Top Wagner Actions You Might Have Missed
- Congresswoman Wagner wrote an op-ed in Roll Call highlighting the benefits of the Congresswoman’s landmark sex trafficking legislation, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA). A year after FOSTA was signed into law by President Trump, demand for online sex trafficking plummeted by over 50%. Just last month, the Texas Supreme Court affirmed that the law specifically ensures that websites participating “in the evil of online human trafficking” are held accountable.
President Trump signing FOSTA into law.
- Congresswoman Wagner joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business last week to discuss her Compensation for Americans Act, which would hold China financially accountable for their role in unleashing COVID-19 to the world. You can read the Congresswoman’s op-ed about the bill, which was published last week in Fox News, here.
- The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) refusal to allow a free flow of information and opinion is a tragedy for the people of China and an affront to all who believe in the right to free speech. But it is also a danger to the United States and the international community. That’s exactly why Congresswoman Wagner introduced an amendment in the Foreign Affairs Committee this week to put a stop to the CCP’s internet censorship and surveillance system, also known as the Great Firewall.
- One of the most significant impacts of the Obama Administration was perhaps the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB was the brainchild of Sen. Elizabeth Warren and was designed as such to maximize Sen. Warren and the left’s goals. Reform for this agency is incredibly important. That is why the Congresswoman cosponsored Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer’s Consumer Financial Protection Commission Act which would replace the unaccountable Director of the CFPB with a bipartisan, 5-person commission like the Securities and Exchange Commission and other federal agencies.
- No one should be forced to support the abortion industry. That is why Congresswoman Wagner took to the House floor on Tuesday to push fellow Republicans and Democrats in Congress to pass H.R. 18, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act would permanently prohibit taxpayer funding for abortions by enshrining the Hyde Amendment into law. The Hyde Amendment protects taxpayers from paying for abortions and has saved 100,000 lives.
- President Biden inherited one of the safest borders in U.S. History. This was not by happenstance, but rather because of the policies of the Trump Administration. Since Biden has taken office, the Border has become a humanitarian crisis, as cartels smuggle women, children, and drugs across from Mexico to the United States. One policy that has severely limited Border Crossings was Title 42—where Border Patrol Officers could deport migrants due to public health concerns. More than 112,000 of the 180,034 migrants apprehended in May were expelled to Mexico under Title 42. Now, there are reports that the Biden Administration is seeking to end this policy. To keep our Border safe, the Congresswoman joined other House Republicans in signing a discharge petition for H.R. 471, the PAUSE Act (the Congresswoman is also a cosponsor of the PAUSE Act). The PAUSE Act would keep Title 42 in place at the Border until all public health orders in the United States are lifted.
- From 1959 to 1968, Curt Flood commandeered the St. Louis Cardinals outfield. Over the course of his tenure with the Cardinals, Flood won two World Series (1964 & 1967,) was a three-time All-Star, and was a seven-time Gold Glove Award winner. However, Flood’s impact is most notably known for transforming professional sports when he challenged Major League Baseball’s reserve system and helped create free agency within the MLB and other major sports leagues. Curt Flood’s historic accomplishments, however, are missing from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. That is why Congresswoman Wagner joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of House members and Senators in writing a letter to the Chair of the Board of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, urging the induction of Flood into the Hall of Fame.
Top News Stories You May Have Missed
- The Wall Street Journal highlighted the positive effects of Gov. Parson’s decision to end the $300 a week unemployment benefits in regard to hiring at local businesses.
- We have heard and seen for months about how Democrats are trying to defund the Police. Now, House Democrats are attempting to Defund Customs and Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
- Seventy-one years ago this week, the United States Soccer Team defeated England in the World Cup—which even today is still one of the biggest upsets in soccer history. This 1950 World Cup Team was anchored by 6 players from St. Louis.
Have a great 4th of July weekend,
Congresswoman Ann Wagner
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St. Louis, MO 63011