Press Releases

Camp Statement on the Second Quarter GDP Estimate

July 31, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C.- Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) today made the following comment on the release of the advance estimate of the second quarter GDP:"Today’s GDP data simply confirms what American families already know – our economy is shrinking and causing thousands of Americans to lose their jobs.  The national unemployment rate ...

Brady Warns Administration Against Weakening Protections for U.S. Investors

July 29, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC -- Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX) today testified at a joint hearing held by the U.S. State Department and U.S. Trade Representative on U.S. investment policy and the language in the U.S. Model Bilateral Investment Treaty.  His full remarks are provided below.

Two House APEC Caucus Leaders Stress Importance of APEC to United States and Urge Obama Administration to Start TPP Trade Talks

July 22, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – As U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk participates in the 2009 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum’s (APEC) Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting in Singapore on July 21 and 22, two House APEC Caucus leaders commented on the importance of the Asia-Pacific region and APEC to the United States and urged the Obama Administration to move ...

Camp Statement On Deficit Increasing By $239 Billion As Result Of Democrats’ Health Care Bill

July 18, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Late last night, the Congressional Budget Office announced that the federal deficit will increase by $239 billion as a result of House Democrats’ bill to create a government-run health care plan.  The deficit would begin to skyrocket in just five short years under the Democrat bill despite $820 billion in new taxes to be paid for by individuals ...

Bipartisan Opposition in Ways and Means to Speaker’s $1.5 Trillion Government Takeover of Health Care

July 17, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – At the conclusion of today’s markup of H.R. 3200 "America's Affordable Health Choices Act" three Democrats voted with all Ways and Means Republicans in opposing a government takeover of our nation’s health care system.The three Democrats voting against the healthcare bill were:  Ron Kind (WI-03), Earl Pomeroy (ND-At Large), and John ...

Republicans Request Speaker Allow CBO to Analyze Health Bill Before Rushing It Through Committees, House

July 15, 2009 — Press Releases

Today, Republican Majority Leader John Boehner, Minority Whip Eric Cantor, and the Ranking Members of the Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means committees requested that the Speaker allow the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to analyze the Democrats’ health care bill before proceeding with committee and floor ...

Camp Statement on Democrats’ Proposed Takeover of Health Care

July 14, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC - Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement on today’s introduction of the House Democrats' proposed government takeover of health care:"Speaker Pelosi’s $1 trillion government-takeover of health care will force millions of Americans to lose their current health insurance, increase premiums and ...