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The Committee on Ways and Means, the oldest tax-writing body in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1789, shapes fiscal legislation including taxes, tariffs, and social service programs. Its notable influence is underscored by numerous members who have risen to prominent national offices, including Presidents and Supreme Court Justices.

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June 20, 2024

Smith: Canada’s New Discriminatory Taxes on Americans Deserve Swift Response

Whoa Canada! New Digital Service Taxes Go After American Jobs WASHINGTON, D.C. – After Canada’s Parliament gave final approval to a…

June 18, 2024

ICYMI: New Evidence CONFIRMS Hunter Biden’s Statement to Congress Regarding Infamous WhatsApp Message was a lie, DOJ Must Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New evidence, provided by IRS whistleblowers and released by the Ways and Means Committee on May 22,…

June 18, 2024

Six Key Moments: Hearing on Antisemitism on College Campuses

“Elite universities are simply no longer driven by truth seeking or education as their guiding ethos” WASHINGTON, D.C. – College and…

June 17, 2024

House GOP Leaders Press the Office of Special Counsel on Retaliation and Smear Campaign Against IRS Whistleblowers

WASHINGTON—Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.), Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.), House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Jason…

June 17, 2024

Four Key Moments: Hearing on the Future of Trade with Sub-Saharan Africa, Haiti, and Other Nations

“There’ll be a party in Moscow, there’ll be a party in Beijing” if AGOA is not reauthorized. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ahead…

June 13, 2024

Chairman Smith Opening Statement – Hearing on the Crisis on Campus: Antisemitism, Radical Faculty, and the Failure of University Leadership

“Our investigation continues, but based on the evidence already gathered, we can easily see that many universities are failing their…

President Biden's budget would cut approximately $17 billion to the Social Security Trust Fund over the next decade.

That's unacceptable, and why I'm proud to work with my colleagues on @WaysandMeansGOP to safeguard the future of Social Security.

THREAD🧵You can’t make this stuff up.

Two years ago, President Biden announced a moratorium on tariffs that had been put in place to combat China’s unfair trade practices when it comes to solar product imports – essentially giving China a thumbs up while putting American

Antisemitism and all manifestations of hatred have no place on college campuses or anywhere within our country.

At our @WaysandMeansGOP hearing yesterday, I highlighted the troubling lack of accountability from college institutions and how the rise in the vile rhetoric and

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During our hearing, @repbethvanduyne asked Talia Dror to describe her experience at Cornell and her reaction to the failure of university leaders to appropriately respond to and condemn those spreading antisemitism and threats of violence. ...

Universities get generous benefits from taxpayers and shouldn’t be breeding grounds for anti-American and antisemitic sentiments to flourish. ...

It shouldn’t be hard for universities that enjoy generous tax benefits and receive federal tax dollars to put a stop to organizations on their campuses that threaten Jewish students with antisemitic propaganda. ...

My message to universities across America: Just because school is out for the summer doesn’t mean our focus has shifted.

We will continue to investigate universities until they protect Jewish students from intimidation and harassment.
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The Ways and Means Committee traveled to Scottsdale, AZ where we had the opportunity to hear from tribal leadership about how the U.S. government can lend a hand to tribal communities. ...

Providers should be focused on providing care to patients, not filling out a mountain of paperwork and other administrative tasks.

Burdensome regulations restrict patients’ access to care.
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