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Smith Coauthors Measures to Reaffirm Support for Israel, Condemn Hamas, & Hold Iran Accountable for Funding Terror Activities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.) coauthored a series of measures to support Israel, condemn Hamas, and hold Iran accountable for funding terror activities. “Israel has every right to defend itself against the terrorists who massacred over a thousand innocent civilians – including children and babies,” said Smith. “The Israeli people are fighting for their survival, and the U.S. has an obligation to ensure Israel – one of our strongest allies and closest friends – has the resour...

Smith Reaffirms Support for Israel, Condemns Barbaric Hamas Terrorists

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.) issued the following statement reaffirming Israel’s right to defend itself against the barbaric war launched by Iran-backed Hamas terrorists: “The images coming from Israel are absolutely heartbreaking. Mothers killed protecting their children. Children murdered at a music festival. Men, women, and children shot in cold blood in the streets. This is not the work of any legitimate political movement. This is a terror campaign, pure and sim...

Smith, Comer, Jordan Statement on Speaker McCarthy Opening an Impeachment Inquiry into President Biden

WASHINGTON – House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (Mo.), House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (Ky.), and House Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (Ohio) today issued the following statement regarding Speaker Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) opening an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden: “Since January, House Republicans have uncovered an overwhelming amount of evidence showing President Joe Biden lied to the American people about his...

Following Smith's Hard-Fought Efforts, Glen Allen Families Now Eligible for 100% Home Buyout

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.) announced that Glen Allen homeowners are eligible for a 100% property buyout through the U.S Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS) Emergency Watershed Protection Program, which provides federal funding to help residents relocate out of flood prone areas. USDA NRCS is also providing up to $5,000 to help tenants move. The announcement follows Smith’s hard-fought effort to secure federal support for the...

Following Smith’s Advocacy, Missouri State University-West Plains Awarded $437,000 Workforce Training Grant

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.) announced that Missouri State University-West Plains has received more than $437,000 in grant funding through the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) to expand education and training programs that prepare individuals for careers in manufacturing and construction. Smith sent a letter in support of the grant. “This investment is great news for families, veterans, and small businesses in West Plains,” said Smith. “I’m glad this grant will support...

Smith-Backed Bills to Rein In Biden Administration’s Executive Overreach Clear House

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.) helped pass legislation to fight back against President Joe Biden and his administration’s costly and burdensome executive overreach. The Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2023, which Smith coauthored, would require every new "major rule" proposed by federal agencies to be approved by both the House and Senate before going into effect. The other bill, the Separation of Powers Restoration Act (SOPRA), wo...

Smith Congratulates Winner, Finalists of 2023 Congressional Art Competition

WASHINGTON – This month, U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.) held a reception to recognize students from Missouri’s 8th Congressional District who placed in the top 15 of the 2023 Congressional Art Competition. Smith congratulated Clarissa Hulse, a senior from Houston, Mo., for taking first place with her piece, “Old Man.” “The Congressional Art Competition is a great opportunity to highlight the talented young artists of southern Missouri,” said Smith. “The students who took part in the compe...

Smith Commends Local Law Enforcement, Slams Radical Squad Democrats for Making Communities Less Safe

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.) marked National Police Week by honoring fallen law enforcement officers, including Bonne Terre Police Officer Lane Burns, and expressing his sincere gratitude to our men and women in blue who selflessly risk their lives to save others. He also called out efforts by Washington Democrats to weaken support for law enforcement. “I will always be grateful for the many sacrifices law enforcement officers make to save lives and keep our communities saf...

Smith blasts FBI, DOJ after Durham report confirms Russia-Trump investigation was political witch hunt

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.) blasted a new report by Special Counsel John Durham that confirmed the FBI acted improperly by launching and continuing to pursue its multi-year Russia collusion investigation. “The Durham report confirms what most Americans knew all along: the Trump-Russia investigation was nothing more than a political witch hunt,” said Smith. “Whether you’re a Democrat, Republican, or Independent, every American should be outraged that leaders at the F...

Smith slams Biden for ending Title 42: “No other president has created more chaos on our southern border”

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.) slammed President Joe Biden for fueling more chaos on the border by getting rid of Title 42, a Trump administration policy that gave border security personnel the authority to block illegal immigrants from entering the U.S. if they pose a public health risk. Under Title 42, authorities expelled illegal immigrants at the Mexico border more than 2.8 million times. In March alone, nearly half of all migrant encounters ended in a Title 42 exp...

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