Press Releases

Camp: Democrats’ Tax Increases, Health Care Law Killing Jobs

April 15, 2010 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) today joined House Republican leaders at a press conference to discuss the over $670 billion in tax hikes Democrats have enacted into law since January 2009.  The vast majority ...

Camp: Democrats Have Enacted Nearly $700 Billion in Tax Hikes

April 14, 2010 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) today released a list of tax increases totaling $670.341 billion that have been enacted into law under President Obama.  The gross tax increases equate to more than $2,100 for every man, woman and ...

Ways and Means Republicans: Administration Defies Congressional Will and Reduces State Flexibility to Help Workers Obtain TAA and Get Back to Work

April 13, 2010 — Press Releases

In response to the issuance of a final rule by the U.S. Department of Labor ending state autonomy to choose how best to staff and administer Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) services and instead requiring that only state “Employment Service” employees administer TAA-funded benefits and services under the expanded TAA for workers program, Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp ...

On Six Month Anniversary of Chinese Tire Tariffs,Brady Urges Administration to Review Full Record

March 26, 2010 — Press Releases

Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement today, urging the President to review the economy-wide effects of the increased tariffs on tire imports from China.  The law allows the President to request a report from the U.S. International Trade Commission to gauge whether or not the tariffs have proven ...

Camp Statement on House Passage of Another “Fix” to Democrat Health Care Bill

March 25, 2010 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) tonight issued the following statement upon House passage of a second health care reconciliation bill.“The Democrats health care bill is so flawed that it hasn’t been law for three days and yet this is the third time we have voted to ‘fix’ it.  These minor tweaks do nothing to ...

Camp Fires First Salvo in Effort to Repeal Harmful Provisions in Democrats’ Health Bill

March 24, 2010 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Democrats today offered a “jobs” bill in which 80 percent of the so-called tax relief went to state and local governments, while raising over $19 billion in new taxes.  Today, Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) offered an alternative on the House floor, that retained the underlying bill’s limited small business tax relief, ...

Camp Statement on Preliminary CBO Cost Estimates of Democrats’ Health Care Bill

March 18, 2010 — Press Releases

Washington, DC - Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) today made the following statement on the preliminary cost estimate from the Congressional Budget Office on the Democrats' government takeover of health care: “Democrats have failed to listen to the American people and are plowing forward with a bill that still spends $1 trillion, raises roughly one-half ...

Ways and Means Republicans’ Report: Democrats’ Health Care Bill Contains Massive Expansion of IRS’s Power

March 18, 2010 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Republicans released a new report detailing how the Democrats’ health care bill vastly expands the responsibilities of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and strengthens the heavy hand of the IRS in dealing with taxpayers.“If the Democrats’ health care bill becomes law, the IRS could have to hire more than 16,000 additional ...