Budget and Spending
Budgeting is the most basic responsibility of any institution, whether it is for a family, a business, or government. This has never been more true than today, as our nation’s finances are in a grave state. Since 2008, our national debt has grown by $6 trillion to a once-unthinkable level of $16 trillion, making every man, woman, and child in our country responsible for over $50,000 of our national debt. This is a crisis that threatens the prosperity and opportunity for future generations of Americans.
Washington does not have a taxing problem, Washington has a spending problem. We are never going to be able to tax, borrow, and spend our way to economic prosperity. One of my top priorities as the representative for Missouri’s 2nd Congressional district will be to rein in Washington spending so that our children and grandchildren are not forced to pick up the tab for Washington’s spending binge.
I am eager to work with my colleagues to find a lasting, long term solution for our federal budget that will put an end to out-of-control spending and help secure a hopeful future for coming generations of Americans.
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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO-02) released the below statement after President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order to delay the implementation of the Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule:
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House passed the bipartisan SEC Regulatory Accountability Act, H.R. 78, sponsored by Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO-02) with a 243-184 vote. After the bill’s passage, Congresswoman Wagner released the following statement:
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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO-02) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2017 Continuing Resolution:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO-02) attended a classified briefing held by representatives of the U.S. Departments of State, Justice and Treasury following the Obama Administration’s inability to publicly answer Congressional questions in regard to the recent ransom deal with Iran. After the classified briefing, Congresswoman Wagner released the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Wagner (R-MO-02) questioned officials from the U.S. Departments of State, Justice, and Treasury during an Oversight and Investigations hearing focused on the Obama Administration’s deal with Iran and whether its cash payments to the Iranian government constitute a ransom.
After the hearing, Congresswoman Wagner released the following statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Accelerating Access to Capital Act (HR 2357), sponsored by Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO-02), with a 236-178 vote. The Accelerating Access to Capital Act amends the Securities Exchange Commission’s registration process for additional capital, reducing this regulatory burden on small companies and allowing them to allocate more resources toward growth and job creation.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO-02) commended the House passage of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 5293). This legislation approves necessary funding for the U.S. Department of Defense, and included in the bill was funding for 16 F/A-18E Super Hornets in the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).