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  • U.S. Rep. Jason Smith Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jason Smith announced the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in public, private and homeschools across southeast and south central Missouri. The theme for the competition is “Our Nation, Our District, Our Community.” “Seeing the spirit of Missouri expressed in student’s artwork and displayed in the US Capitol Building is always thrilling,” said Congressman Smith. “As I travel across the 30 counties that make up Missouri’s 8th Congressional District, I ... Read more

  • The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is Headed to President Trump's Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    I am honored to be part of the team that has put a sweeping tax cuts bill on President Trump’s desk. Whether you are a family of two making $24,000 a year or a family of four making $55,000 a year, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act means you will not have to pay a single penny in income tax. It also repeals one of the most burdensome parts of Obamacare, the Individual Mandate, which forced Missourians to buy something they didn't even want - government run healthcare. In meetings and trips to Missouri w... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Smith Fights to Improve Patient Care
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jason Smith authored and introduced legislation last week to remove barriers which limit medical providers’ ability to administer care for patients suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD). ESRD patients typically spend many hours, multiple times a week receiving treatment in a dialysis facility. The Dialysis PATIENTS Act will streamline care for these patients and allow their medical care providers to deliver treatments for other medical needs while in the dialysis facility. Ri... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Smith Helps Missouri Students Pursue their Education
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    On Thursday, Congressman Jason Smith authored and introduced a bill that will help working students afford college tuition. Smith has met with students in every county of Missouri’s sprawling 8th Congressional District, and heard the need for legislation like the Upward Mobility Enhancement Act firsthand. The Upward Mobility Enhancement Act allows employers to offer tax-free education assistance of up to $11,500 a year to their employees. This gives students the opportunity to enter the workforc... Read more

  • Congressman Jason Smith Talks with the Next Generation of Leaders
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    EDGAR SPRINGS, MO – Today, Congressman Jason Smith stopped in Phelps County to talk with Edgar Springs students about his experience growing up in rural Missouri and what it’s like to work with President Trump. Smith was greeted by a warm welcome and took questions from the students. When asked if he worked with President Trump, Smith shared, “In Congress, I work on the committee in charge of getting tax cuts for all Americans, your parents included, and I have met with President Trump and Vice ... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Jason Smith Secures Flood Study
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    DE SOTO, MO – This week, Congressman Jason Smith announced that the Corps of Engineers, after initially cutting the project, will investigate the cause of frequent flooding along Joachim Creek in De Soto. “The creek floods after just a few inches of rain and is a constant threat to local residents and their property,” said Congressman Smith. “I’m glad I was able to sit down with the Corps and urge them to get to the root of the problem. This project is an investment in our area that will hopeful... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Smith Encourages Students to Submit Applications for Service Academy Nominations
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jason Smith reminded students that he is accepting applications for nomination to U.S. Service Academies. As a Member of Congress, Smith is able to make nominations for the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. “Attending a Service Academy can be a life changing experience. Students get a world class education and assume a leadership role in the military upon graduation,” said Congressman Smith. “Service Academ... Read more

  • Congressman Jason Smith Talks with the Next Generation of Leaders
    Posted in Press Releases on October 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    SUCCESS, MO – Congressman Jason Smith stopped in Texas County on Wednesday, October 18, to talk with Success School students. Smith was greeted by a warm welcome and took questions from the students. In addition to being asked about what it was like to be a Member of Congress, one student asked the Congressman why he would care about visiting such a small school. “I grew up going to a school just like this, and I want all of you to know that you are just as important as the kids who go to bigger... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Jason Smith Works to Keep Iron County Medical Center Doors Open
    Posted in Press Releases on October 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    PILOT KNOB, MO – Congressman Jason Smith stopped in Iron County on Tuesday, October 17, to meet with the Iron County Medical Center. Smith saw updates to the 15-bed facility and met with hospital leadership. After hearing details of the hospitals financial needs, Smith recently met with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to evaluate and discuss what steps could be taken to help the hospital remain open. “Critical access hos... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Jason Smith Meets with Rolla Regional Economic Commission
    Posted in Press Releases on October 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    ROLLA, MO – Today, Congressman Jason Smith was in Phelps County to meet with the Rolla Regional Economic Commission at their monthly public meeting. During the hour-long conversation, Smith and attendees discussed tax reform, healthcare and the national debt. “It is ridiculous that Americans are spending more than 250 billion dollars a year just to figure out how much money they owe the IRS,” said Congressman Smith. “I have talked with thousands of people across southeast and south central Misso... Read more

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