the first step in repealing and replacing the health-care law by passing the American Health Care Act.
“Obamacare cannot be fixed, but our nation’s health-care can,” Luetkemeyer said. “The American Health Care Act came together in an effort to give all Americans more choices, more control, and more affordable health-care. The American Health Care Act will deliver better long-term results and, during the interim, there will be an effective transition. After seven years of a law that saw premiums rise and individuals lose doctors that they liked, it is past time to repeal and replace this failing law with one that brings down costs, is personalized, and works for everyone.”
The following provisions are highlights of the American Health Care Act:
-Prohibits denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions
-Allows children to stay on their parents’ health-care plans until age 26
-Ends the indiv
Blaine's Bulletin: #SmallBusinessWeek April 30-May 6 Each year, there is a designated week when Congress highlights all of the great work our nation’s small businesses and their employees do in our local communities. This year, that week is April 30-May 6.
The impact that small businesses have on our economy is clear when you look at the numbers. For example, 99 percent of all businesses with employees in the United States are small businesses and those small businesses are responsible for creating 63 percent of all new jobs. As a result, they have historically been the engine of economic growth in America. If we want our economy to grow, we have to create an environment where small businesses can start-up, expand, and take risks.
Here in Congress, I am proud to serve as the Vice Chair on the House Small Business Committee. The work the committee does directly helps communities and we have listened to countless entrepreneurs or would-be entrepreneurs from across the country who want access to capital; fewer and smarter regulations; a