In 1995, Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act which called for officially moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support; however, it has been ignored by every President since it was signed into law - each promising to follow through, but failing to do so.
This week, President Trump returned to the place where he started his push for historic tax cuts three months ago, right here in Missouri. This time, the President spoke in detail about the proposal which I had recently helped advance through the U.S.
The era of strategic patience and capitulation symptomatic of the Obama Administration and their approach to North Korea finally ended this week. President Trump has now formally declared and labeled North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. What does that mean?
Giving thanks, saying grace, blessing the food. Whatever your household calls it, praying before a meal is something I grew up doing with my family and still do today. In my family, we call it “saying the blessing.” This is a time of fellowship that provides me with reflection, restoration, and gives me hope for the future.
“The final and best means of strengthening demand among consumers and business is to reduce the burden on private income and the deterrents to private initiative which are imposed by our present tax system…The purpose of cutting taxes now is not to incur a budget deficit, but to achieve the more prosperous, expanding economy which can bring a budget surplus.”
As a grateful nation, we pause this week to honor America’s veterans.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jason Smith authored and introduced legislation last week to remove barriers which limit medical providers’ ability to administer care for patients suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
With Halloween only a few days away, unfortunately American taxpayers were greeted with the wrong kind of ‘tricks’ this week. On Tuesday, it was uncovered that the Department of Justice under then Attorney General Eric Holder was picking and choosing what organizations to make settlement payments to, based on if they were liberal or conservative.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Congressman Jason Smith authored and introduced a bill that will help working students afford college tuition. Smith has met with students in every county of Missouri’s sprawling 8th Congressional District, and heard the need for legislation like the Upward Mobility Enhancement Act firsthand.
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I have spoken with both our Governor and FEMA. Both pledged state and federal assistance to our area. I am in constant communication with folks on the ground and am visiting many affected areas. As I get updates from our first responders, I will pass along the information. Follow me on Facebook for updates.
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
U.S. Rep. Jason Smith, R-Salem, has been chosen to serve on a powerful leadership committee in the House, the first Missourian appointed since U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., was a House representative years ago.
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- There's nothing quite like the warmth generated by a cozy old wood stove during winter.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment Thursday eliminating new EPA regulations on wood stoves.
The amendment, introduced by Congressman Jason Smith, R-8th District, passed with a bipartisan vote of 247-177 and was added to H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act.
Missouri's Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon says screening refugees is the federal government's job and is calling for safeguards following deadly terror attacks in Paris.
Nixon in a Monday statement didn't say he'd block Syrian refugees from settling in Missouri.
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Thanks to Mr. Blake Gerard, Mr. Paul Combs, and Mr. Rance Daniels for stopping by to discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead for rice farmers. I always enjoy visiting and sharing ideas with these guys back in Missouri and when they are out in Washington.
Always a pleasure to meet with university representatives from home. I want to thank the president of Jefferson College, Dr. Raymond Cummiskey, for bringing his colleagues to Washington, and I wish them continued success as they take on one of life’s most important tasks as key influencers in the lives of the future leaders of tomorrow.
Humbled by the visit of our own Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft. Great to talk about his work to lessen the role of government in all our lives and our hardworking leaders in the White House and Governors House. I hold much optimism for the future of our state and country. Thank you for coming to Washington, sir, and I look forward to working with you to serve the folks of Missouri.