Jason Smith

Jason Smith


Congressman Jason Smith Reintroduces SCRUB Act to Fight Unnecessary Regulations


WASHINGTON – Friday, Congressman Jason Smith reintroduced H.R. 1155, the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act (SCRUB Act) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and today the House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the proposed legislation. This bill, previously introduced by Congressman Smith in the 113th Congress, would reduce the ineffective and intrusive federal regulations holding back economic opportunity.

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Congressman Smith Statement on Tragic Shootings in Texas and Shannon Counties


WASHINGTON –Today, Congressman Jason Smith (R-Salem, MO) issued the following statement on the tragic shootings in Texas and Shannon Counties:

“I am horrified by news of the shootings in Texas and Shannon Counties and ask you to keep the families of the victims in your prayers. The Missouri State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement have my complete confidence as they work through their investigation into these tragic killings.”


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Capitol Report: Spring Cleaning Comes Early with SCRUB Act


When I talk to my colleagues in Washington, D.C., they do not always understand the burdens rural America faces from unnecessary regulations. During my first week in Congress, an “expert witness” told me it was pure fiction that government regulations affect private industry. It felt like the Twilight Zone and is exactly what’s wrong with Washington. Unelected bureaucrats that have never left five square miles around D.C. are trying to regulate every aspect of our lives.

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Congressman Smith Statement on Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich’s Passing


WASHINGTON –Today, Congressman Jason Smith (R-Salem, MO) issued the following statement after the news of Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich’s passing:

“I am shocked and saddened by the news of Tom’s passing. He was a true public servant and a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with Kathy and the kids.”


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Congressman Jason Smith Statement on the President’s Keystone XL Veto


WASHINGTON –Today, Congressman Jason Smith (R-Salem, MO) issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL pipeline:

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Congressman Jason Smith Presented With Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence


WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congressman Jason Smith was presented with the Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The award is given to members of Congress who advocate for policies that grow manufacturing and help American manufacturers succeed globally.

One of Congressman Smith’s top priorities in Congress is to make the American Dream easier to achieve in rural America, including strengthening the vital manufacturing sector.

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Congressman Jason Smith Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Missouri Farm Bureau


WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, February 18th, Congressman Jason Smith celebrated the Missouri Farm Bureau’s 100th Anniversary in Jefferson City. Congressman Smith presented the organization with remarks that he entered into the Congressional Record commemorating the milestone.

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Capitol Report: Lessons From Our First President


February is the birth month of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, and each February, Presidents’ Day offers us a chance to reflect on lessons learned from our former presidents. As America faces challenges at home and abroad, some of George Washington’s lessons are especially relevant today.
“The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.” 

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Congressman Jason Smith Capitol Report: The Christianity I Know


Last week at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., President Obama made insensitive remarks about Christianity that deeply disappointed me and many other Christians across the nation. While rightly criticizing the atrocious violence by the Islamic State, the president wrongly compared this behavior to the Christian faith to make a political point. His remarks oversimplified history and did not acknowledge the real threat radical Islam poses to all faiths.

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Congressman Jason Smith Votes to Send Keystone Bill to President


WASHINGTON– Today, Rep. Jason Smith and the House of Representatives voted to pass the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act with bipartisan support. The bill, which has cleared both the House and Senate, will now be sent to the president for his signature. The infrastructure project is estimated to add more than 40,000 jobs to the workforce and lower energy costs for all Americans. 

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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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