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    Rep. Smith & Sen. Barrasso Introduce Legislation to End Electric Vehicle Tax Credits

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representative Jason Smith (R-MO-8) and U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) introduced legislation to end the federal electric vehicle tax credit. The Eliminate Lavish Incentives to Electric (ELITE) Vehicles Act (HR. 3796) will save billions in taxpayer funds. “The electric vehicle tax credit is nothing more than a subsidy for the wealthy that sticks working class families with the bill. That’s why I introduced the Eliminate Lavish Incentives To Electric (ELITE) Vehicles Act to ... READ MORE

    Rep. Jason Smith Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Rural Telehealth Access for Seniors

    Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) and Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) introduced the Permanency for Audio-Only Telehealth Act, legislation to help ensure Medicare recipients who cannot access the video component during telehealth visits are able to access care through audio-only. “The COVID-19 pandemic required the U.S. healthcare system to innovate and embrace every viable method of healthcare delivery. For patients in rural areas back home in Missouri, none have b... READ MORE

    Rep. Jason Smith Ranked as Top Conservative In the Missouri Delegation

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) was awarded the highest score in the Missouri congressional delegation on the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) 2020 ratings for Congress. ACUF uses its ratings to help voters and activists identify which lawmakers are best upholding conservative principles. “It is an honor to be recognized by the American Conservative Union, an organization that has been at the forefront of the conservative movement for decades,” said Rep. Jason Smit... READ MORE

    Smith, Katko Call for Greater Transparency from the Biden Administration on the Cost of its Border Crisis

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Budget Committee Republican Leader Jason Smith (MO-08) and House Homeland Security Committee Republican Leader John Katko (NY-24) sent a letter today to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) calling on the Biden Administration to be clear and transparent with Congress and the American people about how many hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars the Administration’s border crisis is costing American taxpayers, particularly given the increasing likelihood th... READ MORE

    Sen. Lee, Rep. Smith Lead Letter to CDC on Face Mask Guidance for Kids

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) today led 30 of their colleagues in sending a bicameral letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requesting information on how the agency determined its guidance for children aged two years and older to wear face masks to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The Members of Congress wrote in part: “The implementation of these recommendations has had serious consequences for some Americans. Multiple parents of young ch... READ MORE

    Rep. Jason Smith Leads Effort For West Plains Overpass Construction Project.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded a $2.5 million grant in Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG) to support the construction of a railroad overpass on U.S. Highway 160 and Independence Drive, replacing an at-grade railway and highway intersection. “This construction project is a personal mission of mine. The frequent railroad traffic in West Plains not only halts traffic, it halts the local economy,” said Rep. Jason Smith. “Building an overp... READ MORE

    Congressman Jason Smith Reintroduces Bill To Prevent China From Abusing U.S. Small Business Programs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Jason Smith reintroduced the Preventing SBA Assistance from Going to China Act, which would block all assistance offered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) from going to citizens of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Because current law permits the SBA to provide assistance to any qualifying small business that is legally operating in the United States, Chinese-owned or -affiliated firms are able to exploit the system and receive benefits. This legislati... READ MORE

    Smith, Hawley Reintroduce Bill to Safeguard Service Members’ Right to Carry

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) and Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) reintroduced the U.S. Military Right to Carry Act to allow members of the United States Armed Forces to renew their concealed carry permit by mail or be treated as a resident of the state in which they are stationed for concealed carry purposes. States that fail to comply run the risk of losing federal funding. Rep. Jason Smith has serious concerns with any impediment to an American’s ability to exercise their Second ... READ MORE

    Rep. Jason Smith and Rep. Sanford Bishop Introduced Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Family-Owned Businesses

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jason Smith and Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA) introduced legislation to protect family-owned businesses, farms, and ranches from being hit with a hefty tax in the event a loved one dies. Senator John Thune (R-SD) introduced companion legislation in the United States Senate. The Death Tax Repeal Act would allow farmers, ranchers, and small business owners to expand their operations, invest in their employees, and upgrade their infrastructure and technology, inst... READ MORE

    Statement from Rep. Jason Smith on Senator Roy Blunt’s Decision to Not Seek Re-election

    Missouri is better off today because of the service of Senator Blunt. As a fellow son of southern Missouri, I have always valued the advice and mentorship of our senior Senator and am grateful to call him a friend. He was one of the first people to encourage me to run for Congress and someone I have been proud to partner with to help protect our way of life in Missouri. Whatever comes next, I know Roy will always continue to help the people of Missouri. I am truly humbled by the outreach from Mi... READ MORE

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