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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri

Press Releases

Sep 2, 2014 Press Release

Smith’s comments come after Noranda announced 200 layoffs at New Madrid facility

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Smith (MO-08), issued the following statement after Noranda Aluminum announced 200 layoffs at the company’s New Madrid facility.

Aug 25, 2014 Press Release
Congressman writes letter of support for Fort Leonard Wood, opposes operational and personnel cuts

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) sent a letter to Secretary of the Army John McHugh and General Raymond Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army, highlighting the importance of Fort Leonard Wood.

Aug 6, 2014 Press Release

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO – Today, Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) celebrated the passage of Amendment 1, the Right to Farm. Before his election to the United States House of Representatives in June 2013, Smith was the original sponsor of the Right to Farm legislation in the Missouri General Assembly.

Jul 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) voted in support of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. The bipartisan legislation makes much needed reforms to the VA healthcare system.

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.