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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 ...

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 ...

Brady: Inflation Still Raging One Year After Biden Said It Peaked

December 13, 2022 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

After the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in its November Consumer Price Index (CPI) that inflation rose at 7.1 percent from the previous year, Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement: “So much for President Biden’s claim that inflation peaked one year ago – grocery prices rose by 12 percent ...

Brady: Democrats Spent $3 Trillion Over the Budget This Session

December 09, 2022 — Blog

“The worst thing we can do for the economy is continue this spending spree especially with inflation so high,” Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) said on Julie Mason Mornings on Sirius XM, outlining priorities for the lame duck session.  

Bipartisan Jackie Walorski Maternal and Child Home Visiting Reauthorization Act of 2022 Passes House

December 02, 2022 — Blog

Acting Republican Leader of the Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) led H.R. 8876, the Jackie Walorski Maternal and Child Home Visiting Reauthorization Act of 2022, a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program for five years, to passage on the House Floor.    This bill, which passed ...

Jackie Walorski Maternal and Child Home Visiting Reauthorization Act of 2022 Renews Commitment to Help Moms and Babies Thrive

December 02, 2022 — Blog

Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) delivered remarks on the House floor on the Jackie Walorski Maternal and Child Home Visiting Reauthorization Act of 2022. Honoring the legacy of Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), this bipartisan bill helps vulnerable families and improves the health of moms and babies through pregnancy into the early years of a child’s ...

Brady: November Jobs Report is a Nightmare Before Christmas

December 02, 2022 — Blog

After the November jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed an increase to 3.7 percent unemployment and a decline in labor force participation, Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement: “This report spells more bad news for families and seniors. America’s workforce continues to shrink for the ...