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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri

Press Releases

Aug 20, 2015 Press Release
Cites EPA’s “war on rural America,” says environmental policy should be left to states

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thursday, Congressman Jason Smith called for elimination of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a federal agency that accidentally dumped three million gallons of toxic waste into a river system in Colorado earlier this month.

The call came during a Missouri Farm Bureau press conference at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.

Jul 30, 2015 Press Release
Bill would allow students to earn tax-free scholarships at Work Colleges, graduate with little to no student loan debt

WASHINGTON – Representatives Jason Smith, Danny Davis, Steve Womack, Billy Long, Rodney Davis, Andy Barr, Peter Welch, Hal Rogers, David Price and George Holding introduced H.R. 3409 on Wednesday, a bill to help make college more affordable for students. The bipartisan bill would allow students to earn tax-free, work-based scholarships at Work Colleges across the country.

Jul 24, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Jason Smith cosponsored two bills to block all federal funding for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. The action comes after two disturbing videos were made public showing Planned Parenthood executives discussing selling body parts of unborn babies, potentially in violation of federal law. 

Jul 6, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, Congressman Jason Smith presented Vietnam Veteran Frank Grosspietsch of Salem with the Purple Heart, a medal given to members of the military wounded or killed in service. Mr. Grosspietsch earned two Purple Heart medals during his service in Vietnam, but was initially only presented with one.

Jun 29, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jason Smith released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency :

Jun 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jason Smith released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on Obergefell v. Hodges:

Jun 25, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Supreme Court ruled in the case King v. Burwell that individuals purchasing health care coverage on the federal exchange are eligible for federal tax subsidies.

May 27, 2015 Press Release
EPA rule finalized today could regulate private ponds, puddles, and irrigation ditches

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jason Smith voiced his continued opposition to the Obama administration’s Waters of the U.S. rule (WOTUS), which was finalized today.

May 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Sunday, Congressman Jason Smith recognized a member of the Dora High School Class of 2015 at commencement and gave brief remarks to the graduating class. Dora senior Taylor Brooks was recognized for his appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point which he will be attending in the fall.