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Trade Subcommittee Chairman A. Smith Opening Statement: Hearing on Modernizing Customs Policies to Protect American Workers and Secure Supply Chains

May 25, 2023

As prepared for delivery "Thank you, Ranking Member Blumenauer, and to our witnesses and subcommittee members for being here today. Today’s subcommittee hearing is an important step as the House Ways and Means Committee considers updates to custom laws to ensure Customs and Border Protection has the right policies in place to enforce our laws effectively, facilitate legitimate trade, ...

Chairman Smith Floor Remarks – House Joint Resolution 39 Veto Override

May 24, 2023

As prepared for delivery. "Two weeks ago, the Ways and Means Committee held a hearing at the port of Staten Island in New York to listen to working Americans who are on the frontlines of the impact of our trade policies.   "Witnesses highlighted for the Committee the troubling reality that the Chinese Communist Party continues to engage in a wide range of unfair trade practices that ...

Chairman Smith Opening Statement: Hearing on the Social Security Administration’s Role in Combatting Identity Fraud

May 24, 2023 — Opening Statements

As prepared for delivery. "Chairman Ferguson, Ranking Member Larson – thank you for the opportunity to share a few remarks on this important topic that affects every American. "We all know someone who has had to go through the ordeal of Identity Theft. One of the reasons I wanted to hold this hearing was after learning about everything our former colleague, Governor Kristi ...

Smith, Crapo, Neal, and Wyden Announce Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Extend Tax Preferences to Taiwan

May 10, 2023 — Press Releases

House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO),  Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID), House Ways and Means Ranking Member Richard E. Neal (D-MA), and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) released the following statement on a bipartisan, bicameral effort to alleviate double taxation between the United States and Taiwan: “Addressing cross-border ...

Chairman Smith Opening Statement: Field Hearing on Trade in America: Securing Supply Chains and Protecting the American Worker – Staten Island

May 09, 2023

As prepared for delivery. "Welcome to today’s field hearing of the Ways and Means Committee about the future of America’s trade policy.   "As America’s front door to the world, New York City and ports like the one here on Staten Island, represent the front lines of America’s global trade. Last year, the total value of U.S. goods traded was approximately $5.3 trillion – that ...

Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Schweikert – Hearing on Tax-Exempt Hospitals and the Community Benefit Standard

April 26, 2023

As prepared for delivery. "Ranking Member Pascrell and Subcommittee Members— I look forward to working with you this Congress. "I would like to welcome everyone to today’s Oversight Subcommittee hearing. This is our first Oversight Subcommittee hearing this Congress and I am very happy that for our first hearing we were able to work with Ranking Member Pascrell and his team in putting this ...

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 their families and communities ...