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Smith Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Resolution to Protect Workers & Stand Up to China by Ending Biden Proclamation

April 28, 2023 — Press Releases

On Friday, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) applauded the passage of H.J. Res. 39, which reverses the White House’s misguided decision to undercut American workers and domestic energy security by allowing Chinese companies to circumvent tariff penalties by routing solar exports through Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam for two years. “The House of ...

Chairman Smith Floor Remarks: House Joint Resolution 39, Congressional Review Act Legislation on Solar Tariffs

April 28, 2023 — Press Releases

As delivered Thank you Mr. Speaker, Today, we take a bipartisan step towards holding China accountable for its trade abuses. These trade abuses are well-known to all of us in this Chamber. Most recently, this past December President Biden’s Commerce Department found that China is circumventing tariffs on imports into the U.S. by shipping solar products through not one country ...

Chairman Smith: Americans Are Worse Off Under President Biden

April 27, 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 stumbling economy and all the pain that comes with it for working families. ...

Chairman Smith Opening Statement: Hearing on IRS Accountability & Transparency

April 27, 2023 — Opening Statements

As prepared for delivery. "Commissioner Werfel, thank you for being here today. "I first want to address an issue that has been widely reported. Last week, a whistleblower came forward with troubling claims about abuses of power. We are conducting a review of this matter and will go wherever the facts lead us. I expect full ...

Top Three Moments from Social Security Subcommittee Hearing on the Program’s Fundamentals

April 27, 2023 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – At a Social Security Subcommittee hearing to establish a fact-based foundation and understanding about the imbalance in Social Security’s finances, Ways and Means members and witnesses discussed the need for bipartisan cooperation to save and strengthen the program so that its retirement Trust Fund can be protected against looming financial challenges in the ...

House Republicans Pass Limit, Save, Grow Act to Rein in Wasteful Spending and Grow the Economy

April 26, 2023 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republicans today passed the Limit, Save, Grow Act to address the debt ceiling and implement commonsense spending reforms to limit wasteful spending, save taxpayer dollars, and grow the economy. This bill delivers on Republicans’ commitment to America by tackling the chronic labor shortage hurting small businesses while reining in President Biden’s ...

Chairman Smith Floor Remarks: Limit, Save, Grow Act

April 26, 2023 — Floor Statements

As prepared for delivery. "Thank you, Mr./Madame Speaker.   "Today’s fiscal crisis threatens all Americans.   "We are here today to debate legislation that accomplishes so much of what the American people want. Specifically, it begins to get Washington’s spending habit under control; it starts to slow the flow of special interest handouts to the wealthy and ...

Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Schweikert – Hearing on Tax-Exempt Hospitals and the Community Benefit Standard

April 26, 2023

As prepared for delivery. "Ranking Member Pascrell and Subcommittee Members— I look forward to working with you this Congress. "I would like to welcome everyone to today’s Oversight Subcommittee hearing. This is our first Oversight Subcommittee hearing this Congress and I am very happy that for our first hearing we were able to work with Ranking Member Pascrell and his team in putting ...

Chairman Smith Opening Statement: Hearing on on Tax-Exempt Hospitals and the Community Benefit Standard

April 26, 2023 — Opening Statements

As prepared for delivery. "Thank you, Chairman Schweikert and Ranking Member Pascrell.   "Today the Oversight Subcommittee is meeting to examine the tax-exempt status of nonprofit hospitals to ensure they are operating in the best interests of patients, communities, and taxpayers. As the committee with oversight jurisdiction over the IRS, the tax code, tax administration, ...