Three Years

On January 20th, 2017, Donald Trump stood on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building, overlooking the National Mall and the monuments erected to honor our nation’s greatest heroes—Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and King— and was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Sitting on the giant stage with the newly elected President, I was filled with optimism about the fresh perspective he would bring to a broken Washington. Since his inauguration, President Trump has fough... READ MORE

Jury of Political Opponents

After unconstitutionally delaying the transmission for almost four weeks, Speaker Pelosi finally sent the Articles of Impeachment to the United States Senate this week. The Speaker supposedly delayed sending the Articles because she was worried about “fairness” – a stunning word for someone who blocked Republican requests for witnesses, held weeks of closed-door meetings and depositions, and denied the President of the United States his right to due process or even to present opposing evidence t... READ MORE

USA Agriculture: A National Priority

Every year, I crisscross Southern Missouri, visiting farms, farmers, and families in each of the 30 counties which make up our congressional district. The places I visit are diverse – some plant row crops, some raise bison, some harvest timber, and some are in agri-tourism, but at each I see the humble, honest Missouri values, the fulfillment that comes from working on one’s own land, and the pride that comes from feeding communities or producing the raw materials that fuel local economies. Unfo... READ MORE

Religious Liberty

This past week, an Iranian led militia attacked, torched, and attempted to storm our Embassy in Baghdad. It came on the heels of Iran killing an American contractor based in Iraq one month prior. These are just two recent examples of Iran’s continued assault on American democracy, and our support for the rule of law, individual and religious freedoms, and the State of Israel. In response, President Trump stood resolute. He ordered a strike in Iraq against those responsible for the death of the A... READ MORE

Speaker Pelosi’s Failed Year

At the start of 2019, for the second time in her life, Nancy Pelosi was sworn in as Speaker of the House of Representatives. While I knew this would mean a dramatic shift left for the policies advanced in your Congress, I at least had a brief moment of optimism during her opening remarks when Speaker Pelosi said that she was going to work “in a bipartisan way for the good of our country.” Surely, she understood that with Donald Trump in the White House and Republicans still in control of the U.S... READ MORE

The Party of Impeachment

For the first time in our nation’s history, the U.S. House of Representatives has impeached a duly elected President of the United States with an entirely partisan vote. The politically motivated impeachment of President Donald Trump had no due process and was rife with bias. Throughout this entire circus the Left has not been motivated by facts or fairness, but by their blind hatred of President Trump, his voters, and everything he has accomplished. They have been determined to impeach him sinc... READ MORE

Smith Defends President Trump from Left’s “Blind Hatred”

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO), the House Republican Conference Secretary who also serves as a member on the House Ways and Means and House Budget Committees, released the following statement after voting “NO” on the two Articles of Impeachment against President Donald J. Trump. “Tonight, for the first time in our nation’s history, the U.S. House of Representatives impeached a duly elected President of the United States with an entirely partisan vote. The politically motivated i... READ MORE

Gross Negligence

The entire impeachment process has not had a shred of fairness, has had nothing close to due process, and has been entirely detached from both reality and fact. Despite the Left’s claims of reluctance to pursue impeachment, the truth is they have been trying to get rid of President Trump dating all the way back to his candidacy in 2016. That fact became incredibly apparent this week with the release of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General’s report on the abuse of power that took pla... READ MORE

Encouraging Work Over Welfare

The original purpose of welfare was to help those who are in the midst of a rough patch get back on their feet. However, the Left has over time tried to turn it into something else: a lifelong entitlement. Through this distortion, welfare has trapped people in a vicious cycle of dependency instead of empowering them to get back into the workforce. This is holding back countless able-bodied men and women from reaching their full potential and achieving the American Dream. Workforce participation ... READ MORE

Smith Calls for Senate Presidential Candidates to Recuse Themselves from Impeachment Proceedings

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) introduced legislation for the Senate to amend its Rules of Procedure and Practice When Sitting on Impeachment Trials. Smith is calling for Members of the United States Senate who are actively running for President of the U.S. and campaigning against President Trump to recuse themselves from the Senate’s impeachment proceedings. There are currently five U.S. Senators, Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Cory Booker... READ MORE

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