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Ranking Member Luetkemeyer Reacts to SCORE Survey “Megaphone of Main Street: Inflation & the Economy”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) issued the following statement on the latest SCORE Survey: “The SBA’s resource partners, including SCORE, serve as a vital tool for small businesses and provide free counseling, resources, and mentorship. In order to provide the best service for entrepreneurs, it is vitally important that the SBA’s resource partners stay up-to-date on the...

Luetkemeyer: Burdensome Regulations and Reckless Spending Hurt Small Businesses

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) issued the following statement after sending a letter to Rohit Chopra, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, regarding the section 1071 rulemaking letter: “Burdensome regulations and reckless spending have become a habit of the Biden Administration and their allies in Congress. During this tumultuous economic enviro...

Luetkemeyer: “SBA Management Review: Office of Capital Access”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Small Business held a full hybrid hearing on an SBA Management Review: Office of Capital Access. Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer’s opening statement as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Madam Chair, and thank you for holding today’s hearing with Mr. Kelley. Prior to COVID-19, the nation’s small businesses, and our economy in general, were operatin...

Ranking Member Luetkemeyer Pens Letter to Guzman Seeking Answers on the Haphazard Management of the SBA’s EIDL Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) issued the following statement after sending a letter to Small Business Administrator Isabel Guzman regarding the conclusion of the SBA’s COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program: “The SBA has utterly failed in their communication on the EIDL program. This program, which has dished out hundreds of billions of taxpayer dol...

SMALL BUSINESS SNAPSHOT

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America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs continue to shoulder the burden of inflation, supply chain disruptions, and labor shortages – all caused by the Biden Administration and their Democrat allies in Congress. Small businesses and entrepreneurs are the engines of the American economy. When our small businesses are strong, our economy is strong. Skyrocketing costs are proving to have a stran...

Kim: “Moving Upwards and Onwards: The Workforce and Innovation Needs of the Aviation and Aerospace Industry”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, The House Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Workforce Development held a hybrid hearing on “Moving Upwards and Onwards: The Workforce and Innovation Needs of the Aviation and Aerospace Industry.” Subcommittee Ranking Member Young Kim’s opening statement as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Chairman Crow, for holding this hearing, and thank yo...

Luetkemeyer: Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs are Crippled by Skyrocketing Inflation Due to Reckless Democrat Policies

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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: “Once again, the Biden Administration and House Democrats have presided over and owned another higher than expected CPI inflation gauge of 8.3% year over year. American small businesses and families are facing crippling inflation due to the reckless spe...

House Committee on Small Business Passes and Recommends Seven Bills to the House of Representatives

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Small Business held a hybrid markup of legislation aimed at supporting our nation’s job creators. All seven bills were passed by committee: “All seven of these bills we considered today were developed to assist America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs. When our entrepreneurs are strong, our economy is strong. It is essential this committee explo...

Luetkemeyer: “House Committee on Small Business Seven Bill Markup”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Small Business held a full hybrid markup on seven bipartisan pieces of legislation. Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer’s opening statement as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Madam Chair, and thank you for calling this markup to discuss seven bipartisan bills that address a few different needs of the nation’s job creators. Frankly put, the nation’s ...

Ranking Member Luetkemeyer and Chairwoman Velázquez Lead Members in Recognizing National Small Business Week

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, House Small Business Committee Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) and Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) led 44 members of Congress in introducing H. Res. 1076, a resolution recognizing May 2nd through 5th as National Small Business Week. Since 1963, the nation has celebrated National Small Business Week annually to recognize the enormous contributions of smal...

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

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EXECUTIVE WOOD PRODUCTS Sullivan, Missouri Small businesses make up 99.9 percent of businesses across the United States, accounting for nearly 50 percent of all American employees. The small business community is comprised of our nation's hardest-working individuals. Their tireless dedication to running a small business does not go unnoticed. Ranking Member Luetkemeyer had the opportunity to tour ...

Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer Introduces the IMPROVE the SBA Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) issued the following statement on the introduction of the IMPROVE the SBA Act: “I often say when our small businesses are strong, our economy is strong because our small businesses and entrepreneurs are our nation’s primary job creators. They are the engine of this nation’s economy. For well over a year now, small businesses have been und...

Luetkemeyer: “Small Business Administration’s FY 2023 Budget”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Small Business held a full hybrid hearing on the Small Business Administration’s FY 2023 Budget. Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer’s opening statement as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Madam Chair, and thank you for calling today’s hearing. Administrator Guzman, thank you for joining us in person this morning to discuss the Biden administration’s...

Ranking Member Luetkemeyer Requests Attorney General Garland to Investigate the Department of the Treasury and Secretary Yellen for Violating Federal Law

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) issued the following statement following sending a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland of the Department of Justice regarding potential violations of the law by the Department of the Treasury officials, including Secretary Yellen: “Secretary Yellen has now acted in contravention of the Consolidated Appropriations Act for 365 days w...

Ranking Member Luetkemeyer Sends Letter to Treasury Department Inspector General Requesting an Investigation into Secretary Yellen for Failing to Testify Before the Small Business Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) issued the following statement following sending a letter to the Department of the Treasury Acting Inspector General Richard Delmar regarding potential violations of the law and department policies by Department of the Treasury officials, including Secretary Yellen. “For a year now, I have expressed my concern and frustration with Treasur...