Jason Smith

Jason Smith


Capitol Report: Rural Growth is America's Strength


Twenty stops. 15 counties. 5 days. That’s the tally for the 3rd Annual District-Wide Farm Tour so far, a yearly trip to see different sectors of the agriculture industry in every corner of our district. The Farm Tour kicked off on Monday and will travel to each of the 30 counties in Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District before it is finished.

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Missouri congressman wants environmental agency eliminated


SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican U.S. Rep. Jason Smith says he thinks the federal Environmental Protection Agency should be eliminated.

Smith's remarks came during a Missouri Farm Bureau presentation Thursday at the Missouri State Fair on a new rule on streams, tributaries and wetlands.

The EPA says the federal rule clarifies but doesn't expand which smaller bodies of water should be protected from development and pollution.

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Congressman Jason Smith Calls for Elimination of Environmental Protection Agency


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thursday, Congressman Jason Smith called for elimination of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a federal agency that accidentally dumped three million gallons of toxic waste into a river system in Colorado earlier this month.

The call came during a Missouri Farm Bureau press conference at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.

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Capitol Report: Defunding Planned Parenthood


By now, you have probably seen the disturbing undercover videos that show Planned Parenthood executives discussing how they sell body parts of unborn babies. It sickened and troubled me to hear administrators talking so callously about the dismemberment of babies – valuable, precious lives taken too soon. The videos were vile, and Planned Parenthood’s actions potentially violate federal law.

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Capitol Report: The Clean Power Catastrophe


The Obama Administration continues to hammer rural America with unnecessary, expensive regulations and rules. On Monday, the Obama Administration released the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan rule that calls for a massive reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The plan has serious implications for Missouri, which gets 83 percent of its energy from coal power.

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Capitol Report: Reining in Out-of-Control Agencies


This week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to rein in federal agencies with legislation to bring all new major rules for a Congressional vote before implementation. The bloated Code of Federal Regulations is more than 175,000 pages long, and just last year federal regulators in the Obama administration issued 2,400 new rules. During Barack Obama’s entire presidency, the administration has only issued 17 rules that decreased regulatory burdens, but has added $80 billion in new regulatory costs, according to the Heritage Foundation.

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Capitol Report: A Bad Deal for America


Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry and the Obama Administration, along with China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and Germany, negotiated a deal to lift economic sanctions on Iran, a deal that makes a dangerous area more volatile. When it comes to the interests of America, a bad deal with Iran is worse than no deal, and this is a very bad deal.

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Congressman Jason Smith, Colleagues Take Action to Block Federal Funds for Planned Parenthood, Abortion


Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Jason Smith cosponsored two bills to block all federal funding for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. The action comes after two disturbing videos were made public showing Planned Parenthood executives discussing selling body parts of unborn babies, potentially in violation of federal law. 

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Capitol Report: Reducing Poverty through Employment


In 1970, Ronald Reagan said, "Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence." Now, more than four decades later, we have over 80 federal programs designed to help lower-income Americans, at a cost of $800 billion. These programs do not always incentivize people to become independent through work. Instead, in many cases, they encourage people to stay on assistance. That’s why I introduced the Reducing Poverty through Employment Act to make fighting poverty through work a priority of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

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Capitol Report: Resilient Federal Forests


This week the House of Representatives voted to improve our national forests with The Resilient Federal Forests Act. This bipartisan bill helps the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service provide more efficient land management while protecting the environment.

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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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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


Blaine Luetkemeyer


Vicky Hartzler


Sam Graves


Billy Long


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