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.

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 the National 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 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:

Sep 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO-02) released the below statement following her vote against raising the debt ceiling.

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.