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|U.S. House, Missouri, District 2|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Predecessor||Todd Akin (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Cost per vote||$10.55 in 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Bachelor's||University of Missouri|
|Date of birth||Sept. 13, 1962|
|Place of birth||St. Louis, Missouri|
|Net worth||(2012) $5,873,061|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Key votes
- 4.1 113th Congress
- 4.1.1 National security
- 4.1.2 Economy
- 4.1.3 Immigration
- 4.1.4 Healthcare
- 4.1.5 Social issues
- 4.1.6 Government affairs
- 4.1 113th Congress
- 5 Issues
- 6 Elections
- 7 Campaign donors
- 8 Personal Gain Index
- 9 Analysis
- 10 Personal
- 11 Recent news
- 12 See also
- 13 External links
- 14 References
Wagner began her political career as a local committeewoman in Lafayette Township before becoming the first woman hold the chair of the Missouri Republican Party.
Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Wagner is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning she can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.
Wagner held management positions at Hallmark Cards and Ralston Purina. She served for nine years as a local committeewoman in Lafayette Township. She became the first woman to occupy the post of chair of the Missouri Republican Party in 1999. During her tenure as chair, Republicans in the state won historical gains. In 2001, she became co-chair of the Republican National Committee, and between 2005 and 2009, Wagner served as U.S. Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Wagner's academic, professional and political career:
- 2013-Present: U.S. Representative from Missouri's 2nd Congressional District
- 2005-2009: U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg
- 2001-2005: Co-Chair, Republican National Committee
- 1999-2005: Chair, Missouri Republican Party
- 1984: Graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia, with a B.S.
Wagner serves on the following committees:
Wagner served on the following committees:
- United States House Committee on Financial Services
- Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
- Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session. For more information pertaining to Wagner's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.
Wagner voted in support of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.
Keystone Pipeline Amendment
Wagner voted in opposition of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.
Wagner voted in support of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.
Wagner voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.
On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill. The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop. However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states. Wagner voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.
On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014. The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill. The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations. It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Wagner voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.
- See also: United States budget debate, 2013
On September 30, 2013, the day before the government shutdown, Wagner submitted a letter to Congress requesting she not get paid as long as the government remains shutdown.
On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201. At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference. Wagner voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.
The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies. The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Wagner voted against HR 2775.
Federal Pay Adjustment Act
Wagner voted in support of HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.
Morton Memos Prohibition
Wagner voted in support of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.
Healthcare Reform Rules
Wagner voted in support of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.
Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act
Wagner voted in support of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.
Wagner voted in opposition of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.
On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans—Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas—voted with Democrats against the lawsuit. Wagner joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.
On The Issues Vote Match
- See also: On The Issues Vote Match
On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Wagner is a ‘’’Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.’’’ Wagner received a score of 36 percent on social issues and 81 percent on economic issues.Cite error: Invalid
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The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.
|On The Issues Vote Quiz|
|Economic Issues||Social Issues|
|Legally require hiring women & minorities||Opposes||Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right||Strongly opposes|
|Expand ObamaCare||Strongly opposes||Comfortable with same-sex marriage||Strongly opposes|
|Vouchers for school choice||Unknown||Keep God in the public sphere||Unknown|
|Absolute right to gun ownership||Strongly favors||Human needs over animal rights||Strongly favors|
|Higher taxes on the wealthy||Strongly opposes||Stricter punishment reduces crime||Unknown|
|Support & expand free trade||Unknown||Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens||Unknown|
|Stricter limits on political campaign funds||Favors||Maintain US sovereignty from UN||Strongly favors|
|Prioritize green energy||Strongly opposes||Expand the military||Favors|
|Stimulus better than market-led recovery||Opposes||Stay out of Iran||Opposes|
|Privatize Social Security||Unknown||Never legalize marijuana||Unknown|
|Note: Information last updated: June 17, 2014.|
On her campaign website, Wagner listed the following nine issues:
—Ann Wagner, Ann Wagner campaign website
Wagner won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 5, 2014. She defeated Arthur Lieber (D) and Bill Slantz (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, Missouri District 2 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Ann Wagner Incumbent||64.1%||148,191|
|Source: Missouri Secretary of State|
Wagner ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Missouri's 2nd District. She won the nomination on the Republican ticket. Wagner defeated John Morris, James O. Baker and Randy Jotte in the August 7 primary. She won election on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, Missouri District 2 General Election, 2012|
|Source: Missouri Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, Missouri District 2 Republican Primary, 2012|
|James O. Baker||3.9%||3,185|
The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Wagner attends.
