Luetkemeyer is the representative for Missouri’s 3rd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Luetkemeyer is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 70 years old.
He was previously the representative for Missouri’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 2009 to 2012.
Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. President Trump, his senior government advisors, and Republican legislators collaborated to have the 2020 presidential election decided instead by incumbent politicians running in the very same election. Their attempts to suppress entire state-certified vote counts without adjudication in the courts and using a disinformation campaign of lies and conspiracy theories was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup.
Luetkemeyer was among the Republican legislators who participated in the attempted coup. Shortly after the election, Luetkemeyer joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discarded, in order to change the outcome of the election, based on lies and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. (Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence.) On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the violent insurrection at the Capitol, Luetkemeyer voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators have generally changed their story after their vote, claiming it was merely a protest and not intended to change the outcome of the election as they clearly sought prior to the vote. The January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol, led on the front lines by militant white supremacy groups, attempted to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office by disrupting Congress’s count of electors.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Luetkemeyer.
Luetkemeyer is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Luetkemeyer has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 27, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Blaine Luetkemeyer sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Financial Services
Financial Institutions and Monetary Policy, Housing and Insurance subcommittees
- National Security, Illicit Finance, and International Financial Institutions subcommittee Chair
- House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party
- House Committee on Small Business
Luetkemeyer was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 7334 (117th): COVID-19 EIDL Fraud Statute of Limitations Act of 2022
- H.R. 452 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 324 West Saint Louis Street in Pacific, Missouri, as the “Specialist Jeffrey L. White, Jr. …
- H.R. 3700 (114th): Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016
- H.R. 728 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7050 Highway BB in Cedar Hill, Missouri, as the “Sergeant First Class William B. Woods, …
- H.R. 432 (114th): SBIC Advisers Relief Act of 2015
- H.R. 3329 (113th): To enhance the ability of community financial institutions to foster economic growth and serve their communities, boost small businesses, increase individual savings, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 4367 (112th): To amend the Electronic Fund Transfer Act to limit the fee disclosure requirement for an automatic teller machine to the screen of that machine.
Does 8 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Luetkemeyer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Finance and Financial Sector (45%) Commerce (23%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Health (6%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Luetkemeyer recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 1810: To require the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to issue a rule before …
- H.R. 1758: To amend the Controlled Substances Act to list fentanyl-related substances as schedule I …
- H.R. 1409: FDIC Board Accountability Act
- H.R. 1411: CFPB–IG Reform Act of 2023
- H.R. 1410: Consumer Financial Protection Commission Act
- H.R. 1309: To require the use of replacement cost value in determining the premium rates …
- H.R. 1307: To repeal the mandatory flood insurance coverage requirement for commercial properties located in …
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2009 to Mar 2023, Luetkemeyer missed 117 of 9,118 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is on par with the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|2013 Jan-Jan 112th Congress||5||0||0.0%||0th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills