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Smith: With Economy Slowing Down, Dark Clouds Ahead

January 26, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement in response to the first reading of 2022 Q4 GDP showing 2.9 percent annualized growth: “After two straight quarters of decline in 2022, any economic growth is welcomed. Yet underlying demand and investment remains weak and half of the growth ...

Chairman Smith Calls for Long Overdue Investigation into COVID Unemployment Fraud

January 23, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC –A historic theft of taxpayer dollars from COVID-era unemployment programs is facing increased scrutiny as a new report released today from the General Accountability Office (GAO) adds to the growing body of evidence. The report only scratches the surface of what is publicly known about the unprecedented scope, size, and ...

Smith: Democrats Need to Come to the Table to Address Reckless Spending and Debt Limit

January 19, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement in response to the federal government hitting the debt ceiling:   “The American people rightfully recognize that maintaining Washington’s status quo, which runs up massive deficits and adds trillions to our national debt, is unsustainable. They see how ...

Smith: Congress Must Confront Joe Biden’s Inflation Mess 

January 12, 2023 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement after the Consumer Price Index showed prices remaining at a 40-year high of 6.5 percent, with overall prices having risen 13.9 percent since Joe Biden became President: “President Biden and Washington Democrats created a vicious cycle of deficit spending leading to ...

Chairman Smith Welcomes New Republican Members of the House Ways and Means Committee for the 118th Congress

January 11, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement welcoming the new Republican members to the House Ways and Means Committee for the 118th Congress following today’s decision by the House Republican Steering Committee: “Ways and Means Republicans are ready to get to work delivering on our commitment to build a ...