Jason Smith files for reelection as other chairperson retirements leave committees in disarray

Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) filed for reelection on Tuesday, giving House Republicans some room to breathe following the departure announcements of several chairpeople in the last month.

Smith filed for reelection in Missouri‘s 8th Congressional District, where he is touting the House’s recently passed tax relief bill as a “huge win.” The congressman faces a relatively easy reelection campaign for his sixth full term, as a Democrat has not represented his district in nearly 45 years.

The Missouri Republican is one of three committee chairmen, along with Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY), spearheading the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden over an alleged criminal scheme involving the Biden family and foreign business dealings. Most recently, House Republicans interviewed James Biden,
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