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In North Carolina, Patients, Doctors, and Local Leaders Share Challenges of Accessing Health Care in Rural Communities

October 17, 2023 — Blog

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA – During visits to three health care facilities in eastern North Carolina, members of the Ways and Means Committee met with and heard directly from doctors, nurses, patients, and local leaders about the difficulty of accessing quality health care in rural America. Having to rely on larger urban hospitals for specialized care, ...

Smith: IRS Tax Thief Pled Guilty to Stealing Tax Information of the President and Thousands of Americans – Why Is DOJ Only Seeking a Slap on the Wrist?

October 16, 2023 — Blog

Washington, D.C. – There are so many victims of a politicized IRS leak of confidential tax information that President Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) claims that it “would be impractical” to contact all of them, yet DOJ only sought a one-count charge against the perpetrator who pled guilty on Thursday to stealing private tax information, ...

Chairman Smith: Cost-of-Living Adjustment Is Cold Comfort for Seniors Wrecked by Biden’s Cost-of-Living Crisis

October 12, 2023 — Bidenflation

WASHINGTON – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement after the Consumer Price Index showed prices rising 17.7 percent since President Biden took the Oath of Office and the Social Security Administration released its annual cost-of-living adjustment for the 65 million Americans on Social ...

Watchdog: IRS Cooked the Books on Direct E-File Study, Misled American Taxpayers

October 12, 2023 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tipped the scales on a $15 million feasibility study authorized in the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act” (IRA) which overstated taxpayers’ interest in establishing a government-run direct e-file program, according to an October 2 report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). TIGTA’s

Six Key Moments from Work & Welfare Subcommittee Hearing on Child Welfare

October 04, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON – The complexity of financing for federal child welfare programs stands in the way of protecting vulnerable children, witnesses testified during a House Ways and Means Work & Welfare Subcommittee hearing on modernizing federal child welfare programs. The witnesses, several of whom administer child welfare programs, shared that severe ...

Smith: This action will stall and set back the conservative agenda and impede oversight of the Biden Administration

October 03, 2023 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) issued the following statement after a motion to vacate the Office of the Speaker was adopted in the House of Representatives: “Today, House Democrats, in collusion with eight Republicans, pushed to oust a Republican Speaker of the House who won a conference election to be the Republican nominee ...