Vicky Hartzler

Vicky Hartzler

MISSOURI's 4th DISTRICT

Hartzler votes to combat human trafficking

2015/01/27

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) and the U.S. House have passed a package of bills aimed at preventing, increasing awareness of, and protecting victims of the crime of human trafficking.

“Human trafficking is nothing more than modern-day slavery,” Hartzler said.  “It is a heinous crime and more needs to be done to stop it worldwide and here in the United States.  Many overlook the fact that this crime is not confined to foreign countries and that many cases are right here in our own backyards.  In fact, it is estimated that child sex trafficking is a $32 billion dollar industry worldwide and a $9.8 billion industry here in the U.S.  It is the fastest-growing business of organized crime and the third-largest criminal enterprise in the world, putting over 293,000 young Americans at risk of becoming trafficking victims each year.”

“I am proud to have co-sponsored a number of the measures in this package,” Hartzler added.  “These bills, along with the others, will help to bring this terrible crime to light, uproot traffickers, and ensure that trafficking victims are treated as victims, not like criminals.  This is a good step towards eliminating trafficking, but much more needs to be done.”

Highlights of the bills Congresswoman Hartzler co-sponsored are:

  • H.R. 159 - Stop Exploitation through Trafficking Act of 2015 – helps victims of trafficking by encouraging states to treat them as victims, not criminals, and provide them with avenues to leave their situations with access to protective services, counseling and skill building rather than entering the legal system.
  • H.R. 285 - Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation Act of 2015 – makes it a federal crime to knowingly advertise for the commercial sex exploitation of minors and trafficking victims.
  • H.R. 460 - Human Trafficking Detection Act of 2015 – requires that certain DHS personnel be appropriately trained on how to identify suspected cases of human trafficking and receive updated training as necessary.
  • H.R. 469 - Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2015 – ensures that child welfare agencies have the systems and trained personnel in place to properly identify and assess child victims of trafficking.
  • H.R. 515 - International Megan’s Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex Trafficking – ensures that a foreign country is aware when an American sex offender who has previously abused a child is traveling to that country and encourages the same type of notification from foreign countries to protect American children from foreign sex offenders.

Congresswoman Hartzler represents Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.  She 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 January 19-23, 2015

2015/01/23

Good Day,

This was a big week in Washington as President Obama delivered his State of the Union address, offering his vision for our country. In his speech he laid out a number of proposals and said that he is willing to work with Congress, especially in areas where we have bipartisan agreement. While he hasn’t shown that he is willing to do this so far and threatened several vetoes in his remarks, my colleagues in the House and I are certainly willing to work with him. In areas such as tax reform, trade expansion, and cybersecurity, we agree that something needs to be done; we just don’t always share the same vision as to how best to achieve true results.

The House Ways and Means Committee, for instance, is working diligently on creating a simpler, fairer tax code that aims to create jobs, grow the economy, and put money back in the pockets of the middle class – without increasing the deficit. Unlike the President’s plan, which targets a particular group to pay for more spending, this plan makes taxes simpler and fairer for families and employers, grows the economy, and puts money back in the pockets of the middle class.

In the House we have also already passed a number of bills, with bipartisan support, that would grow our economy and create jobs. Many of these bills were passed in the last Congress, too, only to be ignored by the Democrat-controlled Senate. I am hopeful that, with both chambers of Congress working to pass these bipartisan bills that reflect the will of the people, the President will keep to his word and work with us to help get America growing again.

The House Armed Services Committee held a briefing this week on the state of terrorism around the world with two retired generals and an academic professor sharing their expertise on this timely topic. In this sobering meeting it was clear that Islamic extremism is spreading throughout the world, contrary to the President’s claims this week.

Their comments were especially relevant, as late Thursday night we heard of the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and the collapse of the Yemeni government. We have worked with both countries in efforts to stop terrorism and address the threat of Islamic extremism. This added instability in the region is very concerning. Rest assured, I will continue to monitor this situation closely in the days and weeks to come.

This week marked the somber anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court ruling that has led to the deaths of tens of millions of babies who have been aborted throughout the country. As an original co-sponsor of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, H.R. 7, I was proud to join my colleagues in the House as we voted to pass this bill that establishes a permanent ban on taxpayer subsidies for abortion and abortion coverage.

