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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri

Weekly Capitol Report

Dec 6, 2013 Weekly Capitol Report

"A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." - Second Amendment, The Constitution of United States

Nov 26, 2013 Weekly Capitol Report

In recent weeks we have all heard examples on the evening news or from our family and friends about the dysfunctional website. The website is not user-friendly and in many cases just simply does not work.

Nov 22, 2013 Weekly Capitol Report

The United States is home to some 28 million small businesses. Locally owned businesses help tell the uniquely American story of rural communities in our Eighth Congressional District. Many times these businesses become cornerstones and landmarks in small towns, and are proudly passed down from one generation to the next.

Nov 15, 2013 Weekly Capitol Report

Our Eighth Congressional District is home to some of the most naturally beautiful areas in the country. We are fortunate to have the Jacks Fork and Current Rivers that provide families with a place to canoe, swim, boat, and fish close to home.

Nov 8, 2013 Weekly Capitol Report

Rural communities in Missouri rely heavily on coal-fired energy to power their homes, businesses and farms. In fact, over 80% of Missouri’s power is generated by coal-fired power plants. Missourians and other rural Americans stand to lose when Washington bureaucrats regulate rural energy production instead of creating a responsible national energy policy that works for all Americans.

Nov 1, 2013 Weekly Capitol Report

When I am home in Missouri one of the most frequent complaints I hear about Congress is that its members live under a different set of rules than the rest of America.

Oct 25, 2013 Weekly Capitol Report

Soon senior citizens across our congressional district will be receiving information about Medicare Open Enrollment. During this two month enrollment period, current Medicare beneficiaries can alter their coverage plans and new beneficiaries can sign up for a Medicare plan for the first time. Medicare Open Enrollment begins October 15th and closes December 7th.

Oct 18, 2013 Weekly Capitol Report

As you know, the government shutdown created by Washington’s inability to work together for the common good is now over.  The Senate and the House of Representatives passed legislation to extend our nation’s borrowing limit and end the first government shutdown in 17 years.

Oct 11, 2013 Weekly Capitol Report

The current dysfunction and gridlock in Washington frustrates families across our country and in our Eighth Congressional District. With the constant spin coming from national media outlets, the White House and congressional leaders, it’s hard to determine if any real progress is being made towards ending the government shutdown.

Oct 4, 2013 Weekly Capitol Report

Washington politicians could learn a lot from folks back home in Missouri. In Missouri, people don’t get paid for working until they get their job done. Washington should be held to that same standard.