Representative Ann Wagner's Political Positions

Office: U.S. House (MO) - District 2, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 2
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Ann Wagner has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Ann Wagner is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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Issue Positions

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  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee http://votesmart.org/interest-group/252/rating/7227 (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL Pro-Choice America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1016/rating/7720 (votesmart.org)
  • “[…] I rise today in support of the sanctity of life.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/964727/protecting-the-rights-of-the-unborn/?search=sanctity#.ViAajGwViko (votesmart.org)

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  • “We're all reminded, with tax day having just passed, that we do need a Tax Code that is fairer, that is simpler, that we don't have to hire accountants and lawyers and go through thousands ]of pages of code in order to comply with the law.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/780916/making-life-work-for-american-families#.VZ6Z6XUVhHw (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." http://wagner.house.gov/issues/economy-and-jobs (wagner.house.gov)
  • "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." http://wagner.house.gov/issues/spending-cuts-and-debt (wagner.house.gov)

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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  • "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." http://wagner.house.gov/issues/spending-cuts-and-debt (wagner.house.gov)
  • “Today the House passed in strong bipartisan fashion a bill that will cut $21.4 billion from last year, provide more certainty to the American people and prevents a government shutdown. This measure, for the fourth year in a row, cuts discretionary spending to levels before President Obama took office.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/840704/wagner-omnibus-continues-downward-trend-in-federal-spending#.VZ6bO3UVhHw (votesmart.org)

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  • Voted in favor of HR 636 "America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51297#.VZxA7vlViko (votesmart.org)
  • "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." http://wagner.house.gov/issues/economy-and-jobs (wagner.house.gov)

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  • "Unfortunately, the federal government’s approach to education in the past has been to craft a one-size fits all approach to students’ needs. The challenges our educators face in the St. Louis area are not the same as those of California and Massachusetts. Additionally, we learned the hard way that throwing money at our nation’s broken education system does not solve the problems as evident by our decline in worldwide education rankings." http://wagner.house.gov/issues/education (wagner.house.gov)
  • “It’s time to get Washington out of the way and start empowering our local communities." http://wagner.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/wagner-votes-to-put-children-first (wagner.house.gov)

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  • Voted in favor of S.1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VZw4lPlViko (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 3 "Keystone XL Pipeline Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50797#.VZw68flViko (votesmart.org)

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  • “Whether it is clean coal, exploration drilling, solar, wind, natural gas, hydro, or creating a new pipeline like Keystone XL, Ann believes we need to have a true "all-of-the-above" approach to transforming our energy policy.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/712989/issue-position-energy#.VZ6dZXUVhHw (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.” http://wagner.house.gov/issues/energy (wagner.house.gov)

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner introduced The EPA Regulatory Domestic Benefit Act, which would repeal the latest EPA regulations affecting coal-fired power plants and require EPA to consider the impacts on the American people in any future rulemaking." http://wagner.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/wagner-introduces-legislation-to-stop-obamas-war-on-affordable-energy (wagner.house.gov)
  • "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." http://wagner.house.gov/issues/energy (wagner.house.gov)

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  • Rated 80% by Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1226/rating/8555 (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence http://votesmart.org/interest-group/122/rating/7712?p=2&of=#.VZw9L_lViko (votesmart.org)
  • “Ann supports recent decisions by the United State Supreme Court to strike down various gun bans and pledges her support in continuing the fight to protect this fundamental right for all individuals.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/712986/issue-position-the-second-amendment#.VZ6ednUVhHw (votesmart.org)

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  • Voted in favor of HR 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" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284#.VZw_g_lViko (votesmart.org)
  • "The rising cost of health care is a huge problem facing our nation. Unfortunately, the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare, only serves to exacerbate the issue by further contributing to higher premiums, creating more barriers to care, and adding more money to our growing deficit. Instead of increasing competition, removing bureaucratic red tape, and focusing on the doctor patient relationship, the Affordable Care Act did exactly the opposite while creating a massive new entitlement program which we cannot afford." http://wagner.house.gov/issues/health-issues (wagner.house.gov)

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  • "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." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/945927/cromnibus-isnt-perfect-but-gains-for-limited-government-are-real/?search=amnesty#.VZ1L1vlViko (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." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/945907/rep-wagners-statement-on-the-passage-of-the-department-of-homeland-security-appropriations-bill/?search=amnesty#.VZ1Lb_lViko (votesmart.org)

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  • Rated 0% by the Human Rights Campaign http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1256/rating/7220#.Vh_gPmwViko (votesmart.org)
  • "I believe in the sanctity of traditional marriage and believe that it should be up to states to determine the definition of marriage.”http://votesmart.org/public-statement/795789/wagner-statement-on-supreme-courts-ruling-on-doma-and-prop-8/?search=marriage#.ViAtemwVikp (votesmart.org)

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  • “Make no mistake about it; we are at war with radical Islam. ISIL must not have a safe haven in Syria with time and space to operate and carry out attacks against the homeland. They must be destroyed.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/924480/wagners-statement-on-the-presidents-plan-to-defeat-isil#.VZ6hG3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • “Another critical consideration is the Nation's defense industrial base for tactical aviation. Today, there are multiple providers for tactical aviation, sophisticated tactical radars, and strike fighter engines. With the end of the F/A-18 production, however, DoD will be left with only a single manufacturer in each one of these areas.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/865734/hearing-of-the-house-armed-services-committee-fy-2015-national-defense-authorization-act#.VZ6hzHUVhHw (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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