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Camp Statement on the Passing of Former Congressman Bill Frenzel

November 17, 2014

Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement following the passing of former Congressman and long-time Committee Member Bill Frenzel.

“I am deeply saddened to learn that the Committee has lost yet another former member with the passing of Congressman Bill Frenzel.  Bill spent many years dedicated to serving the constituents of Minnesota’s Third District and Congress as a whole, impacting legislation on a wide range of issues like meaningful tax and budget reform.  Though our time on the Committee did not overlap, I can personally attest to the passion, knowledge and commitment Bill displayed in his career after Congress.  For example, he was recruited by Presidents on both sides of the aisle to lead on key policy initiatives – by President Bill Clinton on the North American Free Trade Agreement and by President George W. Bush on Social Security reform.  He also co-chaired the influential Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care, and in 2012 testified before the Committee on how best to prevent child fatalities.  Bill’s legacy will continue to benefit American families for years to come, and I am honored to have served on the same committee as this exceptional leader.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”