June 19, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced Missouri U.S. Representatives Blaine Luetkemeyer, Jason Smith and Ann Wagner will address the 2013 regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, September 28, 2013. This announcement is the first of many speaker announcements prior to CPAC St. Louis.
“We are excited to welcome these respected, conservative Missouri Members of Congress to our 2013 regional CPAC in St. Louis,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “We look forward to hearing them address the current issues facing Missourians and therefore providing important political tools to combat the liberal agenda.”
Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer represents the 13 counties that make up the 3rd Congressional District of Missouri, and is committed to representing the interests of the hard-working people by being a strong voice for them in Washington, D.C. Rep. Luetkemeyer also serves as vice chairman of the House Small Business Committee and is a member of the House Financial Services Committee.
During a Special Election in June of 2013, Jason Smith was elected to represent Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. As a member of the 113th Congress, Rep. Smith serves on the House Judiciary Committee and House Natural Resources Committee. He is a seventh-generation Missourian, a citizen-legislator, and a champion for the rights and values of farmers and rural Missourians.
Ann Wagner currently serves as the Representative for Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District. Prior to her Congressional seating Rep. Wagner served for nine years as a local committeewoman in Lafayette Township and went on to Chair the Missouri Republican Party. She also served as Co-Chairman of the Republican National Committee during the first term of President George W. Bush as well as U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg.
CPAC St. Louis, to be held Saturday, September 28, 2013, at the St. Charles Convention Center, will provide a day of blockbuster speeches, policy discussions and networking opportunities—all celebrating the shared principles of smaller government, a strong national defense and traditional values. For additional information, visit our website at conservative.org/cpac2013, on Facebook at facebook.com/CPACNews, or on Twitter at @cpacnews and #CPACSTL. Media registration (including bloggers) will open on September 3, 2013.
Every year since 1973, ACU has proudly hosted CPAC, the nation’s largest gathering of conservatives. Taking place in Washington, D.C., each year and now in regions across the country, CPAC educates, brings together and energizes thousands of attendees and all of the leading conservative organizations and speakers who impact conservative thought in the nation.
Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union (ACU) is the oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization in the nation. For almost fifty years, ACU has served as an umbrella organization harnessing the collective strength of conservative organizations fighting for Americans who are concerned with liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values, and strong national defense. ACU defines conservatism, grows conservatism, and wins for conservatism.
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January 2, 2013
Washington, Jan 1 -
U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9) today issued the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 8 to provide much-needed certainty to families and job creators by permanently cutting taxes for 99% of taxpayers:
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“The fact of the matter is that on January 1, Americans were hit with the largest tax increase in history, and I believe it is critical to reverse this to the greatest extent possible so that hard-working families can keep more of their money. While this legislation is far from perfect, it provides permanent tax relief for 99 percent of taxpayers. In addition to permanently providing relief from higher tax rates, this bill provides certainty to farmers, ranchers and small business owners across Missouri and America by permanently fixing the estate tax exemption at $5 million per individual. It also prevents families from getting hit by the Alternative Minimum Tax by permanently fixing it, and also permanently extends the child tax credit and adoption tax credit. In addition to permanently cutting taxes, this bill also tackles a number of other issues on a more temporary basis, such as extending the expiring Farm Bill for the duration of the fiscal year – including reinstating expired livestock disaster assistance programs – and protecting seniors by staving off a 27 percent cut to Medicare physician reimbursements. Finally, this legislation stops members of Congress from receiving a pay raise and freezes congressional salaries through 2014. Although this bill provides certainty in many areas, Congress still must come together to make substantial spending cuts and true deficit reduction because we cannot afford not to do so. At the end of the day, I voted for this bill because it was critical to reverse the largest tax increase in American history to the greatest extent possible.”