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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri


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Sep 16, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report

This week, the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee conducted a public hearing delving into the policies and procedures the U.S. State Department employs for preserving federal records.

Sep 9, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
We have all heard the famous quote “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” This week as the U.S. Congress once again gaveled back into session, the same results held true as we were immediately met with new details of just how partisan and politically minded this Administration is.
Sep 7, 2016 In The News

NEWS: Delta Regional Authority, state and local partners invest more than $7 million into the Missouri Bootheel economy 

Investment helps expands fiber optic infrastructure in Marquette tech district 

Sep 2, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report

The Salem community and I took a major step toward fall last Friday when we watched Salem High Football return to play under the familiar ‘Friday Night Lights’.  The start of a new school year is exciting because it is an opportunity for students to set new goals for the academic year and start to put plans in motion to achieve those goals.

Aug 30, 2016 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement regarding a new report showing that an estimated 85 percent of Missouri counties could have only one Obamacare insurer in 2017:

Aug 26, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report

This week marks the 20th anniversary of “welfare reform” and at the time it was hailed as one of the most widespread changes to addressing federal poverty our nation had ever seen. They promised it was the end of welfare as we would know it.

Aug 20, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
A secret mission carried out using an unmarked cargo plane carrying piles of currency acquired from the central banks of the Netherlands and Switzerland. This sounds like a scene from a James Bond movie, but in fact this is an actual scene of a secret mission carried out under the Obama Administration.
Aug 16, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Jason Smith has named two educators from the 8th Congressional District to represent him on the Missouri State Council for the Congressional Award.
Aug 12, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report

This August much of the country is experiencing an uncomfortable heat wave, but in southeast and south central Missouri it is just something we expect every year. And, while the temperature and humidity make it uncomfortable to be outside it is also an important time of our growing season. However, one thing most everyone wishes we could do without is the mosquitos.

Aug 5, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report

Over the past 11 days, I have travelled nearly 3,000 miles, visited all 30 counties of Missouri’s 8th Congressional District and have visited almost 50 different farms and agricultural businesses. There were early mornings and long days in the scorching Missouri heat over the past two weeks, but that is nothing new to many of the incredible folks I had the opportunity to visit with.

Photo Galleries

Jan 6, 2017 Photo Gallery

Congressman Smith offered his congratulations to the newly sworn in officials from Texas County.

Jan 6, 2017 Photo Gallery

On Wednesday January 4th, Congressman Smith met with Vice President-elect Mike Pence to discuss how Congress is going to work with the Trump Administration to provide relief for Americans struggling under Obamacare.

Dec 31, 2016 Photo Gallery

Congressman Smith is pleased to hear that Hartmann US will begin production in Rolla in January 2017. Hartmann produces egg cartons that are used around the world.