Floor Statements

Davis Floor Statement H.R. 2943, the Short-Term TANF Extension Act

September 21, 2011 — Floor Statements

I rise today in support of H.R. 2943, legislation to temporarily extend the authorization of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and related programs. Since it replaced the New Deal-era welfare program in 1996, TANF has been successful at cutting welfare dependence by 57 percent through the end of last year. Even more importantly, by promoting work among single ...

Davis Floor Statement H.R. 2883, the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act

September 21, 2011 — Floor Statements

I rise today in support of H.R. 2883, the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act, a bill that continues a tradition of bipartisanship in crafting child welfare legislation. The bill we are considering today reauthorizes two important child welfare programs, incorporating a series of improvements developed during hearings held by the ...

Camp Floor Statement H.R. 2832, the Renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences

September 07, 2011 — Floor Statements

Mr. Speaker, this bipartisan legislation, which renews the nearly 40-year-old Generalized System of Preferences, is a vital part of a robust trade agenda – an agenda that makes American companies more competitive and increases American exports.  GSP is an important tool for boosting economic growth and job creation.Just last week, we learned that on the whole there was zero ...

Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) Statement in Support of Legislation to Prevent Default, Cut Spending

August 01, 2011 — Floor Statements

Mr. Speaker, if Congress does not act – and act now – America will default.  That would wreak havoc on our economy and make it harder for Americans to find and keep a job in an already weak economy.  Default cannot be an option, and I am pleased that the bill before us ensures that will not occur.Just as a default would threaten the economic health of this country, so ...

Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) Speaking In Support of the Budget Control Act

July 28, 2011 — Floor Statements

I come to the floor today in strong support of the Budget Control Act, a legislative approach that cuts out-of-control Washington spending and is a responsible and necessary plan to avoid a default on our nation’s debt.As we all know, under President Obama we are experiencing our third straight year of deficits in excess of $1 trillion.  In four years, President Obama’s ...

Camp Floor Statement: H.R. 1954 – To Implement the Increase in the Debt Limit Required by the President’s Budget

May 31, 2011 — Floor Statements

Last December, the President’s own Fiscal Commission offered a plan to reign in our budget deficits and debt.  While I did not support the final package – especially the tax increases it proposed – it did contain several meaningful suggestions for ways to get federal spending under control.Yet last February, when the President submitted his budget for 2012, he ignored ...