Opening Statements

Herger Opening Statement: Hearing on MedPac’s Annual March Report to Congress on Medicare Payment Policy

March 17, 2009 — Opening Statements

(Remarks as Prepared)Thank you, Chairman Stark.MedPAC’s March report to Congress illustrates why we must approachhealth care reform very carefully and thoughtfully.  We don’t need tolook any further than the Medicare program to see that the federalgovernment has often shown itself to be incapable of accurately andappropriately administering health ...

Opening Statement of John Linder (R-GA)

March 12, 2009 — Opening Statements

SUBCOMMITTEE ON INCOME SECURITY AND FAMILY SUPPORT HEARING ONGLOBAL WARMING AND LOW-INCOME FAMILIESMARCH 12, 2009[AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY]Chairman McDermott’s announcement for this hearing began with thisstatement:  “A major international assessment released in 2007highlighted the clear consensus in the ...

Camp Opening Statement: Hearing on President’s FY 2010 Budget Overview w/ O.M.B. Director Peter Orszag

March 04, 2009 — Opening Statements

(REMARKS AS PREPARED)Thank you for yielding, Mr. Chairman.Mr. Director, as I noted yesterday with Secretary Geithner, yourbudget places a new $646 billion energy tax on the American people.  Orat least that is the most your budget admitted to in the plain type.Upon closer inspection, I found that footnote 3 to table S-2 in thePresident’s ...

Camp Opening Statment: Hearing on FY2010 Budget Overview w/ Sec. Geithner

March 03, 2009 — Opening Statements

OPENING STATEMENT OF RANKING MEMBER DAVE CAMP (R-MI)HEARING ON THE PRESIDENT’S FISCAL YEAR 2010 BUDGET OVERVIEW WITH U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY SECRETARY TIMOTHY F. GEITHNERMARCH 3, 2009(REMARKS AS PREPARED)Thank you for yielding, Mr. Chairman.Mr. Secretary, the President’s budget increases taxes on every ...

Opening Statement and 10 Questions for H.R. 1 Conference Committee

February 11, 2009 — Opening Statements

(REMARKS AS PREPARED)Mr. Chairman, while it is clear we must act, we must ensure theaction we take actually stimulates the economy and lays the foundationfor real, sustained job creation in the private sector.  Much of thenegotiations and deals I have heard and read about, which took placebehind closed doors and before this conference even convened, seem ...

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 ...