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Chairman Smith: Bad News for Seniors Lurks Between the Lines of Medicare and Social Security Trust Fund Reports

April 01, 2023 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) pointed to the negative impacts of Democrats’ reckless spending in a statement about the 2023 Medicare & Social Security Trustees Reports: “Thanks to President Biden’s economic failures, seniors’ hard-earned benefits are further under threat. Social Security’s combined trust ...

Smith: Latest Inflation Report an Indictment of the Welfare for the Wealthy Spending Agenda in Biden’s 2024 Budget

March 14, 2023 — Bidenflation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) issued the following statement after the Consumer Price Index showed inflation rising 6.0 percent from the previous year -- matching a pre-pandemic high of 30 years -- with prices having risen 14.8 percent since the President took the oath of office: “President Biden can’t ...

Biden’s Budget on Health Care: Medicare Cuts, Fewer Cures, Higher Drug Prices, and More Government Control.

March 10, 2023 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

WASHINGTON, DC – President Biden’s budget puts patients and cures last while expanding Washington command and control over America’s health care economy. This budget ignores looming cuts to Medicare, doubles down on Democrats’ harmful cures-limiting plans, expands government-controlled health care, imposes hundreds of billions in new taxes on small businesses, and ...

Smith and Rodgers: Biden Medicare Gimmick Won’t Save Medicare but Will Lead to Fewer Cures

March 09, 2023 — Health

Washington, D.C. — In anticipation of President Biden’s forthcoming plan to expand government price controls that kill cures, increase taxes, and relies on gimmicks for funding, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) and Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statements: “President Biden is continuing ...

Smith, Rodgers: Biden Admin Doubles Down on Restricting Medicare Coverage for Seniors

February 24, 2023 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Medicare coverage for novel drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease will continue to be restricted by the Biden Administration’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the agency announced this week, despite numerous bipartisan requests to reconsider. Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) and Energy and Commerce Chair ...

Smith Announces 118th Congress Ways and Means Subcommittee Chairs

January 27, 2023 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. - Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) today released the following statement as he announced subcommittee chair assignments for the 118th Congress: “The Ways and Means subcommittee chairs are among the best and brightest in Congress. Each of them brings unique talents and qualifications that make them well suited to help guide the ...

Fact Check: President Biden’s Rhetoric Doesn’t Match His Results, Economy Continues to Fall Short of Expectations

January 27, 2023 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Biden did not let the facts get in the way of his speech Thursday in Springfield, VA. While Biden claimed the economy is growing strong, the latest report on economic growth reveals that the economy under his Administration’s policies has fallen short of expectations on seven out of the last eight economic growth reports. In fact, the entirety ...

Wenstrup: Democrats’ So-Called “Inflation Reduction Act” Robs Americans of Lifesaving Cures

November 07, 2022 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

“The Inflation Reduction Act will wipe out nearly a third of the current annual spending on cancer research and development, leading to fewer new cures and discouraging innovation and investment in an industry that relies heavily on private sector funding,” writes Ways and Means Member and co-chair of the GOP Doctors Caucus Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) ...