Tag Archives: Congressman Jason Smith

Gov. Eric Greitens and Rep. Kirk Mathews work to fill sandbags in preparation of flooding in the Show-Me State. (Facebook Photo)

Will Missouri be declared a federal disaster zone? It all depends on Trump

Will Missouri be declared a federal disaster zone? It all depends on Trump

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The state of Missouri is still in the process of recovering from deadly flooding that roared through the state last week, but the question on the minds of many is this: will a federal disaster be declared? The Show-Me State has expended all available resources to provide relief to those affected

Donald Trump speaking at CPAC in 2011. (Courtesy of Gage Skidmore)

Trump comments deterring few in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Last Friday, the veritable bombshell of Donald Trump’s comments from 2005 that he could freely grope women because of his celebrity status stunned the political world. Politicians on both sides of the aisle denounced his words and a sea of Republican lawmakers asked for Trump to step down as they rescinded

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Congressman Smith testifies on bill to sell ASARCO lands

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Congressman Jason Smith was among one of many Southeastern and Southern Missourians expressing their disapproval of a proposed land purchase by the Department of Natural Resources. The Conservation and Natural Resources Committee heard testimony from Smith and others about a bill from Rep. Robert Ross, R-Yukon, which would sell land obtained

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Texts from the Trail: Once upon a time in Missouri

Missouri Republicans devolved into open warfare against each other. A pro Right-to-Work group funded by Republicans fired the latest shot in the civil war with the launch of a website and paid media campaign against republican caucus members who didn’t support the bill. Reading the website boughtandpaidfor.net made me think of another such story. Once upon a time,

One-on-one with Congressman Jason Smith

After an interesting week in Washington, D.C. for Congressman Jason Smith, the representative of Southeast and South-central Missouri, Smith held an exclusive phone question and answer session with the Missouri Times covering his election to the House Steering Committee, how Speaker Paul Ryan is handling his new position, and Smith’s new Cape Girardeau-based chief of

Congressman Smith hires new district-based chief of staff

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Congressman Jason Smith, R-Missouri, chose Eric Bohl to become his new district-based chief of staff Friday. Bohl will work from Cape Girardeau instead of Washington D.C. While nearly 85 percent of all chiefs of staff for congresspeople work in Washington D.C., Smith believed a chief of staff would have greater impact for the citizens if

Smith joins House Steering Committee

WASHINGTON D.C. – Missouri Congressman Jason Smith will serve on the Republican Steering Committee after being elected to the position by his House Republican colleagues Thursday. This particular committee chooses chairmanships and memberships on House Committees and as such is considered one of the most powerful in Congress. Smith was one of the six at-large representatives

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Smith has historic rise to Ways and Means

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jason Smith has been named to the prestigious Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over all taxation, tariffs, and other revenue-raising measures, as well as Social Security, Medicare, and a number of other programs. Smith was elected in a special election in 2013 upon the resignation of Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson. He was elected


Steelworkers, Smith come forward in support of Noranda compromise rehearing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The International President of the United Steelworkers, Leo W. Gerard, and Congressman Jason Smith of the 8th District sent letters to the Missouri Public Commission (PSC) urging the Commission to consider the Office of Public Counsel’s (OPC) compromise stipulation in a rehearing. Gerard and Smith join the Fair Energy Rate Action Fund


Smith visits Capitol, meets with congressional district delegation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Freshman Congressman and former Missouri House Speaker Pro Tem Jason Smith, R-8, is visiting his district this week and spent some time in the Capitol building on Wednesday to reconnect with his former colleagues. “I wasn’t really planning on staying so long but I just keep seeing old friends and colleagues