Vicky Hartzler

Vicky Hartzler

MISSOURI's 4th DISTRICT

Hartzler Votes to Reopen Government

2018/01/22

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) today voted for the second time to fund the government and keep it operational. The continuing resolution which passed the House and Senate opens the government, reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and funds our military. This agreement ends a three-day government shutdown. 

 

“For the second time in four days I voted for a continuing resolution which funds the government, reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and provides for our military. Finally, after a three-day government shutdown, Democrats joined us and provided the necessary votes to end this senseless standoff.  It is unconscionable that Senate Democrats would create a false deadline and crisis over an issue that isn’t related to the budget and prevent our men and women in uniform from getting paid.

 

“The American people deserve better. I am hopeful that we will be able to reach, in a bipartisan manner, a final resolution in the coming weeks that is reflective of the priorities of the American people.”

 

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Hartzler Co-Sponsors Measure to Pay Our Troops, Not Our Politicians

2018/01/21

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With Democrats in the Senate forcing a government shutdown, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) today co-sponsored legislation that would ensure members of the military and national security employees within the Department of Homeland Security receive pay during the government shutdown. H.R. 4852, the Pay Our Protectors, Not Our Politicians Act, would also prohibit Members of Congress from taking pay during a lapse in appropriations.

 

“As it has been widely reported, a government shutdown wreaks havoc with our military and denies our men and women in uniform the funding they need to perform their duties,” said Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, Chairwoman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee. “Unfortunately, we are faced with this shutdown because Democrats in the Senate are holding the government hostage over illegal immigration, and they are willing to shut the government down and deny our troops funding over it. The legislation I have co-sponsored will ensure members of our military get paid during this shutdown while members of Congress do not,” added Hartzler, who voted in favor of the continuing resolution to fund the government and keep it operational.

 

“It is beyond me how my colleagues across the aisle can place the interests of illegal immigrants over paying our troops. By choosing to shut down the government, this is what they have done. Their actions are unconscionable, and I want to see to it that members of Congress do not get paid during this shutdown,” added Hartzler, who represents both Missouri’s Ft. Leonard Wood and Whiteman Air Force Base.

 

“One of the primary responsibilities of Congress is to provide for the common defense and support our troops. My Democrat colleagues seem to think otherwise. I call on them to do what the American people elected them to do and govern responsibly by ending this shutdown. Until they do, we must make sure our troops get paid and Congress does not,” added Hartzler.  

 

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Hartzler Statement on Government Shutdown

2018/01/20

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) issued the following statement minutes after the Senate failed to pass a continuing resolution to keep the government open.

 

“On Thursday, January 19, I supported a continuing resolution to fund the government through February 19. This measure funds the government, reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and funds our troops. Minutes ago, Senate Democrats proved that they are willing to shut the government down and deny our troops funding unless they get their way, and they refused to pass the bill.

 

“Senate rules require sixty votes in the Senate to pass this funding bill and re-open the government. I call on Senate Democrats to join us in a bi-partisan manner to fund the government and fulfill our obligations to the American people - they deserve better.”

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Hartzler Votes to Protect Babies Who Survive Abortion

2018/01/19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) this morning spoke in favor of H.R. 4712, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which the House passed later this afternoon by a vote of 241 - 183.

 

Click here or on the image below to view Congresswoman Hartzler’s speech.

 

 

Text of the speech follows:

 

Thank you, Madam Speaker.

 

I have written remarks here, but after what I just heard, I’ve got to change what I was going to share. The idea that you could oppose this bill under the ruse [that you’re] helping children and mothers is absolutely preposterous. The reason that we need this bill is because – yes, we did pass legislation in 2002 saying that a baby, if they are born during an abortion procedure, deserves life, but the problem is, [that law] is not being followed.

 

You can go out in the hall and visit with some nurses who have come here, who have experienced the traumatic trauma of witnessing a baby born and then put in a plastic bag and suffocated to death.

 

You can visit with the nurses that I have met, that found a baby in a soiled closet that was born alive and put there to die.

