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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri

Press Releases

Jun 10, 2014 Press Release
Smith reacts to Veterans Administration Audit, pledges support for Veterans Access to Care Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Smith called on the Veterans Administration (VA) to provide more timely care to America’s veterans while announcing his support for the Veterans Access to Care Act. Smith’s comments come after the release of a VA audit that found more than 57,000 U.S.

May 27, 2014 Press Release
Proposed EPA regulations would raise electric rates on all Missourians

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, May 22nd, Congressman Jason Smith sent a bi-partisan letter that he helped lead with 177 of his colleagues to Gina McCarthy, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Congressman Smith’s letter asks that when EPA’s new rule on emission standards for existing power plants is released, the comment period be extended to 120 days

May 12, 2014 Press Release
Proposed EPA regulations would place a de-facto ban on new coal-fired power plants

WASHINGTON – Today, Monday, May 12, 2014 Congressman Jason Smith expressed his opposition to newly proposed air quality standards from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

May 5, 2014 Press Release
The EPA is developing new ground-level ozone regulations that would hurt manufacturing, mining, farming and construction jobs

WASHINGTON – Today, Monday, May 5, 2014 Congressman Jason Smith expressed his concerns with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to tighten National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone from the current 75 parts per billion to between 60 and 70 parts per billion.

May 5, 2014 Press Release
Radford is a senior at Bourbon High School and will attend the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY this fall

Congressman Jason Smith congratulating U.S. Military Academy nominee Chris Radford

Apr 23, 2014 Press Release
Smith learned about operations at the Fort and met with members of the military

Rolla, MO – On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) toured Fort Leonard Wood to learn more about daily life on the Fort meet with service members to understand the economic impact of the Fort to rural Missouri. Smith’s visit included a Command Brief detailing the many activities on the Fort and a tour of the military installation.

Mar 10, 2014 Press Release
Smith sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging action on the Keystone project

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jason Smith recently sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, expressing his support for the Keystone XL Pipeline and asking the secretary to move swiftly on the project’s application. It has been over five years since the backers of the Keystone XL Pipeline first submitted their application to the U.S.

Feb 26, 2014 Press Release
Smith questioned the Park Service official and restated his opposition to proposed management changes in the Ozark Nation Scenic Riverways

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) grilled Victor Knox, Associate Director for Park Planning, Facilities and Land for the National Park Service over proposed management changes for the Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR) in Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District.

Feb 24, 2014 Press Release
Winner will receive free airfare from Southwest Airlines to Washington D.C. for a recognition ceremony

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Smith announced the opening of the annual Eighth Congressional District Art Contest and invited high school students in Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District to participate in the contest. Contest entrees need to be submitted to one of Smith’s offices by Friday, April 25th.

Feb 11, 2014 Press Release
Smith says it’s time Washington starts living within its financial means

WASHINGTON – Today, Tuesday, February 11, 2014, Congressman Jason Smith issued the following statement after voting against raising the nation’s debt limit: