Press Releases

Camp Statement on TAA Agreement

February 26, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement at today’s bipartisan, bicameral Trade Adjustment Assistance press conference: “It’s not every day that we are able to reach a bipartisan and bicameral compromise, and I am so proud to have reached an agreement with Chairman Baucus, Chairman Rangel, and Senator Grassley on legislation ...

Camp Comments on President’s Address to Joint Session of Congress

February 24, 2009 — Press Releases

Camp Comments on President’s Address to Joint Session of CongressWashington D.C. – Ways & Means Ranking Member Dave Camp made the following statement tonight after President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress:“The President deserves much credit for his willingness to tackle health care reform, the budget deficit, Social Security and the recession all at once.  ...

Camp Participates In and Reacts to White House’s “Fiscal Responsibility Summit”

February 23, 2009 — Press Releases

“Clearly, we are facing historic challenges right now, but those donot minimize the looming crisis we face in Social Security, health carecosts and the nation’s debt.  I applaud the President for recognizingthese issues and prodding Congress to act before critical services mustbe cut or we incur unprecedented levels of debt.“I am worried about the early rumors of substantial tax ...

Camp Delivers Republican Response to President’s Radio Address

February 21, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington D.C.- Ways & Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI)delivered the Republican response to President Obama’s weekly radioaddress.  The transcript of the Congressman’s remarks are below.   Transcript: “Hello, I am Congressman Dave Camp from Michigan, and I serve as the lead Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee.“American families and ...

Camp Accepts Invite to Attend Fiscal Responsiblity Summit

February 20, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington D.C. - On Monday, the President will convenea “Fiscal Responsibility Summit” with members of his Administration,key congressional representatives and advocacy groups.  U.S. Rep. DaveCamp (R-MI), the Ranking Republican on the Ways and Means Committee,has agreed to attend the 3-hour policy discussion.“Last week’s stimulus bill doubled the ...

Camp Floor Statement: H.R. 1 Conference Report

February 13, 2009 — Press Releases

(REMARKS AS PREPARED)Mr. Chairman, every Member of this House believes we should and must act to get this economy growing again, to help struggling families and employers through this global economic crisis.Action for the sake of acting will mean little to families if is not accompanied with positive results.  This morning, we awoke to a spate of ...

Despite Conference Committee Meeting- Republicans, Media, and American Public Still Without Bill Text

February 11, 2009 — Press Releases

After this evening’s conference committee meeting on the stimulus bill, at which Chairman Obey indicated the Congressional Budget Office was scoring bill text, yet no bill text was provided to conferees, no amendments were allowed, and only opening statements were made, Ranking Members Camp,  Lewis, and Grassley sent the following letter to Senate Appropriations  and Stimulus Conference ...

Lewis-Camp Letter Requests Open Meetings and Negotiations

February 10, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington D.C. - Ranking Members Camp (R-MI) and Lewis (R-CA) delivered the following letter to Chairmen Rangel and Obey requesting that any and all conference meetings and negotiations include representation from Republican Members.  The Honorable David Obey                                 The Honorable Charlie Rangel ...

Bipartisan, Bicameral Deal Reached to Expand and Improve TAA Benefits, Helping Workers Adjust to Trade

February 05, 2009 — Press Releases

The bipartisan, bicameral Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act of 2009 – reflecting agreement among Senators Baucus and Grassley and Congressmen Rangel and Camp – significantly expands existing TAA programs.  Among other things, it extends TAA to trade-affected services sector workers and workers affected by offshoring or outsourcing to ...