UPDATES

The Democrats’ Definition of Bipartisanship?

January 23, 2009 — Facts Are Stubborn Things

Outside of the White House today, Speak Pelosi claimed that Republican voices have been heard in the  discussion of the House Democrat's trillion-dollar spending bill. Majority Leader Hoyer went as far as to say, “This week, the Appropriations, Ways and Means, and Energy and Commerce Committees held markups on the American Recovery and Reinvestment ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...