Ann Wagner

Ann Wagner

MISSOURI's 2nd DISTRICT

Wagner Re-elected to GOP Leadership Position

2014/11/13

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Ann Wagner released the following statement after being elected as the Sophomore Class Representative to the Elected Leadership Committee, and she will continue to serve as the Senior Deputy Whip in the 114th Congress: “It’s truly an honor to be elected by my classmates to serve as their voice on the Elected Leadership Committee in the 114th Congress,” said Rep. Wagner.  “This is a tremendous opportunity to not only advocate for my colleagues in Congress, but to ensure that the values and priorities of the people in Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District are well represented in Republican House Leadership. “As a member of the House Republican Leadership team, I will champion policies that will create an environment for good-paying jobs through tax reform, energy independence, patient-centered healthcare, and regulatory reform.  I look forward to working with the Elected Leadership Committee and my colleagues in the Senate to usher in a new era of prosperity for all.”    ### Read More

Rep. Wagner's Statement on Republican Controlled Senate

2014/11/05

Ballwin - Today Congresswoman Ann Wagner issued the following statement about what kind of policies that will be enacted in a Republican controlled senate: “The American people have chosen a new direction for our nation.  An era that will not be defined by raising taxes, growing the size and scope of the federal government and increasing red tape for small businesses and families, but by empowering the American people to seize control of their own destiny,” said Rep. Wagner.  “Republicans have the solutions that will increase upward mobility, bring accountability, expand opportunity, and lower the costs of everyday items that you depend on like energy bills, groceries and consumer goods.” “This is an opportunity – for both Republicans and Democrats – to come together and create opportunity for all Americans to succeed.  For nearly two years, House Republicans have passed over 380 bills, many of which are bipartisan, that are stuck in the Democratic-controlled Senate.  Now it is up to President Obama to finally say yes to more jobs and work with Congress to enact pro-growth policies like tax reform, energy independence, patient-centered healthcare, and regulatory reform.  It’s past time we restore our freedoms to usher in an era of growth and prosperity for all.  Together we can lift up the American people, and I am hopeful for the future of this great nation.”    Read More

Wagner's Statement on the 700 New Boeing Jobs to Build the 777x

2014/10/06

Ballwin – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) issued the following statement after Boeing announced it will bring 700 new jobs to the St. Louis region to build parts for 777X commercial airliner.  This move comes days after Boeing announced plans it would bring 500 new jobs to the St. Louis region to help build the F-22 Raptor:  “Today’s announcement that Boeing will bring an additional 700 jobs to St. Louis is a testament to the people of this region and to the greatest skilled and high tech workers in the country,” said Rep. Wagner.  “This announcement will also have a multiplier effect for suppliers, and inject opportunity and new jobs for Missourians all over the state.  I am extremely pleased that Boeing has decided to bring these jobs to the Show-Me-State, and I will continue to advocate for new jobs as your representative.” Additionally, Congresswoman Wagner advocated on behalf of the people of the St. Louis region by hand delivering this letter to the CEO of Boeing while meeting him about why they should choose St. Louis to build the 777x: December 4, 2013 Mr. W. James McNerney, Jr. The Boeing Company 100 North Riverside Chicago, Illinois 60606 Dear Mr. McNerney: I am pleased that Boeing is currently considering St. Louis, Missouri as the location for production of its new 777x aircraft.  Given the rich history between Boeing and the area, St. Louis is a premier candidate for the fuselage manufacturing, composite wing fabrication, and final assembly operations of this advanced twin-aisle airplane. St. Louis has an extensive history in the aerospace manufacturing industry which Boeing has been deeply invested in for the last 86 years; from Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis in the past to the F-18 Super Hornet, JDAM missile, and parts for the C-17 today.  Additionally, Boeing has extensive experience with the quality workers of Missouri.  Overall, Boeing employs approximately 15,000 workers in Missouri, including thousands of skilled machinists in the greater St. Louis region and over 5,500 in Missouri’s Second Congressional District.  Furthermore, Missouri’s strong education resources and partnerships will ensure that a steady supply of talent is available for any large-scale project in the future.  With such a skilled and experienced workforce alongside an excellent track record of carrying out large aerospace projects, the greater St. Louis region would make an ideal fit for production of the 777x aircraft set to begin in 2017.  In addition to our capable and reliable workforce, Missouri offers a business friendly regulatory and tax structure, among the lowest utility rates in the country, competitive cost-of-living standards, and an efficient transportation infrastructure with a major airport, rail and highways, and access to the inland waterway system via the Mississippi River.  For all of these reasons, I hope that together we can continue the great partnership between Boeing and the Show-Me-State for many more years to come with the 777x.  I look forward to hearing your decision and am willing to further discuss the merits of St. Louis as the right place to build this airplane.    Sincerely, Ann Wagner United States Congress (MO-02)   Read More

