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And Then There Were Nine

Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation as the 9th Justice on a now full Supreme Court represents the culmination of a process begun over one month ago. Her nomination, subsequent vetting and hearing before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee and confirmation on the Floor of the United States Senate highlights a process in which she answered two straight 10 hour days of countless questioning as well as answers she provided in writing to an additional 430 questions submitted by Senators. She wa... READ MORE

Congressman Smith Introduces Legislation to Secure Drug Supply

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) introduced the Secure America’s Medicine Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to begin procuring critical medications the Federal Government should ensure are readily available for the American public in the event of another national health emergency. According to Congressman Smith, one of the lasting impacts of the coronavirus pandemic is that it has shown us our overreliance upon foreign drug manufacturing clearl... READ MORE

Censored & Banned

What do White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, Republican Judiciary Committee leader Jim Jordan and President Trump’s Campaign all have in common? Each one of them had their social media accounts temporarily banned this week for sharing the New York Post’s story about Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden and emails showing he leveraged his father’s roll as Vice President in his international business dealings. You aren’t missing anything, this is exactly what it looks like – companies such as Tw... READ MORE

What Your Ideas Mean

Protecting our Missouri way of life, fighting for our values - these are two motivators which drive me every day in Congress. I am constantly looking at ways our government can work better for the people it serves. Where has our government overreached, encroached on our freedoms, made life more difficult for families, or lost its way? Where has it become wasteful, bloated, or gone beyond the vision of limited governance our founders had? In that regard, I am constantly talking with the folks of ... READ MORE

Reacting to Presidential News

Sending prayers, well wishes and sympathy is what you would expect to be the reaction to the news that our President and our First Lady had contracted COVID-19. Whether or not you voted for President Trump, or if you even like President Trump – he is the President for everyone in the United States and his entire family is now going through a difficult health period that they will no doubt make it through. Unfortunately, the reaction of so many who disagree with the policies of our President has ... READ MORE

Congressman Smith: “End Taxpayer Assistance to Chinese Companies”

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) introduced the Preventing SBA Assistance from Going to China Act with Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL). This legislation prevents businesses owned by citizens of the People’s Republic of China or headquartered in China from receiving any taxpayer funded assistance offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Upon introduction, Smith said, “The fact that your hard-earned dollars would go to propping up businesses in China is unconsciona... READ MORE

Ready for this Moment

“He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States…”. Article II, Section 2 of our Constitution is clear – it is the job of the President of the United States to nominate an individual to fill any... READ MORE

The Commitment to America

Restore. Rebuild. Renew. This is the Commitment to America my colleagues and I presented this week to the American people should we soon be given the opportunity to be the Majority party governing your U.S. House of Representatives. Speaker Pelosi has controlled Congress since 2018 and over the last two years she has advanced an agenda of conspiracies, lies, and impeachment - driving further division in our country in hopes of obtaining an election victory this fall. Her strategy of defunding th... READ MORE

Congressman Smith Joins EPA Administrator in Announcing Regulatory Certainty for Farmers

NIANGUA, MO – Today, Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) joined Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler at a roundtable with farmers to discuss the importance of regulatory certainty for the agricultural community. As part of the event, Administrator Wheeler & Smith announced EPA’s decision to approve continued use of several herbicides important for Missouri farmers, including atrazine. Atrazine is a well-studied herbicide and is the second most widely used herbicide in th... READ MORE

Fighting for the First

When we hear the word discrimination, we think about the stories we see most dominant in the news, bias involving race or gender, but there is another type of discrimination happening across campuses of higher learning all over this country – one based on religion. University after university has quietly been trying to silence the viewpoints the administrative body or professors of the college disagree with. Most often that has come in the form of silencing students active in different religious... READ MORE

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