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Roskam – An Idea of Obama: Stimulus that is Both Sustainable and Free

March 05, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

In the aftermath of the approval of an $800-billionspending bill masquerading as economic stimulus, many of us in Congressconcerned about the exponential growth of the national debt arewondering if U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has even slightlyconsidered common-sense policy alternatives before squandering precioustaxpayer dollars.  President Barack Obama’s recent visit to ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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: 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 ...