Ann Wagner http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Wagner Takes Aim At Publications Faciliating Sex Trafficking http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wagner-takes-aim-publications-faciliating-sex-trafficking <p>There was a time when Katie Rhodes was sold for sex out of nightclubs, strip clubs, magazines and online websites. She was part of an estimated $45 million industry of what she called “selling human beings online.”&nbsp;</p><p>“It’s a lot of money, said Rhodes, the founder of the Healing Action Network. “It’s a lot of economic incentive to keep this industry going.”</p><p>Rhodes said it’s crucial that third-party facilitators of prostitution are held accountable. That’s why she’s supportive of Rep. Ann Wagner’s legislation taking aim at publications advertising human trafficking.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:47:28 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34407 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wagner Takes Aim At Publications Faciliating Sex Trafficking St. Louis Is A Hot Spot For Sex Trafficking: A Discussion About Efforts To End The Trade http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-hot-spot-sex-trafficking-discussion-about-efforts-end-trade <p>Sex trafficking is not just an international problem, or even a national one. It is also a problem here in St. Louis. <a href="https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/228631.pdf" target="_blank">According to the U.S. Department of Justice</a>, St. Louis is a hot spot of sex trafficking activity, one of the top 20 in the country.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:56:44 +0000 Camille Phillips & Alex Heuer 34065 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Is A Hot Spot For Sex Trafficking: A Discussion About Efforts To End The Trade U.S. Rep. Wagner On GOP Leadership Role, Sex Trafficking And 2016 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-rep-wagner-gop-leadership-role-sex-trafficking-and-2016 <p>Every week, St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon's Chris McDaniel, Jo&nbsp;Mannies&nbsp;and Jason&nbsp;Rosenbaum talk about the week’s politics.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Note: You can&nbsp;</span><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/politically-speaking/id775890522" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">subscribe to us on iTunes</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;now.</span></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:31:00 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum, Chris McDaniel & Jo Mannies 33944 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org U.S. Rep. Wagner On GOP Leadership Role, Sex Trafficking And 2016 Stenger Outraises Dooley As Koster Continues To Rake It In http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stenger-outraises-dooley-koster-continues-rake-it <p><em><strong>Updated 11:50 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15</strong></em></p><p>The latest campaign-donation numbers are adding more intrigue to St. Louis area’s marquee contest this year between St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and County Councilman Steve Stenger.</p><p>Stenger outraised fellow Democrat Dooley during the last quarter of 2013 -- $245,032 to $115,414. Their latest campaign reports, filed Wednesday, also show Stenger with more in the bank: $638,158 to $458,154.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:51:32 +0000 Jo Mannies 33030 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stenger Outraises Dooley As Koster Continues To Rake It In Missouri's Federal Delegation Makes Full Court Press To Lure 777X http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouris-federal-delegation-makes-full-court-press-lure-777x <p>When U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer met with Boeing CEO James McNerney in his Washington office earlier this month, his message wasn’t subtle.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Luetkemeyer was there to make</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the case that Missouri was the right place to steer production of Boeing's </span>777X<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> civilian aircraft. He said he told </span>McNerney<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> he was “excited about the opportunity for the state of Missouri to bid on it.”</span></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 18:25:20 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32235 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri's Federal Delegation Makes Full Court Press To Lure 777X U.S. House Passes Budget Deal Amid Calls From Blunt And Others To Ignore Opposition http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-house-passes-budget-deal-amid-calls-blunt-and-others-ignore-opposition <p><em>Updated 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12</em></p><p>By a vote of 332-94, the U.S. House overwhelmingly backed a compromise two-year budget deal Thursday night -- in effect, rejecting pressure from conservative groups staunchly opposed to the measure.</p><p>The Senate is expected to swiftly follow suit.</p><p>Those in the House backing the bill included U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin, who appeared on CNBC's "Kudlow Report" after the vote to laud the budget deal's provisions as "gifts that will keep on giving."</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:41:40 +0000 Jo Mannies 32191 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org U.S. House Passes Budget Deal Amid Calls From Blunt And Others To Ignore Opposition Immigration Groups Continue To Pressure Rep. Wagner http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/immigration-groups-continue-pressure-rep-wagner <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pro-immigration reform groups are continuing to put pressure on Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-St. Louis County). About 15 people rallied Monday in Kirkwood, calling for her to address comprehensive immigration reform.</span></p><p>Several people spoke at the rally. Some shared stories of being separated from family members after deportation, while others spoke about not being able to leave the country for a loved one’s funeral.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:12:52 +0000 Chris McDaniel 31725 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Immigration Groups Continue To Pressure Rep. Wagner Six Protestors Arrested During Immigration Reform Rally http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/six-protestors-arrested-during-immigration-reform-rally <p>Nearly 100 activists rallied for immigration reform outside the federal courthouse in St. Louis this morning, calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to vote on a new immigration reform bill (HR 15.)</p><p>The bipartisan bill passed the Senate this summer and includes a pathway to citizenship and tougher border security, but has yet to be brought to a vote in the House.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 23:51:35 +0000 Kate Essig & Joseph Leahy 31159 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Six Protestors Arrested During Immigration Reform Rally Shimkus, Wagner Express Views On U.S. Involvement In Syria http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/shimkus-wagner-express-views-us-involvement-syria <p><em>Reporting by WSIU's Jennifer Fuller.</em></p><p>A southern Illinois Congressman says the United States shouldn’t get involved in Syria – and worries any form of attack would put this country and its allies at greater risk.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Representative John </span>Shimkus<span style="line-height: 1.5;">,&nbsp;</span>R-Collinsville<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;says the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government on civilians is an international issue – one the U.S. shouldn’t take the lead on.</span></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:44:52 +0000 WSIU & St. Louis Public Radio 29646 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Shimkus, Wagner Express Views On U.S. Involvement In Syria Organizing For Action Holds Ballwin, Wentzville Rallies In Support Of Immigration Reform http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/organizing-action-holds-ballwin-wentzville-rallies-support-immigration-reform <p>The Missouri branch of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ofa.missouri/info">Organizing For Action</a>, a nonprofit policy organization working to enact President Obama's agenda, held two rallies at the offices of U.S. Reps.&nbsp;<a href="http://luetkemeyer.house.gov/">Blaine Luetkemeyer</a> and <a href="http://wagner.house.gov/">Ann Wagner</a> today in support of immigration reform.</p><p>The rallies are part of OFA’s “Action August” initiative, which is focused on raising attention around controversial issues while members are back in their district for recess.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:31:06 +0000 Erin Williams 28825 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Organizing For Action Holds Ballwin, Wentzville Rallies In Support Of Immigration Reform