Press Releases

Camp: Who Made Gag Order Decision?

September 23, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) today requested additional information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the growing controversy surrounding the agency’s gag order on private Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, which prevents companies from sharing factual information with their enrollees.“I ...

Camp Applauds IRS Decision to Sever Ties with ACORN

September 23, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp, (R-MI) and Charles Boustany, Jr. (R-LA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight, today issued the following statements after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced it would terminate its relationship with ACORN:Congressman Dave Camp stated, “It is clear ACORN was using taxpayer funds to encourage ...

Camp Demands Answers from CMS on Its ‘Gag Order’ on Those Providing Accurate Information About President’s Planned Medicare Cuts

September 22, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) blasted actions by the Obama Administration to silence critics of the President’s proposed Medicare cuts.The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has initiated an investigation into at least one provider of a Medicare Advantage (MA) health care plan for informing its enrollees that Medicare ...

Camp Statement on Baucus Draft Bill

September 16, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C.- Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI ) today made the following statement regarding Senator Baucus's draft health care bill: “It is clear the arbitrary time limits imposed by the Senate Democrat Leadership hindered Senator Baucus’ ability to produce a bipartisan bill that the American people could support.  That is unfortunate.  The ...

Republicans Comment on Two Pending Trade Agreements and Call on the Administration to Defend America’s Competitiveness

September 15, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC— Republican Leaders, all Ways & Means Republicans, and other Republican Members today sent U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk letters in response to the Administration’s request for comments on the pending Colombia and South Korea trade agreements.  Attached to these letters is an analysis showing the significant economic harm to American exports of continued ...

Brady Statement on Tariffs Placed on Chinese Tires

September 12, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C.- Committee on Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX) today made the following comment on the President’s decision to impose punitive tariffs on Chinese tires: "In bowing to the pressure of the special interest unions, the President has imposed a new tire tax on working Americans  – many whom ...

Camp Reaction to President Obama’s Joint Address to Congress

September 09, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C.- Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) today made the following statement on President Obama's joint address to Congress on health care: "As Yogi Berra said, 'I feel like this is déjà vu all over again.' We have a well-delivered speech from the President that sounds good on the surface, but doesn’t match the ...

White House Fails to Tell Seniors the Rest of the Story

September 02, 2009 — Press Releases

Today, the White House released a report on Medicare noting that “some” seniors would save money if the “doughnut hole” was closed. But "some" isn't "all," and it's not "most."  What the White House isn't telling seniors is that under the House Democrat ...

Camp Statement on CBO/OMB Budget Projections

August 25, 2009 — Press Releases

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Administration’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) each today will release updated economic and budgetary projections showing the deficit growing at alarming rates. Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding the reports:“If the House ...