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Chairman Smith Statement on State of the Union

March 08, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ways and Means Committee Chairman Smith (MO-8) released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address to Congress: 

“President Biden’s State of the Union address tonight once again confirmed he never intended to live up to his inaugural promise to be a president ‘for all Americans.’ Since day one, President Biden has ridiculed Republicans as ‘extremists,’ while putting far-left activists in control of his party over what is best for the American people. Only when his poll numbers slipped in an election year did he begin to care about the crisis at our southern border, the dire state of our economy, or the crime wave gripping our cities.

“This past year, the Ways and Means Committee has traveled all across the nation listening to Americans about how the current administration’s policies have left working families, farmers, and small businesses behind. Tonight, the President said America is coming back. But the truth is that the president’s record on nearly every issue – from supercharging the IRS, to handing out billions in green special interest tax breaks to corporations and big banks, to his family’s business ties with China – has Americans questioning whether he has their backs.”