Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Ann Wagner issued the following statement after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Halbig vs. Burwell:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Ann Wagner issued the following statement today applauding the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on two cases challenging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate:
“This report just reconfirms what veterans from across the country and in Missouri’s 2nd District have said all along: the VA has failed to provide timely services and care. The fact that St. Louis is ranked in the top five for longest wait times for new patients seeking specialist care is unacceptable, and violates the VA's pledge to excellence. That’s why the United States House of Representatives will vote on a bill that would allow any veteran forced to wait more than thirty days for an appointment, the option to receive private-sector care. I urge president Obama to call on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to act on this bill as soon as it passes the House.”
(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:
(Ballwin, MO) Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) released the following statement after the EPA issued a plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants:
(Washington, DC) Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) released the following statement after Eric Shinseki resigned as the Secretary of Veteran Affairs:
Ballwin, MO – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day:
(Washington, DC) Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) called for the resignation of the Secretary of Veteran Affairs, Eric Shinseki:
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-2) released the following statement after the Financial Services Committee passed the Small Business Freedom to Grow Act, which would allow smaller companies to have access to many of the capital-raising advantages enjoyed only by larger companies:
(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.
(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.