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Tue Apr 1, 2014, 06:18 AM

House Ways and Means Committee chair Dave Camp will not seek a 13th term in office

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/31/house-ways-and-means-committee-chair-dave-camp-will-not-seek-a-13th-term-in-office/



House Ways and Means Committee chair Dave Camp will not seek a 13th term in office
By Reuters
Monday, March 31, 2014 19:16 EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Representative Dave Camp, the chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, who tried to initiate debate this year on the thorny issue of overhauling the U.S. tax code, said on Monday he would not seek re-election in November.

“This decision was reached after much consideration and discussion with my family,” the 12-term Michigan Republican said in a statement issued by the committee.

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“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,” the 60-year-old lawmaker said.

Camp was the second Republican House committee chairman in as many weeks to announce he would retire from Congress at the end of his term in January, following Mike Rogers, also of Michigan, who heads the House Intelligence Committee.

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yeoman6987 Apr 2014 #1

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Tue Apr 1, 2014, 06:52 AM

1. Who is the Democrat running for this seat?

 

We have witnessed a ton of Republicans leaving Congress at the end of the term. These are easy seats for Democrats to pick up which would go towards the 17 we need to take over the House. I know many are saying that the House is impossible, but I think with all these vacancies, it should be a much better situation for us.

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