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Jul 04

Missouri Congressman to Present Medals to Late Veteran’s Family on Fourth of July.

Deck Hall earned the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and the Combat Infantry Badge during his military service, but never received his medals.
His family reached out to Congressman Smith’s office, and they were able to obtain the medals. Congressman Smith presented Mr. Hall’s medals to family and friends at the Dent County Courthouse on July 4th.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT THE MEDAL PRESENTATION

Jun 28

Missouri Rep. Jason Smith, Colleagues Introduce ‘Rural Jobs Act’ to fight rural poverty, create jobs.

In order to stimulate the rural economy, Congressman Smith introduced the Rural Jobs Act that would bring hundreds of millions of dollars in private investment to some of the poorest communities in America. This act would build on the New Market Tax Credit that has prompted $42 billion in private investment and over 1 million jobs since 2000. Unfortunately, less than a quarter of those jobs have been in rural communities showcasing the need for renewed investment in rural America.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT CONGRESSMAN SMITH’S ‘RURAL JOBS ACT’

Jun 27

Smith Fights for All Methods of Feral Hog Eradication in Mark Twain.

Congressman Smith is fighting to pass measures to enable an easier eradication of feral hogs. Feral hogs cause billions of dollars of damage yearly across America, making easy extermination of these hogs a necessity for many rural communities plagued by their presence. Congressman Smith supports deregulating the laws around killing these hogs in the Mark Twain National forest that have been a blight to farmers in Missouri and made the difficult task of farming even harder.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT CONGRESSMAN SMITH’S PLAN

Jun 08

U.S. Rep. Jason Smith: Overcrowded Detention Centers, Overwhelmed Agents on the Southern Border.

Congressman Smith visited Detention Centers in McAllen,Texas to better understand the crisis going on at our southern border. Traveling to the busiest of all border sectors, the delegation witnessed a large drug bust. Unfortunately, that is the daily reality for border agents tasked who must deal with the deadly cartels and overcrowded detention centers. Over 144,000 were detained in May 2019, the largest total in 13 years, further emphasizing the need for securing our borders.

CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT CONGRESSMAN SMITH’S VISIT TO THE BORDER

Apr 08

Rep. Smith Fires Up Family Business Estate Tax Coalition.

As a seventh-generation Missourian, Congressman Smith understands rural America and the challenges they face. Rural America remains the breadbasket of our country and powers a large sect of our economy. Newer members of Congress who don’t have that same background may not understand these issues and how to best work with these communities. In the Ways and Means Committee, Congressman Smith worked to educate other members of Congress on farming and the tax burden farmers take on.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT THE TAX COALITION

Oct 10

House passes Smith’s legislation to fight the opioid epidemic

Three Rivers Publishing, October 10, 2018

Too many Missouri families have felt the heartache of the loss of a loved one or friend to opioid addiction. The epidemic has ravaged homes and small communities and left children without parents and parents without their children. There are many things we need to do from furthering tightening the flow of goods across our borders to continuing to give law enforcement at the borders and in our towns the resources they need to fight this outbreak of opioid abuse in the U.S. One area I have focused on is where most patients are first exposed to opioids and the setting where they are often left with unused medications, surgery. I recently authored and had President Trump sign into law the Perioperative Reduction of Opioids (PRO) Act which will reduce patients exposure to unnecessary opioids post surgery, look at alternative forms of rehabilitation, and give patients and information they need on how to safely dispose of leftover opioids when they are no longer needed. We have a long way to go in this fight, but I am hopeful my legislation can be one small step towards getting our county on the winning side of this battle.

CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT CONGRESSMAN SMITH’S BILL TO HELP FIGHT BACK AGAINST OPIOID ABUSE

Aug 07

Congressman Jason Smith Holds Farmhall in Scott County

Show Me Times, August 7, 2018

As a 4th generation family farm owner myself, I love meeting with the farmers and families of southern Missouri. In August I visited 30 different agricultural operations in 30 different counties. We truly have the most diverse agricultural district found anywhere in the country. I was honored to be able to host several “Farm-hall” type meetings – open forums with Missouri farmers to hear about the latest challenges they are facing and ways I can help. It was during these visits a few years ago that I started a running list of the devastating and intrusive impact Washington regulations written by un-elected bureaucrats were having on Missouri farmers. Before he even took office, I shared that list with President Trump and his team. Together President Trump and I have now repealed over 1000 burdensome regulations with lifetime costs in excess of $33 billion. Our work is just getting started.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT CONGRESSMAN SMITH’S AUGUST FARMHALL

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