Veterans Issues

VA Intake Day

Our veterans deserve the highest level of care which they have earned through their valor and military service.

In light of the disturbing reports about the quality of VA healthcare our veterans are receiving, my office is hosting a VA Intake Day to hear firsthand from local veterans and their families. Unless specific problems are brought to light, we may not find all areas requiring corrective action.  If you or someone you know would like to share personal experiences regarding wait times, quality of care and services received by the VA St. Louis Health Care System, please stop by the 2nd Congressional District office and meet with my staff.

Saturday, June 14, 2014
9:00am – 1:00pm
301 Sovereign Court, Suite 201
Ballwin, MO 63011

 

Our country has been involved in many overseas conflicts in the past several years, and our troops have done so much to preserve our liberty and way of life.  In return, we must ensure that our veterans and their families are taken care of as they return home, which includes providing proper health care, support for their family, post-service education, and job placement opportunities after their service.  Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District is home to more than 75,000 veterans and their families, and I will ensure that they receive the proper care and support in a timely manner that they have more than earned. 

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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.

 

Apr 28, 2016 Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Meghan Burris | (202) 225-1621

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO-02) applauded the House Armed Services Committee for including funding for 14 additional F/A-18E Super Hornets in the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Jan 12, 2016 Press Release

For Immediate Release
January 12, 2016

Contact:
Meghan Burris | (202) 225-1621
 

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO-02) released the below statement following the President’s final State of the Union address:

Jan 12, 2016 Press Release

For Immediate Release
January 12, 2016

Contact:
Meghan Burris | (202) 225-1621

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO-02) welcomes Army Captain Luis Avila as her guest to President Obama’s final State of the Union address.

Captain Avila served in several combat tours, including OPERATION NOBLE EAGLE, three combat tours in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM and his last tour in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM.

Jul 28, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner released the following statement after Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL) outlined a bipartisan agreement to reform the VA: 

Jun 9, 2014 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Congresswoman Ann Wagner issued the following statement after the VA reported that more than 57,000 veterans are still waiting for an initial medical appointment at VA health facilities:

May 30, 2014 Press Release

(Washington, DC)  Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) released the following statement after Eric Shinseki resigned as the Secretary of Veteran Affairs:

May 26, 2014 Press Release

Ballwin, MO – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day:

May 21, 2014 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki regarding recent allegations that the St. Louis VA system created an ‘artificial backlog’ for treatment of veterans seeking mental health care.  The letter is in conjunction with the recently announced Veterans Health Administration Nation-wide Access Review.  It provides specific questions to Secretary Shinseki regarding these allegations in the VA St.

May 21, 2014 Press Release

(Washington, DC)  Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) released the following statement after President Obama’s remarks on the ongoing Veterans Administration scandal: 

“Our veterans deserve the highest quality of care.  The atrocities unfolding at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are not about one man, but a culture of failure and corruption that must be reversed.