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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri

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Oct 31, 2014 Weekly Capitol Report

We have heard a lot about partisan gridlock lately, but the truth is that over the past two years the House of Representatives passed hundreds of bills that would improve the lives of Americans. We've passed bills to put Americans to work, get energy costs down, and ease burdens on businesses. But where are those bills now? They’re stuck in the Senate.

Oct 24, 2014 Weekly Capitol Report

As we work to stop the spread of Ebola, I have urged the Obama administration to do everything in its power to help protect the American people from this deadly virus. To date, over 9,000 people have contracted Ebola worldwide and more than 4,500 have died.

Oct 17, 2014 Weekly Capitol Report

These days we not only need to protect our privacy from online hackers but from the federal government. The bulk data collection done by the National Security Agency unmasked earlier this year poses a threat to our civil liberties.

Oct 10, 2014 Weekly Capitol Report

Each October, America celebrates National Manufacturing Month. This is an opportunity to reflect upon the rich history of American manufacturing and look at where it is headed.

Oct 3, 2014 Weekly Capitol Report

When I talk to individuals throughout the district, many have heard about the Environmental Protection Agency’s attempt to use 40–plus–year–old laws to close coal power plants, regulate puddles of water and restrict how children can help on family farms.

Sep 26, 2014 Weekly Capitol Report

It has been more than SIX YEARS since backers of the Keystone XL Pipeline first submitted an application to the U.S. State Department to begin construction. This crucial project would build needed infrastructure while creating thousands of jobs and promoting energy independence. Congress demanded action; President Obama should not make us wait.

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