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Floor Statements

Camp Floor Statement: H.R. 325, No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013

January 23, 2013 — Floor Statements

I rise today in strong support of H.R. 325, the “No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013.”  This legislation directs members of the House and Senate to adopt a budget resolution by April 15, 2013.  If either body does not, members of that body will have their pay withheld until they pass a budget.  It’s simple: no budget, no pay.  The American people understand that they ...

Camp Floor Statement on Senate Amendment to H.R. 8 the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012

January 01, 2013 — Floor Statements

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to urge what a colleague from Georgia called a “legacy vote” – making permanent the tax cuts Republicans enacted back in 2001 and 2003.  I couldn’t agree more and let me say why – because we are making PERMANENT tax policies REPUBLICANS originally crafted.  Now, back then, despite having a majority in the House, a majority in the Senate and ...

Camp Floor Statement: H.R. 6655, the Protect our Kids Act of 2012

December 19, 2012 — Floor Statements

I rise today in support of H.R. 6655, the Protect our Kids Act of 2012.  As we are too painfully reminded this week by the horrific tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, for all the good this nation has done to lift up children, we still have much, much more work to do.  So before I get into my remarks about the bill, I first want to extend my heartfelt condolences to the victims ...

Camp Floor Statement: H.R. 6156, The Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal Act of 2012

November 16, 2012 — Floor Statements

I urge passage of this bipartisan legislation to ensure that American companies, workers, farmers, and ranchers benefit from Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organization.  Almost three months ago, Russia became the 156th member of the WTO.  Since then, exporters from every WTO member but one – the United States – have been guaranteed to benefit from the concessions ...

Camp Floor Statement: H.J.Res. 118, a Resolution to Disapprove of the HHS Rule Waiving the Welfare Work Requirements

September 20, 2012 — Floor Statements

I rise today in support of H.J.Res. 118, a resolution to disapprove of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rule waiving the work requirements in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or TANF cash welfare program.The requirement that 50 percent of a State’s welfare caseload work or prepare for work was a central part of the bipartisan 1996 welfare reforms ...

Camp Floor Statement: H.R. 6410, The Buffett Rule Act of 2012

September 19, 2012 — Floor Statements

I rise today in support of H.R. 6410, a bill to provide a simple way for individuals to voluntarily donate funds to pay down the national debt.Under current law, you can contribute to debt reduction.  But like all things with the IRS, it isn’t easy.  If you dig deep into the 189 pages of instructions that accompany the 1040, you will find on page 88 the following: “Do not ...

Camp Floor Statement: H.R. 6079, Repeal of ObamaCare Act

July 10, 2012 — Floor Statements

(Remarks as Prepared)We are here today to repeal a law that is both fundamentally flawed and overwhelmingly unpopular.  The problem with this law – among its many faults – is it puts government at the center of health care decisions; not doctors and patients.  Instead of families and employers deciding what coverage is ...