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  • Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer's (R-MO) News for the Ninth
    Posted in Op-Eds on March 12, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    As many of you know, the House of Representatives last year passed cap-and-trade legislation by a narrow margin. I continue to strongly oppose the measure because it is nothing more than a job-killing national energy tax. With the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Missouri hovering around $2.58, consumers cannot afford this legislation which will drive up the cost of nearly every good and service in America. As I listen to the people of the 9th District, it is clear that they understa... Read more

  • Graves, Republican Leaders Introduce Resolution Protecting Small Businesses from Harmful EPA Regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Rural America

    House Committee on Small Business Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) has joined Republican Leadership in introducing a Resolution of Disapproval on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) carbon dioxide endangerment finding. The resolution (H.J.Res.77) would prevent the Administration from implementing job-killing regulations that could flow from this finding. Such EPA rules could have a negative effect on productivity and job creation in all sectors of the U.S. economy, including family farms... Read more

  • In Case You Missed It: “Death of Small Business in America”
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on August 17, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Energy

    Yesterday, Fox News’ Glenn Beck held a small business roundtable with small business owners from all over the country. They discussed how President Obama and Speaker Pelosi’s health care reform legislation and the cap and trade tax would devastate small business owners and lead to further job losses. View Clip Here. Read more

  • Small Business Owners Testify in Opposition to the Clean Water Restoration Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Rural America

    Today, the House Small Business Committee heard testimony from small business owners who expressed opposition to the Clean Water Restoration Act. Congress enacted the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972, or the Clean Water Act (CWA), to “restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation’s waters.” While protecting the nation’s water resources is a goal shared by all, expanding jurisdiction over the nation’s waters has raised concerns that tigh... Read more

  • “Meeting the Needs of Small Businesses and Family Farmers in Regulating our Nation’s Waters”
    Posted in Committee Hearings on July 22, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Rural America

    *** COMMITTEE HEARING *** Hearing: “Meeting the Needs of Small Businesses and Family Farmers in Regulating our Nation’s Waters” WASHINGTON- The House Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing entitled, “Meeting the Needs of Small Businesses and Family Farmers in Regulating our Nation’s Waters,” on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 1:00pm in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The Committee will assess the regulatory structure of the United States’ waters and will examine the concerns... Read more

  • GRAVES GIVES VOICE FOR SMALL BUSINESS-FARMERS AGAINST NATIONAL ENERGY TAX
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Energy, Rural America

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today the House Agriculture Committee heard testimony on the impact the Waxman-Markey climate change and energy legislation (H.R. 2454) would have on farmers, who are also small business owners, and rural Americans. Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) of the House Small Business Committee said, “A bill that has been projected to decrease farmers’ average net income by 57 percent is a bad bill. This is a national energy tax. Chairman Waxman and Speaker Pelosi are not considering wha... Read more

  • NEW EPA REGULATIONS WOULD DAMAGE BIOFUEL SMALL BUSINESSES AND FARMERS
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today lawmakers on the House Committee on Small Business reviewed the impact the Environmental Protection Agency’s May 5th proposed rule will have on biofuel producers and farming industries. The Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Regulations and Healthcare, Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) said, “Both the agriculture and biofuels industries have stated that this regulation is not only burdensome, but may be based on faulty science.” The rule would require the implementation of ... Read more

  • CLIMATE CHANGE LEGISLATION THREATENS SMALL BUSINESSES AND FAMILY FARMS WITH HIGHER ENERGY COSTS
    Posted in Press Releases on April 29, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today the House Small Business Committee held a full committee hearing examining the impact of climate change legislation on small businesses and family farms. The hearing follows the recent introduction of “The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009” by Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.), and Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.). The debate over the economic impact of this climate change legislation, commonly referred to as “cap and trade,” comes at a time when small businesses... Read more

  • “I’D RATHER DEPEND ON U.S. FARMERS FOR ENERGY THAN SAUDI ARABIA”
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WASHINGTON, DC – The House Small Business Committee held a hearing today to hear from small businesses and trade associations in the renewable fuels industry about how current economic conditions and federal policies are affecting them. The hearing titled, “The State of the Renewable Fuels Industry in the Current Economy,” began with an underlying consensus from the witness panel and Committee Members that we must work fast to provide the U.S. with energy independence. Currently, sixty-percent ... Read more

  • “The State of the Renewable Fuels Industry in the Current Economy”
    Posted in Media Advisories on March 4, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    MEDIA ADVISORY Hearing – “The State of the Renewable Fuels Industry in the Current Economy” WASHINGTON- The House Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing entitled, “The State of the Renewable Fuels Industry in the Current Economy” on Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The Committee will hear testimony from farmers, producers, and industry representatives to examine the state of the renewable fuels industry and the challenges in ligh... Read more