Vicky Hartzler

Vicky Hartzler

MISSOURI's 4th DISTRICT

Hartzler Supports Backpay for Federal Workers

2019/01/11

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) supported House passage of S. 24, the Government Employee Fair Treatment Act, which would pay all federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown “at the earliest date possible after the lapse in appropriations ends, regardless of scheduled pay dates.”

“It is Congress’s duty to ensure government works for the people and that includes paying our government workers who are serving the public,” Hartzler said. “Inaction on the part of Congress to solve our border issues should not result in causing some federal workers to go without pay. I will continue to work to find a solution to reopen our government, while also securing our border to stop the flow of illegal drugs into our communities. We can do both and we should do both.”

This week Hartzler also stood with the federal workers going without pay by requesting her Congressional pay be withheld until a solution is found and the government is re-opened.

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Hartzler Requests Congressional Pay be Withheld During Partial Government Shutdown

2019/01/09

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In wake of the partial government shutdown, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) today requested that the House Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) withhold her Congressional pay “until an appropriation agreement to fund the entire government has taken effect.”

“Even though Members of Congress continue receiving their salary through the ongoing partial government shutdown, many federal workers are not being paid while working hard for the American public,” said Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler. “I appreciate their efforts and have asked that my pay be held as well until we can get this situation resolved. I will continue to work towards finding a way to fund government fully while also protecting our border. Both are vitally important and can be accomplished if we work together,” added Hartzler. 

The CAO has granted Hartzler’s request.

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Hartzler Introduces the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2019

2019/01/09

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04), chairwoman of the Values Action Team, today introduced the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2019. The legislation would place a one-year moratorium on all federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which benefits from taxpayer money while performing and profiting from elective abortions. The legislation would further increase funding for community healthcare centers that focus on comprehensive care for women and their babies. Funds would once again be made available if the abortion giant and its affiliates focused on non-abortion health care services that are appropriate for the taxpayer to support.

“Taxpayers should not have to pay for Planned Parenthood’s abortion industry,” said Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, chair of the House Values Action Team (VAT). “Abortion is not healthcare, yet it is the foundation of Planned Parenthood’s mission. In its latest annual report, Planned Parenthood boasts performing more than 321,000 abortions while receiving over half a billion dollars a year from the taxpayer. These staggering numbers represent the lives of children who no longer are with us, and Americans are forced to support it,” said Hartzler, who noted that there has been a decline in Planned Parenthood’s comprehensive healthcare services and declining adult patients.

In 2016, abortions made up 96% of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy resolution services, while prenatal services, miscarriage care, and adoption referrals accounted for only 2.3% (7,762), 0.4% (1,182) and 1.2% (3,889), respectively. Yet recently, Planned Parenthood promised to supporters to deliver a multi-million-dollar plan in 2019 which expands and secures the billion-dollar abortion industry into the future.

Hartzler’s legislation would also allocate additional federal dollars to women’s healthcare, specifically providing $235 million to community health centers nationwide. “Community Health Centers are more numerous than Planned Parenthood clinics and unlike abortion providers, offer comprehensive healthcare to women and their babies,” Hartzler added.

“There are over 13,500 Federally Qualified Health Centers nationwide and only 650 Planned Parenthood clinics. That is 20 federal health centers for every one Planned Parenthood facility. In my home state of Missouri alone there are over 28 Federally Qualified Health Centers with 228 service sites, serving over 527,000 Missourians, in comparison to only 12 Planned Parenthood sites,” said Hartzler.

These Federally Qualified Health Centers not only offer screening and prevention services, pap smears, cancer screenings, breast exams, and prenatal services, but they also offer a full spectrum of other primary care services that Planned Parenthood fails to provide.

“We should be investing in women’s healthcare, not abortion,” said Hartzler.  “This legislation will help ensure that the American taxpayer supports efforts to improve the health and well-being of women and their babies by increasing funds for health centers that share this very important goal,” added Hartzler.

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Hartzler Reaction to President's Border Speech

2019/01/09

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) reacted to the President’s speech last night calling on Republicans and Democrats to come together to provide increased funding for border security:

“The President is right: we must prioritize border security. Open borders have caused the lives of loved ones to be stolen, women and children to be victimized by traffickers, and drugs to be leaked into our Missouri communities. Submitting to the status quo is hurting our American way of life, and it cannot continue.”

