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Smith: Biden, Democrats Fearmongering to Distract from Poor Economic Record

January 26, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two years of reckless spending by President Biden and Washington Democrats has led to the highest spike in prices and the fastest increase in interest rates in 40 years, stoking America’s current debt crisis, said House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) to Fox Business’s Maria Bartiromo on Thursday morning. In order to address the debt ...

Buchanan Named Vice Chairman of Ways & Means Committee

January 26, 2023 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Vern Buchanan (FL-16) has been named Vice Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) announced today. As Vice Chairman, Congressman Buchanan will use his vast experience with the Committee and from the private sector to ensure Ways and Means delivers on the priorities of the American people, including tax relief, ...

Smith: With Economy Slowing Down, Dark Clouds Ahead

January 26, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement in response to the first reading of 2022 Q4 GDP showing 2.9 percent annualized growth: “After two straight quarters of decline in 2022, any economic growth is welcomed. Yet underlying demand and investment remains weak and half of the growth ...

Chairman Smith Calls for Long Overdue Investigation into COVID Unemployment Fraud

January 23, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC –A historic theft of taxpayer dollars from COVID-era unemployment programs is facing increased scrutiny as a new report released today from the General Accountability Office (GAO) adds to the growing body of evidence. The report only scratches the surface of what is publicly known about the unprecedented scope, size, and ...

Smith: Democrats Need to Come to the Table to Address Reckless Spending and Debt Limit

January 19, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement in response to the federal government hitting the debt ceiling:   “The American people rightfully recognize that maintaining Washington’s status quo, which runs up massive deficits and adds trillions to our national debt, is unsustainable. They see how ...