Republican Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler detailed her achievements over the past year in front of the Pettis County Pachyderm Club at Best Western on Friday.

Randy Kirby

“We had a wonderful year in this country as we look back. We've had a whole new person added to the Surpreme Court. We've rolled back tons of regulations that is stimulating the economy. We've got a record stock market. But legislatively, we have passed multiple bills in the House,” Hartzler said. “Now some of them are stopped in the Senate, but actually, we've passed more bills in the House then we have in the past four adminstrations.”

Hartzler went on to say that she passed a bill to reform FEMA so that agency will give people much-needed help in a timely manner after a disaster.

Another bill dealt with the problem sex trafficking.

More bills pertain to the National Defense Authorization Act that will help with modernization of the B-2 Stealth bomber, which is stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base, in addition to 2.4 percent pay raise for military personnel.

The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (House Resolution 1), sponsored by the House and Senate Conference Committee, was the key piece of legislation passed last week and highlighted by Hartzler at the Pachyderm's weekly meeting. Hartzler's field representative passed out a two-page list of details contained in the act.

The act will “help every family keep more of their hard-earned money, and make our businesses competitive again, by reducing the corporate tax rate, as well as the individual tax rate,” Hartzler said.

Looking ahead to 2018, Hartzler said she is excited about the future in reference to an infrastructure bill, a farm bill and a welfare reform bill. “I'm encouraged by the progress we've made just in one year,” she said. “I feel so privileged to represent the people of this area.”

Prior to her appearance at Best Western, Hartzler visited downtown Sedalia and took a short tour of the area and visited with small business owners. “There's some great businesses downtown. We want to see them to continue to see them thrive and grow and expand and have even more businesses move in down there,” she concluded.

US Rep Hartzler R-4th District, was introduced on Friday by Missouri State Rep Dean Dohrman, R-51.