Renewed investment in rural broadband will help connect Southeast Missouri with the rest of the world. More access to broadband in our communities means better healthcare, education, and connectivity in areas that have been forgotten for too long by major networks. Congressman Smith has been a proud advocate for rural broadband and will continue to push for more internet access in southeast Missouri.
Standing at $29 trillion, our nation’s debt limit has been breached. The Democrats’ solution? Spend trillions and trillions more. Congress should be focused on shrinking government spending to end the inflationary taxes of today driving up prices on all things – and preventing the tax increases on American families of tomorrow. Instead, Washington Democrats are using this moment to spend more and seize more control.
The epitome of greedy, big government is adding more of a financial burden upon a grieving family. That’s why Rep. Smith is leading from the front in repealing the Death Tax. This tax impacts farming families the hardest making it extremely difficult to pass down land, equipment, and livestock to the next generation. To combat this callous government overreach, Congressman Smith co-sponsored the Death Tax Repeal Act to give families grieving the loss of a loved one relief from this unjust and immoral tax.
The Bernie Budget would do nothing more than burden working-class families with more taxes and allow the government greater control over their lives. DC Democrats plan on spending $68 trillion over the next 10 years that would add $17 trillion in new debt which is higher than any economy in the world except America’s. There is no plan to get our fiscal house in order, the socialist pet projects like amnesty for illegals, tax breaks and green subsidies for environmentalists, expanding government-controlled health care, and doubling the size of the IRS would mean we take in $1.6 trillion less than we spend each year.
The infrastructure package passed by the U.S. Senate is a gateway drug to trillions in more of Washington spending. While investing in infrastructure is important, it must be paid for and not serve as a vehicle to bring along trillions more in unrelated socialist spending. The truth is, Democrats are using the infrastructure bill to also usher through policies which pay off their political friends, allies, and donors, provide amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, implement the Green New Deal, and put new tax increases on family farmers and the working class. Republicans should have stopped this measure in the Senate, which is why Congressman Smith will continue to be outspoken in opposition to this and more reckless spending by the DC Democrats.
Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats want to turn the bipartisan infrastructure package into a hostage negotiation. Instead of rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, she is demanding a $3 trillion package that includes amnesty for illegal immigrants, forcing Medicaid on all states, and radical Green New Deal policies. The people of Southern Missouri want physical infrastructure, not Nancy Pelosi’s socialist wish list.
Prosecutors in St. Louis are more focused on enforcing mask mandates on vaccinated people than putting murderers in jail. These delays in prosecution are failures in duty and these corrupt officials should be removed immediately.
Many in southern Missouri work hard to pay their way through school. As somebody who’s still paying back their student loans, Congressman Smith knows firsthand the challenge of covering the astronomical costs of college. His bipartisan legislation, the Upward Mobility Enhancement Act, would make it easier for students who work their way through higher education to achieve their dreams.
Forcing birth control on any woman from a third party is wrong. Britney Spears’ ongoing conservatorship battle brought this horrific practice to light. To end this awful, forced procedure and protect the right of women to have a voice in whether to have contraception, Congressman Smith introduced the CIRCUS Act to ensure that what happened to Spears will never happen to anyone else.
Security threats like China and our southern Border being abused by the criminal cartels don’t seem to worry Joe Biden one bit. That’s why Joe Biden flatlined funding for the Department of Homeland Security and didn’t put one single dollar to securing our border in his budget. His priorities lie in taxing the American people, which is why he plans to hire 87,000 additional IRS agents to get every penny out of you. While Biden and his extreme regime of Socialists attempt to squeeze the American taxpayer dry, Congressman Smith is at ground zero for this fight in the Budget Committee, pushing back against their misplaced liberal wish list.