• Luetkemeyer: EPA’s Job-Killing Regulations Target Rural America
    Oct 8, 2010  - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) appears bent on destroying rural America. The EPA and Majority party’s attempt to regulate everything from mud-puddles to dust is a massive power grab that threatens the livelihoods of our family farmers, small businesses, and rural communities. No one car... More
  • Luetkemeyer: Tax Threats, Regulations Stifle Small Businesses
    Sep 10, 2010  - By Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) As I prepare to go back to Washington after a month listening to folks here in the District, I keep reflecting on the one word I heard the most during my travels and visits with many of you: “uncertainty.” And during my District travels, I came across a quote fro... More
  • Ranking Member Graves Op-Ed- A Recipe for Economic Disaster: How the Health Care Law will Impact Small Business
    Jul 27, 2010  - By Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO); Ripon Forum For centuries, small business owners have encouraged prosperity and vitality in this great nation. These entrepreneurs epitomize the American ingenuity that has allowed the United States to become an economic powerhouse in the global marketplace. Wit... More
  • Ranking Member Graves Editorial: A Closer Look at the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
    Jun 21, 2010  - By Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO); Alliance for Affordable Services As a small businessman and a sixth generation family farmer, Representative Sam Graves has spent his life working to make Missouri a better place to live, work, and raise a family. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbi... More
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Rural America Is In The Crosshairs
    Jun 3, 2010  - By Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA), Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK), Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO); Published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be in Hillsboro, MO to host a “National Summit of Rural America” on behalf of the Obama Administration. As Co-Chairs of the Rural Am... More
  • Luetkemeyer Op-Ed: Wall Street reform hurts Main Street banks
    May 26, 2010  - By Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO); Washington Times For more than 60 years, my late father, Bill, spent every day looking into the faces of family farmers and ranchers hoping to realize their dreams as they walked into his bank in St. Elizabeth, Mo. My father understood the importance of communit... More
  • New Health Care Law Brings Heartburn for Small Businesses
    May 5, 2010  - During his State of the Union Address in January, President Barack Obama promised the American people that jobs would be his number one focus in 2010.  His Administration pledged that the agenda in Washington would “pivot” to address high unemployment and help the stagnant economy.  However, instead... More
  • Small Business, Tax Hikes, and Health Care
    Apr 27, 2010  - As many small business owners will tell you, tax increases can be devastating to their bottom lines, and that often means layoffs or even closing a business for good. As a small businessman myself, I am getting a lot of questions from small businesses about the impact of the new health care law that... More
  • New Firms Create Jobs
    Mar 15, 2010  - Abraham Lincoln has many famous sayings, including “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.” That doesn’t prevent Washington from trying. This month the House passed legislation that it called a ... More
  • Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer's (R-MO) News for the Ninth
    Mar 12, 2010  - 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... More