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Economy and Jobs

Across the Second District and our nation, the economy and jobs remain the top concerns for American families. For too many years, Washington cultivated an environment of high taxes, overregulation, and crippling debt that sidelined capital and hurt job creation throughout our economy. When people stop me in the grocery store, they always mention two things: they want to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks and they want to know that their jobs are safe. We are never going to be able to tax, borrow, and spend our way to a strong economy--it is American business and entrepreneurs that make our economy grow. I will always be committed to keeping taxes low for hardworking families and getting government out of the way so that Americans can do what they do best: work hard and innovate in pursuit of their dreams. 

With the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act being signed into law, we are finally delivering bigger paychecks, fairer taxes, and more jobs for the people of Missouri. It has set the stage for our families and our economy to prosper, and businesses across the country have reacted with pay raises and improved employee benefits that directly enrich American workers. But there is still more work ahead of us. We must continue to roll back the burdensome regulations that cost American families almost $15,000 per year in a "hidden tax." Taken together, these actions will continue to spur the economy, create jobs, and bring financial security to Missouri's families. 

More on Economy and Jobs

Apr 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) released the following statement on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposal to create a new standard of conduct for investment advisers and broker-dealers. 

Feb 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02), joined by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Rep. Billy Long (MO-07), Rep. Bill Johnson (OH-06), and Rep. Barbara Comstock (VA-10), sent a joint letter asking Speaker Ryan, Chairman Goodlatte, Chairman Frelinghuysen, and Chairman Brady to prioritize a common-sense solution for local employers that rely on the H-2B seasonal guest worker visa program.

Feb 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) released the following statement after passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act:

Dec 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) released the following statement after final passage of H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Nov 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, by a vote of 227-205. Included below is Congresswoman Ann Wagner’s (MO-02) floor speech in support of this historic tax reform legislation.

Nov 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) released the following statement on House passage of theNational Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (NDAA) conference report:

Nov 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) released the below statement following passage of H.R. 3911, the Risk-Based Credit Examinations Act of 2017, a bill she introduced in October of this year.

Oct 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This afternoon, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) and Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) sent a letter to Jeff Bezos, the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Amazon.com, in support of the St. Louis area bid for Amazon HQ2.

Oct 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) released the following statement following the House Financial Services Committee’s passage of the Protecting Advice For Small Savers (PASS) Act Of 2017 and the Risk-Based Credit Examination Act of 2017:

Sep 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) released the following statement after introducing The Protecting Advice for Small Savers (PASS) Act Of 2017 in the U.S. House of Representatives: