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Camp Announces Promotion, New Hires at Ways and Means Republicans

May 11, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington D.C. - Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) today announced the promotion of Dave Olander to Chief Tax Counsel and the addition of George Callas and Jill Schmalz to the Republican tax and health staff respectively.“Serving as Chief Tax Counsel is a tough and demanding job, but Dave’s policy expertise and Capitol Hill experience made him the easy and right choice for ...

Tax Dodge Myths

May 11, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

The U.S. tax code is "full of corporate loopholes that makes it perfectly legal for companies to avoid paying their fair share." -- President Obama, May 4

Camp Statement on April Unemployment Rate Spike, President’s Plan to Raise Taxes

May 08, 2009 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor released its monthly employment report showing that the nation’s unemployment rate jumped to 8.9 percent in April, which economists expect will rise to 10 percent next year and remain high through 2011.  In reaction to the data, Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following ...

Ways & Means Republicans: DOL Defying Congressional Will on TAA for Workers Program

May 08, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington D.C. – In a recent letter to U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Ways & Means Republican Members expressed their opposition to the Department’s plans to mandate that state Employment Service (ES) employees administer the expanded Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for workers program.  Earlier this year, lawmakers in ...

Opening Statement of Ranking Member Camp

May 07, 2009 — Opening Statements

(REMARKS AS PREPARED)Thank you for yielding, Mr. Chairman.I’m glad the Committee is getting to work early on Airport and Airway Trust Fund financing.  We all can agree that funding improvements to the nation’s airports and air infrastructure is vitally important to creating and sustaining economic growth and promoting commerce.  This is an issue ...

Camp Opening Statement: Hearing on Health Reform in the 21st Century

May 06, 2009 — Opening Statements

(REMARKS AS PREPARED)Thank you for yielding, Mr. Chairman.I want to take a moment of personal privilege in welcoming Secretary Sebelius to the Ways and Means Committee; I expect it will be a place we meet often.  And, as much as I respect this room and what happens within its walls, I think we would both readily admit that the Leelanau Peninsula, ...

Obama’s Global Tax Raid

May 06, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

President Obama revealed Monday that he's half a supply-sider. If only someone could explain to him the other half. We have a tax code, the President said, "that says you ...

President’s Plan Raises Taxes on American Employers

May 04, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington D.C. – Ways & Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) released the following statement today after President Obama announced his plan to alter the tax code:“We clearly need to reform our international tax laws, and no one should be able to shirk paying the U.S. taxes they owe. But this proposal isn’t about closing loopholes; it is about ...

CQ: Conservative Democrat Says No to Government-Run Health Insurance

May 01, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

Sen. Ben Nelson said Thursday that he will oppose the creation of a government-run health insurance plan as part of a health care overhaul, contrary to the position held by many of his fellow Democrats.Nelson, D-Neb., said he may try to assemble a coalition of like-minded centrists opposed to the creation of a public plan, as a counterweight ...