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Waxman, Boucher Signal Deal on Cap-and-Trade Measure

May 14, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

W&M Chairman Charlie Rangel: "Whether you call it a tax, everyone agrees that it's going to increase the cost to the consumer.  At the end of the day ... if there's nothing there to repay [consumers] for ...

Camp Statement Following President’s Health Care Press Conference with Democrat Leaders

May 13, 2009 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement after President Obama met with Democrat committee chairmen and leadership to discuss health care:“Yesterday may have been Yogi Berra’s birthday, but after that press conference I wondered if it wasn’t déjà vu all over again?  Where is the bipartisanship on ...

Part D Silver Lining in Tuesday’s Trustees Report

May 13, 2009 — Talking Points

While the Medicare and Social Security Trustees Report contained much bad news, there was a silver lining: competition has created additional cost savings for both seniors and taxpayers within the Medicare prescription drug program (Part D).  Original estimates from the Medicare actuaries projected that from 2004 to 2013 the Part D ...

Camp Statement on the 2009 Trustees Report

May 12, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington D.C. - Ways & Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) released the following statement today after the release of the annual Trustees Report: "The Trustees Report confirms what we already know: Medicare and Social Security are fast running out of critical funds and without action they are speeding toward bankruptcy.  So, today, I and many of ...