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Foreign Affairs

As a former United States Ambassador, I saw firsthand what strong ties with our allies and partners mean to an enhanced national security, free and fair trade, the protection of American interests abroad, and the promotion of democracy and human rights. As a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I am committed to ensuring that our nation remains safe, secure, prosperous, and ready to respond to threats like terrorism, natural disasters, and mass atrocities. 

As a member of the Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee and the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, I believe we must steadfastly support the nation of Israel and protect our partners against Iranian aggression. The United States must not tolerate any efforts to harm our allies. I am also committed to maximizing economic presssure on North Korea to force the Kim regime to abandon its development of nuclear weapons and delivery systems. I seek a peaceful resolution to the crisis on the Korean peninsula and a just world that respects the human rights of all people. In addition, I co-founded and co-chair the Congressional Caucus on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), an important region that is key to stability in the Asia Pacific. ASEAN is America's fourth largest goods and exports market, rivaling our market in China, and an important buyer of Missouri products. 

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Sep 18, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) and Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), co-chairs and co-founders of the Congressional Caucus on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), introduced the Southeast Asia Strategy Act to enhance U.S. engagement in Southeast Asia and assure critical partners in the region of the United States’ strong support.

Jul 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2017, a bipartisan piece of legislation introduced by Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02). The legislation establishes that the official policy of the United States is to regard the prevention of genocide and other atrocity crimes as a core national security interest and moral responsibility. It affirms the critical importance of the Atrocities Prevention Board and the Complex Crises Fund in strengthening the U.S.

May 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) unanimously passed H.R. 3030, the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2017, to improve U.S. efforts to prevent mass atrocity crimes. Named after the courageous Auschwitz survivor, the legislation honors the legacy of Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel and his life work to fight evil around the world.

Background on H.R. 3030 and the Congresswoman’s remarks from the HFAC markup are available below.  

 

May 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to terminate the United States' participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran and to re-impose sanctions lifted under the deal.

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:

Oct 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump’s reevaluation of the Iran Deal.

Oct 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Following President Trump’s meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and in light of the ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO), Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-OH), and Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) sent a joint letter to United States Trade Representative Robert E.

Oct 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) introduced the bipartisan Leverage to Enhance Effective Diplomacy Act of 2017, along with Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Mike Gallagher (R-WI).

Sep 14, 2017 Press Release

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:

Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO-02) released the below statement following House passage of H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act.