Ann has pledged to serve a cause greater than oneself by standing on common sense conservative principles, confronting injustice and serving as a voice for the most vulnerable in our society. From protecting the unborn, to standing up for our military men and women to making things just a little easier for that single mother of two in Ballwin, she has undertaken an aggressive legislative agenda during her time in Congress. Ann believes in service. Service to her community and service to her country. And that is why she has worked at every step to serve as a voice for her constituents and turn Missouri priorities into real solutions that benefit families from the Second Congressional District.
2015: The Fight Against Sex Trafficking
In 2015, the House and Senate passed and President Obama signed into law Ann’s signature legislation, the Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation (SAVE) Act. The SAVE Act and the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act protect our sons and daughters from the scourge of sex trafficking and represent the first time in over a dozen years that the federal criminal code has been updated to protect our communities from these unthinkable crimes. Ann will continue to fight against those who profit from modern slavery and serve as a voice for the most vulnerable members of our society.
2014: Supporting our Troops and Protecting Missouri Jobs
While working with House Republicans to reign in federal spending, Ann was also able to preserve funding for two crucial Missouri products, the E/A 18-G Growler and the F/A 18 Super Hornet, both of which are produced locally in St. Louis. As the mother of a soldier currently serving in the 101st Airborne, Ann understands the essential nature of these jets to support the mission abroad and return our troops home safely. Additionally, the Growler and Super Hornet production lines contribute to 13,000 local jobs and over 90 regional manufacturers. Ann was proud to lead her colleagues in support of this funding, testifying before the House Armed Services Committee, gathering support among her colleagues and ensuring the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act.
2013: No Budget, No Pay
During her first year in Congress, Ann was proud to support the bipartisan No Budget, No Pay Act, which required the then-Democrat controlled Senate to pass a budget, something that had not occurred in an astounding four years. The principle of this bill was quite simple; Members of Congress are elected with certain fundamental responsibilities, and if the Senate is unable to fulfill these responsibilities, then members of the U.S. Senate should not receive their pay.
2005-2009: Ambassador to Luxembourg
In 2005, following nomination by President Bush and confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Ann was sworn in as the 19th United States Ambassador to Luxembourg by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. She served her country as an Ambassador for four years during which time she assisted in international operations to combat global human trafficking and investigate sources of terrorist financing.
1999-2005: Chair of the State Party
During Ann’s time as Chair of the Missouri Republican Party, Republicans took back control of the Missouri House and Senate for the first time in nearly half of a century. Under Ann’s leadership and through her tireless efforts, these historic Republican gains have led to the current supermajorities that Republicans hold in the Missouri House and Senate.
1996-2005 Lafayette Township Committeewoman
Ann’s service to the St. Louis community truly began at the grassroots level. She served for nine years as a local committeewoman in Lafayette Township, which is located in west St. Louis County. During this time, she engaged in direct voter-to-voter contact, fought for the priorities of her friends and neighbors and assisted conservative candidates running for office at every level of government.