Floor Statements

Camp Statement Statement on H.R. 3205, the Promoting Adoption and Legal Guardianship for Children in Foster Care Act

October 22, 2013 — Floor Statements

I want thank the Chairman of the Human Resources Subcommittee for  yielding and for his support of this very important issue.  I rise in support of this legislation, which is designed to encourage the adoption of more children from foster care, among other purposes. I have spent much of my professional career promoting adoption of children by loving parents, ...

Camp Floor Statement: H.R. 2009, “Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care”

August 02, 2013 — Floor Statements

(Remarks as Prepared)I come to the floor today in support of H.R. 2009, legislation that will prevent the IRS from getting involved in Americans’ health care.  The IRS is already out of control, abusing its power to tax and audit the activities of honest, hardworking Americans.  The IRS has betrayed the trust of the American people. Yet, ...

Camp Floor Statement: Legislation to Delay the Employer and Individual Mandates

July 17, 2013 — Floor Statements

I rise today in support of H.R. 2667, a bill that delays the employer mandate.  While it is encouraging to see that the Administration has finally acknowledged the burdens ObamaCare is placing on employers, we must be a nation of laws, not blog posts, which is how the Administration announced the delay.While this bill provides employers with some temporary relief from the ...

H.R. 45, Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010

May 16, 2013 — Floor Statements

I rise today in support of H.R. 45, legislation to repeal ObamaCare.In March 2010, then-Speaker Pelosi famously said, with respect to the President’s health care law, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it.”  Well, Washington Democrats passed that bill, and virtually every week since has been an expensive, eye-opening ...

Camp Floor Statement: H.R. 807, the “Full Faith and Credit Act”

May 09, 2013 — Floor Statements

I rise today in support of H.R. 807, the Full Faith and Credit Act.This legislation credibly and permanently removes the threat of default on a U.S. debt payment and ensures that Social Security benefit payments are paid in full and on time.The bill is really quite ...

Camp Floor Statement: H.R. 890, the Preserving the Welfare Work Requirement and TANF Extension Act of 2013

March 13, 2013 — Floor Statements

I rise today in support of H.R. 890, the Preserving the Welfare Work Requirement and TANF Extension Act of 2013.In July of last year, the Obama Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services issued an “information memorandum” saying they would accept and approve applications from States seeking to waive the requirement that 50 percent of their welfare ...

Camp Floor Statement: H.R. 325, No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013

January 23, 2013 — Floor Statements

I rise today in strong support of H.R. 325, the “No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013.”  This legislation directs members of the House and Senate to adopt a budget resolution by April 15, 2013.  If either body does not, members of that body will have their pay withheld until they pass a budget.  It’s simple: no budget, no pay.  The American people understand that they ...

Camp Floor Statement on Senate Amendment to H.R. 8 the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012

January 01, 2013 — Floor Statements

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to urge what a colleague from Georgia called a “legacy vote” – making permanent the tax cuts Republicans enacted back in 2001 and 2003.  I couldn’t agree more and let me say why – because we are making PERMANENT tax policies REPUBLICANS originally crafted.  Now, back then, despite having a majority in the House, a majority in the Senate and ...

Camp Floor Statement: H.R. 6655, the Protect our Kids Act of 2012

December 19, 2012 — Floor Statements

I rise today in support of H.R. 6655, the Protect our Kids Act of 2012.  As we are too painfully reminded this week by the horrific tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, for all the good this nation has done to lift up children, we still have much, much more work to do.  So before I get into my remarks about the bill, I first want to extend my heartfelt condolences to the victims ...

Camp Floor Statement: H.R. 6156, The Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal Act of 2012

November 16, 2012 — Floor Statements

I urge passage of this bipartisan legislation to ensure that American companies, workers, farmers, and ranchers benefit from Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organization.  Almost three months ago, Russia became the 156th member of the WTO.  Since then, exporters from every WTO member but one – the United States – have been guaranteed to benefit from the concessions ...