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

February 05, 2023 — Op-eds and Speeches

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 their families and communities ...

Smith: Stuck Labor Force Reveals False Advertising by the Biden Administration on the State of the American Economy

February 03, 2023 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC - House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) issued the following statement on the January jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: “Only days away from President Biden’s State of the Union address, the true state of America’s economy isn’t measuring up to the Biden Administration’s false advertising. Any job growth is ...

Chairman Smith: Rising Interest Rates All the More Reason to Address Fiscal Sanity in Debt Limit Debate

February 02, 2023 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement after the Federal Reserve continued its interest rate increases at the fastest rate in 40 years – raising rates another 25 basis points, for a total of 4.5 percent, the eighth increase since March 2022 and cumulatively larger than the past 15 years combined: “With the price ...

Chairman Smith Announces Hearing on the State of the American Economy: Appalachia

February 02, 2023 — Press Releases

House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) announced today that the Committee will hold a field hearing on the State of the American Economy: Appalachia. The hearing will take place on Monday, February 6, 2023, in Petersburg, West Virginia.  “During our first official hearing of the 118th Congress, we will hear directly from small ...

Smith Announces Full Roster of the Ways and Means Committee

January 31, 2023 — Press Releases

Washington, DC - House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) issued the following statement today in formally releasing the full roster of the House Ways and Means Committee for the 118th Congress: “Ways and Means has a storied history of rising to the occasion to tackle America’s biggest ...

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 ...

Smith: Americans Struggling to Keep Up after Two Years of Biden’s Inflation Crisis

January 27, 2023 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement after the Bureau of Economic Analysis issued its report for December’s personal consumption expenditures (PCE) showing prices increased 5.0 percent from one year ago: “Inflation is still way too high for families and small businesses. Americans are still experiencing the now-familiar sticker ...

Smith Announces 118th Congress Ways and Means Subcommittee Chairs

January 27, 2023 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. - Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) today released the following statement as he announced subcommittee chair assignments for the 118th Congress: “The Ways and Means subcommittee chairs are among the best and brightest in Congress. Each of them brings unique talents and qualifications that make them well suited to help guide the ...