Wagner's Statement on Boeing Adding 500 New Jobs

2014/09/30

Ballwin, MO – Congresswoman Ann Wagner issued the following statement after Boeing announced it would bring 500 new jobs to the St. Louis region to help build the F-22 Raptor:   “The St. Louis region is home to the greatest defense aviation manufacturing base in the country.  Today's announcement that Boeing will bring 500 new jobs to the St. Louis region to help build the F-22 Raptor is a major step in protecting our national security, especially since this fighter jet is being used for targeted airstrikes against ISIL in Syria and Iraq,” said Rep. Wagner.  “Since being sworn-in to be your representative, I have been fighting consistently to grow jobs and expand our aviation manufacturing base here in St. Louis.  I am very pleased that Boeing chose to add 500 new jobs to the region, and I look forward to working with them in the future.” ### Read More

RELEASE: Getting More Americans Back to Work

2014/09/19

Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Ann Wagner issued the following video update after the United States House of Representatives – in bipartisan fashion - passed H.R. 2, the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act and H.R. 4, the Jobs for America Act, which will create jobs, lower energy costs, and grow the economy: Read More

Wagner Floor Speech on ISIL

2014/09/16

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) spoke on the floor of the United States House of Representatives this morning about the President’s plan to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jfGCnOKOBo&feature=youtu.be Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you Madam Speaker – I rise today to talk about one of the greatest threats to the United States of America and our allies.   An evil that is so barbaric and ruthless that it can’t be ignored but only dismantled and destroyed.   Madam Speaker, I am talking about the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, also known as ISIL.   Like many of you, I watched in horror as two American journalists – James Foley and Steven Sotloff - and a British citizen, David Haines -- were gruesomely murdered by ISIL.   As a mother and as an American - my thoughts and prayers go out to their families and to all the victims of this vile terrorist group.   Madam Speaker - ISIL is the most ruthless and well-financed terrorist group in the world.  Their goal is simple:  to kill the innocent and ultimately terrorize the United States of America and our allies.   We have an obligation – one that has been long overdue – to stop this barbaric terrorist organization before they strike us at home. Madam Speaker – we must not let that happen. We must stand together – stand together as a nation – a people – in unified bipartisan fashion - to stop ISIL once and for all.   Make no mistake about it; we are at war with radical Islam.  ISIL must not have a safe haven in Syria or anywhere else, with the time and the space to operate and carry out attacks against our allies and our homeland.   They must be destroyed.   Our Commander in Chief has asked for the tools to defeat ISIL.   And Madam Speaker - I will support the President in our effort to complete the mission and to defeat the enemy.   But I do remain concerned that the President does not have the long-term vision and the will to complete the mission.   As Americans, we should all want the President to succeed.  The cost of failure is far too great.   However, the cost of not acting is even greater. The President’s rhetoric must match his action and his resolve.   Madam Speaker – Congress will answer the call of the American people and give the President the tools that he has asked for while providing rigorous oversight and requiring accountability during the duration of this military campaign. We must complete the mission.    I for one stand ready to work with anyone to defend our national security and protect our very way of life. Madam Speaker – I yield back the balance of my time.   ### Read More

