Vicky Hartzler

Vicky Hartzler

MISSOURI's 4th DISTRICT

Congresswoman Hartzler to discuss threat posed by ISIL

2014/09/16

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4), who recently spent 10 days on a fact-finding trip to Israel, Jordan, Egypt, and Morocco, will give a presentation this coming Monday in Harrisonville to discuss her House Armed Services Committee trip and the threats posed by ISIL to America and its allies.

“Terrorism, in general, and the march of ISIL toward an Islamic caliphate in the Middle East, in particular, pose major threats in the region,” said Hartzler. “These concerns were expressed to my colleagues and me as we met with heads of state in the Middle East and with U.S. Embassy staff and U.S. State Department officials.”

“The recent beheadings of two Americans and a British national by ISIL are stark reminders to the United States and its allies that these terrorists will go to great lengths to realize their goals, resorting to barbarism to strike fear in the hearts of civilized people throughout the world,” Hartzler continued. “I want to shed some light on this threat by sharing the insights I gained in the Middle East.”

“I have prepared this presentation to outline the threats in the region and to discuss the steps being taken to address these terrorist threats that jeopardize our homeland,” added Hartzler. “Meeting this threat will be no easy task – it could take many years and requires strength of will by leaders and the American people. ISIL is indeed the threat of our time.”

Congresswoman Hartzler’s presentation on the ISIL threat is scheduled for Monday, September 22, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Harrisonville Community Center, 2400 South Jefferson Parkway, Harrisonville. Light refreshments will be provided.

Congresswoman Hartzler serves on the House Armed Services, Agriculture, and Budget Committees.

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View From the Capitol - Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler's Newsletter for the Week of September 8-12, 2014

2014/09/16

Good Day,

As tense situations in the Middle East continue to escalate, Congress went back into session just days after I returned from a 10-day House Armed Services Committee (HASC) fact-finding Congressional Delegation to the region.

Our delegation made stops in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, and Morocco as we met with leaders including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, King Abdullah II of Jordan, and President Abdel al-Sisi of Egypt. In each country we visited, we also met with United States Embassy staff and U.S. Defense officials regarding local defense and economic issues.

Terrorism, in general, and the march of ISIL toward an Islamic caliphate in the Middle East, in particular, are major concerns for our hosts. They are also keeping close watch on terrorist threats from Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East, and Boko Haram in Africa. The officials we met are looking to the United States for clear leadership in dealing with terrorism.

We cannot sit back as another September 11th-type terrorist attack is potentially in the works. We must recognize that ISIL is more than a regional threat. It poses an immediate threat to U.S. national security and to our allies throughout the world. The U.S. must work with allies in the Middle East to form a coalition to destroy ISIL before it gets a stranglehold in regions of Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere. The world is at risk of attack from these terrorists. We must be proactive and assume a leadership role in confronting this threat.

In addition to the Congressional Delegation, I attended several briefings this week, both classified and unclassified, on the issues in the Middle East.  I have prepared a slide presentation on what I have learned about the threats and history of ISIL, as well as potential strategies being proposed in Washington to address this crisis.  I want to share this information with you and I invite you to join me for this presentation on September 22nd at 7:00 pm at the Harrisonville Community Center.  Light refreshments will be provided.  I hope you can join me for this timely and informative presentation.

Finally, I was pleased to join a bipartisan group of Representatives to pass the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, H.R. 5078, which I co-sponsor, to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from enforcing a proposed rule that would redefine “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. This federal government overreach is so wide-ranging that it would restrict farming and construction by allowing the EPA to regulate almost any “water”, including ditches, which might eventually flow into a navigable waterway. The fact is that many of these ditches that are almost always dry and might hold water only one day a year.  This legislation is an important step in restoring common sense and certainty for farmers and manufacturers who contribute greatly to America’s economic growth. I urge the Senate to take up this legislation which is supported by both Republicans and Democrats, pass it, and send it to President Obama.

