Southeast Missouri Congressman Leads Ways and Means Committee
Rep. Jason Smith, R-Mo., speaks to the media following the House GOP leadership elections in the Longworth House Office Building on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

(MISSOURINET) – Missouri Congressman Jason Smith was named to one of the most influential posts in the U-S House— chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.

The Eighth District explains some of the roles of Ways and Means:

Congressman Smith says he made some history with this appointment.

Smith says one of his priorities is already underway in the first days on the 118th Congress.

Jason Smith stood by Speaker Kevin McCarthy through 15 ballots — and was chosen by his Republican peers to lead this powerful committee.

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