Jason Smith

Jason Smith

MISSOURI's 8th DISTRICT

Congressman Smith Statement on the Supreme Court’s Ruling in the Case Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency

2015/06/29

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jason Smith released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency :

“Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court in Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency is a win for common sense. The Court simply said that the EPA must consider the immense cost complying with regulations will have on folks. Only after looking at the cost, should the EPA determine if the ‘regulation is appropriate and necessary.’

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Capitol Report: American Greatness: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

2015/06/26

This Fourth of July will mark 239 years since 56 brave patriots from the original 13 colonies declared America’s independence from Great Britain. In the Declaration of Independence, American colonists recognized that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

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Congressman Smith Statement on the Supreme Court’s Ruling in the Case Obergefell v. Hodges

2015/06/26

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jason Smith released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on Obergefell v. Hodges:

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Congressman Smith Statement on the Supreme Court’s Ruling in the Case King v. Burwell

2015/06/25

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Supreme Court ruled in the case King v. Burwell that individuals purchasing health care coverage on the federal exchange are eligible for federal tax subsidies.

The text of the Affordable Care Act specifically included subsidies for health care purchased on state exchanges. It did not list such a subsidy for health care purchased on the federal exchange, Healthcare.gov. Today’s decision is a textbook example of court overreach, legislating from the bench, and side-stepping Congress.

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Capitol Report: Preserving Medicare for America’s Seniors

2015/06/19

Next week, my conservative colleagues and I will vote to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) in Obamacare, often called the “Death Panel,” and to preserve Medicare for America’s seniors. This panel, hand-selected by the president, is tasked with recommending cuts to Medicare without congressional input. If health care spending gets too high, IPAB is charged with deciding which care to prioritize and which care to cut. Obamacare gave IPAB unprecedented power with no accountability, no judicial review, and no transparency requirements.

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Capitol Report: Can’t Lead From Behind

2015/06/12

On Monday, President Obama didn’t have a strategy to train Iraqi forces in the fight against ISIS. In fact, at a press conference in Germany he made it clear that the he had “no complete plan.” That’s almost exactly the same thing he said ten months ago, when he admitted “we don’t have a strategy yet.” Just two days after this week’s admission, the president suddenly authorized up to 450 more troops to be sent to Iraq to advise Iraqi forces. Americans deserve better than knee-jerk foreign policy.

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Capitol Report: Have We Lernered Our Lesson

2015/06/05

In 2014, members of the House Ways and Means Committee sent a letter to the Department of Justice calling for the criminal prosecution of former Internal Revenue Service Director of the Exempt Organizations Division Lois Lerner. Instead, the IRS worker who used her position to abuse conservative organizations was awarded bonuses of $129,000 and given a pension, all while in contempt of Congress. Taxpayers, of course, footed the bill.

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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 Jason Smith: ViewPoint - Defending Rural Property Rights

2015-05-11 19:48:21


Congressman Jason Smith: Repeal the Death Tax

2015-04-16 18:51:00


Congressman Jason Smith Questions Treasury Secretary

2015-02-04 15:23:58


Congressman Jason Smith: Obamacare's Impact

2015-02-03 21:27:32


Congressman Jason Smith Questions U.S. Trade Representative

2015-01-30 21:32:11


Congressman Jason Smith: State of the Union Response

2015-01-21 03:14:12


KFVS - Congressman Smith Honors WWII Veteran

2015-01-06 20:33:13


Congressman Jason Smith: Fighting the President’s Power Grab

2014-12-04 20:23:53


Congressman Jason Smith: EPA's Waters of the United States

2014-11-14 16:10:39


Congressman Jason Smith: Mississippi River Closure

2014-11-14 15:39:34


Congressman Jason Smith: Severe Weather PSA

2014-10-09 21:09:06


Congressman Jason Smith: Constitution Day

2014-09-17 17:22:14


Congressman Jason Smith: "Mr. Speaker, It's time to Audit the Fed"

2014-09-16 21:52:55


Congressman Jason Smith Bill to Protect Public Access to the ONSR Passes Committee

2014-07-30 16:45:16


Today Show Bipartisan Burn: Members of Congress Working (Out) Together

2014-07-28 15:06:05


Congressman Jason Smith Questions Witnesses on the "Waters of the United States" Rule

2014-06-25 15:53:22


Congressman Jason Smith Calls for Withdrawal of "Waters of the United States" Rule

2014-06-25 15:43:45


Congressman Jason Smith Discusses the Regulatory Challenges Facing Electric Utilities

2014-05-07 20:59:12


Congressman Jason Smith Honors the Life of Sgt. Timothy Owens

2014-04-10 13:21:16


Congressman Jason Smith voices support for the Save American Workers Act

2014-04-04 15:15:18


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jasonsmith.house.gov

Committee Assignments

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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