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House Passes Three Bipartisan Small Business Bills

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, The U.S. House of Representatives passed three small business bills: H.R. 399 (Passed by Voice), H.R. 400 (Passed by Vote of 411-13), and H.R. 449 (Passed by Voice). Below is a brief overview of each piece of legislation. H.R. 399, Small Business Advocacy Improvements Act – sponsored by Reps. Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Carter (LA-02), and Mfume (MD-07). This…

Luetkemeyer: Democrats Failed the American People on Inflation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) issued the following statement on the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) report. “One thing’s for sure – Democrats have gotten good at spinning terrible economic news. Thanks to their efforts, this holiday season will be one of the most expensive on record for American families. What Biden and his Democrat allies fail to…

Luetkemeyer Requests GAO to Audit Federal Agencies on their Regulatory Impact on Small Businesses

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) issued the following statement after penning a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting an audit of federal agencies’ implementation of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, and the Congressional Review Act. “Small businesses are the American…

House Passes Four Bipartisan Small Business Bills

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives took up and passed four small business bills. All bills were favorably reported out of the Small Business Committee or the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support. Below is an overview of each bill. Senate Amendment to H.R. 3462, SBA Cyber Awareness Act – sponsored by Reps. Crow and Kim. This bill directs the Small Business…

Luetkemeyer: High Inflation is not the New Normal Despite Democrat Spin

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) issued the following statement on the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) report. “Inflation remains at the top of every American’s mind and a major problem for Main Street businesses. The Biden Administration continues their disinformation spin campaign to convince the American people that this is the new normal. It isn’t.…

Luetkemeyer: SBA Lacks Infrastructure and Expertise to Expand Number of Small Business Lending Companies

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) issued the following statement on the Small Business Administration’s decision to lift the moratorium on Small Business Lending Companies (SBLCs). “The SBA has proven time and again to be ineffective and mismanaged. They lack both the infrastructure and expertise to be the only regulator overseeing lenders. Lifting the…

National Veteran Small Business Week Celebrates Veteran Entrepreneurs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) along with other Republicans of the House Committee on Small Business released the following statements on the closing of the National Veteran Small Business Week. “Veterans served our country valiantly and continue to serve our communities by providing jobs, unique skills, goods, and services. As entrepreneurs, these…

Small Business Republicans Continue Oversight of the Biden Administration’s Regulatory Attack on the Nation’s Smallest of Businesses

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), along with Republican Members of the House Committee on Small Business, issued the following statements on letters penned to federal agencies regarding the Biden Administration implementation of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA), and Executive Order 13272 as…

Luetkemeyer: Democrats Have No Real Plan to Address Inflation Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) issued the following statement on the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) report: “Despite the Biden Administration and Congressional Democrats touting their so-called ‘Inflation Reduction Act,’ inflation continues its rampage on the American economy. The 8.2% year-over-year reading and a monthly increase of 0.4% is…

Luetkemeyer: Democrats Have Failed American Small Businesses with Abysmal Economic Agenda

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) issued the following statement on the release of the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report: “Biden’s inflation crisis continues with the latest PPI report coming in at 8.5% year over year,” said Ranking Member Luetkemeyer. “Democrats’ reckless spending and radical policymaking agenda is what delivered these economic…