Jason saw 29 of his legislative initiatives signed into law during his three terms in Congress. Some examples:
The nonpartisan National Journal rated Jason's partisan voting record to be at the exact midpoint of the House. When ranking the members of the House from Most Liberal (1) to Most Conservative (435), Jason's voting record was ranked 218, giving him the most moderate voting record in the House.
Jason's work to cross the aisle and achieve compromise is best exemplified by his 2011 bill to modernize the charter of the American Legion. The bill gained 432 cosponsors, which remains the most cosponsors ever to sign on to a congressional bill in American history.
Jason regularly served as Speaker Pro Tempore, the presiding officer of the House. In all, he served 160 hours in the Speaker's Chair presiding over House debates during his time in office.
Jason served two terms as Chairman of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. As chair, he presided over numerous hearings related to issues important to small businesses, such as health care, government regulations, taxes, and energy costs. He twice introduced and won passage in the House major legislation providing small businesses increased access to venture capital and angel investment funding.
House members are allotted an annual budget to run their offices in Washington, DC and in their home districts. Many members choose to spend every penny in administering their offices. Not Jason. Over the course of his three terms in office, Jason ran his offices so efficiently that he returned $1 million in unused funds to the American taxpayers.
Following the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Jason was contacted by the family of two constituents who ran an orphanage in Haiti. They wanted to leave the country to ensure the safety of the 54 orphans under their care who were scheduled to be American adoptees. Jason worked with the White House, State Department, government of Haiti, and a team of medical personnel to travel to Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake. He joined the governor of Pennsylvania in leading a rescue mission resulting in the safe return of Jason's constituents and all 54 orphans under their care. All 54 are now American citizens.