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Boustany: Working Together for American Health Care

June 04, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

American families are struggling with skyrocketing health care costs as our national economy emerges from a recession.As a doctor and member of the House Republican Health Care Solutions Group, I have seen first hand American families and small businesses worried about rising costs and losing their coverage. The Urban Institute reported that ...

Ways and Means Republicans Invoke House Rules in Push to Mark-Up Waxman-Markey Bill

June 04, 2009 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, every Republican Member of the Ways and Means Committee signed a letter led by Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) requesting Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-NY) schedule a committee mark-up of H.R. 2454, the Waxman-Markey "cap and trade" bill.In requesting the mark-up, Ways and Means Republicans cited clause 2(c)(2) of Rule XI of the House.  The ...

Opening Statement of Ranking Member Charles Boustany (R-LA)

June 04, 2009 — Opening Statements

(Remarks as Prepared)Mr. Chairman, thank you for yielding time.  I want to thank you for holding this hearing and for your leadership on a number of legislative initiatives on which we are cooperating, including our offers-in-compromise legislation as well as other projects.  As the new Ranking Member for this Subcommittee, I look forward to continuing to ...

Brady Statement on White House Decision to Delay Panama Trade Promotion Agreement

June 03, 2009 — Press Releases

Statement by U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee, on the White House decision to delay action on the Panama Trade Promotion Agreement:“It’s disappointing for both the Panama agreement and the larger economic implications. The sales of  American-made products abroad account for a whopping 13 percent of America’s ...

Health Care Lottery

June 02, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

“The latest evidence that government can't run a health care system can be found in our Northwest corner. There, the administrator of the ...

Camp Requests CBO Score of Healthcare Proposals

June 01, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) today issued the following statement after requesting the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) review the initiatives of five major health care trade associations and one labor union to determine the level of savings each of these proposals would yield to the ...

Camp, Brady Congratulate Senate Finance Committee for Holding Hearing on U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement

May 21, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) and Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement today as the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement: “I commend Chairman Baucus and Senator Grassley for holding today’s hearing.  It sends a much-needed ...