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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri

Weekly Capitol Report

Jun 10, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
We all have those moments that stick with us, maybe it was an achievement, a tragedy, overcoming a fear, or coming to a realization. I had one of those moments 36 months ago when a big number was staring me in the face. It was 285, and it was the one looking back at me from the bathroom scale.
Jun 3, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report

Nobody likes a bully. We ask our public schools not to tolerate bullying and we teach our children to stand up for what is right in the face of intimidation. Yet President Obama is acting like a bully when it comes to the recent directive to public schools across this country regarding sexual identity.

May 27, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer. The temperatures are rising, school is winding down for many and the smell of backyard barbecues as the sun goes down is starting to fill the air.
May 20, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report

This week thousands of law enforcement officers from around the country came to Washington, DC to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. As part of the memorial ceremonies, 252 names will be added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall and among them three officers from Missouri killed in the line of duty last year.

May 13, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report

Congressman Jason Smith Capitol Report

Prescription Pain: Killers

May 13, 2016

May 6, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
We celebrate small business entrepreneurs this week by giving them their formal recognition during National Small Business Week.
Apr 29, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
Growing up in rural Missouri you learn that farming is not a job, but a way of life and that American farmers are the back bone of our nation. Farmers work hard to provide the necessities and staples in our lives like food and clothing and without them our economy would come to a grinding halt.
Apr 22, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
As the owner of a small business and our family farm, tax season has always been a stressful time for me. Unfortunately, the frustration over taxes doesn’t stop with just paying them, but continues when learning how those taxpayer dollars are then spent.
Apr 15, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” As the fear of another tax day approaches, these words ring true for most Americans.
Apr 8, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
46 different events, stops in all 30 counties of Missouri’s 8th Congressional district and over 3,100 miles traveled is how I have spent my past two weeks – to put in perspective that is further than driving from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles.