Jason (Jason) Smith (R-USH08)
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Capitol: 202.225.4404
FAX: 202.226.0326
District: 573.609.2996
Representative
Room 1011 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-2508

Residence: Salem, MO
Elected: 2013    Next Election: 2024
DOB: 6/16/1980
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Committee on Ways and Means
FC MemberCongressional Jazz Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on the Mississippi River
MemberJoint Committee on Taxation
FC MemberUnexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rice Caucus
FC MemberHealthcare Innovation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wire and Wire Products Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Chicken Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberPaper and Packaging Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Aluminum Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
Counties Representing
Bollinger / Butler / Cape Girardeau / Carter / Crawford / Dent / Douglas / Dunklin / Howell / Iron / Jefferson / Madison / Mississippi / New Madrid / Oregon / Ozark / Pemiscot / Perry / Phelps / Reynolds / Ripley / Scott / Shannon / St. Francois / Ste. Genevieve / Stoddard / Texas / Washington / Wayne / Wright

Bio

Jason Smith is a 7th generation Missourian, a 4th generation owner of his family's farm, a citizen-legislator, and a champion for the rights and values of rural Missourians. After serving from 2005 to 2013 in the Missouri General Assembly - rising to become Speaker Pro Tem - Jason was elected to Congress in 2013. Jason served in House Leadership as Conference Secretary during President Trump's term in office, then became Republican Leader of the House Budget Committee in 2021, where he led the fight and exposed the wasteful Washington spending that led to the fastest cost-of-living increase in 40 years.

In January 2023, Jason was selected to chair the historic Ways and Means Committee - the oldest committee in Congress. At 42, he is the youngest member to chair the Ways and Means Committee in modern times, and he is the first Missourian to lead the committee since John Phelps - the namesake of Missouri's Phelps County - in 1859.

As Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Smith's top priority is delivering for the working families, farmers, and small businesses that make the American economy the envy of the world. That's why, under Smith's leadership, the committee is traveling outside the marble halls of Congress to hold its hearings so that Americans who can't afford to make the trip to the nation's capital have the opportunity to shape the policies that impact their lives every single day. Whether it's lowering taxes, providing regulatory relief, or ensuring our trade policies put American workers first, Smith is partnering with the American people - not lobbyists or special interests - to get America back on track.

Jason comes from humble roots and learned the value of hard work growing up in Salem, Missouri. He attended Salem High School, where he was an active member of FFA. At the University of Missouri-Columbia, Jason earned degrees in Agricultural Economics and Business Administration. After receiving degrees from both programs in three years, he attended law school at Oklahoma City University and graduated at the age of 23.

In 2021, Jason was rated as the top conservative in the Missouri Delegation by the American Conservative Union; he is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and a supporter of the pro-life movement and traditional values. Jason attends Grace Community Church in Salem.