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 Phil Crane.
“I am deeply saddened to learn that my friend and former colleague Congressman Phil Crane has passed away. I had the honor of serving alongside Phil on the Ways and Means Committee for many years, allowing me to witness first hand his passion for true conservative principles and solutions. Phil was a leading reformer on free-market policies, pioneering significant efforts like legislation to liberalize trade and create U.S. jobs during his ten years as Chairman of the Trade Subcommittee and legislation to simplify the tax code. What’s more, he was just as personable as he was outspoken, two qualities that forged friendships on both sides of the aisle. Phil was a fine statesman who tirelessly fought for the people of Northern Illinois, and his legacy will continue to impact Congress for years to come. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”