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Chairman Smith Opening Statement: Field Hearing on Trade in America: Securing Supply Chains and Protecting the American Worker – Staten Island

May 09, 2023

As prepared for delivery. "Welcome to today’s field hearing of the Ways and Means Committee about the future of America’s trade policy.   "As America’s front door to the world, New York City and ports like the one here on Staten Island, represent the front lines of America’s global trade. Last year, the total value of U.S. goods traded was approximately $5.3 ...

Chairman Smith Calls on President Biden to Stand Up to China and Defend American Workers Following Bipartisan Passage of Bill on Solar Imports

May 04, 2023 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate followed the U.S. House of Representatives in passing H.J.Res 39, bipartisan legislation to hold the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) accountable and end its circumvention of U.S. tariff penalties on solar imports. “Standing up to ...

Chairman Smith: Consequences of Democrat Spending Spree Spur Americans’ Suffering

May 03, 2023 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON – Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement in response to the Federal Reserve’s announcement that it would increase interest rates by 25 basis points to combat inflation – bringing the total to 5.25 percent, the highest in 16 years: “For the tenth time in just over a year, Democrats’ reckless ...

Chairman Smith: Americans Are Worse Off Under President Biden

May 02, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement after the first reading of 2023 GDP showed economic growth slowed significantly to just 1.1 percent in the first quarter, below expectations: “President Biden and Washington Democrats have delivered a ...

Top Four Takeaways from Ways and Means Oversight Hearing on Non-Profit Hospitals

April 28, 2023 — Oversight

On Wednesday, the House Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing to discuss the tax-exempt status of non-profit hospitals. The Subcommittee examined whether reforms and accountability are necessary to ensure these hospitals provide the appropriate level of charitable care and community benefits ...