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Op-eds and Speeches

Chairman Smith Opening Statement – State of the American Economy: Appalachia

February 05, 2023 — Blog

PETERSBURG, WV - Today, at the first hearing of the Ways and Means Committee under a new Republican majority, Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) spoke about how the Committee and Congress must put the interests of American workers first by hearing directly from Americans about their struggles and their ideas to improve the lives and livelihoods of ...

Chairman Smith Opening Statement: 118th Congress Organizational Meeting

January 31, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC – At the Organizing Meeting for the House Committee on Ways and Means, Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) laid out the agenda for the 118th Congress, including tax relief for middle-class families, fighting the inflation hitting family budgets, ending the labor shortage crushing small businesses, promoting trade policies that open markets to American ...

J. Smith: Biden-Flation is Robbing Flyover Country

November 09, 2022 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

“Rising prices are crippling Americans’ budgets, and at its core, inflation is a tax on rural Americans and the poor,” writes Ways and Means member and Republican Leader of the House Committee on Budget Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) in a new