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    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

    U.S. Rep. Smith Talks Tax Cuts at Tyson Foods

    On Wednesday, Congressman Smith stopped at the Tyson Foods Plant in Dexter, Missouri to see their recent plant expansion first-hand and also to talk about how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is reducing the federal tax burden on American companies like Tyson, leaving employers with more resources to decide best how to invest in their operations. “Before passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, like most American based companies, Tyson was being held back by one of the highest tax rates found anywhere in ... READ MORE

    U.S. Rep. Jason Smith Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition

    Today, Congressman Jason Smith announced the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in public, private and homeschools across southeast and south central Missouri. The theme for the competition is “Our Nation, Our District, Our Community.” “Seeing the spirit of Missouri expressed in student’s artwork and displayed in the US Capitol Building is always thrilling,” said Congressman Smith. “As I travel across the 30 counties that make up Missouri’s 8th Congressional District, I ... READ MORE

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is Headed to President Trump's Desk

    I am honored to be part of the team that has put a sweeping tax cuts bill on President Trump’s desk. Whether you are a family of two making $24,000 a year or a family of four making $55,000 a year, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act means you will not have to pay a single penny in income tax. It also repeals one of the most burdensome parts of Obamacare, the Individual Mandate, which forced Missourians to buy something they didn't even want - government run healthcare. In meetings and trips to Missouri w... READ MORE

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