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Congressman Jason Smith Talks with the Next Generation of Leaders

Smith met with Edgar Springs students to talk about his experience growing up in rural Missouri and what it’s like to work with President Trump

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Edgar Springs, MO, October 26, 2017 | comments

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 President Pence multiple times to discuss how we are going to get this done.”

Smith shared with the students that no matter where they were from, they could be anything they wanted to be when they grew up.

“I grew up down the road 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 schools,” said Congressman Smith. “I am proof that you can grow up to be whoever you want to be.”

Smith also discussed the importance of local control of schools.

“Missouri educators are the best people to make curriculum decisions for Missouri students. We don’t need the federal government stepping in at every turn,” said Congressman Smith. 

The stop at Edgar Springs was one of many the Congressman planned for his week at home in Missouri. Smith visited a total of 15 counties before returning to Washington to continue his work fighting for a fairer, flatter tax code for Missourians, stopping regulations from government bureaucrats and reducing the overall size and scope of the federal government.

“It’s always great to be back home and spend time with folks in our area,” said Congressman Smith. “Sleeping on the floor of my office in D.C. can get old, but I’m ready to get back and keep fighting for the folks of southeast and south central Missouri as Congress works to deliver on President Trump’s legislative agenda.”

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