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Obama Budget: Creating the Largest Welfare Program in U.S. History

April 01, 2009 — Talking Points

Attached is a presentation detailing how President Obama’s budget raises energy taxes on every American, prodding Democrats to create a massive “Energy Stamps” program to “protect the poor.” However, in this spread-the-wealth scheme, the average middle class household is left paying at least $1,600 each year in higher energy taxes.

Camp Opening Statement: Hearing on Health Reform in the 21st Century

April 01, 2009 — Opening Statements

(REMARKS AS PREPARED)Thank you for yielding, Mr. Chairman.It is hard to believe, but Dan Rostenkowski and Bill Archer were sitting in these chairs the last time Congress undertook comprehensive health care reform.  As we know, back then Congress and the Administration were not even close to agreeing on a path forward.  Well, more than the ...

Herger Opening Statement: Hearing on Health Delivery Reform

April 01, 2009 — Opening Statements

(REMARKS AS PREPARED)Thank you, Mr. Camp, for yielding.Mr. Chairman, I anticipate that we will agree on much of what is discussed here today, and I am grateful that you called this hearing.We are going to hear about significant payment problems in the U.S. health care system, and specifically about those in Medicare.  Republicans believe, as ...

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 ...

Tiberi Opening Statement: Hearing on Banking Secrecy Practices and Wealthy American Taxpayers

March 31, 2009 — Opening Statements

(REMARKS AS PREPARED)Thank you, Chairman Neal.  I share many of the concerns you outlinedin your statement and look forward to working together on responsible,common-sense steps that will make our efforts to crack-down onindividuals who commit tax fraud more effective.  Thank you also to ourwitnesses.  I appreciate your willingness to join us today and ...

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 ...

Camp-CBO Exchange on Cap-and-Tax Proposal

March 26, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

Q: Higher energy prices? Yes.Q: Any goods not rise in price? Unlikely.Q: Drag on economy that reduces income and payroll receipts by 25%? Yes.Washington D.C. – The Ways & Means Committee held a hearing today on addressing price volatility in climate change legislation.  Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) and Congressional Budget Office ...

Industry, Labor Groups Urge Panel to Reject Cap and Trade

March 25, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

By Terry KivlanUnion and business group officials on Tuesday warned a House panel againstapproving a cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gases that couldfurther undermine the international competitiveness of therecession-damaged manufacturing sector in the U.S."We have to make sure we do not put another nail in the coffin of ...

Roskam: Dim Prospects for Debt

March 25, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

 By: Peter RoskamIn these uncertain economic times, many Americans are asking important questions about the nation's finances. Why were taxpayers asked to finance a $700 billion bailout of Wall Street - with up to $750 billion more on the way, according to the president? Is it appropriate for the government to own portions of our biggest banks? And what happens ...