Jason Smith

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Feb 12

Rep. Jason Smith votes against budget deal that boosts federal spending, debt – SE Missourian, February 10, 2018

Last week, to my disappointment, the United States Congress put its approval on a new spending package which grows the overall size of government, guarantees trillion dollar deficits for the foreseeable future and provides for an unchecked increase to our nation’s debt ceiling. What’s worse, we did so without making an reforms, changes or improvements to how your government spends the resources you provide it with. I recently spoke with the Southeast Missourian about why I opposed this package and agree with President Trump’s comments about the new deal, there was just “much waste in order to get Dem votes..

Click Here to Read my Interview with the SE Missourian

Jan 22

Ozarks’ Congressman Jason Smith says he will donate shutdown paychecks to charity – KY3, January 20, 2018

When the government shutdown, it was because Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the obstructionist cared more about illegal immigrants rights than they cared about paying our men and women in the military. Missourians are owed better from their federal government. For each day of the shutdown, I will be donating my salary to a charity in Missouri.Simply put, I don’t believe your elected officials should be getting paid for failing to serve you.

Read more and see my video about the government shutdown here.

Oct 16

Smith meets with Vice President on tax reform; Smith will tour southern Missouri this week (AUDIO) – Missourinet, October 16, 2017

Our federal tax code is a mess. Deductions, loopholes, credits, special interest exemptions and bailouts which benefit few, but cost us all. I believe you deserve to keep more of your hard earned money, not the government.

I am fighting for a fairer, flatter and simpler tax code which would allow 95% of Americans to file their taxes on one simple sheet of paper, giving them more money and time to spend with their family, friends and loved ones. Our tax code hurts American businesses, American workers and our farmers. By reducing our tax rates and making our code less burdensome, we can give millions of American families the pay increase they deserve. CLICK HERE TO HEAR ABOUT MY RECENT MEETING WITH THE VICE PRESIDENT ON TAX REFORM.

Oct 15

U.S. Rep. Jason Smith backs Trump’s health-care changes – Southeast Missourian, October 15, 2017

Earlier this year in the U.S. House of Representatives I helped usher through a repeal and replacement of the disastrous Obamacare healthcare law. That law has led to higher out of pocket expenses for Americans, less choice, and a government rationing of healthcare services.

Almost all of the counties in south central and southeast Missouri have only one choice for coverage under the Obamacare exchanges and some may soon have none. Where is the choice? Where is the competition? All the healthcare law has done is put a government bureaucrat between you and your family’s healthcare decisions. Unfortunately the repeal efforts have stalled in the United States Senate. Recently, the President announced his Administration would end the illegal practice of the Obama Administration which was making unauthorized and unappropriated payments to health insurance providers to get them to stay in the Obamacare exchanges. Congress never approved this money and it was simply being used to bailout insurance providers who are losing money in a failed government takeover of healthcare. I support the President’s actions as well as his work to support legislation I helped co-author to allow small businesses to band together to buy insurance across state lines. READ MORE ABOUT MY RESPONSE TO THE PRESIDENT’S ACTIONS HERE.

Sep 10

Jason Smith stops federal funds for sanctuary cities – Three Rivers Publishing, September 10, 2017

Missourians’ tax dollars should not be going to support liberal policies of coastal cities. Sanctuary cities violate U.S. law and provide a safe harbor and refuge for those illegal immigrants who have ignored and are hiding from our legal system.

Recently I was able to author and pass a proposal in the U.S. House of Representatives supporting the call to action from our President and banning the largest swath of federal support dollars allocated around the country, those for infrastructure investments to Sanctuary Cities. If a municipality can’t honor the laws of the United States of America, then they should no longer receive any support from the federal government. READ MORE HERE ABOUT MY RECENT EFFORTS TO CUT OFF FUNDS TO SANCTUARY CITIES

Feb 09

Smith leads effort to overturn ammunition and tackle ban – The Salem News Online, February 9, 2017

One of the Obama Administrations last directives before leaving office was to issue new rules and regulations banning the use of lead tackle and ammunition on federal lands. I am an ardent defender of your second amendment rights and believe that those who hunt, camp and enjoy our federal lands are the best stewards of that land.

Outraged by this midnight attack on those rights by an outgoing Administration, I authored and led over 50 Members of Congress in an effort and letter to call on the Trump Administration to immediately overturn this directive when taking office. I am pleased to report that one of the first actions taken by Interior Secretary Zinke was to honor this request and on day one of him taking over as Secretary order the department to no longer uphold this directive. YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT MY EFFORTS TO DEFEND YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS HERE

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The Trump Administration is taking real action to shut down sanctuary cities. Last week the AG announced a federal lawsuit to prevent California’s efforts to nullify the country’s immigration laws and provide safe haven to illegal aliens.

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Josh Hawley is the FIRST Senate candidate to get President Trump's support this year. That says something very positive about Josh and the kind of Senator he will be for Missouri! #HawleyforSenate #MOSen

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Friday was a special day for the Bootheel as I joined the owners of Magnitude 7 and local leaders in announcing the re-opening of the Aluminum Smelter in New Madrid, and with it, upwards of 450 new jobs with potentially more to come.

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"If you know how to shoot, and are quite ready to shoot, the chances are that you won't have to shoot" - Smart advice from Gen. Black Jack Pershing, WWI hero and a MO favorite son. Thank goodness Pres. Trump and Sec. Mattis understand need for military readiness.
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Josh Hawley is the FIRST Senate candidate to get @realDonaldTrump support this year … that says something very positive about @HawleyMO and the kind of Senator he will be for Missouri! #HawleyforSenate #MOSen
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Good luck to Coach @CuonzoMartin and @MizzouHoops tonight against Florida State in the #NCCATournament! All eyes will be on Nashville as we finally see what the Tigers can do with a healthy Michael Porter!
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Proud to get behind Josh Hawley in run for the U.S. Senate. He’s the conservative we need. Looking forward to serving with @HawleyMo on Capitol Hill to help move @realDonaldTrump agenda forward. #HawleyforSenate #MOSen