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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri

Weekly Capitol Report

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.
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.