Jason Smith

Jason Smith

MISSOURI's 8th DISTRICT

Capitol Report: Defending the Rule of Law

2015/05/29

This week we scored a major victory for the rule of law when a federal judge upheld a lower court’s order to stop implementation of President Obama’s executive amnesty.  This is the latest development in a court case filed by 26 states to halt President Obama’s actions which would prevent illegal immigrants from being deported.

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Congressman Smith Leads Charge to Defend Property Owners from Overreaching Waters of the U.S. Rule

2015/05/27

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jason Smith voiced his continued opposition to the Obama administration’s Waters of the U.S. rule (WOTUS), which was finalized today.

This rule could potentially allow the EPA to redefine “navigable waterway” and regulate nearly every area of the ground that gets wet or has flow during rainfall. This could include ponds, puddles, temporary or small wetlands, irrigation ditches or similar collections of water, and it would be especially detrimental to rural Americans.

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Capitol Report: The Inalienable Right to Life

2015/05/22

Almost 250 years ago our Founding Fathers eloquently wrote that the inalienable right to life isn’t granted by Congress or any legislature, but is endowed by our Creator. Sadly, even as our scientific knowledge and medical expertise advance, this inalienable right is still being debated in Washington, D.C. We know that caring doctors and nurses today can save babies born prematurely at 20 weeks and help them go on to lead normal lives. But, sadly, the opportunity to grow and thrive is not protected for babies at that same stage in the womb.

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Congressman Smith Attends Dora High School Commencement, Presents West Point Recognition

2015/05/18

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Sunday, Congressman Jason Smith recognized a member of the Dora High School Class of 2015 at commencement and gave brief remarks to the graduating class. Dora senior Taylor Brooks was recognized for his appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point which he will be attending in the fall.

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Congressman Jason Smith Brings Congress to Park Hills Classroom with Video Chat

2015/05/16

WASHINGTON – On Friday, Congressman Jason Smith connected with Central High School students from his office in Washington, D.C. by hosting a live video chat. Congressman Smith answered dozens of questions from students in Bethany Petty’s western civilization and social studies classes on issues ranging from the Electoral College to terrorism.
                                                                              

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Capitol Report: Bringing Congress to the Classroom

2015/05/15

Ronald Reagan once said his fondest hope for young people is that they would love their country for her selflessness and idealism. As the school year comes to a close, I have reflected on all of the great schools I have had the pleasure of visiting while in Congress. From Rolla to Caruthersville, Sikeston to Gainesville, and Festus to Doniphan, I’ve been bringing Congress to the classroom. When I speak with students, my message is simple: You can make an impact no matter your age.

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Congressman Smith Visits Jefferson R-7 High School in Festus on Monday

2015/05/04

Congressman Smith Visits Jefferson R-7 High School in Festus on Monday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, Congressman Jason Smith brought Congress to the classroom, speaking with students at Jefferson R-7 High School in Festus. He met with civics classes and an anti-bullying student group.

Congressman Smith addresses civics classes

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Congressman Jason Smith Defends Rural Property Rights

2015/05/01

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House of Representatives voted on Congressman Jason Smith’s language to bar the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from using any funds to implement the damaging Waters of the United States rule.  The language was included in H.R. 2028, the FY2016 Energy & Water Appropriations bill, which passed the House 240-177.

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Capitol Report: Managing the Purse Strings

2015/05/01

This week in Washington we worked to fund your priorities. This is the first time since 1974 that Congress has gotten such an early start on appropriating your tax dollars. This process gives us the opportunity to make sure your tax dollars are spent wisely on what is most important to southeast and southern Missouri. It’s the right step to appropriating funds rather than passing temporary patches through continuing resolutions which give a blank check to the administration.

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Capitol Report: Protecting Hardworking Taxpayers

2015/04/27

Tax day has come and gone for most, but some taxpayers are still trying to get their returns straight. This year, there has been an astronomical uptick in identity theft used for fraudulent tax returns. When some law-abiding citizens filed their tax returns, they discovered a thief had already used their social security number to file a return. That leaves the taxpayer with months of frustrating calls and letters to the IRS to get it straight. This week I took action to prevent this abuse on hardworking taxpayers.

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Contact Information

1118 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4404
Fax 202-226-0326
jasonsmith.house.gov

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Ways and Means

Jason Smith is a seventh-generation Missourian, a citizen-legislator, and a champion for the rights and values of rural Missourians.

Jason was raised in Salem, Missouri, where he still owns the same family farm that was started by his great grandfather. He attended Salem High School, where he was an active member of FFA. At the University of Missouri-Columbia, Jason earned degrees in Agricultural Economics and Business Administration. After receiving degrees from both programs in three years, he attended law school at Oklahoma City University before returning home to serve his community. Back home in Missouri Jason began running the family farm and practicing law. It was during this time that he recognized the harm that the overbearing government was inflicting on Missourians and our economy. This inspired Jason to run for office himself so he could begin to undo the damage.

Jason was elected to the Missouri General Assembly in a special election in 2005.

In the General Assembly, Jason fought to shrink the size of state government, eliminate burdensome rules and regulations, increase government transparency, protect property rights, require drug testing for welfare recipients, and defend Missouri agriculture. Thanks to his efforts, Jason’s colleagues selected him to serve in leadership: first as the Majority Whip and then as Speaker Pro Tem—one of the youngest in state history.

During a special election in June of 2013, Jason was elected to represent Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. He was re-elected in November 2014.

As a member of the 114th Congress, Jason serves on the Ways and Means Committee. In Washington Jason has made a name for himself as a strong defender of rural Missouri and all of rural America. Jason is committed to fighting intrusive government regulations, increasing markets for farmers and ranchers, and protecting his constituents’ rural way of life.

Jason has earned 100% ratings from the American Conservative Union and the Chamber of Commerce; he is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, pro-life and supports traditional values.

Jason attends Grace Community Church in Salem.


Serving With

Ann Wagner

MISSOURI's 2nd DISTRICT

Blaine Luetkemeyer

MISSOURI's 3rd DISTRICT

Vicky Hartzler

MISSOURI's 4th DISTRICT

Sam Graves

MISSOURI's 6th DISTRICT

Billy Long

MISSOURI's 7th DISTRICT

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