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Hartzler Statement on Democrat Spending Bills

2019/01/04

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) made the following statement on the spending legislation the Democrat majority offered today:

“Today the Democrat majority in the House advanced spending legislation that fails to address the rapidly growing problems on our southern border. These bills ignore the dire need for increased border security and instead kick the can down the road, advocating for the failed status quo that caused this predicament to begin with.

“According to Customs and Border Protection, agents are apprehending over 2,000 illegal immigrants a day and drug seizures have reached 1.5 million pounds annually. Since 2017, seizures of heroin have increased 177 percent, cocaine seizures 129 percent and methamphetamine seizures 150 percent. These drugs are making it to our communities in Missouri and are killing our kids. This has got to stop. I have personally been to the border and seen the challenges our agents encounter, trying to keep pace with the exploding flood of drugs and illegal immigrants into our country. From these issues to the problem of women and children being trafficked, it is clear that inaction is harming Americans and our way of life. The bills the Democrats brought to the floor today do nothing to solve these problems. 

“The Administration and many in Congress are trying to solve this crisis, but Democrats would rather have a closed government than a closed border. They have offered no plan except to turn their heads the other way while more drugs and illegal immigrants come across our border. I stand ready and willing to support legislation that addresses these issues and meets the responsibility of Congress to protect the American people.”

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Hartzler Sworn into 116th Congress

2019/01/03

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Hartzler was sworn into her fifth term as U.S. Congresswoman for the 4th District of Missouri.

“I am honored to once again have the opportunity to serve and represent the people of Missouri’s Fourth District,” Hartzler said. “It is a privilege to be their voice and to fight for our shared values and common sense ideas. America is the greatest nation on earth but we face many challenges as well. It is my hope that both Republicans and Democrats can come together and work to advance the solutions our country needs. Some of the best ideas in Congress come from the people we serve and I welcome everyone’s input as we move forward this Congress. I can be reached by email on my website at hartzler.house.gov or through calling one of my local offices.

“My office number in Columbia is 573-442-9311, my office in Harrisonville is 816-884-3411, my office in Lebanon is 417-532-5582, and my Washington office is 202-225-2876. The Hartzler Team stands ready to work for the citizens of Missouri’s Fourth District.”

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Hartzler Statement on Lapse of Appropriations Funding for Department of Homeland Security and other Federal Agencies

2018/12/22

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) made the following statement regarding the lapse of appropriations funding for the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies:

“On December 20th I voted for a continuing resolution to fund the entire government through February 7th, 2019. This measure added much needed border security funding for the Department of Homeland Security while also funding other select federal agencies. Unfortunately, the Senate did not reach the required sixty votes necessary to approve this measure, putting some government operations on hold until funding is approved. 

“I encourage Democrats in the Senate and in the House to support legislation that funds our government and prioritizes our security by increasing funding to protect our border, stop the flow of deadly drugs into our communities, and curb the stem of illegal immigration into our country. I stand by, ready to support such a measure and to urge them to come alongside us to protect our communities.”

 

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Hartzler Supports Common Sense Prison Reform Measures

2018/12/21

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) supported S. 756, the First Step Act of 2018, which reduces mandatory minimum prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenders and expands programs to curb recidivism.

“Congress has finally acted to reform our justice system to reduce recidivism and give certain non-violent prisoners a second chance when they reenter society,” Hartzler said. “We still have work to do, but this bill takes a step in the right direction by remaining tough on crime while reworking our justice system.”

Hartzler added that the First Step Act would also reduce federal mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders and allow courts to impose a shorter sentence than required by a mandatory minimum if specific conditions are met. Additionally, the bill would authorize $75 million annually from FY2019 - FY2023 for programs that work to reduce prisoners’ likelihood to reenter prison and allow certain federal prisoners to earn credits to serve their remaining sentences on home confinement (or a similar arrangement). Lastly, this legislation includes human rights protections like prohibiting the use of restraints on pregnant prisoners and limiting the use of solitary confinement on juveniles.

The bill has wide bipartisan support, passed in the Senate and was endorsed by the Trump Administration. The bill is also supported by the Heritage Foundation, which said, “The First Step Act… starts by using a validated risk-and-needs assessment of every federal inmate to identify who poses a low, medium, and high risk of committing crime again when they are eventually released. The legislation would incentivize each inmate to participate in evidence-based and data-driven programming to target behavioral changes... in order to prevent crime ‘farther down the line.’”
 

The First Step Act was signed into law by the President Friday afternoon.

