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  • We March for Life
    Posted in Weekly Capitol Report on January 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Conservative Values

    This week, hundreds of thousands of Americans came to our nation’s Capital to March for Life. Sadly, we have lost more than 60 million lives in the United States since abortion became legal and Roe v. Wade was upheld by the Supreme Court 45 years ago. That is 60 million less lives which could have grown up to find the cure to cancer, discovered new sources of energy, become an astronaut or the next President of the United States. But more than likely, many of those lives would have had a smaller... Read more

  • Jason Smith named to powerful House leadership group
    Posted in In the News on December 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Conservative Values

    U.S. Rep. Jason Smith, R-Salem, has been chosen to serve on a powerful leadership committee in the House, the first Missourian appointed since U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., was a House representative years ago. Republican colleagues Thursday elected the 8th District congressman to serve on the Republican Steering Committee, a group of House leaders tasked with choosing committee chairmen and who will serve on the various legislative committees. The 35-year-old Smith is the second-youngest lawmaker... Read more

  • Rep. Smith tries to end EPA rules on wood stoves
    Posted in In the News on December 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Conservative Values, Energy, Environmental Protection Agency

    POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- There's nothing quite like the warmth generated by a cozy old wood stove during winter. But Environmental Protection Agency regulations issued in January to snuff the crackling fire in the potbelly -- in the name of air quality and better breathing -- now are the law of the land and causing some headaches for self-sufficient families and stove dealers in the Show-Me State. A local congressman is taking aim against those regulations. The EPA's rule tightened the amount of par... Read more

  • U.S. House passes protection for wood stove users
    Posted in In the News on December 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Conservative Values, Energy, Environmental Protection Agency

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment Thursday eliminating new EPA regulations on wood stoves. The amendment, introduced by Congressman Jason Smith, R-8th District, passed with a bipartisan vote of 247-177 and was added to H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act. “The EPA has decided that 12 million wood-burning stoves in 2.4 million households across America need to be regulated because of Washington-driven bureaucrat emissions standards," he said. "Peo... Read more

  • Smith makes stop at Cape Girardeau's Birthright organization
    Posted in In the News on September 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Conservative Values

    Barb McKeon, an assistant director at Birthright of Cape Girardeau, shows donated afghans to Congressman Jason Smith during his tour of Birthright on Tuesday. U.S. Rep. Jason Smith on Tuesday took a tour of Birthright of Cape Girardeau, which offers alternatives to abortion, and asked questions about the not-for-profit's services and funding. Smith, R-Salem, co-sponsored two bills that would block taxpayer dollars from supporting Planned Parenthood or other organizations that perform abortions ... Read more

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