Jason (Jason) Smith (R-USH08)
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Capitol: 202.225.4404
FAX: 202.226.0326
District: 417.255.1515
Representative
Room 2418 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-2508

Residence: Salem, MO
Elected: 2013    Next Election: 2022
DOB: 6/16/1980
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Committee on Budget
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberUnexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rice Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Ways and Means
FC MemberHealthcare Innovation Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on the Mississippi River
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wire and Wire Products Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Aluminum Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chicken Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberPaper and Packaging Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
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 seventh-generation Missourian, a citizen-legislator, and a champion for the rights and values of rural Missourians.

Jason was raised in Salem, Missouri, where he still owns the same family farm that was started by his great grandfather. 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 before returning home to serve his community. Back home in Missouri Jason began running the family farm and practicing law. It was during this time that he recognized the harm that the overbearing government was inflicting on Missourians and our economy. This inspired Jason to run for office himself so he could begin to undo the damage.

Jason was elected to the Missouri General Assembly in a special election in 2005.

In the General Assembly, Jason fought to shrink the size of state government, eliminate burdensome rules and regulations, increase government transparency, protect property rights, require drug testing for welfare recipients, and defend Missouri agriculture. Thanks to his efforts, Jason's colleagues selected him to serve in leadership- first as the Majority Whip and then as Speaker Pro Tem-one of the youngest in state history.

During a special election in June of 2013, Jason was elected to represent Missouri's Eighth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. He was re-elected in November 2014.

As a member of the 117th Congress, Jason serves as the Republican Leader of the House Budget Committee and the Ways and Means Committee. In Washington Jason has made a name for himself as a strong defender of rural Missouri and all of rural America. Jason is committed to fighting intrusive government regulations, increasing markets for farmers and ranchers, and protecting his constituents' rural way of life. For the 115th Congress Smith was elected by his peers to serve as Conference Secretary. Jason used this role as a platform to be a strong advocate for holding government and Washington accountable to the folks of Missouri.

In 2021, Jason was listed as a top conservative in the Missouri Delegation by the American Conservative Union; he is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, pro-life and supports traditional values.

Jason attends Grace Community Church in Salem.