As someone who grew up working on the farm, Jason used his high school FFA project to help pay his own way through college. Jason graduated with a double major in just three years. From there he attended law school, where still today he faces the same struggles that millions of Americans do in paying off student loan debt.
After school, Jason returned home to Dent County, he began running the family farm and operating a small business. It was during this time that he learned firsthand what it meant to balance a budget, live within your means, and the disciplined work ethic needed to operate a successful farm and business. This period also made Jason recognize the harm that the overbearing government was inflicting on his farm, his business, and Missourians. Wanting to undo the damage from a government which taxes, spends and regulates too much, Jason decided to run in a special election for the Missouri State House.
In 2005 Jason won election to the Missouri State House, representing the 150th district, including Dent, Crawford, Phelps & Reynolds County. Impressed by his work ethic, integrity and grasp of complex policy matters, his colleagues elected him as one of the youngest Majority Whips and then Speaker Pro Tem in Missouri State House history. His work in Jefferson City earned Jason a reputation as a guardian of rural values, a fighter for a smaller, more efficient government, and an outspoken advocate of fiscal conservatism.
Jason’s success in the Missouri Assembly propelled him to answer the call to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in early 2013. Through a lengthy 27-way primary process, Jason proved to be the conservatives’ choice to represent Missouri’s 8th congressional district. After less than a full term in Congress, Jason’s colleagues once again recognized his hard work, commitment to limiting the size of government, and dedication to understanding complex policy by awarding him with appointment to the House Ways & Means Committee – the oldest and most prestigious standing committee in Congress
As a Member of the Ways & Means Committee Jason has focused on simplifying the over 70,000-page tax code and reducing the burden the federal tax system places on small businesses, farmers, and families. He has helped author and pass policies which lower the tax liability for working students, repeal the unfair ‘death tax’, and reduce the federal tax load for farmers and small business owners wanting to invest in new equipment. Jason has also used his perch on the Committee to advance repeals of the individual and employer Obamacare tax mandates and also fight for rural poverty reform.
In late 2015, Jason’s colleagues in the U.S. House once again recognized his commitment to putting conservative values, principles and leadership first and elected Jason to serve on the Republican Steering Committee – a group of Republican conference leaders charged with selecting the Chairman of every U.S. House Committee.
In 2016, Jason was unanimously elected by the U.S. House of Representatives Republican Conference to serve as a Member of U.S. House Leadership. He uses that elevated role to further advocate for rural America and the rights of farmers and families. There he was able to work closely with President Trump, cutting 24,000 pages of regulations for businesses and delivering tax relief to American workers while also reducing the size and scope of the federal government.
Throughout 2020, Jason served as co-chair for Trump for Missouri as he did in 2016. He led the charge for President Trump in the Show-Me State and campaigned for the President across key battleground states. Due to his commitment to cutting spending and lowering taxes for the working class, his colleagues elected him as the Ranking Member of the Budget Committee for the 117th Congress. In this role, Jason will focus on keeping Washington out of the pockets of hard-working Missourians, pushing back against the progressive wish list of higher taxes and wasteful spending, and defending the accomplishments of the Trump administration to put working-class American families first.
As a seventh-generation Missourian and a fourth-generation owner of the family farm, Jason will continue to champion the rights and values of farmers and rural Missourians in Congress. Jason has been endorsed by the Missouri Farm Bureau and National Rifle Association. For his voting record in Congress, Jason has also earned 100% ratings from the National Right to Life, the Christian Coalition of America, the National Federation of Independent Business, and the Faith & Freedom Coalition.
Jason attends Grace Community Church in Salem where he has volunteered as a Sunday school teacher for their church’s youth.
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I’m incredibly grateful to the people of southern Missouri for giving me the privilege of continuing to fight for them in Washington. Serving as our voice in the United States Congress has – and always will be – my highest honor. As a 7th generation Missourian I take great pride in fighting to preserve the values, beliefs, and ways of life we all hold dear.
