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Luetkemeyer Remarks: Update on SBA’s Pandemic Response Programs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Small Business is holding a hybrid hearing titled "Update on SBA’s Pandemic Response Programs.” Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer's opening statement as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Madam Chair. Good morning to all of you and a special thank you to Mr. Shear and Mr. Ware for taking time to speak with us today. The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown n... Read more »

House Passes Four Bipartisan Small Business Committee Suspension Bills

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives took up four bipartisan Small Business Committee bills on the suspension calendar. Each of the four bills were reintroductions of bills from last Congress and were passed yesterday evening and today with bipartisan support. Below is an overview of each bill. H.R. 1502 - Microloan Improvement Act of 2021 - Cosponsored by Rep. Garbar... Read more »

Luetkemeyer, Donalds Lead Letter to Treasury, SBA Urging Investigation into Planned Parenthood PPP Loans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Committee on Small Business Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) and Committee Member Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) sent a letter to the Department of the Treasury Secretary Yellen and Small Business Administrator Guzman urging an investigation into the millions of taxpayer dollars Planned Parenthood and its affiliates have received through Paycheck Protection Progr... Read more »

Luetkemeyer Sends Letter to Biden, Yellen, and Guzman Urging for Reduced Regulations on Small Businesses

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Luetkemeyer (R-MO) sent a letter to President Biden, Department of the Treasury Secretary Yellen, and Small Business Administrator Guzman urging for a reduction in regulations on our nation's small businesses. As the COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to our nation's small businesses, the Biden administration must provide a smart regul... Read more »

Luetkemeyer statement on failed launch of SBA Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Committee on Small Business Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) released the following statement on the failed launch of the SBA's Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program after calling on the SBA to delay the program last night. “In addition to the oversight concerns I raised last night prompted by the IG’s Management Alert, today’s technical issues within the Shutter... Read more »

Luetkemeyer statement on MLB decision to move All-Star Game out of Georgia

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Committee on Small Business Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) released the following statement on the MLB's decision to move the All-Star Game out of Georgia. “The MLB’s decision to move the All-Star Game out of Georgia is a swing and a miss. This change alone will result in a $100 million economic loss to both Cobb County and countless small businesses in the state... Read more »

Luetkemeyer statement on concerning OIG report surrounding SBA's Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Committee on Small Business Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) released the following statement on the concerning report the SBA Office of Inspector General (OIG) released tonight surrounding the SBA's Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program. “Enough is enough. This evening's OIG report clearly outlines major concerns surrounding the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant p... Read more »