Due to the ongoing development of our domestic resources, the United States is closer to becoming energy self-sufficient.  For too long, we have relied on importing oil from foreign countries and watched as Americans are forced to pay increasing prices at the gas pump.  In order to achieve this we must fully cultivate our oil resources at home by ending the drilling moratoriums, increasing onshore and offshore production, and approving permits which would assist in transporting oil from North Dakota’s Bakken.  It is also time for the Obama Administration to approve the Keystone Pipeline permit that will lead to thousands of jobs and cheaper energy.

Additionally, we must embrace the burgeoning natural gas industry and fight back on harmful Environmental Protection Agency regulations that will make it more difficult for coal powered facilities to thrive.  All of these utilizations of available resources will provide stability to our country’s energy needs while advancements in alternative energy options such as wind, solar, hydropower, and geothermal continue. 


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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO-02) released the below statement following passage of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act:

Feb 10, 2016 Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Meghan Burris | (202) 225-1621

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO-02) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court made the decision to temporarily halt the enforcement of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan:

Nov 6, 2015 Press Release

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Aug 3, 2015 Press Release

Ballwin, Missouri – U.S. Congresswoman Ann Wagner released the following statement on the Obama Administration's newest carbon restrictions:

Jul 13, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) last week introduced legislation that requires the Environmental Protection Agency to provide domestic cost-benefit analysis before issuing rules and regulations. The EPA Regulatory Domestic Benefit Act, H.R. 3015, holds the EPA accountable to reflect the true benefits and costs, as well as real negative impacts of its regulations on the American people.

Jul 30, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner introduced The EPA Regulatory Domestic Benefit Act, which would repeal the latest EPA regulations affecting coal-fired power plants and require EPA to consider the impacts on the American people in any future rulemaking:  

Jun 2, 2014 Press Release

(Ballwin, MO)  Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) released the following statement after the EPA issued a plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants:

“Once again, President Obama is governing by executive fiat and waging a war on affordable energy and hardworking Americans.  The president’s plan would cause energy prices to skyrocket, cost millions of jobs and cause irreparable damage to our already fragile economy.  This proposed rule would be especially devastating on hardworking, middle-class families.  

Jan 31, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner issued the following statement after the State Department issued its latest report on the Keystone XL Pipeline:

Jul 3, 2013 In The News

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By Robert Koenig, Beacon Washington correspondent

6:54 am on Wed, 07.03.13

WASHINGTON -- The frustrations of freshman members of Congress are well documented, as most of the political big fish in their home districts suddenly find themselves reduced to mere guppies when they enter the seniority-ruled shark tank of the U.S. House.