Error: Filing Currently Unavailable

Millions of American’s frustration with an outdated, broken and unfair tax code was met symbolically on Tuesday with news that their attempts to file their taxes online was currently ‘unavailable’ and that they should ‘come back on Dec. 31, 9999.” That’s right, the old, clunky and broken tax code – broke the IRS website. Frustrated Missourians who had spent hours trying to do what’s right, trying to comply with their tax obligations before the stated deadline, couldn’t even do so because once ag... READ MORE

The Unbalanced Books

Your farm cannot survive by spending more than you make, neither can your business nor your household - the truth is, neither can your government, but politicians seem disinterested in fixing that problem regardless of what the repercussions may be. Over $21 trillion in debt and counting, that's what the current debt clock of the U.S. Government reads. Those are a heck of a lot of IOUs to the owners of American debt - your retirement accounts, the American taxpayer, businesses large and small, a... READ MORE

Rep. Smith Honored for Cutting Taxes, Reducing Regulations and Fighting for Small Businesses

Today, at the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce First Friday Coffee, Congressman Jason Smith received the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his strong record of fighting for small businesses, cutting taxes and encouraging job growth. The Spirit of Enterprise award is reserved for Members of Congress who cast important votes and advance policy measures that will help grow the economy and bring jobs back to America. “It’s great to be recognized for your work, but fo... READ MORE

Learning and Serving

Every year, I am honored to have the privilege of nominating outstanding young men and women from southern Missouri for appointment to our nation’s finest service academies. In the spring, I am overcome with emotion when calling many of the same students to tell them they have been admitted to one of our nation’s prestigious service academies. Earlier this spring I traveled to West Point and had the opportunity to visit with the cadets I have nominated in recent years and as well as other cadets... READ MORE

Rep. Smith Delivers Tax Cuts, Wage Increases for CVS Employees

Congressman Jason Smith stopped at CVS today to discuss how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has delivered lower taxes, higher wages and better benefits to employees. “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has been life changing for so many folks,” said Congressman Smith. “In less than four months, this bill has put more money in people’s pockets and helped businesses do even more to support employees and their families. At CVS for example, full time employees are saving money on health insurance and benefitting f... READ MORE

He Is Risen

During holy week, beyond decorating and hiding eggs and spending time with our family, we celebrate Jesus’ life, death and most importantly His resurrection. As I reflect on the importance of Easter, I think about how new beginnings have benefited us all. While the Friday of the crucifixion brought grief and loss to Jesus’ loved ones, Sunday brought joy when they found that the tomb was empty and Jesus had risen. His death felt like an end, but truly, it was the beginning of eternal life. Growin... READ MORE

Fighting for the Farm

As a fourth-generation family farm owner, I know just how important agricultural operations are to Missouri’s economy and our rural communities. Missouri farmers are some of the hardest working people around, and it's a privilege to represent them in the United States Congress. Whether you grow corn or cotton, raise cattle or pigs or run one of the many other ag operations across our great state, your hard work not only feeds and clothes Americans, but millions of other families around the world... READ MORE

A Presidential Visit – Part III

Signaling that the priorities and values of the Midwest no longer take a back seat to those of the coastal elite, for the third time in less than eight months, this week President Trump once again visited our great state. Last August, I joined our President in Springfield to officially kick off our push for comprehensive tax reform to reduce the tax burden on American businesses, farmers, families and workers. Three months later, I once again joined the President in St. Charles as we continued t... READ MORE

Congressman Smith Writes Second Shutdown Salary Check to Rolla Pregnancy Resource Center

Congressman Jason Smith presented the Rolla Pregnancy Resource Center with a donation to support expecting mothers and protect unborn children at the 12th Annual Banquet for Life on Thursday. “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,” said Congressman Smith. “I have voted repeatedly and consistently to make sure that no taxpayer funds are used for abortions and instead, I have cho... READ MORE

Stopping Sanctuary States

We are a nation of law and order…or at least that is what we are led to believe. Your elected officials are supposed to honor and uphold the law, not recklessly flaunt and break it, all while potentially putting American lives at risk. But this is exactly what happened in California last week when Oakland Mayor, Libby Schaaf, tweeted a warning to dangerous criminals who are in our country illegally and told them to be on the lookout for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Officers. This on... READ MORE

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