Floor Statements

Camp Statement: H.R. 4849 Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act of 2010

March 24, 2010 — Floor Statements

Madame Speaker, It is tough to see this bill as either a small business bill or a jobs bill.  Specifically, I have three main concerns: It raises taxes on employers during a recession – making it tougher for Americans to find needed work.  Roughly 80 percent of the so-called tax relief in the bill is dedicated to ...

Camp Statement: H.R. 4849 Republican Motion to Recommit

March 24, 2010 — Floor Statements

Madame Speaker,The Republican Motion to Recommit is straightforward.  It: Strikes troubling tax increases; Maintains the tax relief for small businesses;  Repeals unpopular provisions of the health care bill that force middle class families to pay more in taxes and more for their health care; and ...

Boustany Floor Statement on H.Res. 1127, Resolution on the Austin IRS Office Attack

March 03, 2010 — Floor Statements

Madam Speaker, Like all of my colleagues here in the House of Representatives, I was shocked and horrified by the tragedy that occurred at the IRS office in Austin, Texas, on February 18th. I especially want to offer my condolences to the family of Vernon Hunter, who lost his life in this senseless attack.  Mr. Hunter dedicated his life to serving his country, including 20 ...

Statement Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) Consideration of $1.9 Trillion Debt Limit Increase

February 04, 2010 — Floor Statements

 Madam Speaker, This legislation increases the debt limit by an astounding $1.9 trillion, the largest one-time increase in the debt limit ever. Since the Majority came into control of Congress, the debt limit has been increased by over $5.3 trillion or by nearly 60%.  Despite this massive heap of debt thrust on the American ...

Camp Speaks Against Increasing the Debt Limit

December 16, 2009 — Floor Statements

Madame Speaker, The bill before us is a candid admission by the Majority that their tax, borrow and spend ways have driven America deeper and deeper into debt.  In fact, because of the failed trillion-dollar stimulus spending bill, America’s unemployment is higher than predicted and revenues are lower.  But that hasn’t stopped the majority ...

Camp Floor Statement- H.R. 4284: Andean Trade Preference Extension Act

December 14, 2009 — Floor Statements

Madame Speaker, let me be blunt: we should be and can be doing much more to advance our trade agenda and create much needed jobs for American workers.  This year, America’s trade agenda has stalled, and it has had a chilling effect on our economy and on global commerce – in some cases even weakening our national security interests.  The delay in considering the Colombia ...

Floor Statement of Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) H.R. 4213, Tax Extenders of 2009

December 09, 2009 — Floor Statements

Madame Speaker,It is the tradition of this House to annually extend certain tax relief items; everything from a Research and Development tax credit, to incentives for the manufacture, purchase and use of alternative fuels to credits that help offset out-of-pocket expenses teachers incur buying materials for their classrooms.  I helped write many of these provisions and if ...

H.R. 3962 “Affordable Health Care for America Act”

November 07, 2009 — Floor Statements

Mr. Speaker, Republicans have listened to the American people; it is clear from the Speaker’s health care bill, the Democratic majority has not.The Speaker crafted this bill behind closed doors and added one-thousand pages that have never been before a committee or had any input from the American people.  Just yesterday we confirmed ...

Floor Statement of Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI): H.R. 3590 Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act

October 07, 2009 — Floor Statements

Since September 11th, American military, diplomatic, and intelligence personnel have seen extended and recurring deployments in support of contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  These brave Americans have answered the call and at the drop of a hat gone off to defend this great nation in a most consequential time.  This House, and the American people, are extremely grateful ...