It is wrong for the federal government to force American citizens to use their tax dollars to fund abortions. It is also wrong that ObamaCare provides for coverage of abortion and hides that information from American citizens as they make decisions on which policy best reflects their family’s needs and values. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted an independent report and found that more than 1,000 ObamaCare plans sold in 2014 included abortion coverage, yet that information was not disclosed. H.R. 7 addresses this wrong, also, by protecting Americans from inadvertently paying for abortions. It requires the ObamaCare exchanges to prominently display any information regarding abortion coverage and the amount of any abortion surcharge.

While abortion is a very controversial issue, reasonable people on both sides can agree that taxpayers should not have to pay for abortion services. I urge the Senate to join the House in protecting American taxpayers from any and all requirements that they spend their hard-earned dollars to fund abortion.

I also want to applaud the tens of thousands of pro-life crusaders, including hundreds from Missouri, who braved the brisk January temperatures to speak up for the unborn, as they took part in the 2015 March for Life. These dedicated advocates have been at the heart of much of progress we have made in reducing the number of abortions and promoting life. I share their appreciation that every life is a gift and look forward to continuing to champion the cause of life and of supporting any woman facing an unexpected pregnancy.

Lastly, I want to thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers over the passing of my mother, Ginny Zellmer. It means a lot to me and my family. She was a wonderful mother and friend to so many. I will forever be grateful for all the love and wisdom she poured into my life. While all who knew her will miss her, we will never forget the legacy of love, laughter, faith, and family she left for all of us. Thank you for all your support and prayers.

With gratitude,

Vicky

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Hartzler votes to end taxpayer funding of abortion

2015/01/22

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) and the House have voted to protect American taxpayers from being required to fund abortions. The House has approved the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, H.R. 7, which Congresswoman Hartzler co-sponsors, to establish a permanent ban on taxpayer subsidies for abortion and abortion coverage.

“It is wrong for the federal government to force American citizens to use their tax dollars to fund abortions,” said Hartzler. “And while the Hyde Amendment prevents most appropriated funds from being used for this procedure, the American taxpayer is footing the bill for subsidies under Obamacare to pay for plans that provide abortion services. In fact, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted an independent report on Obamacare plans sold in 2014 and found that more than 1,000 of these plans included abortion coverage.  The bill goes further to protect Americans from inadvertently paying for abortions by requiring that Obamacare exchanges prominently display any information regarding abortion coverage and the amount of any abortion surcharge.”

“While abortion is a very controversial issue, reasonable people on both sides can agree that taxpayers should not have to pay for abortion services,” added Hartzler. “I urge the Senate to join the House in protecting American taxpayers from any and all requirements that they spend their hard-earned dollars to fund abortion.”

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

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Hartzler responds to President Obama's State of the Union address

2015/01/21

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) has released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:

“It is disappointing that President Obama has rejected an opportunity to reach out to and cooperate with Congress, preferring instead to outline an ill-conceived vision that continues to expand the reach, size, and scope of the federal government. The simple fact is that our country cannot tax and spend itself into prosperity. Government must get out of the way and allow the American people to pursue their dreams.

The president’s big-government policies won’t grow the economy, they will redistribute it. Too many Americans have seen their paychecks shrink, their premiums skyrocket, and their livelihoods lost because of the failed policies of the last six years. We can do better. I am hopeful the president will work with us as we continue promoting bipartisan solutions that will grow the economy and get Americans back to work.”

Congresswoman Hartzler represents the people of Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. She serves on the House Agriculture, Armed Services, and Budget Committees.

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View From the Capitol - Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler's Newsletter for the Week of January 12-16, 2015

2015/01/20

Good Day,

Promises made; promises kept.

The House approved legislation this week to fully fund border security and protection of our homeland while preventing the use of federal dollars to fund President Obama’s November executive action halting the deportation of people who are in this country illegally.

I have been an outspoken critic of President Obama’s unilateral action on immigration and am glad we addressed this overreach early in the new session of Congress. Now is the time to take that action to protect our borders and to ensure that our immigration laws are respected.

The Homeland Security Appropriations Bill increases funding for customs and border protection, bolsters enforcement of the immigration and customs system, and strengthens efforts to combat human trafficking and child exploitation. Furthermore, it directly addresses President Obama’s executive action by preventing any funds from being used to carry out his amnesty plans, which blatantly disregard our immigration laws. The citizens of MO-4 have made it very clear that, while they support legal immigration, they want people to follow the law and expect our President to honor the law as well.

I eagerly anticipate this good legislation passing the Senate and being sent to President Obama.

On another matter, the House passed legislation this week to prevent veteran suicides. Suicide among veterans who have served our country has become all too common. These brave men and women have given so much to protect the freedoms we all enjoy, and they deserve the best support and care from our health care system. The bill passed by the House and sent to the Senate will help ensure these veterans have access to the high-quality mental health care they have earned. I urge the Senate to act quickly in taking up and passing this important legislation.

