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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri


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May 12, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DCCongressman Jason Smith (MO-8) issued the following statement today after a U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary M. Collyer ruled in House v. Burwell that the Obama Administration unlawfully funded parts of Obamacare without an appropriation from Congress.

May 11, 2016 Press Release
Today, the Ways and Means Committee advanced Congressman Jason Smith’s bill, H.R. 2966, the Reducing Poverty through Employment Act, during a committee markup. Smith’s bill creates a new core purpose under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program to explicitly recognize that the best way out of poverty is employment.
May 9, 2016 Press Release
The halls of the U.S. Capitol could be looking a little brighter in the near future and all thanks to a local high school student. Macie Werner from Jackson High School was selected as the winner of the 30th Annual Eighth Congressional District Art Competition and will represent Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District in the U.S. Capitol.
May 6, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
We celebrate small business entrepreneurs this week by giving them their formal recognition during National Small Business Week.
May 2, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Jason Smith (MO-08) introduced H.R. 5140, the VFD Repeal Act. The legislation would repeal the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) regulation set to go into effect January, 1st of 2017. The regulation was created without Congressional oversight and would dramatically change the process of receiving and administering antibiotics to livestock as well as the relationship between veterinarians, feed suppliers, and farmers.
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 20, 2016 Press Release
Washington, DC- Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman Jason Smith’s bill, H. R. 4885, the IRS Oversight While Eliminating Spending (OWES) Act by a bipartisan vote of 245-179. Smith’s bill provides Congress and the American public with greater oversight and transparency with regards to how the IRS is spending valuable taxpayer resources.
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 13, 2016 Press Release
Today, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee passed Congressman Jason Smith’s bill, H. R. 4885, the IRS Oversight While Eliminating Spending (OWES) Act. Smith’s bill will provide Congress and the American public with greater oversight with regards to how the IRS is spending valuable taxpayer resources.

Photo Galleries

Dec 16, 2016 Photo Gallery

On Wednesday, December 14th, the North County Singers from North County High in Bonne Terre gave a beautiful performance of Hark the Herald Angel Sing during the Bonne Terre Chamber of Commerce meeting. North County High School's vocal music program has received many honors recently including being selected to perform at the Missouri Music Educators Association meeting in January.

Dec 9, 2016 Photo Gallery

On December 9th, Congressman Smith spoke at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association.

Dec 9, 2016 Photo Gallery

The American Legion Post 63 held a riverfront remembrance ceremony in Cape Girardeau to honor the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.