Comprehensive donor history
Comprehensive donor information for Wagner is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Wagner raised a total of $2,705,873 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.
|Ann Wagner's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||U.S. (Missouri, District 2)||$2,705,873|
|Grand Total Raised||$2,705,873|
|Ann Wagner (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 16, 2013 (amended)||$205,509.73||$288,208.13||$(72,369.86)||$421,348.00|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$421,348.00||$452,462.88||$(117,788.85)||$756,022.03|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2013||$756,022.03||$255,115.00||$(110,211.40)||$880,925.60|
|Year End (amended)||February 4, 2014||$880,925.60||$228,154.00||$(83,905.30)||$1,025,174.30|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$1,025,174.30||$310,097.45||$(119,614.26)||$1,215,657.49|
|July Quarterly||August 4, 2014||$1,215,657.49||$302,554.01||$(115,182.95)||$1,403,028.55|
|Pre-Primary||August 4, 2014||$1,403,028.55||$36,500.00||$(18,833.28)||$1,420,695.27|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2014||$1,420,695.27||$306,957.55||$(189,325.76)||$1,538,327.06|
Wagner won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wagner's campaign committee raised a total of $2,705,873 and spent $2,500,363. This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.
Cost per vote
Wagner spent $10.55 per vote received in 2012.
|U.S. House of Representatives, 2012 - Ann Wagner Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$59,565|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$59,565|
|Top contributors to Ann Wagner's campaign committee|
|Jones Financial Companies||$38,000|
|Thompson Coburn LLP||$28,450|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Misc Manufacturing & Distributing||$100,000|
To view the breakdown of campaign funding by type click [show] to expand the section.
Personal Gain Index
- See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)
- See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)
The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of two different metrics:
PGI: Change in net worth
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Wagner's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $3,339,123 and $8,406,999. That averages to $5,873,061, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Wagner ranked as the 63rd most wealthy representative in 2012. Between 2011 and 2012, Wagner's calculated net worth increased by an average of 7 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.
|Ann Wagner Yearly Net Worth|
|Year||Average Net Worth|
|Growth from 2011 to 2012:||7%|
|Average annual growth:||7%|
|Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.|
PGI: Donation Concentration Metric
Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Wagner received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the automotive industry.
From 2011-2014, 29.89 percent of Wagner's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.
|Ann Wagner Campaign Contributions|
|Top industry in the district||Educational services, and health care and social assistance|
|Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Security & Investments||$300,200|
|% total in top industry||8.2%|
|% total in top two industries||14.76%|
|% total in top five industries||29.89%|
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Wagner missed 25 of 1,094 roll call votes from January 2013 to July 2014, which is 2.3 percent of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.5 percent among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of July 2014.
The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.
Wagner most often votes with:
Wagner least often votes with:
Ideology and leadership
National Journal vote ratings
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
Each year, National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted, as compared to other members in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.
Wagner ranked eighth in the conservative rankings in 2013.
Voting with party
Ann Wagner voted with the Republican Party 97.6 percent of the time, which ranked 4th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.
Wagner has three children with her husband, Ray.
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- Media appearances:
- State of Missouri, "November 6, 2013 General Election," accessed May 30, 2013
- Wagner for Congress, "Meet Ann," accessed May 30, 2013
- St. Louis Business Journal, "Wagner confirmed as ambassador to Luxembourg," June 17, 2005
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "WAGNER, Ann, (1962 - )," accessed February 11, 2015
- U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk, "Committee Information," accessed February 18, 2015
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 22, 2013
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Ann Wagner's Political Summary," accessed September 11, 2013
- The Library of Congress, "Bill Summary & Status - 113th Congress (2013 - 2014) - H.R.624," accessed August 27, 2013
- Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
- Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
- New York Times, "Senate passes long-stalled farm bill, with clear winners and losers," accessed February 12, 2014
- CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
- U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
- Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
- WBIR.com, "Missouri Congresswoman asks for her pay to be withheld," October 1, 2013
- Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
- Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
- Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
- The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
- U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
- Congress.gov, "H.R.273 - To eliminate the 2013 statutory pay adjustment for Federal employees.," February 25, 2013
- The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 11, 2013
- Chicago Sun-Times, "How they voted," August 9, 2013
- U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
- Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
- Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
- The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
- On The Issues, "Ann Wagner Vote Match," accessed June 17, 2014
- Ann Wagner, "Issues," accessed September 12, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- STLToday.com, "Field is set in Missouri elections," April 3, 2012
- AP Results, "U.S. House in Missouri Results," accessed August 7, 2012
- ABC News, "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 7, 2012
- Politico, "5 primaries to watch," accessed April 18, 2012
- OpenSecrets, "Ann Wagner," accessed May 16, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Ann Wagner for Congress Summary reports," accessed July 22, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Ann Wagner for Congress April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Ann Wagner for Congress July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Ann Wagner for Congress October Quarterly," accessed October 25, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Ann Wagner for Congress Year End," accessed February 6, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Ann Wagner for Congress April Quarterly," accessed April 22, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Ann Wagner for Congress July Quarterly," accessed September 30, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Ann Wagner for Congress Pre-Primary," accessed October 22, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Ann Wagner for Congress October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014
- OpenSecrets, "2012 Re-Election Cycle," accessed February 15, 2013
- OpenSecrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013
- OpenSecrets, "Wagner, (R-MO), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
- This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.
- This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
- This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
- This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
- OpenSecrets.org, "Rep. Ann Wagner," accessed October 1, 2014
- GovTrack, "Ann Wagner," accessed July 28, 2014
- OpenCongress, "Rep. Ann Wagner," accessed July 28, 2014
- National Journal, "2013 Vote Ratings," accessed July 28, 2014
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- Official Campaign Site, "About Ann," accessed January 16, 2012
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