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Reforming Health Care

April 27, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

"For liberals, labor unions and others pushing to make health care available to all Americans, however, the fixation on a public plan is bizarre and ...

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 ...

Opening Statement of Ranking Member John Linder

April 23, 2009 — Opening Statements

(REMARKS AS PREPARED)Today’s hearing offers a valuable chance to review the effects of Democrats’ so-called economic stimulus legislation on workers and especially the unemployed.But instead of discussing how many unemployed Americans have gotten a job -- because that didn’t happen in the wake of last year’s stimulus bill, much less this ...

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 ...

WSJ: When Doctors Opt Out

April 17, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

Here's something that has gotten lost in the drive to institute universal health insurance: Health insurance doesn't automatically lead to health care. And with more and more doctors dropping out of one insurance plan or another, especially government plans, there is no guarantee that you will be able to see a physician no matter what coverage you have.

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 ...

Boustany Speaks Out on Energy Credits

April 15, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

Louisiana and other oil and gas producing states stand to lose tens of thousands of jobs if President Barack Obama's budget, which calls for the repeal of energy tax credits, is ...