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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri

Press Releases

Jul 18, 2014 Press Release
Smith supported the legislation that gives permanent tax deduction on food bank donations

Congressman Jason Smith visited the SEMO Food Bank in Sikeston to highlight his support for the America Gives More Act. Pictured from left to right are SEMO Food Bank employee Missy Rice, Smith, and SEMO Food Bank CEO Karen Green.

Jul 11, 2014 Press Release
Smith included language in Energy and Water funding bill to prohibit federal dollars from enforcing EPA proposal

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) announced that his provision to prohibit any federal funds from being used by the Corps of Engineers to enforce the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed “Waters of the United States” rule was included in the legislation that passed the House.

Jul 11, 2014 Press Release
Smith asked USPS officials for a timeline and plan for re-opening the Fremont Post Office after flooding

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) sent a letter to United States Postal Service (USPS) officials asking for the Fremont, Missouri Post Office to be reopened as soon as possible. The facility has been closed since flood waters damaged the town at the end June.

Jul 9, 2014 Press Release
Smith says EPA Administrator should listen to Missourians and abandon “Waters of the United States” power grab

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) called on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to listen to the concerns of farm families during her two-day visit to the Show-Me-State. McCarthy is in Missouri Wednesday and Thursday to push proposed new regulations that would expand her agency’s reach into the lives of every American.

Jul 7, 2014 Press Release
Smith letter to Missouri DNR urges agency to abandon ‘Nonpoint Source Management Plan’ and reject EPA’s ‘Waters of the United States’

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) expressed his concerns over the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) “Nonpoint Source Management Plan” and interactions with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed “Waters of the United States” rule.

Jun 30, 2014 Press Release
Smith supports the Court’s decision to uphold rights of family-owned businesses

WASHINGTON – Today, Monday, June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.  The case involved a challenge to the HHS mandate that requires businesses to provide insurance coverage for certain drugs and devices that are contrary to the religious and moral beliefs of the family-owned business.

Jun 18, 2014 Press Release
Legislation establishes a bipartisan, Blue-Ribbon commission to review regulations and make recommendation for repeal

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Judiciary Committee approved H.R. 4874 the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act of 2014, or SCRUB Act, sponsored by Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO).

Jun 17, 2014 Press Release
Smith formed a Veterans Advisory Board to get direct feedback on issues and legislation

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congressman Jason Smith held a conference call with members of his Veterans Advisory Board to discuss issues with the Department of Veterans Affairs and recent reports of veterans not receiving timely access to care. The Veterans Advisory Board consists of at least two members from each one of the 30 counties in the Eighth Congressional District.

Jun 10, 2014 Press Release
Smith reacts to Veterans Administration Audit, pledges support for Veterans Access to Care Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Smith called on the Veterans Administration (VA) to provide more timely care to America’s veterans while announcing his support for the Veterans Access to Care Act. Smith’s comments come after the release of a VA audit that found more than 57,000 U.S.

May 27, 2014 Press Release
Proposed EPA regulations would raise electric rates on all Missourians

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, May 22nd, Congressman Jason Smith sent a bi-partisan letter that he helped lead with 177 of his colleagues to Gina McCarthy, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Congressman Smith’s letter asks that when EPA’s new rule on emission standards for existing power plants is released, the comment period be extended to 120 days