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Chairman Smith: “Help Wanted” Signs in Store Windows Are Small Business’s Cry for Relief in Biden Economy

June 02, 2023 — Bidenflation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Signs reading “Going Out of Business” may soon begin appearing up and down main streets across America, as small businesses are increasingly preparing for a recession. For more than two years, small businesses have faced multiple crises that have left them with fewer workers, smaller inventories, and less income, whether it is skyrocketing prices, ...

Six Key Moments from Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Health Care Price Transparency

May 17, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Price transparency can lower costs and improve health outcomes for families, workers, and small businesses, witnesses testified at a Ways and Means Committee hearing on health care price transparency. Witnesses shared their firsthand experience of using price transparency to benefit patients seeking care or small businesses sponsoring insurance for their ...

At A New York City Port, Ways and Means Committee Hears How Improved Trade Enforcement is Needed to Counter China’s Unfair Trade Practices and Allow American Workers to Compete and Win

May 13, 2023 — Blog

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – Outside at the Staten Island port, the Ways and Means Committee held a field hearing with Americans on the front line of America’s trade relationships. The conversation highlighted how China’s unfair trade practices are hurting American workers, job creators, and farmers, and how America must use trade enforcement tools to ensure farmers maintain fair ...

Chairman Smith: Americans Are Worse Off Under President Biden

May 02, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement after the first reading of 2023 GDP showed economic growth slowed significantly to just 1.1 percent in the first quarter, below expectations: “President Biden and Washington Democrats have delivered a stumbling economy and all the ...

Five Key Moments from the Ways & Means Hearing on Accountability and Transparency at the IRS

April 28, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, D.C. – One week after Tax Day, American taxpayers are still gravely concerned about the threat posed by Democrats’ supercharged IRS. During a hearing on accountability and transparency at the IRS, House Ways and Means members questioned IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel about the agency’s commitment to protect whistleblowers, its failure to spell out its plan to spend ...

Chairman Smith: Americans Are Worse Off Under President Biden

April 27, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement after the first reading of 2023 GDP showed economic growth slowed significantly to just 1.1 percent in the first quarter, below expectations: “President Biden and Washington Democrats have delivered a stumbling economy and all the pain that comes with it for working families. ...

Factsheet: As Cost of Democrats’ Green Corporate Welfare Skyrockets, Big Business and China Profit (UPDATED)

April 25, 2023 — Blog

Working families and small businesses are realizing that Democrats’ latest green subsidy scheme will cost more than promised. Not only will their tax dollars go towards billion-dollar corporations, they will also flow to Chinese entities of concern and put American workers at a disadvantage. Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following fact sheet with this ...

Chairman Smith: Limit, Save, Grow Act Follows Precedent of Pairing Spending Reforms with Debt Limit to Address America’s Fiscal Crisis

April 25, 2023 — Blog

Washington, D.C. – As President Biden continues to ignore years of precedent during which he previously supported negotiations over the inclusion of spending reforms to address America’s fiscal crisis as part of raising the debt limit, Republicans are taking action with the Limit, Save, Grow Act. As Republicans take up the common sense legislation this week, House ...