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Chairman Smith Opening Statement – State of the American Economy: Appalachia

February 05, 2023 — Op-eds and Speeches

PETERSBURG, WV - Today, at the first hearing of the Ways and Means Committee under a new Republican majority, Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) spoke about how the Committee and Congress must put the interests of American workers first by hearing directly from Americans about their struggles and their ideas to improve the lives and livelihoods of their families and communities ...

Smith: Stuck Labor Force Reveals False Advertising by the Biden Administration on the State of the American Economy

February 03, 2023 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC - House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) issued the following statement on the January jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: “Only days away from President Biden’s State of the Union address, the true state of America’s economy isn’t measuring up to the Biden Administration’s false advertising. Any job growth is ...

Chairman Smith: Rising Interest Rates All the More Reason to Address Fiscal Sanity in Debt Limit Debate

February 02, 2023 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement after the Federal Reserve continued its interest rate increases at the fastest rate in 40 years – raising rates another 25 basis points, for a total of 4.5 percent, the eighth increase since March 2022 and cumulatively larger than the past 15 years combined: “With the price ...

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Republican Meeting on TCJA Permanency

Brady: Don’t Lock in Democrats’ Overspending but End the Labor Shortage and Grow the Economy