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Smith Slams Verdict in New York v. Trump

Today, U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.) released the following statement on the verdict in New York v. Trump: “As president, Donald Trump was targeted by the radical Left who were intent on taking him out by any means necessary. This case was brought against him by a left-wing prosecutor who ran for office promising to bring charges against President Trump; it was overseen by a left-wing judge whose own daughter was helping Democrat politicians fundraise off the trial; and it was held in on...

Smith Congratulates Winner, Finalists of 2024 Congressional Art Competition

WASHINGTON – On May 2, U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.) held a reception in Perryville, Mo., to recognize high school students from Missouri’s 8th Congressional District who made it to the final round of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition. At the event, Smith announced that Miah Bressie, a senior at Houston High School, took home first place for her piece, “Mistique”. “The Congressional Art Competition is a great annual tradition where we highlight the incredible young artists of southe...

Smith Congratulates Southern Missouri Students Accepted To Service Academies

U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.) poses for a photo with students who accepted appointments to attend U.S. service academies. Smith hosted a celebratory dinner for the students and their families in St. James, Mo., on Sunday, April 21, 2024. (From left to right: Eric Pinson, Sam Lancaster, Smith, Hayden Kissinger, and Evan Fuller) CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS Today, U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.) congratulated Missourians from the 8th Congressional District who accepted appointments to...

Smith Fights to Restore Access to Fort Leonard Wood’s South and West Gates for Families, Workers, and Patients

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.) sent a letter urging U.S. Army Major General Christopher G. Beck, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood Commanding General, to reverse the decision to limit access to Fort Leonard Wood’s South and West gates to prevent any further harm to communities surrounding the installation. As Smith noted in the letter, the gate closures are disrupting commerce and negatively impacting the livelihoods of local families, workers...

Smith Fights to Deliver Much-Needed Tax Relief To Working-Class Families, Main Street Businesses

WASHINGTON – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (Mo.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (Ore.) announced a common sense, bipartisan, bicameral tax framework that promotes the financial security of working families, boosts growth and American competitiveness, and strengthens communities and Main Street businesses. Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith said: “American families will benefit from this bipartisan agreement that provides greater tax relief, strengthens Mai...

Following Smith’s Demands, Tyson Foods Changes its Tune and Will Allow New Company to Purchase its Dexter Facility

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.) announced that a new company, Cal-Maine Foods, is set to establish an egg processing facility at the site of the Tyson Foods plant in Dexter, Mo. After community leaders came forward to share their concerns that Tyson Foods wouldn’t sell the plant, Smith called the Tyson Foods CEO to demand they change their tune and allow a new employer to buy its facility. “I’m glad that new jobs and opportunities are coming to Dexter,” said Smith. “For...

Smith Applauds Passage of Funding to Support Israel’s Defense

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed legislation on a bipartisan basis to support Israel’s defense in response to the October 7 terrorist attack by Hamas: “As one of our oldest allies and the sole democracy in the Middle East, Israel needs our support now more than ever as they work to push back against the unprovoked and barbaric terrorist attack by Hamas. The successful passage of this legislation i...

Smith Demands Answers From U.S. Postmaster General Regarding Unacceptable Mail Delays in Southeast and South-Central Missouri

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.) announced that he sent a letter to U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy demanding answers about unacceptably long mail delays in southeast and south-central Missouri. Click here to read the letter. “From Social Security checks and veterans benefits to prescription medications and utility bills, mail is a lifeline for so many people in southern Missouri, especially those in rural areas,” said Smith. “For years, I’ve fought to hold the U.S. ...

Smith Congratulates House Speaker Johnson

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.) released the following statement congratulating U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (La.) on being elected Speaker of the House: “House Speaker Mike Johnson is a proven conservative who is honorable, smart, and will do a great job leading the House Republican Conference. As the leader of the conservative Republican Study Committee and as Vice Chairman of the House Republican Conference, he’s done a good job of bringing together members of di...

Smith Endorses Chairman Jordan for Speaker of the House

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.) released the following statement endorsing House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (Ohio) for Speaker of the House: “Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan is a good friend, proven conservative, and the right person to lead Republicans as Speaker of the House. As Judiciary Chairman, Jordan has been a tireless advocate for holding President Joe Biden and Washington Democrats accountable for creating chaos at the border, fueling a nationwide crime crisi...

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