We also passed H.R. 3522, the Employee Health Care Protection Act. You may remember that he President famously promised that, “If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period.” This is a bill a bill that would help American workers keep their health plans and fulfill the president’s broken promise. This legislation would give Americans in the group insurance market the opportunity to keep their policies in 2014 through 2019. I assure you that I remain committed to helping those Americans that have been hurt by this onerous law.

Have a great week.

Vicky

 

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ISIL: The Threat of Our Time

2014/09/12

You’re invited to join the Congresswoman as she discusses her recent 10-day trip to Israel, Jordan, Egypt, and Morocco to learn more about the threats facing our allies in the Middle East, the steps being taken to combat those threats, and consider strategies to preserve the security of the region and, ultimately, the United States. Join her on September 22 to hear about the insights she has gained.

FOR MORE INFO CALL: Zack Brown (816) 884-3411

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Congresswoman Hartzler's statement in observance of Patriot Day

2014/09/11

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) has released the following statement in observance of Patriot Day:

“On this date Americans come together to mark a somber day in the history of our republic – September 11, 2001 – the day terrorists attacked our country by hijacking and crashing two planes into the World Trade Center and a third into the Pentagon. A plan to turn a fourth hijacked airliner into a missile aimed at the U.S. Capitol was foiled by a group of brave patriots who gave up their own lives to save so many more, forcing the plane to crash into a field in Pennsylvania. On this day we remember and honor the thousands of victims of September 11, 2001. We were reminded two years ago of the threat posed by extremism as the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was attacked. We also take time today to remember the four Americans who were killed in that senseless attack. This day serves as a stark reminder to all of us that terrorism is a real and persistent threat to us and our interests.

We cannot sit back as another September 11th-type terrorist attack is potentially in the works. We must recognize that ISIL is more than a regional threat. It poses an immediate threat to U.S. national security and to our allies throughout the world. The U.S. must work with allies in the Middle East to form a coalition to destroy ISIL before it gets a stranglehold in regions of Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere. The world is at risk of attack from these terrorists. We must be proactive and assume a leadership role in confronting this threat. As the American flag is flown at half-staff at government buildings throughout our land today, I urge citizens of Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District to lower their flags to half-staff in honor of the victims of those terrorist actions. And, as we witness the acts of barbarism committed by terrorists who have all but seized control of much of Iraq and Syria, we are called on to remain vigilant as we thank our men and women in uniform who are protecting our precious freedoms every day.”

Congresswoman Hartzler serves on the House Armed Services, Agriculture, and Budget Committees.

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Cooper County Staff Listening Post

2014/09/10

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) announces a 4th Congressional District Listening Post has been scheduled for Cooper County in Boonville. Each Listening Post held throughout the 4th District is hosted by a member of Congresswoman Hartzler’s staff and is intended to provide citizens the opportunity to discuss matters of importance to them. Hartzler staff member Austin Kramer will meet with constituents and report back to the Congresswoman. All citizens are invited to attend. What: Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler Listening Post Where: Boonslick Regional Library (Boonville Branch), 618 Main Street, Boonville, MO 65233 When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm For further information contact Congresswoman Hartzler’s Columbia office at (573) 442-9311.

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Moniteau County Listening Post

2014/09/10

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) announces a 4th Congressional District Listening Post has been scheduled for Moniteau County in California. Each Listening Post held throughout the 4th District is hosted by a member of Congresswoman Hartzler’s staff and is intended to provide citizens the opportunity to discuss matters of importance to them. Hartzler staff member Austin Kramer will meet with constituents and report back to the Congresswoman. All citizens are invited to attend. What: Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler Listening Post Where: Woodplace Library, 501 S. Oak Street, California, MO 65018 When: Monday, September 22, 2014 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm For further information contact Congresswoman Hartzler’s Columbia office at (573) 442-9311.

