Category: News

Feb 09

Rep. Jason Smith: White House’s American Rescue Plan costs too much

Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID relief package is a textbook example of excessive spending. With $4 trillion already appropriated and $1 trillion yet to be spent, their package would bring us to $6 trillion total since the pandemic began, a cost of $17,000 to every American.  The Democrats’ unwillingness to use the $1 trillion already appropriated shows how they plan on running up the tab on hardworking Americans without caring about the strain it would put on them. Congressman Smith is committed to taking a stand against this wasteful spending. 

READ MORE ON CONGRESSMAN SMITH’S EFFORTS TO CURB THE DEMOCRATS’ EXCESSIVE SPENDING.

Jan 29

Rep. Jason Smith and Sen. Cruz Seek To Help Families Save for Education Expenses

To allow families greater flexibility for K-12 education expenses, Rep. Smith partnered with Senator Ted Cruz and introduced the Student Empowerment Act. This would allow for 529 tax-free college savings to be expanded to include the use of tuition, books, fees and exams related to college admissions, and educational therapy for kids with disabilities, adding even greater flexibility and choice for the education of  our children. By allowing parents, who know what’s best for their children, to be more flexible with their 529 we enable families to better handle unexpected expenses that come with raising a family and give them even more educational freedom. 

READ MORE ON REP. SMITH’S EFFORTS TO HELP FAMILIES SAVE ON EDUCATION COSTS.

Dec 04

Jason Smith plans focus on ‘security’ issues in new Budget panel role

Congressman Smith will lead the charge for Republicans in the Budget Committee against uncapped spending, growing debt, and higher taxes. While Democrats have firmly cemented themselves as the party of the elite, Rep. Smith plans to focus on the working class and the security of our communities by rejecting the radical left’s desire to defund the police and committing to fully funding our law enforcement. By being aggressive in pushing back against socialist policies and spending, Congressman Smith will fight to ensure American families, workers, and small businesses keep more of their hard-earned money. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT REP. SMITH’S GOALS IN LEADING THE REPUBLICANS IN THE BUDGET COMMITTEE.

Sep 02

Jason Smith Endorsed by Missouri Farm Bureau

With 95,000 farms operating 27 million acres across Missouri, farming is more than our main economic driver, it’s a way of life that many of our communities are built around. Missouri has been feeding America for generations and Jason Smith is honored to fight for one of the most agriculturally diverse areas in our nation. As a 7th generation Missourian and family farm owner himself, Rep. Smith takes looking out for Missouri farmers personally. He’s proud to be endorsed by Missouri Farm Bureau because championing ag friendly policies that get Washington bureaucrats off of farmers’ backs and being a voice for those farmers and ranchers is something that benefits families across America.

READ MORE ABOUT THE FARM BUREAU’S ENDORCEMENT OF CONGRESSMAN SMITH

Aug 18

House Rep. Jason Smith introduces act to amend Help America Vote Act

For the 2020 Presidential election, the left wants universal mail-in balloting to replace in-person voting. Large scale universal mail-in voting would leave our elections vulnerable to fraud, ballot harvesting, and illegitimate votes. To combat this, Congressman Smith introduced a policy that would require every state considering this to first verify that it was only mailing ballots to eligible and registered voters. A basic and straightforward idea that has been blocked for consideration by Speaker Pelosi. 

READ MORE ABOUT CONGRESSMAN SMITH’S ACT TO AMEND HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT

Jul 29

Missouri congressman introduces bill aimed at keeping America’s struggling rural hospitals afloat

Rural hospitals are not only a place where our communities go for care but also can often be the only option for critical services within hundreds of miles. With COVID presenting new challenges for these hospitals, many in rural areas are now feeling the pressure to close. Because of this, Congressman Smith proposed that the Health and Human Services Department should take all steps necessary to financially assist rural hospitals experiencing extreme debt, hardships, or the possibility of closure.

READ MORE ABOUT CONGRESSMAN SMITH’S BILL TO KEEP RURAL HOSPITALS OPEN HERE.

Jul 23

Missouri’s Sen. Hawley, Rep. Smith introduce “Military Right to Carry Act”

Armed service members should not have their 2nd amendment rights jeopardized simply because they decide to enlist for our country. Congressman Smith introduced legislation allowing members of our armed forces to renew their concealed carry permit by mail after a southern Missouri resident notified him that he would need to leave his station and renew in person. Armed service members should never face discrimination, unnecessary red tape, or any other impediment to their lawful right to carry.

READ MORE ABOUT CONGRESSMAN SMITH DEFENDING THE SECOND AMENDMENT HERE.

Jul 21

Rep. Smith introduces bill after St. Louis attorneys charged

In response to the politically motivated charging of the McCloskey family in St. Louis, Congressman Smith introduced the American Family and Private Property Defense Act. As an original author of the Missouri Castle Doctrine, Rep. Smith understands how the law must stand on the side of you justly protecting your family and property. His bill would prevent law-abiding citizens from being railroaded by a rogue prosecutor like the McCloskey family is.

READ MORE ON CONGRESSMAN SMITH PROTECTING YOUR RIGHT TO DEFEND YOURSELF HERE.

Jun 29

Rep. Jason Smith only delegation member to receive “Taxpayers’ Friend Award”

Missourians do not need Washington bureaucrats spending their hard-earned dollars for them. It is your money and you should get to keep it. You know best how to invest for your family’s future, not the government. Rep Smith was recently awarded the Taxpayers’ Friend Award” for having one of the strongest voting records in Congress supporting limited government, economic freedom, and fighting middle-class tax increases. Rep. Smith was the only Congressional Member of the Missouri delegation to be recognized with the award.   

READ MORE ABOUT THE “TAXPAYERS’ FRIEND AWARD” HERE

May 15

Congressman Jason Smith holds China accountable

Farmers across Missouri have suffered during the pandemic shutdown. Rep. Smith followed President Trump’s example in leading his colleagues in the Ways and Means committee to hold China accountable for the agricultural purchase commitments made in the Phase One trade deal.

READ MORE ABOUT CONGRESSMAN SMITH HOLDING CHINA ACCOUNTABLE HERE

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Jason Smith2 days ago

It’s been over a month since Biden was sworn in as president of the United States and he still hasn’t had a phone call with Israel, our strongest ally in the Middle East. It’s time for Biden - not Harris - to get on the...

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1 week ago
If you wanted to understand conservatism, you turned to Rush. God bless Rush Limbaugh and his family.
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2 weeks ago
In the private sector, experience and hard work pay off. In the government, apparently it’s all about participation trophies. Without experience you can be Transportation Secretary and without winning Governor of Georgia you can be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
2 weeks ago
There’s something special about the kind of patriotism we have here in Missouri. Evident through this talented student’s poster - check it out for yourself.
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2 weeks ago
Let me get this straight - When Trump deployed federal agents to protect federal land, that was further cause for riots. When Biden deploys federal agents to protect federal land, that’s peachy keen and not newsworthy. Is that how this goes?