Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) has voted to protect national security by supporting the National Defense Authorization Act to fund the military through the 2012 fiscal year. The legislation, approved by the House, brings the total authorized funding for National Defense to $554 billion for the base budget and $115.5 billion for overseas contingency operations.
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) has voted to protect taxpayers from a scheduled January increase in their Social Security deductions by voting for H.R. 3630 – the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act. The bill maintains, for another year, the reduction in the Social Security payroll tax that Congress approved last December.
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) is pleased with U.S. House approval of H.R. 1633, the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act, which would remove burdensome, job-threatening regulations governing dust that is kicked up by driving on unpaved roads or by farmers working in their fields.
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) applauds the latest action taken by the U.S. House to address out-of-control federal regulations that are destroying jobs. The House has approved H.R. 10 – the Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, which she co-sponsors.
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler has released the following message to mark the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor:
On this day, Americans join loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving and to thank our Creator for the blessings we enjoy living in the greatest nation on earth.
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) is expressing her disappointment with the failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. The so-called supercommittee, set up as part of the August agreement to raise the debt ceiling, was unable to reach consensus on achieving between $1.2 trillion and $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction.
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4), a co-sponsor of legislation to balance our out-of-control federal budget, is expressing anger and dismay at U.S. House Democrats for blocking approval of the Balanced Budget Amendment (H.J.Res. 2). Republicans voted overwhelmingly in favor of the measure, but failed to find the necessary number of Democrats needed for passage.
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4), sponsor of legislation to stop the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) from ordering the destruction of more than a thousand homes at Lake of the Ozarks, welcomes today’s FERC decision that appears to back off from some of its earlier mandates. But she considers this only a first step in securing the rights of property owners at the Lake.
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) has issued the following Veterans Day statement: