ways and means http://michiganradio.org en Michigan Republican Dave Camp considers 2014 Senate run http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-republican-dave-camp-considers-2014-senate-run <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Michigan House Republican Dave Camp is considering a possible Senate run in 2014, <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/dave-camp-michigan-senate-2014-94951.html">Politico’s John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman reported.</a></span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><br><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">A Midland native, Camp serves as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, an influential task force in charge of tax writing. Camp has been <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/dave-camp-max-baucus-tax-code-91046.html">working across the aisle</a> with Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, (D-MT), on overhauling the tax code.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><br><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">But Camp’s term-limited chairmanship is ending, and now Wa</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">shington -- and Michigan -- are buzzing with the possibility of a Senate run. From Politico:</span></p><blockquote><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">"I’m looking at it," Camp said. "It’s a big decision, and I’m going to look at it very carefully and thoughtfully."</span></p></blockquote><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Politico also reported that the Michigan representative has met with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to discuss the possibility of entering his hat into the senatorial ring.</span></p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:20:00 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13771 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Republican Dave Camp considers 2014 Senate run Michigan's Dave Camp one of "10 members to watch" http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-dave-camp-one-10-members-watch <p>Today is the first day of the new republican controlled House of Representatives. Officially, along with the Senate, they're known as the <a href="http://michiganradionews.org/post/get-know-your-representative-dc">112th Congress</a>. The <a href="http://michiganradionews.org/post/michigans-congressional-delegation-be-sworn-today">members will be sworn in this afternoon</a>.</p><p>The Washington Post blog "<a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/morning-fix/ten-members-to-watch-in-the-11.html#more">The Fix</a>" has a list of 10 members of Congress to watch. <a href="http://camp.house.gov/">Republican Dave Camp</a>, of Michigan's 4th district, is listed as one of the ten:</p><blockquote><p>Camp may be the most powerful member of Congress you've never heard of. He's the chairman of the mighty Ways and Means Committee and, though low profile, will have considerable sway over health care, taxes and trade. That's a wide -- and important -- palette.</p></blockquote><p>The <a href="http://waysandmeans.house.gov/">Ways and Means Committee</a> has jurisdiction over revenue for the U.S. government (taxes) and "other related issues" - things like unemployment benefits, tariffs, trade agreements, Social Security, and Medicare. Wed, 05 Jan 2011 17:11:18 +0000 Mark Brush 756 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's Dave Camp one of "10 members to watch" Michigan's Dave Camp has Ways and Means http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-dave-camp-has-ways-and-means <p>Michigan Republican <a href="http://camp.house.gov/">Dave Camp</a> is the chairman-elect of the <a href="http://waysandmeans.house.gov/Default.aspx">House Committee on Ways and Means</a>. Camp released a statement saying it is a great honor to be selected as chairman:</p><blockquote><p>"Our nation is at a crossroads – facing record debt and an unemployment rate stuck at nearly 10 percent. The decisions we make and the policies we put forward will determine whether or not we get this economy back on track and Americans back to work."</p></blockquote><p>The committee has jurisdiction over revenue for the U.S. government (taxes) and "other related issues" - things like unemployment benefits, tariffs, trade agreements, Social Security, and Medicare.</p><p>Camp will take over the committee from another Michigander, Democrat <a href="http://www.house.gov/levin/">Sander Levin</a>. Wed, 08 Dec 2010 21:47:26 +0000 Mark Brush 514 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's Dave Camp has Ways and Means