House lawmaker to forgo Senate bid in hope of claiming Ways and Means gavel

House lawmaker to forgo Senate bid in hope of claiming Ways and Means gavel

This post was originally published on this siteRep. Jason Smith, R-Mo., is telling colleagues he wants to be the next chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, a move that will require him to forgo what would be a crowded GOP primary for a rare open Senate seat.

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