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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri

Press Releases

Mar 10, 2014 Press Release
Smith sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging action on the Keystone project

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.

Feb 26, 2014 Press Release
Smith questioned the Park Service official and restated his opposition to proposed management changes in the Ozark Nation Scenic Riverways

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) grilled Victor Knox, Associate Director for Park Planning, Facilities and Land for the National Park Service over proposed management changes for the Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR) in Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District.

Feb 24, 2014 Press Release
Winner will receive free airfare from Southwest Airlines to Washington D.C. for a recognition ceremony

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Smith announced the opening of the annual Eighth Congressional District Art Contest and invited high school students in Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District to participate in the contest. Contest entrees need to be submitted to one of Smith’s offices by Friday, April 25th.

Feb 11, 2014 Press Release
Smith says it’s time Washington starts living within its financial means

WASHINGTON – Today, Tuesday, February 11, 2014, Congressman Jason Smith issued the following statement after voting against raising the nation’s debt limit:

Feb 10, 2014 Press Release
Smith’s bill would remove Ozark National Scenic Riverways from National Park Service jurisdiction

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) will file legislation to remove the Ozark National Scenic Riverways from federal control and give the park to the state of Missouri. Smith decided to file the legislation after an uproar of concerns from his constituents over proposed new management practices in the park.

Feb 5, 2014 Press Release
Amendment will ensure the Park Service cannot further restrict motor vessels in the ONSR

WASHINGTON – Today, February 5, 2014, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 3950, The Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (SHARE Act) to protect the rights of hunters and fishermen on public lands.

Feb 4, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, February 4, 2014, Congressman Jason Smith urged small business owners, families and individuals in Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District to voice their opposition to proposed management changes on the Ozark National Scenic Riverways ahead of the February 7th comment deadline.

Jan 28, 2014 Press Release
Smith says President Obama’s plans to push new regulations through executive action will hurt Missourians

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Jason Smith responded to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address by cautioning against new regulations from the federal government.

Jan 27, 2014 Press Release
Propane prices have increased by as much as 400% across Missouri

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking for a review of conditions that have led to propane cost spikes in Missouri and much of the Midwest.

Jan 15, 2014 Press Release
Smith called for a return to regular order in the appropriations process

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Smith released the following statement after voting against the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill today in the U.S. House of Representatives:

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