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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri
  • Leading Full Repeal of Obamacare

    Many families have contacted my offices to share their stories, and I am committed to making those voices heard. I shared one of the letters on the House floor that described how harmful Obamacare has been for families in southeast and southern Missouri.
  • Recognizing Three Rivers College Basketball Head Coach Gene Bess

    I had the honor of presenting a Congressional Record to Three Rivers College Coach Gene Bess for becoming the first college basketball coach to reach 1,200 wins.
  • Fighting the President’s Power Grab

    Article I of the Constitution says Congress will change the laws, not the president. Watch my remarks on the House floor about President Obama's unconstitutional executive action on immigration.
  • Honoring Our Veterans

    One of the best parts of my job is being able to honor the brave men and women who have served our country. Recently I presented a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Veterans Day to WWII veteran, Glennon Welker, a Navy Seabee during WWII, in honor of his service to America.
  • Tax Reform and Rural America

    My op-ed on tax reform and rural America was published in The Hill newspaper. I am committed to easing the tax burdens that hinder prosperity for rural America.

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Mar 20, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Smith announces the opening of the annual Eighth Congressional District Art Contest and encourages high school students in his congressional district to participate. Students may submit original paintings, drawings, collages, mixed media, computer-generated art and photographs.

Mar 13, 2015 Weekly Capitol Report

It is no secret that more than six years into office President Obama continues to push a radical anti-gun agenda and attempt to bypass the law-making authority of Congress. We saw this recently in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) proposal to restrict the manufacture and sale of ammunition commonly used by sportsman and hunters.

Mar 11, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, Congressman Jason Smith met with the Ste. Genevieve Rotary Club and provided a legislative update. He took questions from the group on topics including health care, regulations, and energy.

Mar 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Smith spoke with Woodland High School students who are competing in a stock market game called the Capitol Hill Challenge.

Mar 6, 2015 Weekly Capitol Report

“We must maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression.”  These are the words Ronald Reagan spoke more than 30 years ago and a philosophy I still believe wholeheartedly today.  Yet, with proposed cuts to our national defense, including potential cuts at Fort Leonard Wood, it seems some have forgotten the necessity of a strong military.

Mar 2, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Friday, Congressman Jason Smith reintroduced H.R. 1155, the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act (SCRUB Act) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and today the House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the proposed legislation.

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