The House also took an important step this week to bring much-needed accountability to the federal rulemaking process by requiring agencies to consider the economic impact of the rules they propose. Washington Bureaucrats routinely put forward major rules and changes to existing rules without regard to the cost or consequence to taxpayers. This is a common sense idea intended to stop the runaway outrageous regulations that stifle American productivity, job growth, and our economic outlook. I look forward to this bill passing the Senate.

The American people sent a clear message to their representatives in Washington. They want solutions to the problems they face. This new Congress will make people’s priorities our priorities with a renewed focus to grow the economy from the bottom up with good-paying jobs and higher paychecks.

Have a great week.

Vicky

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Hartzler and House vote to secure our homeland while protecting America's sovereignty

2015/01/14

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) and the House have approved legislation to fully fund border security and protection of our homeland while preventing the use of federal dollars to fund President Obama’s November executive action halting the deportation of people who are in this country illegally.

“I have been an outspoken critic of President Obama’s unilateral action on immigration and am glad we addressed this overreach early in the new session of Congress,” said Hartzler. “Now is the time to take that action to protect our borders and to ensure that our immigration laws are respected.”

“The Homeland Security Appropriations Bill increases funding for customs and border protection, bolsters enforcement of the immigration and customs system, and strengthens efforts to combat human trafficking and child exploitation,” Hartzler continued. “Furthermore, it directly addresses President Obama’s executive action by preventing any funds from being used to carry out his amnesty plans, which blatantly disregard our immigration laws. The citizens of MO-4 have made it very clear that, while they support legal immigration, they want people to follow the law and expect our President to honor them as well.”

Having passed the House, the bill now moves to the Senate for its consideration.

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

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Hartzler and House waste no time getting down to work for the American people as new session of Congress begins

2015/01/09

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) and the U.S. House have accomplished their first major goals of the 114th Congress, passing important legislation in the first week of the new session. The House has approved the Keystone XL Pipeline; it has voted to restore the traditional 40-hour full-time work week; and it has approved a bill to make the hiring of our veterans more attractive to employers.

“Construction of the Keystone pipeline is long overdue and, with a new Republican-controlled Senate in place, there is an opportunity to move forward,” said Hartzler. “It has been more than four years since backers of the Keystone pipeline first submitted an application to the U.S. State Department to build this project to create jobs and bring greater energy security to the United States. An extensive environmental review was completed in August of 2011, demonstrating there would be limited adverse environmental impacts during construction and operation. I urge President Obama to embrace this component of our ‘all-of-the-above’ energy policy that is expected to create tens of thousands of American jobs and ensure America’s energy security.”

“In another important vote, the House approved legislation to restore the 40-hour work week,” Hartzler continued. “The Save American Workers (SAW) Act, H.R. 30, would repeal the 30-hour definition of ‘full-time employment’ in President Obama’s health care law. The sad truth of the matter is that when the 30-hour provision took effect, employers sought refuge from the onerous government mandate by cutting workers’ hours. This presented a hardship for many working Americans who saw their hours reduced or who lost their full-time jobs and are working two or more part-time jobs to compensate - and they still don’t have health care!  The consequences of ObamaCare’s full-time definition have hurt families in Missouri’s Fourth District and across the country.”

“The House also approved the Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 which encourages employers to hire our honorable veterans and helps ease the penalty that small businesses incur under ObamaCare for hiring more than 50 people by exempting veterans from being counted toward the 50 employee threshold,” Hartzler added.  “I am pleased to provide this help to our veterans and small businesses, but ObamaCare is hurting many more Missouri families and I will continue to work to repeal and replace this onerous law.”

Having been approved by the House, all three bills now move to the Senate for its consideration.

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 January 5-9, 2015

2015/01/09

Good Day,

This week, surrounded by family and buoyed by the well-wishes and prayers of friends and constituents at home, I was sworn in to the 114th Congress to represent Missouri’s Fourth District. It was with a mixture of awe, gratitude, and sober reflection of the historic responsibility that I raised my right hand and affirmed to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

There is much to do and I am excited about our prospects of getting things done now that we enjoy a majority in both the House and Senate that shares the same goals of getting America back to work, making government more efficient by reducing wasteful spending, and prioritizing national defense.

The House wasted no time getting to work. We approved the Keystone XL Pipeline; we voted to restore the traditional 40-hour full-time work week; and we approved a bill to make hiring our veterans more attractive to employers.

