U.S. Congressman Dave Camp | In The News

District Update | January  24, 2012
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U.S. Congressman Dave Camp

Highlights from the House: Job Creation Focus by House Republicans
Second Session of 112th Congress Jumpstarted by Congressman Camp

Eager to return to work in the second session of the 112th Congress, Congressman Dave Camp (R-Midland) has redoubled his efforts to help our families prosper, our employers hire, and our nation as a whole get back on track. As the lead House member, charged with crafting legislation that addresses the needs of job creators, workers and those seeking to re-enter the workforce, Congressman Camp is continuing to look for areas of common ground where Congress can produce results for the Americans. 

During tonight’s State of the Union, by President Obama, Congressman Camp plans to listen for the president to address specific solutions for job creation. Just last year, House Republicans proposed a plan to spur job creation and economic growth.  To date, the House has passed 27 bipartisan jobs bills that pave the way for economic growth, competitiveness and innovation – and are supported by small businesses across the country.

In contrast, over the last three years the president has made his priorities for 2012 clear: higher taxes, more government spending, and more political rhetoric. Unfortunately, the Democratic-led Senate has followed suit. Today, Tuesday, January 24, the same day the president will deliver his State of the Union address will mark 1,000 days that the Senate has gone without passing a budget. In that time, more than 141,000 jobs were lost, 563,000 left the workforce or gave up looking for work, and our national debt grew by more than $4 trillion.

That inaction, coupled with failed economic policies, has done little to inspire the hiring and investment we need to get Americans back to work.  Despite promises by the administration that unemployment wouldn’t exceed 8 percent under the failed $1.2 trillion “stimulus,” the national unemployment rate averaged 9.4 percent through December 2011. With Michigan's unemployment rate barely below 10 percent, we know more government spending and debt is the wrong approach to get America's economy back on track.

Camp Sides with Labor, Energy Experts and Job Creators– President’s Decision on Keystone Was Wrong

Last week the president put politics ahead of jobs for the American people by terminating the Keystone oil pipeline project. In response, labor organizations, the energy sector, employer communities, congressional leaders of both sides of the aisle, and some of our strongest trading partners have decried the job-killing move. Read more here.

 Area Students Nominated to Service Academies

Congressman Camp recently announced the nomination of 14 students for admission to the service academies with which they wish to enroll, including the United States Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Merchant Marine. The nominated students have demonstrated dedication in the classroom, leadership qualities and patriotism for the United States. Read more here. 

Asian Carp May Threaten Lake Erie

A recent study by the United States Geological Survey indicates Lake Erie and its largest tributaries are suitable habitats for invasive Asian carp to reproduce and mature. In order to save the Great Lakes and the $7 billion economy they support, Congressman Camp believes we must immediately begin moving towards a comprehensive and permanent solution. The Stop Asian Carp Act,  which he introduced last session, takes the first steps toward reducing the threat of this devastating invasive species to our Great Lakes. Read more in the Saginaw News.

Camp, Colleagues Catch HHS Congressional Sidestep

Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sidestepped several important disclosure requirements regarding implementation of the new health care law, preventing Congress and the American people from assessing the true costs associated with the new law. Read more in the Midland Daily News.


           



Morning Sun: Camp nominates six from area to attend military academies
Read more here.

Leader & The Kalkaskian: Rep. Camp announces service academy nominations
Read more here.

Houghton Lake Resorter: Burger among Camp nominees for U.S. Service Academies
Read more here.


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