Luetkemeyer, Comer Send Letter to Biden CEQ Blasting Reinstatement of Obama-Era NEPA Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Committee on Small Business Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.) and House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) sent a letter to the Biden administration's Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory regarding the Biden administration's proposal to reinstate burdensome Obama-era NEPA regulations. The proposed rule, Phase 1 of 2, will make sweeping reforms to the procedural provisions of NEPA; roll back commonsense revisions made in 2020; and restore provisions that l... [...]

Luetkemeyer introduces legislation prohibiting direct lending under SBA 7(a) loan program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Committee on Small Business Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer introduced legislation to prohibit the Small Business Administration (SBA) from directly making loans under the 7(a) loan program. All Committee Republicans cosponsored this legislation. This legislation would prohibit the SBA Administrator from directly making loans under the 7(a) loan program. The Democrats continue to push for massive government expansion, including the direct lending option under the 7(a) loan program. This is foreshadowing a movem... [...]

Luetkemeyer, Hill Urge SBA to Stop Its Ineffective Direct Lending Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee and Consumer Protections and Financial institutions Subcommittee along with Congressman French Hill (AR-02), sent a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabel Guzman urging the SBA to stop its direct lending efforts to allow the private sector lenders to do their job. “Small businesses that participate in the program benefit from the efficiencies, expertise, and prudent underwriting of private sector len... [...]

Fox Business: 'Skyrocketing' inflation exacerbated by Dems’ economic policies, Rep. Luetkemeyer says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, on Wednesday, Fox Business published an article titled, "'Skyrocketing' inflation exacerbated by Dems’ economic policies, Rep. Luetkemeyer says." The text of the article and the link to the full article can be found below. Republican Missouri Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, ranking member of the House Committee on Small Business, on Wednesday pointed to Democratic economic policies for record-high inflation. The consumer price index (CPI) has risen 6.2% compared to October of last year — the largest annual inc... [...]