HOME > NEWSROOM > ARTICLES > Rep. Dave Camp to Retire

Rep. Dave Camp to Retire

Congressman Dave Camp, Chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, announced this week that he will retire at the end of this session of Congress. He stated in a release, “Serving in Congress is the great honor of my professional life….During the next nine months, I will redouble my efforts to grow our economy and expand opportunity for every American by fixing our broken tax code, permanently solving physician payments for seniors, strengthening the social safety net and finding new markets for U.S. goods and services.” 

In February, Chairman Camp released his plan to overhaul the tax code, the Tax Reform Act of 2014. While unlikely to advance out of the House this year, it may well shape discussion in future Congresses. Camp has also spearheaded the investigation into the IRS targeting scandal unearthed last year. Contending to take over the top seat on the Ways and Means Committee are Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), who appears the front-runner, and Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX), who has more seniority on the panel.

Chairman Camp’s departure is the fourth among powerful Michigan Members of Congress. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI), former House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell (D-MI), and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) have all announced that this is their last year as well.

By Aaron Mercer, Vice President of Government Relations

Published: April 4, 2014

Latest News

Embracing Supreme Court Ruling: 'Spiritually Schizophrenic'?

Last week’s Supreme Court ruling imposing “gay marriage” nationwide has reignited conversation within churches about what marriage is and why that holy union is important. Is acceptance of the Court’s ruling “spiritually schizophrenic”?

Chief Justice Gives Ominous Warning on Marriage & Faith

NRB is repulsed by the Supreme Court’s decision today to undermine the institution of marriage by imposing “gay marriage” nationwide. Moreover, taking note of Chief Justice John Roberts’ dissenting opinion,

DOTCOM Bill Approved by House, Advances in Senate

A bipartisan consensus has solidified on Capitol Hill as Members of Congress seek to monitor a transfer of authority over the Internet.

‘Freedom of Religion’ vs ‘Freedom of Worship’

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, joined more than 60 other religious and conservative leaders in urging the federal government to uphold the Bill of Rights’ freedom of religion, not simply a so-called “freedom of worship.”

Center for Christian Statesmanship Recognizes Sen. James Lankford with Award

The D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship, a ministry of Evangelism Explosion International, honored Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) with its Distinguished Christian Statesman Award during an event Wednesday on Capitol Hill.

Senator Reiterates Call for Release of Pastor Abedini

As the imprisonment of Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen, surpassed 1,000 days this week, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) took to the Senate Floor to highlight his plight and that of three other Americans in Iran...

Theme Picked for Movieguide®’s 24th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala

“Home and Heart” is the theme for the 24th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry, announced Movieguide® Founder Dr. Ted Baehr.

NRB President, Members Take Stand for Marriage

Ahead of the Supreme Court's highly anticipated ruling on marriage, conservative Christian and faith leaders across the spectrum are taking their stand in support of marriage between one man and one woman.

NRB Supports First Amendment Defense Act

This week Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Congressman Raúl Labrador (R-ID) introduced legislation aimed at defending religious freedom from government encroachment.

NRB Statement on Attack in Charleston, SC

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, condemned Wednesday night's deadly attack on parishioners of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.

More News