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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Smith to serve on two committees in U.S. House

  • Congressman Jason Smith (R-Salem), who was sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives last week to represent Missouri Eighth Congressional District, has been appointed to the Judiciary Committee and Natural Resources Committee in the 113th Congress.
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  • Congressman Jason Smith (R-Salem), who was sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives last week to represent Missouri Eighth Congressional District, has been appointed to the Judiciary Committee and Natural Resources Committee in the 113th Congress.
    Smith was welcomed to both committees Wednesday during regularly scheduled hearings.
    “The Judiciary Committee will be tackling some of the biggest issues facing our country. From immigration reform to recent reports of government surveillance, the Judiciary Committee will play a key role in crafting national policy,” Smith said. “I look forward to working with Chairman Goodlatte and other members of the Committee during this important time.”
    The Natural Resources Committee, Smith said, is “of great importance to families living in southeast and south central Missouri. As the operator of my family farm, I know firsthand the challenges farm families face from Washington regulations.
    “Our district is also home to the Mark Twain National Forest, National Scenic Riverways and mining and timber interests,” Smith said. “I look forward to working with Chairman Hastings and other members of the Natural Resources Committee to protect private property rights and bring a little common sense to the national debate.”
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