 

You can visit with a young mother named Angele, who unexpectedly gave birth to a baby boy in an abortion clinic, and once she saw that baby she changed her mind. She wanted it to live. Her friend called the paramedics, but the clinic staff turned the medical team away, denying live-saving care for her baby. The little baby boy died in the mother’s arms as she rocked it and comforted it, showering it with love.

 

The reason this bill is needed is because it puts penalties on those health care officials who refuse to provide medical care, [who] refuse to follow the law that you state you support.

 

And so if you truly support life, if you support these babies, if you support the mother, then put some teeth in this legislation and make sure it is followed.

 

I urge you [and everyone here] to support it. I yield back.

 

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Hartzler Supports Stopgap Funding for Troops

2018/01/19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) today issued the following statement on her vote to support stopgap funding for U.S. troops and the federal government for one month:

 

“While the continual pattern of funding our government using short-term spending bills is damaging to our military, a complete government shutdown would have far more serious ramifications for our men and women in uniform. Unfortunately, we are in this position today because some politicians in the Senate are holding the government hostage over illegal immigration, and they are willing to shut the government down and deny our troops funding over it. Playing politics with our military in this manner is shameful.

 

“There is a devastating readiness crisis plaguing every corner of the military. We have planes that cannot fly, troops that cannot deploy, and we are literally running out of bombs. It is irresponsible and morally wrong to send our troops into harm’s way without adequate resources and training, which is why shutting our government down is not an option.

 

“One of the primary responsibilities of Congress is to provide for the common defense, and my Democrat colleagues who want a government shutdown down are failing the American people in this way. Our troops deserve better.”

 

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Hartzler Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Warrensburg Tuesday

2018/01/16

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) today announced that a member of her staff will visit Warrensburg on Tuesday, January 30 to meet with local residents and assist Missourians experiencing problems with a federal agency.

 

What: Hartzler’s staff to host office hours in Warrensburg

Date: Tuesday, January 30th

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT

Location: Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, Jack Moore Room,

                  100 S Holden St.

 

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CANCELED: Hartzler Staff Mobile Office Hours in Huntsville Today

2018/01/11

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) today announced her staff’s mobile office hours at the Randolph County Courthouse from 1-2 p.m. CT today are canceled due to inclement weather.

 

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Hartzler on Rural Broadband Executive Orders

2018/01/10

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed two executive orders to improve rural broadband.

 

“An astonishing 61% of rural Missourians do not have access to broadband internet,” Hartzler said. “Without it, my constituents are deprived of educational opportunities, higher agricultural efficiency, and access to telemedicine. An absence of high-speed internet also puts rural businesses competing in the global economy at a severe disadvantage. Expanding rural broadband opportunities for my constituents is a priority of mine, and I am pleased the President recognizes this disparity and is taking steps to address this urgent issue.”

 

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Hartzler Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Nevada and Butler Thursday

2018/01/08

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) today announced that a member of her staff will visit Nevada and Butler on Thursday, January 18 to meet with local residents and assist Missourians experiencing problems with a federal agency.

 

What: Hartzler’s staff to host office hours in Nevada

Date: Thursday, January 18

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT

Location: Vernon County Courthouse

100 West Cherry Street

 

What: Hartzler’s staff to host office hours in Butler

Date: Thursday, January 18

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT

Location: Bates County Courthouse

1 North Delaware Street

 

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Hartzler Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Hermitage and Warsaw Wednesday

2018/01/08

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) today announced that a member of her staff will visit Hermitage on Wednesday, January 17 to meet with local residents and assist Missourians experiencing problems with a federal agency.

 

What: Hartzler’s staff to host office hours in Hermitage

Date: Wednesday, January 17th

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT

Location: Hickory County Courthouse

100 E Polk Street

 

What: Hartzler’s staff to host office hours in Warsaw

Date: Wednesday, January 17th

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT

Location: Benton County Courthouse

316 Van Buren Road

 

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Contact Information

1023 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2876
Fax 202-225-2695
hartzler.house.gov

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.


Serving With

Ann Wagner

MISSOURI's 2nd DISTRICT

Blaine Luetkemeyer

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Sam Graves

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Billy Long

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