This photographic portrait commemorates the Iowa Member’s chairmanship of the House Committee on Small Business. Neal Smith addressed his state’s needs during his chairmanship with an investigation of prices on the beef market. The committee determined price setting was overly reliant on voluntary reports from major meat packers, which harmed farmers, small businesses, and consumers. The 18-term Congressman was known to be reserved, and not frequently challenged through most of his reelections. He was a campaign innovator, nonetheless. Smith was the first Iowa politician to use television as part of his campaign, back in 1958.