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Camp Selected by Speaker to Serve on Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

August 10, 2011

Washington, DC – Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released the following statement in response to the announcement that he has been selected by Speaker Boehner to serve on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction:

“I thank the Speaker for his confidence and trust in selecting me to serve as a member of the Joint Committee.  Earlier this month, the House and Senate passed, and the President signed, legislation that rejected job-killing tax increases as a way to reduce our debt and deficits.  Last Friday‚Äôs downgrade of our debt by S&P is a strong reminder of how important it is for this Committee to lead and focus on restoring confidence in America by further cutting out of control spending and reducing the deficit.  If we are successful in curbing the overspending in Washington that has sparked fear in the financial markets and created uncertainty on Main Street, we will start to see the job creation we desperately need.”