Construction of the Keystone pipeline is long overdue and, with a new Republican-controlled Senate in place, there is an opportunity to move forward. It has been more than four years since backers of the Keystone pipeline first submitted an application to the U.S. State Department to build this project that would create jobs and bolster our energy security. I urge President Obama to embrace this component of our ‘all-of-the-above’ energy policy that is expected to create thousands of American jobs and ensure America’s energy security.

In another important vote, the House approved legislation to restore the 40-hour work week. The Save American Workers (SAW) Act, H.R. 30, would repeal the 30-hour definition of ‘full-time employment’ in President Obama’s health care law. The sad truth of the matter is that when the 30-hour provision took effect, employers sought refuge from the onerous government mandate by cutting workers’ hours. This presented a hardship for many working Americans who saw their hours reduced or who lost their full-time jobs, making them work two or more part-time jobs to compensate - and they still don’t have health care! The consequences of ObamaCare’s full-time definition have hurt families in Missouri’s Fourth District and across the country. I look forward to the Senate joining the House in approving this common sense change to the law and sending the legislation to President Obama.

On a related matter, the House approved the Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 which encourages employers to hire our honorable veterans and helps ease the penalty that small businesses incur under ObamaCare for hiring more than 50 people by exempting veterans from being counted toward the 50 employee threshold.  I am pleased to provide this help to our veterans and small businesses, but ObamaCare is hurting many more people and I will continue to work to repeal and replace this onerous law.

As we move forward, I have many goals I plan to work diligently towards in the new Congress. We now enjoy a Republican-controlled House and Senate for the first time in eight years; and since the elections in November, we have been moving forward since setting our conservative agenda and working with the Senate to set a course to rein in this President and get our country back on track. Now is the time to unite and fight the President’s policies and actions as a united team committed to advancing our conservative ideals and positive solutions. The focus must remain on fighting the President’s policies; not each other. That’s how we will be successful. We have much to do.

Though some progress has been made over the last few years, too many families, by and large, are struggling to find work and their paychecks are buying less. We are paying too much for energy, healthcare, and we’re overburdened by onerous government regulations. At the same time, our country is facing a number of national security threats from abroad. In the new session of Congress, my colleagues and I will be taking steps to address these issues. In the video below, I discuss my goals and plan for the coming year and the new Congress:

I am extremely honored and grateful that you have given me the chance to represent you in the People’s House for the next two years. I look forward to the great things we are going to accomplish together.

Have a great week.

Vicky

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View From the Capitol - Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler's Newsletter for the Week of New Year's, 2015

2014/12/30

Good Day,

A busy and productive year is drawing to a close and I would like to share some of the highlights from 2014. It was a year of reaching out, listening to, and responding to the concerns of the good citizens of Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District. I would like to share just a few of this year’s memorable moments.

A number of the year’s events were tied to the defense of our nation. With tensions mounting in the Middle East, I joined several of my House Armed Services Committee (HASC) colleagues on a fact-finding mission to the region, visiting Israel, Jordan, Egypt, and Morocco – meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, 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.

Among the many issues we discussed was terrorism, in general, and the march of ISIL toward an Islamic caliphate in the Middle East. I shared these concerns with MO-4 citizens at a series of presentations in Harrisonville, Sedalia, and Waynesville. These events were well-attended as residents of our district are rightly concerned about the terrorist threats to our homeland and to Americans abroad and they wanted to hear the latest.

I have spoken of the great pride we all have in the men and women serving at Whiteman Air Force Base and Fort Leonard Wood. This summer I had the privilege of speaking, via telephone, to members of the 442nd Fighter Wing deployed to Afghanistan. What these Airmen did was so important to the troops on the ground - and I thanked them for the job they were doing. The crews spent precious time away from their families, and were looking forward to the return home. I was honored to be invited to take part in the “welcome home” celebration. It was rewarding to see these Airmen reunited with their families. We cannot thank them enough for their service and their sacrifice.

Still with defense matters in MO-4, I had the opportunity to welcome Secretary of the Air Force Rebecca James to Whiteman Air Force Base. I also welcomed Chief of Army, General Ray Odierno, to Fort Leonard Wood. I am honored to represent the district that is home to these fine military installations and to represent the interests of the brave men and women stationed there and serving our country.

