WASHINGTON – Congressman Jason Smith, R-Salem, announced he will serve on the Intellectual Property, Regulatory Reform and Constitution Subcommittees of the House Judiciary Committee.

“The Judiciary Committee is one of the most active committees in the House of Representatives. With my appointment to the Intellectual Property, Regulatory Reform and Constitution Subcommittees, I will be able to strongly advocate for my constituents’ right to liberty and fight for meaningful regulatory reform,” Smith said. “Additionally, I will be an out-spoken advocate on the committee for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution and protecting the innovators who are at the front lines of thought and advancement.”

• Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet - jurisdiction over the following subject matters: Administration of U.S. Courts, Federal Rules of Evidence, Civil and Appellate Procedure, judicial ethics, copyright, patent, trademark law, information technology, other appropriate matters as referred to by the Chairman, and relevant oversight.

• Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law - jurisdiction over the following subject matters: bankruptcy and commercial law, bankruptcy judgeships, administrative law, independent counsel, state taxation affecting interstate commerce, interstate compacts, antitrust matters, other appropriate matters as referred by the Chairman, and relevant oversight.

• Constitution and Civil Justice - jurisdiction over the following subject matters: constitutional amendments, constitutional rights, Federal civil rights, ethics in government, tort liability, including medical malpractice and product liability, legal reform generally, other appropriate matters as referred by the Chairman, and relevant oversight.

Smith represents Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. In the 113th Congress, he sits on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee. Smith lives in Salem, Mo., where he operates his family’s fourth-generation cattle farm.

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