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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri


The Mississippi River is the lifeblood of Southeast Missouri. Our river ways connect the goods our farmers and manufacturers create with national buyers. I am committed to promoting and protecting our transportation infrastructure. I strongly support working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to maintain and improve necessary infrastructure. 

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Jun 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Jason Smith led the entire Missouri Congressional Delegation in calling for continued usage of Missouri driver’s licenses as the state begins the process of compliance with the REAL ID Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-13). 


Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the federal REAL ID Act was signed into law and established stricter standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and created an additional level of security as recommended by the 9/11 Commission.


Feb 6, 2017 In The News
U.S. Rep. Jason Smith has filed legislation to block Federal Highway Trust Fund dollars from going to states and local governments that refuse to obey federal immigration laws.
Dec 30, 2015 Press Release

Cape Girardeau, MO – On Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 4pm, Congressman Jason Smith invites residents and media to speak directly with the Army Corps on the recent record rainfall and current levels on the Mississippi River. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the Army Corps and others to give a status update on current river levels, projected levels, and what the plan is for each levee. After the update, residents and the media will have a chance to ask questions.

WHO:        U.S. Congressman Jason Smith (MO-08)

May 1, 2015 Weekly Capitol Report

This week in Washington we worked to fund your priorities. This is the first time since 1974 that Congress has gotten such an early start on appropriating your tax dollars. This process gives us the opportunity to make sure your tax dollars are spent wisely on what is most important to southeast and southern Missouri. It’s the right step to appropriating funds rather than passing temporary patches through continuing resolutions which give a blank check to the administration.

Nov 12, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Today, Congressman Jason Smith led a letter with his colleagues to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging the immediate opening of the Mississippi River to unnecessarily delayed barge traffic delivering agricultural harvests to market.