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Chairman Smith Calls for Long Overdue Investigation into COVID Unemployment Fraud

January 23, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC –A historic theft of taxpayer dollars from COVID-era unemployment programs is facing increased scrutiny as a new report released today from the General Accountability Office (GAO) adds to the growing body of evidence. The report only scratches the surface of what is publicly known about the unprecedented scope, size, and ...

Smith: Democrats Need to Come to the Table to Address Reckless Spending and Debt Limit

January 19, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement in response to the federal government hitting the debt ceiling:   “The American people rightfully recognize that maintaining Washington’s status quo, which runs up massive deficits and adds trillions to our national debt, is unsustainable. They see how ...

Smith: Congress Must Confront Joe Biden’s Inflation Mess 

January 12, 2023 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement after the Consumer Price Index showed prices remaining at a 40-year high of 6.5 percent, with overall prices having risen 13.9 percent since Joe Biden became President: “President Biden and Washington Democrats created a vicious cycle of deficit spending leading to ...

Chairman Smith Welcomes New Republican Members of the House Ways and Means Committee for the 118th Congress

January 11, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement welcoming the new Republican members to the House Ways and Means Committee for the 118th Congress following today’s decision by the House Republican Steering Committee: “Ways and Means Republicans are ready to get to work delivering on our commitment to build a ...

Fact Check: Hell-bent on Supercharging IRS Against Middle Class, Democrats Once Again Mislead Public

January 09, 2023 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

As Republicans drew closer to passing legislation to protect the middle class and small businesses from an IRS supercharged with 87,000 new agents that would audit them, Democrats resorted to repeating long debunked arguments. Here are a few: Claim: Republicans are falsely claiming the IRS will hire 87,000 new agents. Fact: Treasury’s own proposal published ...

J. Smith Statement on Selection as Next Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee

January 09, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement after being selected to serve as the Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means for the 118th Congress: “It is deeply humbling and an honor to be selected by my colleagues to serve as the next Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. With our new House ...