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    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

    Rep. Smith Honored for Cutting Taxes, Reducing Regulations and Fighting for Small Businesses

    Today, at the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce First Friday Coffee, Congressman Jason Smith received the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his strong record of fighting for small businesses, cutting taxes and encouraging job growth. The Spirit of Enterprise award is reserved for Members of Congress who cast important votes and advance policy measures that will help grow the economy and bring jobs back to America. “It’s great to be recognized for your work, but fo... READ MORE

    Rep. Smith Delivers Tax Cuts, Wage Increases for CVS Employees

    Congressman Jason Smith stopped at CVS today to discuss how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has delivered lower taxes, higher wages and better benefits to employees. “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has been life changing for so many folks,” said Congressman Smith. “In less than four months, this bill has put more money in people’s pockets and helped businesses do even more to support employees and their families. At CVS for example, full time employees are saving money on health insurance and benefitting f... READ MORE

    Congressman Smith Writes Second Shutdown Salary Check to Rolla Pregnancy Resource Center

    Congressman Jason Smith presented the Rolla Pregnancy Resource Center with a donation to support expecting mothers and protect unborn children at the 12th Annual Banquet for Life on Thursday. “Sadly, we have lost more than 60 million lives in the United States since abortion became legal and Roe v. Wade was upheld by the Supreme Court 45 years ago,” said Congressman Smith. “I have voted repeatedly and consistently to make sure that no taxpayer funds are used for abortions and instead, I have cho... READ MORE

    Rep. Smith Protects Missouri Families with Wood Burning Stoves

    Today, Rep. Smith’s legislation to protect Missouri families who use wood burning stoves to heat their homes passed the U.S. House of Representatives. H.R. 453 delays the Obama-era emission regulations for residential wood and pellet stoves, hydronic heaters, and forced-air furnaces by three years. In addition to championing the three-year delay for wood heater regulations, Smith is working with the Trump Administration to get a full and permanent repeal. “Obama’s EPA consistently wrote rules li... READ MORE

    Smith Selects First Recipient of Shutdown Salary – Village of Pinhook

    SIKESTON, MO – Today, Congressman Jason Smith presented the Mayor of Pinhook with a $1,000 donation to help the community rebuild after their homes were washed away in a 2011 flood. Smith met with Pinhook Mayor, Debra Tarver and Kyle Schott from Catholic Charities, whose organization is helping the community rebuild, to discuss progress on the current housing project. “The Pinhook community has been strong and resilient during this time and it’s incredible to see how many folks have given their ... READ MORE

    U.S. Rep. Smith Passes Legislation to Establish Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park

    On Monday, February 5, 2018, Congressman Jason Smith’s legislation to establish the Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park as a unit of the National Park System passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Smith’s bill allows the National Park Service to help preserve the French-colonial settlement. “For years, the folks of Ste. Genevieve have known that the cultural heritage and history of their area is of national significance, with the action this week, the rest of America will soon know the sa... READ MORE

    R.D. James Confirmed to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works

    I was proud to formally share my support for R.D. James with President Trump last year and at numerous steps throughout the process. Today, our persistence paid off. I am thrilled to see that the Senate has finally moved forward with confirming his nomination to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. R.D. is a lifelong southeast Missourian who raised his family on the Mississippi River. He has years of experience farming, running his own small business and working to ensure folks along... READ MORE

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