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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri
  • Defund Planned Parenthood

    I recently cosponsored two bills to block all federal funding for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. The action comes after disturbing videos were made public showing Planned Parenthood executives discussing selling body parts of unborn babies, potentially in violation of federal law.
  • Honoring Our Veterans

    One of the best parts of my job is being able to honor the brave men and women who have served our country. Recently I presented Vietnam Veteran Frank Grosspietsch of Salem with the Purple Heart, a medal given to members of the military wounded or killed in service.
  • Bringing Congress to the Classroom with Video Chat

    I connected with Central High School students from his office in Washington, D.C. by hosting a live video chat and answering dozens of questions. As one of the youngest members of Congress, Representative Smith has embraced new technology to stay connected with constituents when he is in Washington, D.C.
  • Leading Full Repeal of Obamacare

    Many families have contacted my offices to share their stories, and I am committed to making those voices heard. I shared one of the letters on the House floor that described how harmful Obamacare has been for families in southeast and southern Missouri.
  • Fighting the President’s Power Grab

    Article I of the Constitution says Congress will change the laws, not the president. Watch my remarks on the House floor about President Obama's unconstitutional executive action on immigration.

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Oct 2, 2015 Weekly Capitol Report

The United States House of Representatives is charged by the Constitution with funding our government. Time after time we are faced with maintaining the status quo or using the power of the purse to reflect America’s priorities. Funding government programs should be done in a specific, targeted way that respects the will of the American people.

Sep 25, 2015 Weekly Capitol Report

History was made this week when Pope Francis addressed a joint session of Congress and was the first Pontiff ever to do so. Some of the most poignant remarks from Pope Francis focused on the importance of religious liberty.  His observations come during a time when the religious rights of millions across the world and here in America are being trampled. 

Sep 18, 2015 Weekly Capitol Report

In a series of disturbing undercover videos filmed and recently released by The Center for Medical Progress, we learned that Planned Parenthood employees may have adjusted abortion procedures without notifying patients in order to harvest baby parts to sell to the highest bidder. Planned Parenthood performs more than 325,000 abortions a year – that’s equivalent to the entire population of St.

Sep 11, 2015 Weekly Capitol Report

This week, I voted to stop the dangerous deal the Obama Administration negotiated to lift sanctions on Iran.  I voted to protect Americans from the global threat posed by a nuclear Iran, because this is not a Republican issue or Democrat issue; this is an American security issue.

Sep 4, 2015 Weekly Capitol Report

America needs a healthy economy that puts folks in control and on the path to financial independence, but last week five unelected bureaucrats at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made a decision to set our economy back and hurt job growth.


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