Wagner's Statement on The President's Plan to Defeat ISIL

2014/09/11

Congresswoman Ann Wagner issued the following statement after listening to President Obama’s speech on combating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) last night, attending a Members Only meeting on ISIL, participating in bipartisan, classified briefings, and attending numerous other meetings about the President’s plan to defeat ISIL:   “Today, on the anniversary of our nation’s darkest hour, we must never forget the thousands of innocent Americans that lost their lives thirteen years ago.  As a nation, we know that the threat of terrorism is real and we must confront and defeat this threat.   “ISIL is the most ruthless and well-financed terrorist group in the world, despite the President’s initial characterizations.  Their goal is simple:  to kill the innocent and ultimately to terrorize the United States of America and our allies.  Make no mistake about it; we are at war with radical Islam.  ISIL must not have a safe haven in Syria with time and space to operate and carry out attacks against the homeland.  They must be destroyed.     “Our Commander in Chief has asked for the tools to defeat ISIL, and I will support the President in our efforts to complete the mission and defeat the enemy.  But I remain concerned that the President does not have the long-term vision and the will to complete the mission.  As Americans, we should all want the President to succeed.  The cost of failure is too great.  The President’s rhetoric must match his action.  The American people want Congress to deliberate this issue in and open and transparent way, and I stand ready to work with anyone to defend our national security and our way of life.” ###   Read More

Wagner Statement on Ferguson Shooting

2014/08/11

Ballwin – Congresswoman Ann Wagner released the following statement in response to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri:   “As a mother of three children, I cannot even imagine the pain of losing a child.  My thoughts and prayers go out to Michael Brown’s family and to the people of Ferguson as they deal with this tragic loss,” said Rep. Wagner.  “As we search for answers together, we must remain calm and compassionate while truth and justice are served.” ### Read More

Wagner Statement After House Passes Legislation to Address Border Crisis

2014/08/02

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner issued the following statement after the United States House of Representatives passed legislation to address the humanitarian crisis on the southern border: “Today the United States House of Representatives passed legislation to solve the humanitarian crisis on our southern border.  This legislation will lovingly and compassionately care for and house these children at the border with a speedy access to a hearing in days – not months or years – and reunite them with their families back home,” said Rep. Wagner. “This bipartisan solution will create a last in, first out policy - that will create a strong deterrent to stop these children from being exploited along this trail of despair.   “Since the American people can no longer trust the president to enforce the rule of law, this legislation will give money directly to the National Guard – not the Obama Administration – to secure the border.  It also provides very limited funding that is paid for with existing funds and gives border patrol agents unfettered access to federal lands to secure the border. “The House of Representatives answered the call of the American people to secure the border and compassionately return these children to their homeland.  Now it’s up to the Democratic-led Senate to come back from their vacation – do their job – and pass a solution to end this humanitarian crisis once and for all.”       ### Read More

Wagner Introduces Legislation to Stop Obama's War on Affordable Energy

2014/07/30

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner introduced The EPA Regulatory Domestic Benefit Act, which would repeal the latest EPA regulations affecting coal-fired power plants and require EPA to consider the impacts on the American people in any future rulemaking:   “This administration is hell bent on waging a war on affordable energy and good-paying jobs.   The president’s proposed plan would turn the lights off in Missouri and cause energy prices to skyrocket on hardworking families and manufacturers,” said Rep. Wagner.  “That’s why I am introducing The EPA Regulatory Domestic Benefit Act, which would reveal the true costs of these harmful rules domestically on the American people and repeal these job-killing regulations.  Four years after a Democrat-controlled senate rejected cap-and-trade, the administration should stop this war on affordable energy and listen to the American people.”  Background: -    In 2010, the Democrat controlled Senate rejected proposals in Congress to implement cap-and-trade in order to limit greenhouse-gas-emissions, which prompted President Obama to state that he would do so on his own through executive action.   -    In June 2014, EPA issued a proposed regulation that would seek to limit greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants up to 30% below 2005 levels by 2030.  States would be required to come up with a compliance plan on how to achieve specific statewide reductions to meet this national goal by either implementing renewable portfolio standards, cap and trade, or energy efficiency standards.   o    In order to justify the rulemaking, the EPA employed an unconventional method of calculating the regulation’s monetized benefits on a global scale while comparing it to estimated domestic costs.  This does not represent a true cost-benefit analysis allowing for easy comparison, making it difficult to weigh in on the regulation as a matter of policy.  Additionally, federal rulemaking standards, outlined by previous President’s executive actions including Bush and Clinton as well as current OMB guidance, has dictated that regulations should focus on domestic benefits and costs.   -    The EPA Regulatory Domestic Benefit Act would require that the EPA go back to the drawing board and if proposing new greenhouse-gas-emissions regulations in the future, then they must accurately reflect the costs and benefits to the American people.   o    It would first and foremost nullify the proposed rule on both existing power plants and new source power plants.  It would then require any future rulemaking to report and primarily consider monetized domestic benefits in relation to domestic costs.   o    By holding EPA to typical federal rulemaking standards, the real costs of this rule will begin to be revealed and EPA will be forced to implement more responsible and transparent guidance.   https://www.uschamber.com/blog/epa-pumps-benefits-proposed-carbon-regulation Read More