 

 

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Hartzler Supports Continuing Resolution

2018/12/21

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) made the following statement after voting yes on a continuing resolution to keep the government open while providing increased funding for border security:

 

“In October of this year I traveled to the U.S - Mexico border to see firsthand the challenges facing our customs officials and Border Patrol agents working on the front lines. This fact-finding mission was the result of my work in Missouri dealing with the drug crisis that is decimating our communities and devastating families across our state. A primary source of these drugs is the U.S. - Mexico border, where illegal narcotics flow into America through highly manned and well-organized Mexican drug cartels. I cannot think of a more direct way to state this than to simply say that these cartels are killing our children. By not increasing security at the border, Congress is allowing this to happen.

 

“The Continuing Resolution I voted for includes the President’s request for border funding to address this problem. Instead of kicking the can down the road by continuing to inadequately fund homeland security, this legislation prioritizes our security by increasing funding to protect our border agents and stop the flow of deadly drugs into our communities.

 

“The problems on our border are deadly and they are not going away – they are getting worse. From the flow of illegal drugs and the trafficking of women and children to the issues that stem from illegal immigration, it is apparent that inaction is threatening our way of life.

 

“American families deserve better. I urge the Senate to pass this resolution to protect our families and communities.”

 

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Hartzler Supports Legislation Focusing on Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

2018/12/20

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) supported S. 2076, the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act. This bill would authorize $20 million annually from FY2020 to FY2024 to address the prevention, treatment, and care of Alzheimer’s disease.

 

“Currently 5.7 million people are living with Alzheimer’s, and that number is only predicted to increase,” said Hartzler, who worked to provide $2.3 billion for Alzheimer’s research in the most recent defense funding bill. “It is a heartbreaking disease that ravages families and this year alone cost our economy $277 billion in healthcare costs. This legislation advances our efforts towards finding a much-needed cure,” added Hartzler, whose own mother passed away from Alzheimer’s complications in 2015.

  

Once signed into law, the bill would authorize Health and Human Services (HHS) to award $20 million in grants per year to address Alzheimer’s disease. The grants would go to higher education institutions, state health departments and American Indian tribes that are prioritizing the implementation of evidence-based practices, supporting early detection, reducing the risk of hospitalizations and cognitive decline, supporting caregivers, and reducing health disparities.

 

The BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act passed the Senate last week and now awaits signature by the President.

 

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(January 10, 2019) Hartzler Leads Special Order on Border Security

2019-01-17 00:20:00


(September 28, 2018) Rep. Hartzler Speaks on Drones Provision and FAA Reauthorization

2018-09-28 13:49:26


(August 17, 2018) Rep. Hartzler Discusses Veterans Issues

2018-08-17 17:51:53


(July 26, 2018) Rep. Hartzler Talks Supported Employment Centers

2018-08-02 15:12:37


(July 17, 2018) Hartzler Praises Pro-Life Provisions in Financial Services Appropriations Bill

2018-07-18 21:20:11


(July 16, 2018) Bill to Honor Spc. Sterling Wyatt

2018-07-16 21:41:36


(June 14, 2018) Hartzler Floor Speech on Samantha Huntley

2018-06-15 17:50:48


(June 12, 2018) Reaction to North Korea Summit

2018-06-14 19:39:52


(June 13, 2018) House Veterans Affairs Committee Legislative Hearing

2018-06-14 14:20:01


(June 11, 2018) Hartzler Meets with Governor Parson

2018-06-13 19:42:25


(May 22, 2018) Rep. Hartzler Speaks in Support of FY19 NDAA

2018-05-23 15:40:53


(April 17, 2018) Interview on the Farm Bill with RFDTV

2018-04-30 13:41:56


(March 14, 2018) Honoring Slain Clinton Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton

2018-03-15 21:41:36


(Dec. 14, 2017) Hartzler Congratulates University of Central MIssouri Jennies on NCAA Div II Win

2017-12-15 21:59:23


(Dec. 6, 2017) Hartzler Supports Police Protecting Children Act

2017-12-08 18:36:38


(Nov. 14, 2017) Hartzler Praises 2018 NDAA Bill

2017-11-14 22:37:00


Rep. Hartzler on Right to Try Act

2017-11-14 17:21:08


Rep. Hartzler Reflects on Veterans Day

2017-11-09 16:48:56


Hartzler Recognizes Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers on House Floor

2017-10-13 19:20:46


Rep. Vicky Hartzler's Weekly Newsletter Update - Oct. 14

2017-10-12 19:54:50


Contact Information

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Phone 202-225-2876
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Committee Assignments

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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Ann Wagner

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Blaine Luetkemeyer

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Sam Graves

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