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Five Key Moments from Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on Pandemic Fraud

October 21, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON – During the pandemic, fraudsters and international crime rings stole hundreds of billions of American tax dollars that were supposed to be spent on pandemic relief. The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates that instances of fraud in the unemployment insurance program alone have cost as much as $135 billion while outside experts have estimated up to $400 ...

Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Ferguson Opening Statement – Hearing on Improper Payments

October 18, 2023 — Blog

"We've got a lot of work to do on improper payments. That's what we're here to discuss today. One thing that I think that we all agree on is that way too many Americans now have the burden of having to deal with an overpayment. And I believe that we have to come together in a way that makes sure that those people are not caused additional harm or suffering. We will get to that conversation. I ...

Chairman Smith Slams Tax-Exempt Universities and Student Groups’ Support of Hamas

October 18, 2023 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement blasting organizations and U.S. universities for their statements, or failure to condemn statements issued by student organizations, of support for Hamas and the barbaric acts of terrorism committed against the Jewish people in Israel. Chairman Smith said, “To say I ...