This week, President Trump addressed the United Nations in a way our last President never did – he put America First.
How to be more popular online, what causes my fear of the dentist, angry birds. Does this sound like someone’s Google search history or over $6 million dollars of wasteful government spending? If you guessed spending, you would be correct.
Over the past month, farmers across southeast and south central Missouri have let me into their day to day lives, opening up their homes – and their barns – sharing the issues they struggle with and talking about what I can do to help.
Our tax system is rigged, designed to help only the most powerful people who can afford the most expensive tax lawyers to find their way through tricky tax loop holes. This week, I joined President Donald Trump in Springfield to talk about our complicated and unfair tax code, the work we must do to fix it, and how we are going to give hardworking Americans a pay raise in the process.
Another school year has begun and the sights and sounds of Friday night lights are filling the air. The beginning of a new school year and the return of high school football also reminds me about the importance of local choice, local control and local leadership over the education of the children raised here in south central and southeast Missouri.
On Monday, August 21, 2017, Missourians and folks all across the United States will experience a once in a lifetime event, the 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse. The last time this happened in the continental U.S. was nearly 40 years ago. What’s even more exciting is that a total solar eclipse has not been seen in our area since 1442!
Whether it is a border you can walk across or a border you can launch a missile across, it is the responsibility of Congress and the President to protect our country from those who wish to harm the United States. The last administration drew lines in the sand with foreign countries and let them blow away over and over again.
Time away from family and friends, missing the birth of their sons and daughters, deployed overseas during holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving, anniversaries gone by… these are just a few things the men and women who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces give up in order to defend our freedom.
Growing up in rural Missouri, I knew if I didn’t feed our animals by 6am, I was going to be in trouble. Starting the day with this chore was essential to the rest of the day on the farm going smoothly.
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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.