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Wagner Releases Statement Ahead of State of the Union Address

Jan 30, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) released the following video statement ahead of President Trump’s first State of the Union Address. For broadcast quality video, click here.

 

Wagner Statement Ahead Of President Trump’s First State Of The Union Address

 

TRANSCRIPT OF CONGRESSWOMAN WAGNER’S VIDEO STATEMENT

Over the last year House Republicans have worked with the President to deliver on the promises that we made to the American People— and I made to the people of Missouri’s Second Congressional District. We promised to give you, the taxpayer, more of your hard-earned money. We delivered a pro-family tax code that has only just begun to spur economic growth.

We promised to rebuild our military, and we delivered. We are modernizing our military equipment, restoring readiness, and giving our troops a well-deserved pay raise. The House also passed funding for a new NGA headquarters in North St. Louis and 24 new Super Hornets that will sustain more than 5,000 jobs in the St. Louis area.

The Administration has strengthened America’s standing in the world with a policy of peace through strength. Congress has maximized economic pressure on North Korea through serious sanctions that are already changing the Kim regime’s financial calculus.

We have also passed legislation to levy new sanctions against Iran and Russia that will promote peace, democracy, and human rights in unstable regions. Not to mention, we have ISIS on the run.

I continue to work with the President and my colleagues to be a voice for the most vulnerable in our society. We are providing funding to prevent synthetic opioids from entering our country illegally and we’re aiding organizations like the St. Louis County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force in its fight against the opioid epidemic plaguing our community.

And dear to my heart is the work we do to serve women and children. The House has passed my bill, the Put Trafficking Victims First Act, and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act to provide victim services, prosecute criminals, and prevent modern-day slavery. I continue to work on my legislation, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, FOSTA, which would hold accountable the websites that profit from sex trafficking.

Progress is being made. And in 2018, I look forward to leading with the same common sense conservative principles that have guided me for the last 5 years. As always, thank you for the opportunity to serve you and our community. And may God bless you.