Press Releases

Camp Statement on AIG Bonuses

March 17, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI)issued the following statement today on the decision by AIG, theinsurance giant that received over $170 billion in federal assistanceto date, to pay $165 million in retention bonuses to its employees.“I don’t know what’s more appalling: AIG’s decision or the choice bysome in Congress to sneak a provision into the ...

Mexican Trade Retaliation Threatens US Jobs

March 16, 2009 — Press Releases

Agriculture, Manufacturing to Bear BruntWashington D.C. – Ways & Means Committee Ranking Member DaveCamp (R-MI) and Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX),issued the following statement today after Mexico announced that itwill retaliate against U.S. exports after Congress eliminated thetrucking pilot program:Mr. Camp stated, ...

Camp: Small Business Loans Won’t Offset Higher Taxes

March 16, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington D.C. - Dave Camp (R-MI), Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, today questioned the Obama administration’s contradictory approach of offering new loans to the nation’s small businesses just weeks after proposing massive new tax hikes on these employers.“The President’s budget imposes historic levels of new taxes on small businesses at a cost of ...

Ways & Means Republicans to Take Part in APEC Caucus News Conference

March 10, 2009 — Press Releases

The Congressional Caucus for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation willkick off the 111th Congress with a news conference on Wednesday. Ways& Means Members Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Wally Herger (R-CA), thecurrent and former Trade Subcommittee Ranking Members respectively,will participate in the news conference.  The APEC Caucus will be working with APEC officials and ...

Brady Comments on USTR-Designate Kirk’s Testimony

March 09, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington D.C. - The Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee RankingMember, U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX), comments on USTR-DesignateKirk’s Testimony to the Senate Finance Committee:“I applaud many of the key aspects of Mayor Kirk’s testimony and thePresident’s Trade Agenda, in particular, the acknowledgment thatcontinued trade is essential to our economic recovery and that ...

Camp, Boustany Call Elimination of Tax Debt Collection Program a Mistake

March 06, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC -- Today, Ways & Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) and Oversight Subcommittee Ranking Member Charles Boustany (R-LA) issued the following statement on the IRS’ decision to end the use of private debt collection agencies in tracking down acknowledged tax debt that has not been paid.“Cutting programs that don’t work makes sense, but ...

Camp Reacts to President’s Trade Agenda

March 02, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement today in response to the unveiling of the President’s trade agenda:“I welcome the President’s commitment to implementing trade agreements that protect and create opportunities for working Americans.  Exports have been one of the few bright spots in our economy.  We need to move ...

Camp: Budget Taxes 100% of AMERICANS, Not Just 2%

February 26, 2009 — Press Releases

Hidden $646 Billion Energy Tax to Hit Every AmericanWashington, DC – Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement today after the White House released its budget blueprint: “This budget taxes 100% of Americans, not just the wealthiest 2%.  The media should be embarrassed for spreading this blatant spin ...

Ranking Member Camp’s Remarks at TAA Press Conference

February 26, 2009 — Press Releases

(REMARKS AS PREPARED)• It is not every day that we are able to reach a bipartisan andbicameral compromise.  I am so proud to have collaborated with ChairmanBaucus, Chairman Rangel, and Senator Grassley to improve and expand theTrade Adjustment Assistance program.  This negotiation is an example ofhow we should legislate – by sitting down together and ...

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 ...