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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri


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May 19, 2017 Weekly Capitol Report

On Saturday, April 29, waters began rising in southeast and south central Missouri. As quickly as the waters rose, first responders and volunteers sprang into action.

May 15, 2017 Weekly Capitol Report

25,800 of our neighbors in southeast and south central Missouri are in danger of losing healthcare coverage through no fault of their own. The individual healthcare exchanges set up in Missouri under President Obama’s signature healthcare law are on the verge of collapse.

May 5, 2017 Weekly Capitol Report

Last week when the weather reports started to come in, we all feared for the worst…and then the worst happened. Heavy rains, flash floods and rivers cresting at record levels devastated homes, farms and small businesses in southeast and south central Missouri.

May 1, 2017 In The News

I have spoken with both our Governor and FEMA. Both pledged state and federal assistance to our area. I am in constant communication with folks on the ground and am visiting many affected areas. As I get updates from our first responders, I will pass along the information. Follow me on Facebook for updates.

Apr 28, 2017 Weekly Capitol Report

Our tax code is a mess, and that’s putting it lightly. Multiple brackets. High rates. Special interest breaks everywhere. Rules and regulations that are too complicated to understand. It costs more and more each year just to do your taxes, let alone pay them.

Apr 21, 2017 Weekly Capitol Report

It is an honor to serve the thirty counties which make up the 8th Congressional District in southeast and south central Missouri. The best part of my job is getting to spend time with the hard-working families, farmers and business owners who make our district the greatest place to live in the world.

Apr 14, 2017 Weekly Capitol Report

Across southeast and south central Missouri, I have met some of the hardest working people found anywhere in America. Whether they are farmers, manufacturers or small business owners, they all have one thing in common – they want to do their jobs free of government overreach and interference, and provide their products, services and goods to others in Missouri and around the world.

Apr 12, 2017 Press Release
Caruthersville, MO – On Friday, Congressman Jason Smith was honored with an award for supporting policies that create jobs, innovation and growth within the manufacturing sector. The National Association of Manufacturers awarded Smith with the Manufacturing Legislative Excellence award. This award recognizes Smith’s work to repeal harmful regulations and his fight to free the manufacturing industry from unnecessary burdens that inhibit production.
Apr 10, 2017 Press Release
MARSTON, MO – On Friday, Congressman Jason Smith was in Marston to tour the New Madrid Power Plant and discuss his work to relieve the regulatory burden on energy providers in Missouri.
Apr 7, 2017 Weekly Capitol Report
On Friday, with the confirmation of our newest Supreme Court member, Justice Neil Gorsuch, the American people were finally able to claim victory over liberal obstructionists in the United States Senate. With Gorsuch behind the bench, we have a Justice who respects personal freedom and liberty. He knows our Constitution is a document that defers power from the federal government to the states, and puts the rights of individuals ahead of the interests of bureaucrats in Washington.
Oct 19, 2015 In The News
SEMO Times
Sep 23, 2015 In The News
Southeast Missourian
Barb McKeon, an assistant director at Birthright of Cape Girardeau, shows donated afghans to Congressman Jason Smith during his tour of Birthright on Tuesday.
Sep 2, 2015 In The News
Wayne County Journal-Banner

A Stop in Wayne County

Aug 31, 2015 In The News
Southeast Missourian

Government regulations and keeping the next generation interested in agriculture were two of the most discussed topics when U.S. Rep. Jason Smith visited a beef cattle farm just outside of Jackson on Monday.

Paul "Butch" Meier of Butch's Angus is a fourth-generation farmer who said he hopes his sons and grandchildren carry the farm through the next few generations.

Aug 31, 2015 In The News
Farmington Daily Journal
Aug 20, 2015 In The News
The Lebanon Daily Record

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican U.S. Rep. Jason Smith says he thinks the federal Environmental Protection Agency should be eliminated.

Aug 18, 2015 In The News
Rolla Daily News
Aug 18, 2015 In The News
Steelville News

Perkins Farm

May 12, 2015 In The News
Ste. Genevieve Herald

Photo Galleries

Feb 3, 2017 Photo Gallery

The Perryville Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet January 26, 2017 was a huge success with a sold out crowd of 339 attending. The increase in participation from just a few  years ago was a 60% increase according to the new Chamber President Kelly Brown.

Jan 27, 2017 Photo Gallery

Congressman Smith congratulated Elissa Jennison pictured with her staff for receiving the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award at the Rolla Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.

Jan 27, 2017 Photo Gallery

Congressman Smith recognized the Celebrations of Nations Committee for receiving the Annual Achievement Award at the Rolla Chamber Banquet for their work in the community.