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Combating Insider Trading | Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler

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L to R: Brian Millner, Columbia, Missouri Community College Association CEO; James Cooksey, Moberly, ACCT Board Chair, MACC Trustee and Court Judge; Patty Wood, LaMonte, Board VP; Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler; Dr. Joanna Anderson, Sedalia, SFCC President; and Randy Eaton, Warsaw, Board President.

Over the past few years in Washington, the amount of in-person meetings have been limited, but this is starting to change!

It was a pleasure to meet with constituents from State Fair and Moberly Area Community Colleges to discuss how Congress can best support these educational institutions. I appreciate them coming and can’t wait for the U.S. Capitol and surrounding facilities to reopen for all to enjoy once again.

Please see below for more events from this week.


The fight to ban Members of Congress from trading stocks is being waged in Washington – with Senator Hawley and I leading the battle.

One of the most basic things that we should be able to expect is that people who serve in Congress will be focused on actually doing what the people want and not on lining their own pockets. That is why we have introduced the Banning Insider Trading in Congress Act. This legislation will prohibit members of Congress and their spouses from holding, acquiring or selling stocks during their tenure in elected office. Instead, members can put their savings into broad-based mutual funds, like those used by most Americans, or place their assets in blind trusts during their tenure in office. Members of Congress who violate this law will be required to forfeit all of their stock profits to the U.S. Treasury, returning all their gains to the people they are supposed to represent.

We should hold our elected officials to a higher standard. It is time to restore the American people’s trust in their representatives and end stock trading in Congress.


This week, Big Tech platform GoFundMe canceled yet another conservative fundraiser fighting for freedom.

Enough is enough.

When the fundraiser was pulled from GoFundMe, it had already accumulated nearly $10 million intended to support truckers protesting vaccine mandates in Ottawa. The FTC must promptly investigate the crowdfunding platform’s practices and get to the bottom of this glaring attempt by an ultra-liberal arm of Big Tech to silence a freedom movement.


Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler speaks with Newsmax regarding GoFundMe.

In 2020, various Black Lives Matter (BLM) and ANTIFA fundraisers remained on GoFundMe despite perpetrated violence and destruction which resulted in the death of one federal officer and injuries to over 700 federal and local officers.

We must get to the bottom of this alleged discrimination.


With the 2022 Olympics underway, much attention has been drawn exposing the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) horrific human rights abuses. For a full analysis of their crimes against humanity, please visit my website to watch my video detailing China’s human rights abuses.

The CCP must stop their crimes against humanity. A good place to start would be releasing Christian Pastors Wang Yi and Zhang Shaojie, who have been imprisoned for simply practicing their faith. Through the Defending Freedoms Project, I have “adopted” these prisoners of conscience and advocated on their behalf.

Pastor Wang Yi led the Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. Wang’s congregation, one of the most prominent unregistered churches in the country, was shut down during a series of government raids on church gatherings in December 2019.  He was sentenced to 9 years in prison for “inciting to subvert state power” and “illegal business operations.” This is the longest prison term issued against a house church pastor in a decade according to World magazine.

Pastor Zhang Shaojie is a Three-Self church pastor from Nanle County in China’s central Henan province. He was detained on November 16, 2013, after a series of land disputes with local authorities in the Nanle County government. Zhang and more than 20 members of his congregation were charged with “gathering a crowd to disrupt the public order.” On July 4, 2014, Zhang was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Until the CCP releases these pastors, no amount of money spent propping up these Olympics will ever remove the stain of their abuses.


I took to the House Floor this week to honor our police officers and condemn those who have shamefully unleashed “Defund the Police” rhetoric into our communities.

I stood next to the images of nearly 90 police officers who were killed in the line of duty last year. These courageous men and women were shot, assaulted, stabbed, or hit by cars. America has seen a 115 percent increase in ambush attacks on our police officers.

There is no doubt in my mind that liberal hatred and vitriol for law enforcement played a role in the uptick in attacks on our officers. It’s clear: This rhetoric has consequences.

These faces were fathers, mothers, and loved ones. One of them was a fellow Missourian.

Last year, Police Office Blaize Madrid-Evans of Independence, Missouri lost his life while responding to a call when a criminal opened fire and killed him. Blaize was 22-years-old and engaged to be married. He had his whole life ahead of him.

This is tragic. It is unacceptable. Things must change. Our law enforcement officers deserve our respect, support, and thanks. Nothing less.

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