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Smith to Yellen: Do Not Delay Testifying About Biden’s Spending and Tax Plans

February 10, 2023 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

Washington, D.C. – Rather than keep Congress waiting for the Biden Administration’s plans for how it will use $80 billion in new funding for audits and tax enforcement or details on the myriad of other ways in which the Administration will saddle middle class families with higher taxes and more debt to pay for its welfare for the wealthy agenda, House Ways and Means Committee ...

Smith: Biden’s War on Working Class Intensifies with Supercharged IRS Stepping Up Enforcement Against Tipped Service Workers

February 09, 2023 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

Washington, DC – In another instance of President Biden violating his pledge not to use the newly supercharged IRS against workers earning less than $400,000 a year, the tax collection agency announced a new dragnet to ensure workers properly report their tips. The program, according to an IRS announcement, is “to improve tip reporting compliance” but is just the latest effort to scrutinize ...

What They Are Saying: Appalachian Workers Share Struggles During Hearing on Biden Economy

February 09, 2023 — Blog

​WASHINGTON, DC - Rising energy prices, the cost of living crisis, and generous government benefits fueling a labor shortage are the major challenges facing workers and local business owners who testified before the first hearing of the House Committee on Ways and Means held in Petersburg, West Virginia. Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) convened the hearing ...

Ways and Means Republicans Seek Answers on Hundreds of Billions in Fraudulent Unemployment Benefits

February 08, 2023 — Blog

Washington, DC - After President Biden once again declared “the watchdogs are back” during the State of the Union yesterday, a hearing on unemployment insurance fraud convened by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) revealed that the federal government still does not know exactly how much money was stolen by criminals in unemployment ...

Chairman Smith Opening Statement:  The Greatest Theft of Taxpayer Dollars – Unchecked Unemployment Fraud

February 07, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) shined a spotlight today on how Democrats, at every turn, blocked investigations into the greatest theft of taxpayer dollars in American history. In the new majority, Republicans are investigating what exactly is being done or not done to determine the size, scope, and severity of ...