Jason Smith

Jason Smith


Capitol Report: Protecting Life


I have always been, and will always be, committed to protecting the life of the unborn and standing for the voiceless. It saddens me that we actually have to fight for something such as the life of a precious unborn child, something that each of our mothers chose for us from the first time they heard our heartbeat on the monitor, to the day we were born. However, it is encouraging to see so many people standing and joining the fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. 

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Congressman Jason Smith Responds to State of the Union Address


WASHINGTON – Congressman Jason Smith issued the following statement today in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:

“Tonight I hoped we would hear the president set a strategy to work with the House and Senate. Instead, we heard more of how the president wants to go at it alone – not exactly what the Founding Fathers had in mind when it came to law-making.

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Capitol Report: Checks and Balances


One of America’s Founding Fathers, John Adams, said, “Power must never be trusted without a check,” and this week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to be the check on President Obama’s unlawful executive amnesty. In December, Congress set the groundwork to combat the president’s lawless actions and hold his administration accountable. I made a promise to you then that my colleagues and I would do everything in our power to stop his unconstitutional actions, and this week we kept our commitment.

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Congressman Jason Smith Votes to Stop President’s Lawless Actions


WASHINGTON –Today, Congressman Jason Smith (R-Salem, MO) issued the following statement on passage of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, which funds the Department of Homeland Security, while fully defunding the president’s unconstitutional executive amnesty:

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Congressman Jason Smith Votes to Fix Some of Obamacare’s Most Disastrous Flaws


WASHINGTON— This week, Congressman Jason Smith voted to correct some of the biggest flaws of the Obamacare law. While Congressman Smith will continue to push for a full repeal of the law, the Hire More Heroes Act and Save American Workers Act will relieve several obstacles to getting Americans back to work again.

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Capitol Report: Time to Build


One of the first bills the new Congress took up this week was the Keystone XL Pipeline. This infrastructure project is a pipeline to move oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. The project will add more than 40,000 jobs to the workforce and lower energy costs for all Americans. There is strong bipartisan support; however, President Obama has threatened to veto the project when it comes across his desk. The president is sending a clear message to America - he does not want to work with Congress or for you.

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Congressman Jason Smith Sworn Into the 114th Congress


WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Smith was sworn into the 114th Congress. This will be his second term representing the Eighth Congressional District of Missouri. Congressman Smith previously served in the 113th Congress after winning a special election in June 2013.

“I am honored, and I am humbled to be able to represent the great people of Missouri’s Eighth District,” Congressman Smith said. “As we begin the 114th Congress with much work to be done, I will continue to lead the fight for rural America and our conservative principles.

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Capitol Report: The Year in Review


As 2014 and the 113th Congress draw to a close, I would like to take some time this week to look back and reflect on the 18 months I have been able to serve you in Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District. This time last year I wrote a column outlining five goals I had for the year. They were: reining in the IRS and the EPA, returning to a better appropriations process, finding bipartisan solutions for problems, protecting rural America, and watching the Missouri Tigers have another successful football season.

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Capitol Report: The Year Ahead


The House and Senate will officially be sworn in for their next term in January and there is a lot of work to be done. In the next Congress, I will be working with a larger House majority and new Senate majority, and we will hit the ground running on day one to provide relief to Americans throughout the country, especially in rural America.

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Congressman Jason Smith Praises Extension of Section 179 Expensing


WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Smith praised the extension of Section 179 expensing in the tax code which includes valuable savings for individuals and businesses that had expired at the beginning of this year. Now that the president has signed the House bill, these savings will be available when individuals and businesses file their tax returns for 2014.

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Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4404
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Natural Resources

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

Jason was raised in Salem, Missouri where he still runs the same family farm that was started by his great grandfather. He attended Salem High School, where he was an active member of FFA, and the University of Missouri – Columbia to pursue a double major in Agricultural Economics and Business Administration.

After receiving degrees from both programs in three years, he attended law school in Oklahoma before returning home to serve his community. Back home in Dent County, he began running the family farm and practicing law. It was during this time that he recognized the harm that the over-bearing 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 House in a special election in 2005.

In the General Assembly, he has fought to shrink the size of state government, eliminate burdensome rules and regulations, increase government transparency, protect property rights, implement the castle doctrine, require drug testing for welfare recipients, and defend Missouri agriculture.

Thanks to his efforts, his colleagues selected him to serve in leadership: first at the Majority Whip and more recently 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. As a member of the 113th Congress, Jason serves on the House Judiciary Committee and House Natural Resources Committee.

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 and, as the son of a pastor, he is proudly pro-life and supports traditional values.

Jason attends Grace Community Church in Salem where he volunteered as a Sunday school teacher for their church’s youth.

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Blaine Luetkemeyer


Vicky Hartzler


Sam Graves


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