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Morgan County Staff Listening Post

2014/09/10

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) announces a 4th Congressional District Listening Post has been scheduled for Morgan County in Versailles. Each Listening Post held throughout the 4th District is hosted by a member of Congresswoman Hartzler’s staff and is intended to provide citizens the opportunity to discuss matters of importance to them. Hartzler staff member Austin Kramer will meet with constituents and report back to the Congresswoman. All citizens are invited to attend. What: Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler Listening Post Where: Morgan County Courthouse, 100 East Newton Street, Versailles, MO 65084 When: Monday, September 22, 2014 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm For further information contact Congresswoman Hartzler’s Columbia office at (573) 442-9311.

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Pettis County Staff Listening Post

2014/09/10

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) announces a 4th Congressional District Listening Post has been scheduled for Pettis County in Sedalia. Each Listening Post held throughout the 4th District is hosted by a member of Congresswoman Hartzler’s staff and is intended to provide citizens the opportunity to discuss matters of importance to them. Hartzler staff member Austin Kramer will meet with constituents and report back to the Congresswoman. All citizens are invited to attend. What: Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler Listening Post Where: Congresswoman Hartzler’s Sedalia Office – 2nd Floor of the Pettis County Courthouse, 415 S. Ohio St., Sedalia, MO 65301 When: Monday, September 22, 2014 from 9:00 am – 10:00 am For further information contact Congresswoman Hartzler’s Columbia office at (573) 442-9311.

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Columbia Open House

2014/09/10

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) announces a 4th Congressional District Open House has been scheduled for Boone County in Columbia. Each Open House is hosted by members of Congresswoman Hartzler’s staff and is intended to provide citizens the opportunity to discuss matters of importance to them. Hartzler staff members will meet with constituents and report back to the Congresswoman. All citizens are invited to attend. What: Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler Open House Where: Columbia District Office, 2415 Carter Ln., Ste. 4, Columbia, MO 65201 When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm For further information, contact Congresswoman Hartzler’s Columbia office at (573) 442-9311.

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Congresswoman Hartzler and House condemn Obama Administration over failure to notify Congress of the release of Guantanamo terrorists

2014/09/09

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) and the House have approved House Resolution 644, which she co-sponsors, to condemn and disapprove of the Obama Administration’s failure to notify Congress before releasing five terrorists who had been detained at Guantanamo. The five Taliban leaders were released in exchange for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s return to the United States.

“While I am relieved that Sergeant Bergdahl was returned safely to the United States, negotiating with terrorists could have serious national security implications that put the U.S. at risk,” said Hartzler. “Congress was not notified of the transfer until three days after it had occurred. This was a violation of both the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act and the 2014 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which require that Congress be notified 30 days before any such transfers take place. The Administration, through this unilateral action, demonstrated a blatant disregard for the law and the separation of powers under the U.S. Constitution. I pray the United States does not pay dearly for the release of these five individuals whom the Obama Administration had previously deemed ‘too dangerous to transfer.’”

Congresswoman Hartzler serves on the House Armed Services, Agriculture, and Budget Committees.

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Committee Assignments

Budget

Agriculture

Armed Services

Vicky Hartzler is the Representative for Missouri’s 4th Congressional District, having been elected to that position on November 2, 2010.

She was born October 13, 1960 in Cass County, was raised on a farm in Archie, and lives with her husband, Lowell and daughter, Tiffany, on a working farm in Cass County. She is a graduate of both the University of Missouri-Columbia and Central Missouri State University (now University of Central Missouri) graduating summa cum laude with a B.S. in Education from MU and a M.S. in Education from Central Missouri.

She was first elected to political office in November of 1994 as the State Representative from Missouri’s 124th District. She served three terms, leaving in January of 2001. Prior to her time in politics Vicky taught family and consumer sciences for 11 years in Lebanon and Belton.

In 2004, she served as spokesperson for the Coalition to Protect Marriage, a state constitutional amendment which passed resoundingly and led to Missouri recognizing traditional marriage as a union of a man and a woman. In 2005, she was appointed as Chair of the Missouri Women’s Council, serving for two years.

Vicky and Lowell Hartzler own a company with three farm equipment stores in the 4th District.

The Hartzler family lives near Harrisonville in Cass County.


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