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Contact Information

435 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-1621
Fax 202-225-2563
wagner.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Financial Services

Ann Wagner’s career is both deep and broad in service to her hometown, state and nation with over 25 years of work in the private sector, community and public service, and the political arena.

The 2nd District means family for Ann. It is where she and her husband of twenty-five years, Ray, grew up, went to school, raised their children, work, volunteer and go to church. This community has given her extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.

At an early age, Ann started working in the family business, a retail carpet store called Carpetime in Manchester. Working beside her parents she learned the value of a dollar, a strong work ethic, honesty, integrity, and that government ought not be in the way and on the backs of hard-working Americans trying to make a living.

Ann then took her firsthand experience to the University of Missouri-Columbia and received her BSBA from the Business School with an emphasis in Logistics.  After college, Ann went to work in the private sector and held management positions at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City and Ralston Purina in St. Louis.

Ann’s most important jobs, however, have always been as a wife and mother. Ann and Ray have three children: Raymond, a recent West Point graduate stationed at Fort Campbell with the 101st Airborne; Stephen, a Client Services Manager for a St. Louis area financial management company; and Mary Ruth, a freshmen at Miami University in Ohio.

Ann Wagner’s public service began at the grassroots level. She served for nine years as a local committeewoman in Lafayette Township and went on to Chair the Missouri Republican Party delivering historic Republican gains. She also served as Co-Chairman of the Republican National Committee during the first term of President George W. Bush.

In 2005, following nomination by President Bush and confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Ann was sworn in as the 19th U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. She served as U.S. Ambassador for four years before returning to her home in Ballwin, Missouri.

In 2010, Ann was asked to serve as the Chairman of Roy Blunt’s successful U.S. Senate campaign in Missouri. Bringing her high energy and political skills to the campaign, Ann helped unite existing and new conservative grassroots activists to produce a landslide victory.

Ann announced her first run for public office on April 26, 2011 and has attended hundreds of events including forums, debates, picnics, meetings and rallies.  Her signature grassroots “Table Tops” have been a listening and learning tour in homes all across the district. Her strong connection to her community has helped Ann recruit hundreds of volunteers from every corner of the 2nd Congressional District.

Ann won her 2012 Congressional race with over 60% of the vote and received more votes than any other Republican candidate for Congress in the State of Missouri this cycle.

Ann will serve on the House Financial Services Committee – a key committee for the 2nd District and St. Louis region.  St. Louis and its suburbs are national and regional centers for financial services activity.  Over 84,000 people in St. Louis and its suburbs are employed in the financial services industry with a total payroll of around $4.57 billion.

The St. Louis area is also home to national investment firms including Edward Jones, Scottrade, Stifel Financial and Wells Fargo Advisors, to name a few, making it one of the largest clusters of brokerage firms and personnel outside of New York.

Ann was also selected by the Freshman Class of the 113th Congress to be their representative on the Elected Leadership Committee.


Serving With

Blaine Luetkemeyer

MISSOURI's 3rd DISTRICT

Vicky Hartzler

MISSOURI's 4th DISTRICT

Sam Graves

MISSOURI's 6th DISTRICT

Billy Long

MISSOURI's 7th DISTRICT

Jason Smith

MISSOURI's 8th DISTRICT