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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri

Press Releases

Aug 2, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Jason Smith amendment would require oversight for all ObamaCare Regulations

WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed an amendment from Congressman Jason Smith (MO-08), that would require congressional oversight for burdensome regulations enacted from President Obama’s healthcare mandate, the Affordable Care Act. Smith’s amendment received broad bipartisan support and passed the House with a vote of 227 to 185.

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Jul 26, 2013 Press Release
The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a field hearing in West Plains

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, July 29, 2013, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power will hold an oversight field hearing in West Plains, Missouri titled “Stopping Federal Land and Water Grabs: Protecting Property Rights from Washington, DC Edicts.”

Jul 15, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON  – U.S. Representative Jason Smith (MO-8) and U.S.

Jul 11, 2013 Press Release
Letter to Natural Resources Committee Chairman asks for Congressional Action

WASHINGTON – Last week the Department of the Interior withdrew the National Blueway designation for the White River.  In the wake of this move by the department, Congressman Jason Smith (MO-8) and Congressman Billy Long (MO-7) are seeking a hearing of the Natural Resources Committee to learn how the National Blueways System designation was initially imposed on the White River watershed i

Jul 11, 2013 Press Release
Cape Chamber will host office ribbon cutting to be followed by an open house reception

WASHINGTON – TOMORROW, Friday, July 12, 2013, Congressman Jason Smith will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house reception at his Cape Girardeau office. The Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce will host the ribbon cutting and Congressman Smith and his staff will be on hand to meet constituents. The ribbon cutting and open house are open to the public.

Jul 2, 2013 Press Release
Smith says pressure from locals and congressional delegation ended the Blueways designation

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Smith announced the Department of the Interior has rescinded the National Blueways Designation for the White River watershed in Missouri and Arkansas. The decision was made after citizens in Missouri and Arkansas voiced opposition, and, after lawmakers like Smith pressured the Interior Department to rescind the designation.

Jun 28, 2013 Press Release
Smith will serve on the Intellectual Property, Regulatory Reform and Constitution Subcommittees of the House Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Smith announced he will serve on the Intellectual Property, Regulatory Reform and Constitution Subcommittees of the House Judiciary Committee.

Jun 25, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Smith announced he has joined the Republican Study Committee (RSC). The Republican Study Committee is a group of 173 House Republicans organized for the purpose of advancing a conservative social and economic agenda in the House of Representatives.

Jun 18, 2013 Press Release
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is the first Smith co-sponsored bill to pass the House

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Smith voted in support of H.R. 1797, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban abortions in the United States after 20 weeks post fertilization. Smith has been in Congress less than two weeks, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is the first bill Smith co-sponsored upon entering Congress.

Jun 17, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Smith sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell expressing his serious concerns over Secretarial Order 3321, the National Blueways System. Smith said the mandated designation would impact families in Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District.

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