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Op-eds and Speeches

Chairman Smith Opening Statement: 118th Congress Organizational Meeting

January 31, 2023 — Op-eds and Speeches

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

J. Smith: Republicans Will Defund Biden’s Supercharged IRS

October 27, 2022 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

“A supercharged IRS that does not answer to Congress is dangerous,” writes Ways and Means member and Republican Leader of the House Committee on the Budget Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) in a new op-ed for The Hill. Highlighting how Democrats ...

J. Smith: Fact Checking President Biden’s Deficit Fib

October 21, 2022 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

“In his first 20 months in office, President Biden has set records for spending and debt which have driven the massive spike in prices we’re seeing today,” writes Ways and Means member and Republican Leader of the House Committee on Budget Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) in a new

WSJ: Democrats Plan to Audit the Middle Class with IRS Expansion

August 25, 2022 — Blog

Democrats are repeating misleading claims that a supercharged IRS with 87,000 new agents will not target lower- and middle-income earners.    However, the IRS has a longstanding pattern of targeting households making under $75,000 a year. This assault will continue – and rise to even higher levels – under Democrats’ plan. Democrats voted against Republican amendments ...