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    Smith's Legislation to Fight Opioid Epidemic Signed into Law by President Trump

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump signed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT Act, into law Wednesday, which includes Congressman Jason Smith’s (MO-08) Perioperative Reduction of Opioids (PRO) Act, designed to fight the opioid addiction epidemic in the United States. Rep. Smith’s legislation will help prevent opioid misuse and abuse after patients are discharged from surgery, where patients are most likely to be exposed to opioids. Smith’s bill will also better inform patients on pain management and s... READ MORE

    Congressman Smith Receives “Taxpayers’ Friend Award”

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Jason Smith (MO-08) was honored by the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) for having one of the strongest voting records in Congress on cutting taxes, limiting the size of government, and advancing economic freedom. NTU presented Congressman Smith with the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” for his outstanding voting record during the 2017 Congressional Session. “The people of Missouri sent me to Congress to fight for lower taxes and cut the red tape holding small businesses and farm... READ MORE

    U.S. House Passes Rep. Smith’s Legislation to Fight Opioid Epidemic

    WASHINGTON – The United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT Act, which includes Congressman Jason Smith’s (MO-08) Perioperative Reduction of Opioids (PRO) Act, designed to fight the opioid addiction epidemic in the United States. Rep. Smith’s legislation will help prevent opioid misuse and abuse after patients are discharged from surgery, where patients are most likely to be exposed to opioids. Smith’s bill will also better inform patients on pain management and set up sys... READ MORE

    West Plains Family Recognized by Congressman Smith as 'Angels in Adoption'

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Jason Smith (MO-08) recognized Rachel and Samuel Cobb from West Plains as ‘Angels in Adoption’ Tuesday at a Capitol Hill ceremony held by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. “Rachel and Samuel are an inspiration to all of us who value life,” said Congressman Smith. “They have found their purpose in helping and supporting vulnerable children all over the world, and it was my privilege to nominate them for the Angels in Adoption Award.” Rachel and Samuel Cob... READ MORE

    Congressman Jason Smith Named "Hero of Main Street"

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Jason Smith (MO-08) was named a “Hero of Main Street” for consistently supporting small businesses and cutting taxes while serving in Congress. The “Hero of Main Street” Award was presented by the National Retail Federation, which represents the interests of millions of small businesses. “I’m proud to work with President Trump every day to grow the economy and support small businesses, family farmers, and American workers,” said Congressman Smith. “Thanks to tax ... READ MORE

    Rep. Smith Introduces Bill to Fight Rural Poverty, Create Jobs

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Jason Smith (MO-08) introduced H.R. 6627, the Rural Jobs Act, which would enhance the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) to spur more investments in rural areas with persistent poverty levels. “The New Markets provision of the tax code has helped drive billions in investments to distressed communities across the U.S., including in southern Missouri,” said Congressman Smith. “The program has been a success as every one dollar spent has spurred eight dollars of investment, help... READ MORE

    Congressman Smith Hailed as Champion for Small Businesses

    POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. - Congressman Jason Smith was awarded the Small Business Champion Award Wednesday at Crescent Parts & Equipment for fighting to protect the interests of small businesses while serving in the United States Congress. “Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy and create 7 out of 10 new jobs in the United States,” said Congressman Smith. “Thanks to significant tax relief and pro-growth policies, small businesses are more optimistic about the future than they’ve bee... READ MORE

    Smith Hosts Missouri Students from Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Jason Smith (MO-08) hosted Missouri students participating in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. Twenty-eight students from Southern Missouri met Congressman Smith on the U.S. Capitol steps and asked him how their government works and the best methods to advocate for the causes they believe in. “Advocacy from young folks like yourselves is so effective in having your voice heard,” said Congress... READ MORE

    Smith Proposal to Protect Homes & Property near Mississippi River Passes U.S. House

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) of 2018 on Wednesday with Congressman Jason Smith’s (MO-08) amendment included to protect Missouri homes and farmland residing along the Mississippi River. “The 2011 Army Corps activation of the Birds Point Levee was one of the darkest days for the families and farmers residing along the river. What’s worse, it took the Corps eighteen months to return the levees back to their original design. Tha... READ MORE

    Smith Introduces Bill to Permanently Protect American Families

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jason Smith, a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways & Means, responsible for all federal taxation policy, introduced H.R. 5903, the Permanent Tax Relief for Working Families Act. The legislation would make permanent the new and expanded per Child Tax Credit established under the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. Upon introduction Congressman Smith remarked, “The old tax code punished working families for doing just that, being families. Becoming a ... READ MORE

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