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    U.S. Rep. Smith Fights to Improve Patient Care

    Congressman Jason Smith authored and introduced legislation last week to remove barriers which limit medical providers’ ability to administer care for patients suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD). ESRD patients typically spend many hours, multiple times a week receiving treatment in a dialysis facility. The Dialysis PATIENTS Act will streamline care for these patients and allow their medical care providers to deliver treatments for other medical needs while in the dialysis facility. Ri... READ MORE

    U.S. Rep. Smith Helps Missouri Students Pursue their Education

    On Thursday, Congressman Jason Smith authored and introduced a bill that will help working students afford college tuition. Smith has met with students in every county of Missouri’s sprawling 8th Congressional District, and heard the need for legislation like the Upward Mobility Enhancement Act firsthand. The Upward Mobility Enhancement Act allows employers to offer tax-free education assistance of up to $11,500 a year to their employees. This gives students the opportunity to enter the workforc... READ MORE

    Congressman Jason Smith Talks with the Next Generation of Leaders

    EDGAR SPRINGS, MO – Today, Congressman Jason Smith stopped in Phelps County to talk with Edgar Springs students about his experience growing up in rural Missouri and what it’s like to work with President Trump. Smith was greeted by a warm welcome and took questions from the students. When asked if he worked with President Trump, Smith shared, “In Congress, I work on the committee in charge of getting tax cuts for all Americans, your parents included, and I have met with President Trump and Vice ... READ MORE

    U.S. Rep. Jason Smith Secures Flood Study

    DE SOTO, MO – This week, Congressman Jason Smith announced that the Corps of Engineers, after initially cutting the project, will investigate the cause of frequent flooding along Joachim Creek in De Soto. “The creek floods after just a few inches of rain and is a constant threat to local residents and their property,” said Congressman Smith. “I’m glad I was able to sit down with the Corps and urge them to get to the root of the problem. This project is an investment in our area that will hopeful... READ MORE

    U.S. Rep. Smith Encourages Students to Submit Applications for Service Academy Nominations

    Today, Congressman Jason Smith reminded students that he is accepting applications for nomination to U.S. Service Academies. As a Member of Congress, Smith is able to make nominations for the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. “Attending a Service Academy can be a life changing experience. Students get a world class education and assume a leadership role in the military upon graduation,” said Congressman Smith. “Service Academ... READ MORE

    Congressman Jason Smith Talks with the Next Generation of Leaders

    SUCCESS, MO – Congressman Jason Smith stopped in Texas County on Wednesday, October 18, to talk with Success School students. Smith was greeted by a warm welcome and took questions from the students. In addition to being asked about what it was like to be a Member of Congress, one student asked the Congressman why he would care about visiting such a small school. “I grew up going to a school just like this, and I want all of you to know that you are just as important as the kids who go to bigger... READ MORE

    U.S. Rep. Jason Smith Works to Keep Iron County Medical Center Doors Open

    PILOT KNOB, MO – Congressman Jason Smith stopped in Iron County on Tuesday, October 17, to meet with the Iron County Medical Center. Smith saw updates to the 15-bed facility and met with hospital leadership. After hearing details of the hospitals financial needs, Smith recently met with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to evaluate and discuss what steps could be taken to help the hospital remain open. “Critical access hos... READ MORE

    U.S. Rep. Jason Smith Meets with Rolla Regional Economic Commission

    ROLLA, MO – Today, Congressman Jason Smith was in Phelps County to meet with the Rolla Regional Economic Commission at their monthly public meeting. During the hour-long conversation, Smith and attendees discussed tax reform, healthcare and the national debt. “It is ridiculous that Americans are spending more than 250 billion dollars a year just to figure out how much money they owe the IRS,” said Congressman Smith. “I have talked with thousands of people across southeast and south central Misso... READ MORE

    U.S. Rep. Smith’s Proposal to Stop “Sue & Settle” Adopted by the EPA

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced they will enact the position outlined in Congressman Jason Smith’s taxpayer protection legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives in September. The policy would prevent radical liberal groups from taking Missourians’ tax dollars and imposing burdensome government regulations. “There was a massive loophole called ‘sue and settle’ that has been hurting Missourians for years, and I’m glad the EPA has joined me in stopping thi... READ MORE

    U.S. Rep. Jason Smith Speaks to Texas County Farm Bureau

    MO – Congressman Jason Smith spoke to the Texas County Farm Bureau this week where they discussed his focus on farms, plans for tax reform and his work with President Trump and Vice President Pence. Smith spent the entire month of August visiting locally owned farms and agribusinesses across southeast and south central Missouri, many of whom were concerned about burdensome regulations and our country’s complicated tax code. “Within the last year, I have had the honor of working with the Trump Ad... READ MORE

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