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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: American Farmers Deserve a Level Playing Field

February 01, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement after the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced a formal request to establish a dispute settlement panel to investigate Canada’s dairy practices under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “American farmers deserve a level playing ...

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 ...