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Ways and Means Republicans Demand Answers from HHS after Reports of Migrants Overwhelming U.S. Hospitals

February 29, 2024 — Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08), joined by every Republican member of the Committee, called on U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra today to detail the actions his agency has taken or will take to ensure the ongoing crisis at the U.S. southern border is not inhibiting U.S. ...

Six Key Moments from Hearing on Chronic Drug Shortages

February 07, 2024 — Blog

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Over 250 medications are currently in short supply, covering everything from asthma and blood clots to treatments for multiple kinds of cancers. At the same time, America is too dependent on foreign countries for ingredients and medical supplies, warned witnesses at a Tuesday Ways and Means Committee hearing on the drug shortage ...

CMS Follows Ways and Means Lead in Improving Seniors’ Access to Care

January 22, 2024 — Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) issued the following statement after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took action last week to streamline prior authorization processes. The agency’s decision follows action taken by Ways and Means Committee members in advancing legislation last summer to ...

In 2023, Ways & Means Committee Fought for Working Families

December 19, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Ways and Means Committee focused on listening to the American people, strengthening working and middle-class families, and holding government and the Biden Administration accountable throughout 2023. As promised, the Committee’s policy and oversight work centered on protecting and advancing the interests of working families and ...

Ways & Means, E&C, Ed & the Workforce Leaders Celebrate Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Lower Health Care Costs and Increase Transparency 

December 11, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House of Representatives today passed landmark bipartisan legislation to lower the cost of health care and increase price transparency for patients. Led by House Ways and Means Committee Chair Jason Smith (R-MO), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), and ...