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FEMA approves disaster declaration for Missouri

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – On Tuesday, January 11, 2022, the Federal Disaster Declaration requested by Governor Mike Parson, Congressman Smith and Missouri’s U.S. Congressional delegation was approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for local Missouri communities heavily impacted by the severe storms and deadly tornadoes that swept across the state on the evening of December …

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Wagner, colleagues launch Abraham Accords Caucus

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO), Vice Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today announced the launch of the Abraham Accords Caucus in order to build on the success of the historic Abraham Accords. For decades, Congress has played a key role in promoting peace between Israel and its neighbors. The Caucus …

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Blunt slams Biden Administration’s failure on COVID testing

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), the top Republican on the SenateAppropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, spoke on the Senate floor to discuss the current shortage of COVID-19 tests and the Biden administration’s failure to utilize billions in congressionally-approvedfunding to ensure tests are available to …

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Oral arguments in vaccine mandate case delivered to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC. – On Friday, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office appeared in front of the United States Supreme Court to deliver oral arguments in Biden v. Missouri, the lawsuit brought by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office that challenges the federal vaccine mandate on health care workers. “Missouri was the first state to file suit against the …

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Our Medical Freedom

By Jason Smith, member of Congress On January 7, the Supreme Court held one of the most important hearings of my lifetime.   They considered two challenges to rules that have been brought forth by the Biden administration to impose vaccine requirements on employers. Overturning these rules is absolutely essential to Americans’ freedom and liberty, …

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Smith: Biden Administration diverts funding from COVID testing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Budget Committee Republican Leader Jason Smith (MO-08), House Energy & Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), and House Ways & Means Committee Republican Leader Kevin Brady (TX-08) in a letter to President Biden, slammed the Administration for its failure to account for how, when, and where funding supposedly meant to address COVID-19 …

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Blunt delivers opening remarks at Rules Hearing on Security Improvements since 1/6 attack on Capitol

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), the top Republican on the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, delivered an opening statement Wednesday at a hearing with U.S. Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger about Capitol security improvements since the January 6th attack.   Following his opening statement, Blunt questioned Chief Manger about U.S. Capitol …

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Blunt continues pressing Biden admin for answers on COVID-19 testing crisis

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), the top Republican on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, appeared on Fox News with Martha MacCallum to discuss the ongoing shortage of COVID-19 tests and the Biden administration’s failure to utilize billions in congressionally-approved funding to ensure …

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Smith helps lead legal fight to end Biden administration authoritarian vaccine mandate

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – On December 30, 2021, Rep. Jason Smith filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States, along with 47 senators and 136 House members, asking the Supreme Court to block enforcement of President Biden’s vaccine mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees. “This unconstitutional vaccine mandate is one …

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Blunt asks what Biden administration is doing about shortage of COVID-19 tests

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, and Richard Burr (N.C.), Ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, sent a letter urging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to …

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