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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 truer than today, as our nation's finances are in a grave state.

With a national debt of more than $20 trillion, this is a crisis that threatens the prosperity and opportunity for future generations of Americans. 

One of my top priorities as the representative for Missouri's 2nd Congressional district is to rein in Washington spending so that our children and grandchildren are not forced to pick up the tab for Washington's spending binge. We must also prioritize our spending to rebuild our military after years of neglect, fight the opioid epidemic gripping the nation, and care for our veterans who so proudly served our nation. 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. 

More on Budget and Spending

Apr 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) released the below statement following Thursday’s Balanced Budget Amendment Vote:

Feb 9, 2018 Press Release

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

Jan 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) co-sponsored the Pay Our Protectors, Not Our Politicians Act and submitted a letter to the Chief Administrative Officer requesting her pay be withheld during the government shutdown.

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:

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:

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.

 

Jun 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO-02) praised the House Appropriations Committee for seriously addressing the strike fighter shortfall by providing funding for 24 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets. These Super Hornets, produced and maintained in St. Louis, Missouri, are critical in addressing America’s tactical aviation needs.