COMMITTEE on WAYS and MEANS

Chairman Dave Camp
  • 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

  • The Jobs Search

    Democrat Stimulus Architect Admits “the Economy’s Problems,” not “Economic Greatness”

    Oct 2, 2014-- Democrat Stimulus Architect Admits “the Economy’s Problems,” not “Economic Greatness” Then: The January 2009 Romer-Bernstein Report predicts 5 percent unemployment by now. Sources: January 2009 Romer/Bernstein Report ("Administration Prediction With Stimulus Plan”), and Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (“Actual”). Now: Jared Bernstein, “How the Jobless Rate Underestimates the Econo... more

  • Press Release

    Uncertain 1st Anniversary for Affordable Care Act Rollout

    Oct 1, 2014-- Washington, DC – House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) says one year after a disastrous rollout, the Affordable Care Act still isn't ready. “Today, Americans were supposed to be able to enroll in an Affordable Care Act plan for the second year, but the opening of 2015 enrollment was delayed till after the mid-term elections to avoid consumers finding out that much of... more

  • In Case You Missed It...

    ICYMI: Momentum for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Needs to be Revived

    Oct 1, 2014-- The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a proposed free-trade agreement that will knit the United States and 11 nations of South America, North America and Asia more closely together, while providing a geopolitical counterweight to a rising China. The pact would be especially valuable because Japan is willing to join, which would require a long-overdue opening and restructuring of its protected but lack... more

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