President Trump exercised one of the most significant responsibilities given to him by Article II of the United States Constitution this week when he nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Filling Justice Scalia’s shoes will be no easy task, but I have no doubt that a conservative pro-life judge like Gorsuch will be up to the challenge.
Washington, DC- Today, Congressman Jason Smith (MO-08) welcomed Reverend Jennifer Moxley to Washington D.C. for the 65th Annual National Prayer Breakfast. Reverend Moxley currently serves as associate pastor of First United Methodist Church in Sikeston, MO.
U.S. Rep. Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement following President Trump’s nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court:
It is not every day that a Missourian gets to sit on the steps of the United States Capitol and witness firsthand a Presidential swearing in ceremony.
January 22nd marks the 44th anniversary of the Supreme Court Ruling that has left over 59 million and counting dead - Roe v. Wade. On January 27th, thousands of people around the country will participate in the March for Life to serve as a voice for those who weren’t given a choice to live.
The most important speech for the future of this country wasn’t the one President Obama gave this past week, a speech which looked back at eight years of failures, but instead will be the speech about our future Donald J Trump will deliver from the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Friday.
“I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
Congressman Jason Smith Sworn Into the 115th Congress
Washington, DC- Today, Congressman Jason Smith was sworn into the 115th Congress. This is the start of his second full term representing the Eighth Congressional District of Missouri and the 30 counties it encompasses across southeastern and south central Missouri.
Talk tough to your allies and ignore your enemies. That has become the foreign policy doctrine which will define our current President. President Obama’s decision to abstain from voting on an anti-Israel United Nations (UN) resolution this week is a clear betrayal of our strong alliance and our enduring commitment to support Israel.
Rep. Jason Smith visited a county high school and area business last week.
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Congressman Smith congratulates the opening of Your Community Health Center in Rolla.
On January 24th, Congressman Smith shared the story of Doug; a hardworking 61 year old cabinetmaker from southeast Missouri who has been without health care coverage for 2 years. He cannot afford to pay the higher premiums under Obamacare while he supports his family. His health insurance premiums would cost him roughly $900 per month, more than he pays for rent.
Congressman Smith held a discussion with President Trump and Vice President Pence about how they are doing more in their first week in the White House to improve the lives of Missourians than the last President did in eight years.