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Ann Wagner's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (MO) - District 2, Republican

On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House (MO) - District 2

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  • Voted in favor of HR 4712 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] I rise today in support of the sanctity of life." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Planned Parenthood. (votesmart.org)
  • "To better assist our armed forces and safeguard American interests, I am committed to authorizing defense programs that enable our military to properly plan operations and conduct missions necessary to our country's safety." (wagner.house.gov)
  • Rated 93% by National Tax Limitation Committee. (votesmart.org)
  • "Blaine was proud to support the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which eliminated Obamacare’s individual mandate. As a father and grandfather, Blaine is extremely concerned about the $16 trillion national debt that will be passed on to future generations." (www.blaineforcongress.com)
  • "I will always remain committed to keeping taxes low for hardworking families and getting government out of the way so that Americans can do what they do best, work hard and innovate in pursuit of their dreams." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • "Madam Speaker, I rise today in support of the SECURE Act. Over the last two decades, we have made progress in helping Americans save more for their retirement. U.S. retirement savings have increased from $11 trillion in 2001 to $28 trillion today. But we need to do more, especially in this booming economy. This legislation will increase the number of workers with access to retirement plans, encourage higher savings rates, and enable older working adults to save for a secure retirement. The SECURE Act is a commonsense, private-sector solution enabling Americans to save more for their retirement by expanding access for workers who choose to participate in a workplace plan. It simultaneously preserves employer choice and competition." (votesmart.org)
  • "Today, U.S. Representatives Ann Wagner (R-MO) and Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) introduced the New Parents Act, legislation that creates a voluntary option for paid parental leave by allowing parents to use a portion of their Social Security after the birth or adoption of a child. The bill provides parents the flexibility to use their benefits in a way that works best for their household. Many parents, especially those with low incomes, will be able to individually finance up to three months of leave under the New Parents Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "There are many reforms on which we agree, such as banning chokeholds, enhancing officer training, making lynching a federal crime, and improving information sharing among departments. In fact, police departments in the St. Louis area have already adopted many of the evidence-based reforms that are being called for today. We have led the nation in maintaining a gold standard of police accreditation, CALEA accreditation." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "Ann supports a robust and effective military that is empowered to protect the American people from radical Islamic terrorists in the Middle East. She has consistently supported funding for locally-manufactured fighter jets, the Growler and Super Hornet, so that our military men and women have sufficient tools to keep us safe." (votesmart.org)
  • "To protect our national safety, I have led the fight to secure additional funding for the Growlers and Super Hornets, both of which have faced funding reductions by Congress." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 22 - Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "Additionally, Missouri hosts a considerable number of highway miles and has a significant railway presence. I will provide for upkeep and improvements to our transportation causeways and give states flexibility to effectively carry out projects that allow commercial and commuter traffic to continue uninterrupted." (wagner.house.gov)
  • "Our nation's roads, bridges, railways, waterways, and runways serve as the backbone to our country and allow our communities to be interconnected and commerce to thrive. As the Representative to a district which hosts a section of the Mississippi River that provides thousands of jobs and allows the transfer of billions of dollars of commodities, I am committed to preserving the economic and commercial impacts a viable transportation infrastructure can provide." (votesmart.org)
  • "We are never going to be able to tax, borrow, and spend our way to a strong economy -- it is American business and entrepreneurs that make our economy grow." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 93% by National Tax Limitation Committee. (votesmart.org)
  • "We are never going to be able to tax, borrow, and spend our way to a strong economy -- it is American business and entrepreneurs that make our economy grow." (votesmart.org)
  • "There are countless other small businesses that were unable to receive a loan under the first round of funding for the PPP & I’m grateful this bill includes an additional $310 billion for the PPP to keep small businesses open and workers employed while we defeat this pandemic." (twitter.com)
  • "I spoke on the House Floor to urge my colleagues to vote in favor of our latest coronavirus relief legislation, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. This legislation is poised to be a lifeline for Missouri workers and small businesses..." (twitter.com)
  • "While this bill is not perfect, and I disagree with a number of specific provisions within, unprecedented crises demand unprecedented solutions, and I am confident the CARES Act as a whole will assist Missourians and Americans around the country in our time of need." (votesmart.org)
  • "That is why I support empowering our local educators and parents who know best how to give students the proper tools they need to succeed. Unfortunately, the federal government's approach to education in the past has been to craft a one-size fits all approach to students' needs." (votesmart.org)
  • "In Congress, I aim to undo many of the federal burdens and one-size-fits-all approach that the federal government has imposed on states, while ensuring that quality teachers are empowered to do their jobs." (wagner.house.gov)
  • Rated 0% by National Education Association. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5 - Student Success Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "Responsibly utilizing all of our available resources will provide stability to our country's energy needs while advancements in alternative options such as wind, solar, hydropower, and geothermal energy continue." (wagner.house.gov)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1119 - SENSE Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "Additionally, we must embrace the burgeoning natural gas industry and fight back on harmful Environmental Protection Agency regulations that will make it more difficult for coal powered facilities to thrive. All of these utilizations of available resources will provide stability to our country's energy needs while advancements in alternative energy options such as wind, solar, hydropower, and geothermal continue." (votesmart.org)
  • "Met w/ the @MO_Farm_Bureau to talk about repealing crushing EPA regs & supporting the Ag industry #RegulationNation" (twitter.com)
  • "Additionally, we should embrace the burgeoning natural gas industry and repeal harmful Environmental Protection Agency regulations that make it more difficult for coal-powered facilities to thrive." (wagner.house.gov)
  • "Four years after a Democratic-controlled senate rejected Cap-and-Trade, the administration should stop this war on affordable energy and listen to the American people." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S.J.Res.23 "A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to 'Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units' " (votesmart.org)
  • "As such, Ann strongly supports and has consistently defended our Second Amendment rights and believes that defending the constitution is a crucial responsibility for all elected officials." (votesmart.org)
  • "As a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, the individual right to own a gun is very important to me. I believe that our Founding Fathers meant for all law-abiding citizens to have the right to bear and maintain firearms. Whether it is for hunting or marksmanship, firearms are an integral part of American sportsmanship and recreation. Furthermore, individuals should always possess, as a last resource, the right to defend themselves and their families." (wagner.house.gov)
  • Rated 93% by National Rifle Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "I am proud that Congress' action today not only repeals ObamaCare, but also sends legislation to the President's desk that will defund Planned Parenthood by blocking federal taxpayer funds to them. It prioritizes women's health at community health centers and bolsters funding for the 588 community health centers across the state of Missouri and more than 13,500 across the country." (votesmart.org)
  • "As your representative, I will work to protect Medicare from being decimated by ObamaCare." (twitter.com)
  • "Congress repealed #ObamaCare today. #POTUS needs to sign this bill into law & prioritize all Americans" (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.R.596 - "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "Very excited to introduce paid family leave legislation w/ @marcorubio. "Every American deserves the opportunity to bond with their child, no matter their income level."" (twitter.com)
  • "Seeing these vulnerabilities in person just underscores how important it is to pass border wall funding so we can shore up these weaknesses." (twitter.com)
  • "Congress is working w/ @POTUS on a solution that secures our border & builds the wall. It will strengthen interior enforcement, reform our immigration system, provide a solution for the DACA children, & ensure families can stay together while being processed at the border." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 79% by NumbersUSA. (votesmart.org)
  • "Today, I voted for the ONLY bill that would have ensured funding for border security and a wall along the southern border." (votesmart.org)
  • "We must first enforce current law and secure our borders. Executive amnesty is unconstitutional" (twitter.com)
  • Rated 79% by NumbersUSA. (votesmart.org)
  • "The House just acted, passing a Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill that secures our border, blocks President Obama's executive amnesty and protects American workers." (votesmart.org)
  • "We will fight the President on his plan to grant amnesty to millions and we will have a full and thorough debate worthy of an issue of this magnitude." (votesmart.org)
  • "President Trump made a decisive decision to protect our nation, our allies, and the free world. Killing Iran’s top terrorist, while in Iraq, brings a measure of justice and closure to the families of the countless American and allied soldiers killed by Iranian efforts." (twitter.com)
  • "I applaud President Trump's decision to walk away from the Iran Nuclear Deal. Iran needs to be held accountable for its missile proliferation activities, support for terrorists, and destabilizing regional agenda." (twitter.com)
  • ""I spoke on the House Floor in opposition to the Democrats’ dangerous resolution to undermine our national defense and allow unchecked Iranian aggression against the United States and our allies. This resolution cripples our ability to protect American soldiers serving in the Middle East and attempts to forbid the use of force against Iran even if it is attacking Americans."" (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "President Obama has not done enough to confront ISIS and as a result, American leadership has faltered on the global stage. The number one priority for Congress and the federal government must always be to ensure the safety of American families. Ann supports a robust and effective military that is empowered to protect the American people from radical Islamic terrorists in the Middle East. She has consistently supported funding for locally-manufactured fighter jets, the Growler and Super Hornet, so that our military men and women have sufficient tools to keep us safe." (annwagner.com)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 - United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "As a former United States Ambassador, I saw firsthand what strong ties with our allies and partners mean to an enhanced national security, free and fair trade, the protection of American interests abroad, and the promotion of democracy and human rights" (wagner.house.gov)
  • Rated 0% by Public Citizen. (votesmart.org)
  • "Today @realDonaldTrump signed into law the USMCA, a landmark trade agreement for American workers. This trade agreement is an enormous win for Missouri farmers, workers, and small businesses." (twitter.com)

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