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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri

Weekly Capitol Report

Jul 8, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report

Congressman Jason Smith Capitol Report

Facts Matter

July 8, 2016

Jul 1, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
We celebrate our nation's Independence Day with fireworks, parades, picnics and performances of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Americans across our great nation use this day to celebrate how fortunate we all are to live in a free country and they do so in a way which brings together family, friends and communities.
Jun 24, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report

‘Words have meaning’ and ‘actions have consequences,’ those are two sayings or quips that many of us have heard before. However, I can tell you when it comes to the U.S. Constitution and the expected conduct of elected Representatives. I believe these two phrases are absolutely essential to characterizing our form of democracy.

Jun 17, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
Disbelief, horror, devastation, sorrow. As we saw the images and news unfold from Orlando, Florida this week it was hard not to feel some of these emotions.
Jun 10, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
We all have those moments that stick with us, maybe it was an achievement, a tragedy, overcoming a fear, or coming to a realization. I had one of those moments 36 months ago when a big number was staring me in the face. It was 285, and it was the one looking back at me from the bathroom scale.
Jun 3, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report

Nobody likes a bully. We ask our public schools not to tolerate bullying and we teach our children to stand up for what is right in the face of intimidation. Yet President Obama is acting like a bully when it comes to the recent directive to public schools across this country regarding sexual identity.

May 27, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer. The temperatures are rising, school is winding down for many and the smell of backyard barbecues as the sun goes down is starting to fill the air.
May 20, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report

This week thousands of law enforcement officers from around the country came to Washington, DC to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. As part of the memorial ceremonies, 252 names will be added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall and among them three officers from Missouri killed in the line of duty last year.

May 13, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report

Congressman Jason Smith Capitol Report

Prescription Pain: Killers

May 13, 2016

May 6, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
We celebrate small business entrepreneurs this week by giving them their formal recognition during National Small Business Week.