COMMITTEE on WAYS and MEANS

Chairman Dave Camp
  • Press Release

    Johnson, Becerra Developing Legislation to Stop the Payment of Social Security Benefits to Nazi War Criminals

    Oct 23, 2014-- Washington, DC – Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) and Ranking Member Xavier Becerra (D-CA) announced today that they are working together on legislation to stop all payment of Social Security benefits to Nazis and others who actively assisted in Nazi crimes. “Like all Americans, I was stunned to learn that those responsible for the deaths of millions of in... more

  • Press Release

    Committee Seeks Key Administration Witness in IRS Scandal, Treasury Tells Congress ‘Not Until After the Election’

    Oct 22, 2014-- Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) wrote to Department of Treasury Secretary Jack Lew regarding the Administration’s refusal to produce a key witness for interview prior to the election. The Committee is seeking to speak with Hannah Stott-Bumstead, who was the first Treasury official informed that the IRS had “lost” two years of Lois Lerner emails. In the le... more

  • The Jobs Search

    Where Are the Jobs Update

    Oct 22, 2014-- “Four years ago, President Obama began to pull our country out of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, while laying the foundation for an economy built to last. We’ve come a long way – but there’s more to do. Take a look at the goals the President has set to move this country forward.…CREATE 1 MILLION NEW MANUFACTURING JOBS BY 2016.” Source: President Obama, Organizing for Action... more

  • Facts Are Stubborn Things

    U.S. Child Poverty Rates by Family Structure in Context

    Oct 15, 2014-- Facts: “Almost 46 percent of children living in female headed single parent families were in poverty in contrast to only 9.5 percent of children in married couple families…” (Source: Where’s the Outrage? Robert Doar) Context: The poverty rate for children raised in the U.S. by single parents (46%) is higher than the overall poverty rate in Rwanda (44.9%). The poverty rate for children raised in th... more

  • The Jobs Search

    Administration's Revisionist History: Putting the Economy's "Incredible Progress" in Perspective

    Oct 6, 2014-- Now (October 2014) “Our economy is making incredible progress.” For example, 5.9 percent unemployment is “a number many economists didn’t think we’d see for years.” Sources: White House press release and email from CEA Chairman Jason Furman, October 3, 2014. Then (January 2009) The Obama Administration predicted that, with Democrats’ stimulus plan, the U.S. unemployment rate would fall to 5.9 per... more

  • Press Release

    Bill to Improve Post-Acute Care for Medicare Beneficiaries Becomes Law

    Oct 6, 2014-- Washington, DC – Today, President Obama signed into law H.R. 4994, the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act), bipartisan legislation aimed at strengthening and improving post-acute care for Medicare beneficiaries while bringing about more accountable, quality-driven benefits to patients. The IMPACT Act also strengthens Medicare’s oversight of hospice care by e... more

  • Press Release

    Camp Statement on September Jobs Report

    Oct 3, 2014-- Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement on the September jobs report. "While the economy is creating jobs, the fact remains we are stuck in a Carter-like economy in which millions of Americans have simply given up. For those lucky enough to be working, wages are flat and middle-class families are struggling to keep up with their bil... more

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