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WARNING: Census Jobs Distort Economic Data, Not A Sign Of Recovery

March 10, 2010 — The Jobs Search

With an unemployment rate of 9.7 percent and over 3 million jobs eliminated since Democrats’ 2009 stimulus, Americans desperately need and deserve some good news on jobs. At first blush, the suggestion by the U.S. Department of Commerce that the upcoming census could create as ...

Levin, Camp Introduce Bill Allowing Taxpayers to Claim Charitable Deduction in 2009 for Chile Relief

March 09, 2010 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ways and Means Committee Chairman Sander M. Levin (D-MI) and Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) today introduced legislation that would allow individuals who make charitable contributions to victims of the earthquake in Chile (prior to April 15, 2010) to claim an itemized charitable deduction on their 2009 tax return instead of having to wait until next year to claim ...

Camp: In Light of Mounting Job Losses, Democrats Should Stop Jamming Through Unwanted, Unaffordable Health Care Bill and Focus on Jobs

March 05, 2010 — Press Releases

Today's announcement that we lost 36,000 more jobs in February means the economy has shed 3.3 million jobs since the Democrats'  "stimulus" was passed.  As the chart below shows, the unemployment rate remains at 9.7 percent – almost 30 percent higher than the Administration promised it would be. In response to this latest economic news, Ways and Means ...

Camp Congratulates Levin on Ways and Means Ascension

March 04, 2010 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement upon the announcement that U.S. Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) will assume the chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee.“I want to congratulate Sandy, though I know this is not how he or anyone would want to take over the reins of the committee.  Sandy and I have had a ...

Camp, Herger Statements on President Obama’s Health Care Remarks

March 03, 2010 — Press Releases

Washington, DC- Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Wally Herger (R-CA) today made the following statements on President Obama’s remarks on moving the Democrats’ government-run health care bill forward through reconciliation: CAMP: “The American people have rejected the ...

Boustany Floor Statement on H.Res. 1127, Resolution on the Austin IRS Office Attack

March 03, 2010 — Floor Statements

Madam Speaker, Like all of my colleagues here in the House of Representatives, I was shocked and horrified by the tragedy that occurred at the IRS office in Austin, Texas, on February 18th. I especially want to offer my condolences to the family of Vernon Hunter, who lost his life in this senseless attack.  Mr. Hunter dedicated his life to serving his country, including 20 ...

Camp, Brady Statements on President’s 2010 Trade Agenda

March 01, 2010 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) and Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX) today made the following statements on the President’s 2010 trade agenda: CAMP: “While the report rightly emphasizes the importance of increasing exports to create jobs, we need a ...