On another matter, I took on a number of social issues affecting our district and our country. In Columbia, our Summit on Human Trafficking helped increase awareness of this horrific crime. All too often, many of us think of human trafficking as something that takes place only in big cities or in other countries when, in fact, this appalling crime is taking place right in our own backyard. This forum followed House approval of a series of bills aimed at preventing or eliminating the spread of trafficking and protecting the victims of this crime against humanity. Many of these victims are pre-teens and young teenagers, with 80 percent of the victims being female. My hope is that the information shared at this summit will help educate and take awareness and prevention to the next step so someday we do not have this abomination occurring in our country.

I later took a step toward improving child welfare in our state and throughout the nation by hosting a Congressional Listening Tour for Children, in Columbia, with fellow Member of Congress Karen Bass (D-CA), children’s services experts, and community leaders. The goal of our time in Columbia was to highlight both the positive aspects and challenges of the child welfare system here in Missouri. Participants shared their on-the-ground experiences and their perspectives on the best practices and concerns with our child welfare system. An issue of this importance crosses political lines, and my Democratic colleague as well as other participants share my interest in promoting adoption, encouraging family permanency, and stopping child trafficking.

This year also included a number of events that we are doing on an annual basis. The third annual Lebanon Job Fair was a success for unemployed Missourians as well as those looking to advance their careers. I was pleased to help bring together employers and those looking for work through the Job Fair and to see some hired that day. It is a tangible action I can take, in addition to legislative action in Washington, to help the good people I am privileged to represent by facilitating the job search process.

The fourth Missouri Business Conference at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg once again brought together small business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and students with experts on business success. Five issue-specific panels featured more than two dozen entrepreneurs who have lived the vision of starting a business and offered their insights.

The University of Central Missouri was also the host location for my inaugural Veterans Summit. The goal was to provide veterans with timely information on issues they care about such as how to overcome the challenges of reintegration after deployment, strengthening the family, and succeeding in the workplace. At the same time, we wanted to connect veterans with the many resources they have earned and deserve. Panels hosted by experts included discussion of personal, emotional, spiritual, family and career issues of returning veterans; continuing education and career opportunities for returning veterans; and discussion of VA health care and benefits.

State Fair Community College in Sedalia hosted the Fourth District’s inaugural Youth Leadership Summit. More than 200 students from 48 high schools were able to participate in this all-day event and have the opportunity to hear from dynamic speakers who shared tips for success in school and in reaching their goals. I am hopeful the time spent will help MO-4 students reach their potential and help make a difference in their communities and schools. I look forward to seeing the great things they are going to do in the future and am glad I could be a small part of it.

An “All-of-the-Above” Energy Tour and our annual Farm Tour rounded out this year’s ambitious schedule of events throughout our district.

On a personal note, I was honored to have been chosen to deliver the commencement address to students graduating from the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). My message to these young people as they go forward is that they have been blessed with a world class education – and the world is going to need them. These graduates will advance the cause of feeding the world while protecting our resources as they work together and speak with one voice, advocating the positive message of agriculture and embracing wise use of technology. I was proud to be there on this historic day in the lives of these young people.

Finally, I would like to close with a few quick facts and figures from 2014. During the year, I sponsored or co-sponsored several bills, including 14 which were signed into law; 1,240 constituents were helped by our caseworkers – with issues including veterans’ benefits, Medicare questions, visa and passport applications, and many more; More than 655 tours of the U.S. Capitol were given to MO-4 citizens who visited us this year; and 155,970 letters and emails were sent to constituents.

My desire is to provide the best representation and service possible for the good people of our district. While we have done much, there is much more to accomplish in 2015. I look forward to working with you to move our district forward, to get America back on track, and to make a difference in the lives of the families in our district. Together, with the Lord’s help, we can do it.

Have a blessed and happy New Year!

Vicky

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Congresswoman Hartzler releases Christmas greeting

2014/12/23

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) has released the following Christmas greeting:

Christmas is a time for family and friends to gather, enjoy the time together, reminisce about old memories and make new ones. As we reflect on 2014 and look ahead to 2015, it may be easy to get lost in the trials and tribulations of our day-to-day lives.  We must keep in mind that, as Americans, we have much to be grateful for this holiday season.  But first and foremost, we must remember the reason for a celebration such as Christmas – the birth of Jesus Christ.

Luke’s account of how the birth of Christ was announced to shepherds in the field that special night is familiar to so many of us:

‘And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.’

As we gather with our families and pray for our men and women in uniform both at home and abroad, we are reminded that the light Jesus brought to the world is needed now more than ever.  My wish this Christmas is that this light shines upon you and our brave troops around the world, bringing you comfort and peace while bringing them home quickly and safely.

From my family to yours, we wish you the merriest of Christmases. God bless.”

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

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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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