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.
“Mother” is a title millions of women across America are proud to hold. So why is the Biden Administration trying to strike it from our language and replace it with “birthing people”? It’s nothing more than another attempt to redefine a core American institution like motherhood by changing our language to appease the ‘woke’ left in the name of “acceptance” and “inclusion”. Congressman Smith questioned Biden’s OMB Director on these ridiculous and divisive terms.
Under Biden’s plans, Missouri employers would be taxed higher than those in communist China. Proposals like this put America LAST and will have devastating repercussions for workers and wages. As Republican Leader of the Budget Committee, Congressman Smith is at the forefront on stopping this legislation and bringing commonsense Missouri values and America First policies to the Budget Committee.
More people have illegally crossed our southern border than the entire population of Kansas City, Missouri since Joe Biden took office. Rep. Smith visited the border to see the crisis firsthand. There he witnessed illegal crossings, an unfinished border wall, and illegal immigrants from all over the world waiting to be released into America. Make no mistake, the world sees that our southern border is open and that the White House has no plans of ending this crisis anytime soon.
In recognition of his record defending the working class and conservative Missouri values, Congressman Smith received the award for Conservative Excellence by the American Conservative Union Foundation. His conservative vote score ranked as the top in the Missouri delegation and highlights Rep. Smith’s efforts to bring commonsense thinking to Washington.
Washington Democrats will do anything to push their radical agenda through, even if it means redefining what infrastructure is to meet their phony definition. To the working-class folks who have built America, infrastructure is roads, bridges, airports, dams, and broadband. In yet another attempt to deceive the American people Speaker Pelosi and the Washington Democrats are trying to expand this definition to pass a bill that has less than 6% going to roads and bridges and less than 2% to airports, waterways, locks, and dams. This $2.3 trillion boondoggle includes more blue state bailouts and aims at increasing Washington’s control over you and your everyday life while taking the power of decision out of your control and putting it into the hands of a DC bureaucrat.
Joe Biden has been all about prioritizing the wrong issues and putting America last. Instead of focusing on our southern border which has seen record numbers of illegal crossings, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have turned their focus on restricting our second amendment rights. This radical administration has shown that they would rather strip us of our ability to defend ourselves and our families instead of focusing on the surge at our border that puts American lives in danger. Throughout President Trump’s time in office Congressman Smith worked to put America first by securing our border and protecting our second amendment right.
The Southern Border has become a turnstile under Joe Biden’s watch. With a 71% increase in illegal alien interactions since February the situation is not getting any better. Rep. Smith exposed Joe Biden for breaking the law by abandoning border wall construction and seeing 172,000 people attempting to illegally cross the border in March (more than the population of Springfield, Missouri). According to Rep. Smith, this not only endangers ICE officers but also poses a threat to national security when our border is left unchecked.