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Floor Statements

Camp Floor Statement: H.R. 4 – The Jobs for America Act

September 18, 2014 — Floor Statements

Every day, honest hardworking men and women are struggling.  Far too many families haven't seen a pay raise in years, and many have lost hope and stopped looking for work entirely.  H.R. 4, the ​Jobs For America Act, will strengthen the economy by creating more jobs with higher take-home pay.The House has already passed dozens of bipartisan solutions that will ...

Camp Floor Statement: H.R. 4935 – The Child Tax Credit Improvement Act

July 25, 2014 — Floor Statements

If one thing has been consistent about the Obama Administration – it is the failure of its economic policies.  The President’s economic policies make it harder for American families to get by every day: A record number of Americans are unable to work, and those who can find work are unable to secure full-time work and instead are forced to accept only part-time jobs.  This last ...

Camp Floor Statement: H.R. 3393 – The Student and Family Tax Simplification Act

July 24, 2014 — Floor Statements

Today, more and more Americans are pursuing the dream of earning a college degree.  But for many, realizing that dream is getting more difficult.  Tuition prices continue to climb, making it harder for Americans to plan for and afford a higher education.  Worse yet, our broken tax code makes it harder than ever to pay for it.   Currently there are 15 complicated, and at ...

Camp Floor Statement: H.R. 4980 – Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act

July 23, 2014 — Floor Statements

I rise in support of this legislation, which is designed to prevent sex trafficking of youth in foster care, encourage the adoption of more children from foster care, and increase child support collected to support children, among other important purposes.Subcommittee Chairman Reichert will discuss the provisions designed to prevent sex trafficking, and I will focus my comments ...

Camp Floor Statement: H.R. 4719 – America Gives More Act

July 17, 2014 — Floor Statements

The American people are the most charitable people in the world, donating money, food and clothing in times of need. Their donations ensure that charities and foundations can help individuals and communities across the country.  There are numerous provisions in the tax code that encourage giving, and the bill we have before us today, H.R. 4719 – the America Gives More Act – ensures ...

Camp Floor Statement: H.R. 4457, “America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2014”

June 12, 2014 — Floor Statements

The tax burden small businesses, farmers, ranchers and their workers face is far too high.  Every dollar Washington takes from small businesses is a dollar they do not have to invest in equipment, start a new production line, hire a new employee or provide more in wages and benefits.  Businesses aren’t growing and hardworking Americans are seeing stagnant wages and fewer work hours.  ...

Camp Floor Statement: H.R. 4453, S Corporation Permanent Tax Relief Act of 2014

June 12, 2014 — Floor Statements

Small businesses and their workers are hit the hardest by the burdens and regulations in our overly complex tax code.  Tax compliance costs are 65 percent higher for small businesses than big business, costing them $19 billion per year.  We need small businesses doing what they do best – creating jobs and growing our local economies – not buried under mounds of paperwork.

Camp Floor Statement: H.R. 4438, the “American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2014”

May 08, 2014 — Floor Statements

Our current tax code is broken, and it is hurting families and hurting our ability to create good-paying jobs in this country.  Last week, we learned that the economy grew 0.1 percent in the first quarter of 2014.  One-tenth of a percent growth is unacceptable.  Hardworking families and small businesses are struggling in this economy, wages are flat and businesses aren’t growing.

Camp Statement on H.R. 2575, the Save American Workers Act of 2014

April 02, 2014 — Floor Statements

Today I rise in support of restoring Americans’ work hours, so they can see bigger paychecks and more opportunities.  ObamaCare places an unprecedented government regulation on workers, changing the definition of full-time work from 40 hours per week to 30 hours.  As a direct result, Americans across the country are having their hours cut at work and seeing smaller ...

Camp Floor Statement: H.R. 4015, the “SGR Repeal and Provider Payment Modernization Act”

March 14, 2014 — Floor Statements

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to strongly support H.R. 4015, the “SGR Repeal and Provider Payment Modernization Act,” as amended.  The Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce and Senate Finance Committees have worked in a bipartisan manner to develop permanent physician payment fix repeal.  Years of hearings, discussion drafts and ongoing dialogues with stakeholders have resulted ...