WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of Members of the U.S. House of Representatives today issued a letter to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez suggesting the department re-propose their recent fiduciary rule proposal to protect Americans who are saving for retirement. Below is a copy of that letter. Its initial signatories include Reps. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.), Andy Barr (R-Ky.), David Scott (D-Ga.), and William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.). Additional Members who signed on include Reps.Read More
U.S. Congresswoman Ann Wagner today took to the House floor to demand action and investigation regarding two recently released videos showing top doctors from Planned Parenthood discussing the procurement and sale of unborn children’s body parts. Last week, Rep.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Ann Wagner today held a press conference with Reps. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), Sean Duffy (R-Wisc.), Martha Roby (R-Ala.) and a bipartisan group of Members calling for investigations and committee hearings on the recently released undercover video showing the top doctor at Planned Parenthood soliciting buyers for fetal organs and tissue.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) today issued the below statement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) last week introduced legislation that requires the Environmental Protection Agency to provide domestic cost-benefit analysis before issuing rules and regulations. The EPA Regulatory Domestic Benefit Act, H.R. 3015, holds the EPA accountable to reflect the true benefits and costs, as well as real negative impacts of its regulations on the American people.Read More
“Disease touches everyone at one time or another, whether through personal experience or that of a loved one or a friend. It’s heartbreaking to meet a grandmother whose retirement travel plans have been cut short by the onset of ALS or talk to a young mother of three who at age 32 is dying from incurable heart disease. These stories are all too common because there are 10,000 known diseases or conditions but only 500 cures and treatments for them,” Rep. Wagner said.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) issued the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court of the United States’ decision on King v. Burwell, a case determining the legality of certain health care exchange subsidies. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Obama Administration.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of Missouri’s Congressional delegation today issued a letter U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack regarding the current outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and its devastating effects rippling through numerous industries.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Members of Missouri’s Congressional delegation this week issued a letter to National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo, suggesting the agency keep the NGA West complex at one of four sites in the Show Me State.
Below is a copy of that letter and reflections on the complex’s importance by Missouri’s House delegation.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In reaction to the White House’s sweeping regulation, the EPA’s final “waters of the United States” rule, Congresswoman Ann Wagner issued following statement.Read More
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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.
The status quo is not working. Today we took a crucial step to make sure our veterans receive the care they've earned. #VAAccountability
I cosponsored the #REINSAct because I know that small businesses and job creators need the government out of their way and off their backs!
We cannot look away so long as human life is being destroyed in this most indecent way. https://t.co/meiBd3dlGg
72% of small businesses say that regulations hurt their ability to operate. This week the House will vote on the #REINSAct to protect jobs.