CPA: Rep. Jason Smith is Exceptional Choice for Ways & Means Chairman

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today applauded the selection of U.S. Representative Jason Smith (R-MO) to serve as the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee for the 118th Congress. The powerful committee has jurisdiction over tax and trade issues. As Bloomberg reported, “Smith, who advocates positioning the GOP as the party of the working class, represents a shift in Republican economic strategy away from the pro-free-trade, pro-business alignment it’s had for decades.”

“Chairman Smith is an exceptional choice to lead the powerful Ways and Means Committee,” said Michael Stumo, CEO of CPA. “We have been honored to work with him and his staff on critical trade and tax issues. Importantly, Chairman Smith recognizes, as we do, that federal tax and trade policy must prioritize U.S. domestic producers and workers—not a blind pursuit of free trade that has come at the expense of American workers and gutted our nation’s productive capacity. As the 118th Congress gets to work, CPA, our staff, and our members who are committed to making things in America look forward to working with Chairman Smith on these critically important issues.”


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