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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri

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Apr 18, 2014 Weekly Capitol Report

The primary responsibility of the federal government and the President of the United States is to secure the safety of American citizens at home and abroad. President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget is reckless and irresponsible in many ways, particularly with respect to our national security. President Obama’s proposed budget cuts leave our military grossly underprepared and underfunded.

Apr 11, 2014 Weekly Capitol Report

As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, this week I participated in an oversight hearing for the United States Department of Justice. Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the committee about a variety of issues. When my turn came to question Attorney General Holder, I asked him if states do not have to comply with federal drug laws, why should they have to comply with ObamaCare?

Apr 4, 2014 Weekly Capitol Report

The problems with President Obama’s healthcare mandate never seem to end. Families and individuals in Missouri are experiencing huge increases in their monthly premiums. The doctor-patient relationship that is so essential for quality care is being harmed by bureaucratic hurdles and increasing paperwork.

Mar 14, 2014 Weekly Capitol Report

The Constitution is clear- Congress has the duty to write laws and, once they are enacted, it is the President’s responsibility to enforce the laws. Article II, section 3 of the U.S. Constitution declares that the President “shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” However, President Obama has failed on multiple occasions to enforce acts of Congress that he disagrees with.

Mar 10, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jason Smith recently sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, expressing his support for the Keystone XL Pipeline and asking the secretary to move swiftly on the project’s application. It has been over five years since the backers of the Keystone XL Pipeline first submitted their application to the U.S.

Mar 7, 2014 Weekly Capitol Report

In 2008, in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, President Obama warned Americans that under his policies for energy, “electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket.” President Obama’s proclamation is coming true. Millions of Americans, including families in our Eighth District, are suffering from one of the coldest winters in recent memory – and in some cases, the most expensive.

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