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Top Republicans Ask Chairmen For Health Reform Hearings

June 09, 2009 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON – The three top Republican members of the House Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees today asked the respective chairmen to hold bipartisan hearings on the health care reform legislation from which Democrats have excluded their Republican counterparts.U.S. Reps. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., ranking member of Education ...

MedPAC Data Calls into Question Adequacy of Government-Run Plans

June 08, 2009 — The Prescription Pad

Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) today highlighted data from a 2008 Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) report showing more than 90 percent of seniors enrolled in the government-run Medicare program are enrolled in additional health care coverage.“Supporters of government-run health ...

CBO Confirms: Every American Will Pay Democrats’ Energy Taxes, “Relief” Offered Only to Families Making Under $42,000 and Individuals Earning Under $23,000

June 08, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) today issued the following statement and highlighted facts from a non-partisan Congressional Budget Office analysis of H.R. 2454, the Democrat legislation designed to increase energy prices in the United States.  “The facts are plain and clear: Democrats in Congress are breaking the President’s pledge not to raise ...

Boustany: Working Together for American Health Care

June 04, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

American families are struggling with skyrocketing health care costs as our national economy emerges from a recession.As a doctor and member of the House Republican Health Care Solutions Group, I have seen first hand American families and small businesses worried about rising costs and losing their coverage. The Urban Institute reported that ...

Ways and Means Republicans Invoke House Rules in Push to Mark-Up Waxman-Markey Bill

June 04, 2009 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, every Republican Member of the Ways and Means Committee signed a letter led by Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) requesting Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-NY) schedule a committee mark-up of H.R. 2454, the Waxman-Markey "cap and trade" bill.In requesting the mark-up, Ways and Means Republicans cited clause 2(c)(2) of Rule XI of the House.  The ...

Opening Statement of Ranking Member Charles Boustany (R-LA)

June 04, 2009 — Opening Statements

(Remarks as Prepared)Mr. Chairman, thank you for yielding time.  I want to thank you for holding this hearing and for your leadership on a number of legislative initiatives on which we are cooperating, including our offers-in-compromise legislation as well as other projects.  As the new Ranking Member for this Subcommittee, I look forward to continuing to ...

Brady Statement on White House Decision to Delay Panama Trade Promotion Agreement

June 03, 2009 — Press Releases

Statement by U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee, on the White House decision to delay action on the Panama Trade Promotion Agreement:“It’s disappointing for both the Panama agreement and the larger economic implications. The sales of  American-made products abroad account for a whopping 13 percent of America’s ...