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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 ...

Brown-Waite: Getting Fooled in Classic Fashion

February 19, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

Getting Fooled in Classic FashionBy GINNY BROWN-WAITEOne of my favorite songs from the 1970s is from the group The Who - "Won't Get Fooled Again." All the aging hippies in Florida ought to dust off their copy and have a ...

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 ...

Boustany: Democrats Quick to Politicize Health Care in Stimulus

February 12, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

 Democrats Quick to Politicize Health Care in StimulusBy: Rep. Charles BoustanyAs liberal Democrats clamor to achieve the hopes of eight lost yearswith a new administration, many Americans simply look for jobs,economic security and lower health care costs. Their desire for changefalls far short of the current direction ...

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 ...

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 ...