Press Releases

Camp Statement on April Unemployment Rate Spike, President’s Plan to Raise Taxes

May 08, 2009 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor released its monthly employment report showing that the nation’s unemployment rate jumped to 8.9 percent in April, which economists expect will rise to 10 percent next year and remain high through 2011.  In reaction to the data, Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following ...

President’s Plan Raises Taxes on American Employers

May 04, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington D.C. – Ways & Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) released the following statement today after President Obama announced his plan to alter the tax code:“We clearly need to reform our international tax laws, and no one should be able to shirk paying the U.S. taxes they owe. But this proposal isn’t about closing loopholes; it is about ...

Johnson Reintroduces New Employee Verification Act

April 23, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington D.C. – Last night Ways & Means Social Security Subcommittee Ranking Member Sam Johnson (R-TX), along with Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) reintroduced the New Employee Verification Act, H.R. 2028 (NEVA).  This worksite enforcement bill would create the nation’s first mandatory employment verification system for all U.S. employers.In his remarks on ...

Camp: Passage of Savings Recovery Act Will Help Americans Rebuild Their Retirement, College and Personal Savings

April 22, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. - Ways & Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI), a founding member of the Savings Solutions Group, encourages quick passage of the Savings Recovery Act, introduced today on Capitol Hill as a result of that group’s efforts to help Americans rebuild their retirement, college, and personal savings. “What savings many Americans had have been ...

If You Liked April 15, 2009, Just Wait…

April 16, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement after the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation issued an analysis showing that close to 50% of all Americans will pay no income taxes under President Obama’s proposed tax policies:“The day after millions of Americans who are already strapped for cash but nonetheless filed and paid ...

Camp Statement on Budget Vote

April 02, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Ways & Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) released the following statement regarding his “no vote” today on the budget resolution:“Massive amounts of taxing and spending are not economically viable, yet that is what this budget proposes. It includes more than $1 trillion in new health care spending, and $1 trillion in new energy taxes. It will double our ...

Rep. Brady’s Remarks to the Washington International Trade Association

March 31, 2009 — Press Releases

(Remarks as Prepared)THANK YOURegina, thank you for the kind introduction, but more importantly thank you for all your work at USTR, and since, to translate America’s trade agenda into concrete economic results for our workers and companies.I commend Steve Lamar’s leadership of WITA this year as president, appreciate the work ...

New Analysis Shows Massive Spike in Electricity Prices Under Cap-and-Tax (a.k.a. Cap-and-Trade)

March 26, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement during today’s committee hearing addressing price volatility in climate change legislation.  The graph below shows the state-by-state analysis of annual increases in electricity costs that would occur under a 100% auction, as President Obama has called for, to meet his target carbon emission ...

Analysis: Cap-and-Tax a Disaster for U.S. Exports

March 24, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington D.C. - Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement today upon the release of a committee analysis which shows the detrimental effects energy tax hikes would have on U.S. exports: “If Congress moves hastily to impose risky new cap-and-trade energy taxes, America stands to lose a stunning $162 billion in export sales - a drastic 30 ...

Camp Statement on GOP Solutions to Help Americans Rebuild Their Savings

March 24, 2009 — Press Releases

Camp Statement on GOP Solutions to Help Americans Rebuild Their SavingsWashington, DC – Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement as The Savings Recovery Act was unveiled at a press conference today:“Retirement security is about providing certainty and savings, which today’s economic conditions have severely undermined.  Today’s ...