Thanks to Mr. Blake Gerard, Mr. Paul Combs, and Mr. Rance Daniels for stopping by to discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead for rice farmers. I always enjoy visiting and sharing ideas with these guys back in Missouri and when they are out in Washington.
Always a pleasure to meet with university representatives from home. I want to thank the president of Jefferson College, Dr. Raymond Cummiskey, for bringing his colleagues to Washington, and I wish them continued success as they take on one of life’s most important tasks as key influencers in the lives of the future leaders of tomorrow.
Humbled by the visit of our own Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft. Great to talk about his work to lessen the role of government in all our lives and our hardworking leaders in the White House and Governors House. I hold much optimism for the future of our state and country. Thank you for coming to Washington, sir, and I look forward to working with you to serve the folks of Missouri.
The Perryville Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet January 26, 2017 was a huge success with a sold out crowd of 339 attending. The increase in participation from just a few years ago was a 60% increase according to the new Chamber President Kelly Brown.
Congressman Smith congratulated Elissa Jennison pictured with her staff for receiving the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award at the Rolla Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.
Congressman Smith recognized the Celebrations of Nations Committee for receiving the Annual Achievement Award at the Rolla Chamber Banquet for their work in the community.
Congressman Smith congratulates the opening of Your Community Health Center in Rolla.
On January 24th, Congressman Smith shared the story of Doug; a hardworking 61 year old cabinetmaker from southeast Missouri who has been without health care coverage for 2 years. He cannot afford to pay the higher premiums under Obamacare while he supports his family. His health insurance premiums would cost him roughly $900 per month, more than he pays for rent.
Congressman Smith held a discussion with President Trump and Vice President Pence about how they are doing more in their first week in the White House to improve the lives of Missourians than the last President did in eight years.
Congressman Smith congratulates Janet Crow from West Plains on being elected as the 2017 Missouri CattleWomen's Association President and Butch Meier from Jackson on being elected as the 2017 Missouri Cattlemen's Association President.