Americans rightfully expect Congress to come together and find solutions to reversing the sharpest rise in cost of living in 40 years, to help lower gas prices, and secure our border. I’m ready for the important work which lies ahead to restore our country’s standing, to enact policies which make our economy strong, to make our communities secure, to restore freedom as the central pillar of our country, and to make sure government is held accountable. ... See MoreSee Less
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We the people want term limits
Time for Kevin McCarthy and McConnell to go. I don’t believe anything significant can be done as long as they are the leaders. The democrats and their policies are horrible for this country. Republicans need to quit playing defense and go on offense.
I hope you are ready to reach across the aisle. Obstructing legislation makes it impossible to get anything done. I also hope you have solutions and not finger pointing. The whining and pointing fingers is so degrading for you.
Can you please start pushing for term limits and start focusing on getting manufacturing back to where it was pre nafta in the 8th district?
Thank you…. I know how hard that job must be…
Congratulations!! We miss you!!
Thank you, Jason for all you have done and continue to do...from a 9th generation American from Southeast Missouri!
Make us proud, where we won't be sorry
You got our vote!
Glad your there now just return phone calls or e-mails
Thanks for all the work you have done.
Thank you for serving 🇺🇸
You got my vote
So how did a bill get passed on semi automatic guns in the house
We have been waiting for the last six years for you to work across the aisle....never happened plus you have tried to destroy the values, beliefs, and way of life we hold dear.
Congratulations… I see political gerrymandering worked out well for you AGAIN!!!! I pray you do better than you have in the past. Thank goodness Biden pass the infrastructure bill. Now you will have the money to fix our bridges and roads that you have not been able to fix in all the years you have represented us. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼
We need new leadership. It is time for Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell to step aside.
So Jason Smith, does this mean we will finally get NEW leadership???
Do you support term limits
Got to get the food prices down milk 6.22 a gallon is crazy
Great. Now start doing something to lower our taxes.
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Today we turn the page. Today we put an END to the madness. GO VOTE. #REDWAVE ... See MoreSee Less
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Voted. Red all the way.🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
I’m praying that the large turnout means, “We’ve had enough!!”
Voted red. Let us see some action to make American life's better, instead of working for party work for the American people
BLUE WAVE, ALL THE WAY!!!
Americans want term limits, securing the border, inflation and energy independence. How about working these in while we control House and senate.
Red all the way!!
We voted around 10 and had to wait in by line one gentleman leaving said good turnout the ladies working the table said they had been busy all morning
I can’t vote cause I’m stationed in Washington and can’t figure out how to vote but I sure hope we get red all across
YES!!! We were there at 630 this morning!!!
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Red tsunami. Interesting there was a blood moon lunar eclipse this morning it was a sign
The process used in the electoral college also needs to be applied to state levels. This way the bigger cities like St. Louis and Kansas City don't get to rule the roost in their states. Please pass this along to everyone you know. We need to email and call all of our representatives, congressmen, and senators. We need to corner them when we see them. We need to plaster this all over their social media outlets. Please get the word out.
Well, this post didn't age well 🤣🤣
Voted all red!!!
Best of luck today from the Dements ! 🇺🇸
We voted red
Voted for you, straight red
YES I DID
But we still have to deal with Biden and Cackler￼
Our precinct had over 50% turnout!
DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!
Doesnt matter if your red or blue, the elections are FIXED. Still using dominion computers. 👎
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I’m grateful to have the support of Donald Trump Jr! Check out this video to find out what he had to say! ... See MoreSee Less
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Missouri has been under Republican rule for 2 decades and the majority of rural MO voters vote against themselves time after time. It's maddening to watch. Jason Smith is not for the people of this state and I don't remember a time that he ever was.
He got my vote a long time ago
You have my vote!
support the FDA Modernization Act 2.0 (S.5002), to utilize modern advances in science and technology
Why don’t you answer emails? My veteran husband needs hearing aids! You and your staff are worthless when it comes to veteran care.
Lil Donny is a prick
Congrats on your landslide win.
Really, Traitor Donald Trump Jr..........LOL well you're two peas in a pod!!!!
Jason Smith has the support of the sycophantic son of a wannabe dictator who is still trying to dismantle our democracy! Maybe not something to brag about, Congressman Jason Smith
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