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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri

Weekly Capitol Report

Apr 29, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
Growing up in rural Missouri you learn that farming is not a job, but a way of life and that American farmers are the back bone of our nation. Farmers work hard to provide the necessities and staples in our lives like food and clothing and without them our economy would come to a grinding halt.
Apr 22, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
As the owner of a small business and our family farm, tax season has always been a stressful time for me. Unfortunately, the frustration over taxes doesn’t stop with just paying them, but continues when learning how those taxpayer dollars are then spent.
Apr 15, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” As the fear of another tax day approaches, these words ring true for most Americans.
Apr 8, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
46 different events, stops in all 30 counties of Missouri’s 8th Congressional district and over 3,100 miles traveled is how I have spent my past two weeks – to put in perspective that is further than driving from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles.
Apr 1, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
I don’t have the typical pedigree for a Congressman, my father was an auto mechanic and a preacher, my mother was a factory worker.
Mar 25, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
Six years ago last Wednesday, Obamacare was signed into law. Since then, the Administration has intentionally broken the law to hide the laws failure.
Mar 18, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
President Obama has been handed over 20 unanimous, nine to zero defeats before the Supreme Court on his Administration’s illegal and unconstitutional actions. This makes one thing clear to us all; this president severely misunderstands the Constitution.
Mar 12, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan was laid to rest yesterday, so it is only fitting to honor her legacy as one of the most influential First Ladies in American history. The month of March is women’s history month in which we honor the tremendous women throughout history.
Mar 4, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
For many people across the country, hunting and fishing is more than just a recreational activity; it has become a way of life. The people in Southeast and South central Missouri are fortunate to be situated next to the beautiful Mark Twain National Forest; most of the 1.5 million acres are right in Missouri's 8th Congressional District. It is important to me that Missourians have the right to enjoy hunting and fishing and that these rights are not obstructed by bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. who have never set foot in the Mark Twain.
Feb 26, 2016 Weekly Capitol Report
This week, yet again, President Obama has unveiled a plan that fails to keep the folks of Missouri safe.