UPDATES

Camp Opening Statement: Markup of H.R. 598 – Economic Stimulus Bill

January 22, 2009 — Opening Statements

OPENING STATEMENT OF RANKING MEMBER DAVE CAMPMARKUP OF H.R. 598 – ECONOMIC STIMULUS BILLJANUARY 22, 2009(REMARKS AS PREPARED)Mr. Chairman, Families all across this nation are rightly worried about what tomorrow will bring.  Our economy is in a recession; the credit markets remain seized up; and additional ...

Herger Responds to Health Provisions in Stimulus Package

January 16, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington D.C. – Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Wally Herger(R-CA) issued the following statement today after Democrats’ released asummary of health care provisions in the proposed stimulus bill:“Chairman Rangel’s summary of the health care provisions included inthe stimulus bill is, unfortunately, in line with the House Democrats’theory that we can borrow and spend our ...

Camp & Brady Applaud Entry into Force of U.S. – Peru Trade Promotion Agreement

January 16, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington D.C. – Ways & Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI)and Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued thefollowing statement today upon the announcement that the U.S. – PeruTrade Promotion Agreement will today enter into effect:  Ways & Means Committee Ranking Member Dave Camp (MI-4): “This is acrucial time for our nation, and opening up new ...

Democrats Blowing Smoke on SCHIP Funding

January 13, 2009 — Talking Points

Democrats have decided to pay for their proposal for a massive SCHIP expansion, which dilutes the focus on poor children, with tens of billions of dollars in additional tobacco taxes.  Short of finding at least 22.4 million new smokers (the number required to adequately fund SCHIP) Democrats will be forced to either kick millions of children off of health insurance or ...

WSJ: Estates of Pain

January 13, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

A 2006 Joint Economic Committee (JEC) study found that death tax "liabilities depend on the skill of the estate planner, rather than on capacity to pay." So much for tax fairness. By contrast, "family-run firms and farms particularly feel the pinch of the estate tax, because they are less likely to have the liquid resources needed to meet their estate tax liabilities." The latest JEC estimate is ...

Camp Congratulates New Additions to Ways & Means Subcommittees for 111th Congress

January 09, 2009 — Press Releases

Ways & Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement today after the subcommittee assignments were announced for the 111th Congress:"I congratulate the new additions to each of the subcommittees, " said Camp.  "The 111th Congress will take on a long to-do list of issues facing our country and the Ways and Means Subcommittees will play a central role in ...

Camp Congratulates New Republicans on Ways & Means Committee

January 07, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI)issued the following statement today congratulating the new Republicanmembers of the Ways and Means Committee:  “Our new members bring a wealth of experience, knowledge andenthusiasm to the Committee,” said Camp.  These characteristics willserve the Committee well as we work towards solutions to the challengesthat ...