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    Missouri Flooding Latest

    I have spoken with both our Governor and FEMA. Both pledged state and federal assistance to our area. I am in constant communication with folks on the ground and am visiting many affected areas. As I get updates from our first responders, I will pass along the information. Follow me on Facebook for updates. I know many of you have been severely affected by this storm already, but the danger is not over. Please stay off the roads and in a safe location. Do not try to cross roadways that have wate... READ MORE

    Rep. Smith seeks to block federal highway dollars to sanctuary cities

    U.S. Rep. Jason Smith has filed legislation to block Federal Highway Trust Fund dollars from going to states and local governments that refuse to obey federal immigration laws. “Over 300 cities and counties employ policies to stonewall the federal government and prevent the Department of Homeland Security from effectively enforcing our immigration laws,” Smith wrote in a statement issued Thursday before introducing the legislation. “We are a nation of law and order, and cities that actively work... READ MORE

    News: Delta Regional Authority, state and local partners invest more than $7 million into the Missouri Bootheel Economy

    NEWS: Delta Regional Authority, state and local partners invest more than $7 million into the Missouri Bootheel economy Investment helps expands fiber optic infrastructure in Marquette tech district Chairman Masingill: "Help our region attract and keep the companies and workers we need to drive our economy MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA – The Delta Regional Authority and its local partners will invest more than $7 million into strengthening critical and communications infrastructure in southeast Missou... READ MORE

    Jason Smith named to powerful House leadership group

    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

    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

    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

    Legislators call on Nixon to block Syrian refugees in Missouri

    Missouri's Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon says screening refugees is the federal government's job and is calling for safeguards following deadly terror attacks in Paris. Nixon in a Monday statement didn't say he'd block Syrian refugees from settling in Missouri. Republican gubernatorial candidates suburban St. Louis businessman John Brunner, former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens, former state House speaker and U.S. attorney Catherine Hanaway and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder want Nixon to do so. They cited ... READ MORE

    Congressman Smith Speaks to Area Schools

    Congressman Jason Smith spoke with 7-12th grade students at Summersville High School November 9 and talked about everything from policy to political ideology. Jason Smith said, “Great to see the kids at Mountain Grove Middle School! These kids are leaders already. I can’t wait to see what they accomplish.” READ MORE

    Smith teaches students lesson about paying attention to politics

    U.S. Rep. Jason Smith takes questions from sixth-grade students during a visit to Scott City Middle School on Friday. U.S. Rep. Jason Smith, R-Salem, visited with sixth-graders Friday at Scott City Middle School, where he stressed the importance of staying up-to-date on decisions made by legislators and answered questions from students. At the beginning of his visit, Smith asked the students whether they followed decisions he made during the previous week, and many responded, "No." He then aske... READ MORE

    Congressman Smith urges DNR to rethink Oregon County land acquisition

    Last week, Congressman Jason Smith sent a letter to the Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) expressing concerns over the Southeast Missouri Ozarks Regional Restoration Plan’s attempt to acquire lands in Oregon County and lack of transparency. The proposal calls for the DNR to acquire 2,463 acres of land in Oregon County, funded with money from a lawsuit filed by the Southeast Missouri Lead Mining District against lead smelter ASARCO. The damaged lands in the lawsuit d... READ MORE

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