Jason Smith

Jason Smith


Capitol Report: Fighting for Rural Veterans


It is no secret that America has the finest fighting force this world has ever seen. When those brave military men and women return from service, it is our duty to provide them with the benefits they have earned and deserve. From long wait times to subpar care, the Department of Veterans Affairs has not provided the exceptional care that we expect for our heroes.  This is especially apparent for veterans in rural areas.  As an advocate for rural America, it has been my mission to improve the care of these veterans, and all veterans across this great nation.

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Congressman Jason Smith Announces Congressional Art Contest


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Smith announces the opening of the annual Eighth Congressional District Art Contest and encourages high school students in his congressional district to participate. Students may submit original paintings, drawings, collages, mixed media, computer-generated art and photographs. Congressman Smith and a panel of art experts will select a winning work of art to be displayed in the Capitol for one year.

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Capitol Report: Protecting Our Freedoms


It is no secret that more than six years into office President Obama continues to push a radical anti-gun agenda and attempt to bypass the law-making authority of Congress. We saw this recently in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) proposal to restrict the manufacture and sale of ammunition commonly used by sportsman and hunters. Many of you shared in my outrage for the proposed ban and together we made our voices heard. This week, the ATF dropped its proposed ban, tweeting “You spoke, we listened.”

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Congressman Jason Smith Gives Legislative Update in Ste. Genevieve


WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, Congressman Jason Smith met with the Ste. Genevieve Rotary Club and provided a legislative update. He took questions from the group on topics including health care, regulations, and energy.

“It was great to talk with the Rotary Club about the issues that are important to our rural area,” said Congressman Smith. “People are talking around their kitchen tables about health care costs and burdensome regulations, and I get it. Folks deserve a government that works for them, not against them. That’s what I’m working toward.”

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Congressman Smith Visits Woodland High School Students Competing in Stock Market Game


WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Smith spoke with Woodland High School students who are competing in a stock market game called the Capitol Hill Challenge.

In the game, organized by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, students invest a hypothetical $100,000 in listed stocks, bonds, and mutual funds to learn more about the market. Through the program they experience firsthand the value of saving and investing as teams work together to maximize the return of their portfolios.

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Capitol Report: Peace Through Strength


“We must maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression.”  These are the words Ronald Reagan spoke more than 30 years ago and a philosophy I still believe wholeheartedly today.  Yet, with proposed cuts to our national defense, including potential cuts at Fort Leonard Wood, it seems some have forgotten the necessity of a strong military. Fortunately, folks from all around Missouri gathered at Fort Leonard Wood this week to oppose cuts and highlight both the major impact the base has on our area and the strategic role it plays in America’s national defense. 

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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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Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4404
Fax 202-22

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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 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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