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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 ...

Fact Check: President Biden’s Rhetoric Doesn’t Match His Results, Economy Continues to Fall Short of Expectations

January 27, 2023 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Biden did not let the facts get in the way of his speech Thursday in Springfield, VA. While Biden claimed the economy is growing strong, the latest report on economic growth reveals that the economy under his Administration’s policies has fallen short of expectations on seven out of the last eight economic growth reports. In fact, the entirety ...

Buchanan Named Vice Chairman of Ways & Means Committee

January 26, 2023 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Vern Buchanan (FL-16) has been named Vice Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) announced today. As Vice Chairman, Congressman Buchanan will use his vast experience with the Committee and from the private sector to ensure Ways and Means delivers on the priorities of the American people, including tax relief, ...

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 ...