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Wagner blasts Joe Biden’s radical vision of America

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO), Chair of the House Suburban Caucus, released the following statement after Joe Biden showcased a radical, socialist agenda during his State of the Union Address:   “Joe Biden’s failed leadership was fully on display during his State of the Union Address.  At a time when Americans are being hit […]

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The state of our civil and human rights must be made stronger

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the below statement following President Biden’s first State of the Union address:   “While the state of our union is strong, the state of our civil and human rights must be stronger. President Biden took office during a

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Blunt, Merkley introduce legislation banning the use of facial recognition technology by the IRS

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Jeff Merkley (Ore.) today announced the introduction of their No Facial Recognition at the IRS Act, a bipartisan bill to ban the use of biometric recognition technology by the IRS. The introduction of Blunt and Merkley’s bill comes less than a month after the senators sent a letter to the

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Biden’s Ukraine Crisis

By Jason Smith, member of Congress WASHINGTON, D.C. –This week, millions of people around the globe watched in disbelief as Russian President Vladimir Putin declared an unprovoked war on Ukraine. This marks the first major full-scale invasion by a major power in Europe since World War II. While the tragic events are just beginning, the

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Cyber security warning issued to water, wastewater system operators

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The USEPA and WaterISAC are alerting the water and wastewater systems sector to new information regarding a potential cyber threat to United States critical infrastructure. All water and wastewater system owners and operators should read this alert.   Due to current events between Russia and Ukraine, WaterISAC and the USEPA strongly encourage

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Foreign Affairs Committee Republicans commemorate six months since fall of Kabul

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – House Foreign Affairs Committee Vice Ranking Member Ann Wagner (R-MO) and the Republican Members of the Committee have released the following joint statement commemorating six months since the fall of Kabul, Afghanistan. Wagner was joined by Reps. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Steve Chabot (R-OH), Joe Wilson (R-SC), Scott Perry (R-PA),

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Russian sanctions legislation introduced in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) joined 31 of his Senate Republican colleagues in introducing the  Never Yielding Europe’s Territory (NYET) Act to provide the critical support Ukraine needs to defend itself and deter Russian aggression today, while imposing real costs on the Kremlin for its ongoing and potential future aggression against

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In Their Own Words

By Jason Smith, member of Congress This week, the Department of Labor reported that the consumer price index, the measurement of inflation, hit a 40-year high when it came in at 7.5 percent. The numbers shocked many and outpaced even the most dire predictions from economists.   Unfortunately, this comes as no surprise to working-class

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Area prices were up 0.8 percent over the past month, up 7.9 percent from a year ago

KANSAS CITY — Prices in the Midwest Region, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), advanced 0.8 percent in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. Increases in the indexes for food at home, new and used motor vehicles, household furnishings and operations, and apparel were the largest

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