WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed S.178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA), 420-3. Prior to its passage, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) took to the House floor to discuss her signature legislation, the SAVE Act, which is included in this bill. The SAVE Act, or The Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation Act, combats human trafficking by preventing the knowing advertisement of sex trafficking. The JVTA is now on its way the president’s desk to be signed into law.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives tonight passed H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, 242-184-1. Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-Mo.), a co-sponsor of the bill and a lifelong advocate for the unborn, spoke on the House floor shortly before its passage.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives tonight passed H.R.1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act, 261-155. Congresswoman Ann Wagner issued the below statement following its passage.
“In true bureaucratic fashion, the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers create more problems than solutions for hardworking farmers across our country. Endless rules and red tape hinder the livelihoods of Missouri farmers every day, but today we fought back, preventing yet another power grab from a bloated, overzealous government agency,” Rep. Wagner said.Read More
Rape is a horrific crime.
But what if the horror story did not end with the crime itself? Too many brave survivors of sexual assault in our nation are re-victimized as they pursue the support, resources and justice they deserve. Their perseverance and strength is worthy of our greatest respect but we all know they deserve the full support of the government and the law at the federal, state and local level.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month comes to a close, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-Mo.), along with Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), Gwen Moore (D-Wisc.), and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) proudly introduced the bipartisan Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights Resolution.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) released the following statement regarding today’s Senate passage of Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) amendment to the Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking bill, which is companion legislation to Rep. Wagner’s House-passed SAVE Act, or the Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation Act.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) released the following statement regarding the proposed fiduciary rule from the Department of Labor issued today.Read More
Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Ann Wagner released the following statement after being named to serve on the Bipartisan Task Force to Investigate Terrorist Financing, which will make sure that the United States is doing everything possible to prevent the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations from using the global financial system to support acts of terrorism:Read More
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Ann Wagner released the following statement on the U.S. Senate filibuster of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act:
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Ann Wagner released the following statement regarding a letter she sent to Senator McCaskill about her lack of support for the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, a bipartisan bill that passed unanimously through committee and creates programs to support victims of sex traffickingRead 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.
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