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Dave Camp to retire after his current term
Washington Post ^ | March 31 2014 | Ed O'Keefe and Paul Kane

Posted on 03/31/2014 2:45:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek

Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), chairman of the powerful tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, plans to retire after his current term, he announced Monday.


Camp said in a statement that his decision "was reached after much consideration and discussion with my family. Serving in Congress is the great honor of my professional life. I am deeply grateful to the people of the 4th Congressional District for placing their trust in me. Over the years, their unwavering support has been a source of strength, purpose and inspiration. 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."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: davecamp; oldguard; repubretires
Another one down.
1 posted on 03/31/2014 2:45:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek
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To: cripplecreek

Maybe Camp David should be simultaneously retired.


2 posted on 03/31/2014 2:46:52 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Dave Camp announces his retirement. Fred Upton....Paging Fred Upton....

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3 posted on 03/31/2014 2:47:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Was a good congressman. Turned into an entrenched DC politico to get power. Interesting to see so much of the current leadership stepping aside.


4 posted on 03/31/2014 2:47:45 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: ilgipper

He’s the ways and means committee chair.


5 posted on 03/31/2014 2:48:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
Camp said in a statement that his decision "was reached after much consideration and discussion with my family.

Translation: "The extreme, far, far right-wing wackos are in control the party, waaah! We need more Republicans willing to reach across the aisle and compromise with our fellow Democrats."

6 posted on 03/31/2014 2:50:54 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: Paladin2

Well, you almost took the words out of my mouth. I was wondering if he was going to retire to Camp David.


7 posted on 03/31/2014 2:51:11 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: ilgipper

My congressman. Started out good. Went sour quickly. Won’t miss him a bit.


8 posted on 03/31/2014 2:52:43 PM PDT by Zuse
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To: cripplecreek

Hmmm...first Rogers, now Camp. Something’s going on that we’re not hearing about.


9 posted on 03/31/2014 2:52:45 PM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Definitely something unusual going on in Washington. Its pretty unlikely that the GOP will lose the house so those committee appointments will go to republicans.

Now the question is which republicans.


10 posted on 03/31/2014 2:53:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: be-baw
Hmmm...first Rogers, now Camp. Something’s going on that we’re not hearing about.

Couldn't be the IRS now could it? Hmmmm....

11 posted on 03/31/2014 2:58:43 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: be-baw

Thinking the same thing. Are they reading writing on the wall that’s still behind he curtain ?


12 posted on 03/31/2014 3:03:38 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: cripplecreek
Looks like a lot of the “lifers” are calling it quits after many of us have decried them belonging to the elitist oligarchy! (Republican or Demoncrat)
13 posted on 03/31/2014 3:11:57 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: cripplecreek

Boehner’s losing all his committee chair minions. They’ll probably shove something disastrous through before they all go!


14 posted on 03/31/2014 3:14:06 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cripplecreek
No wonder why he kept voting for the debt ceiling.

He doesn't have to worry about Peter Konetchy.

15 posted on 03/31/2014 3:31:12 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Zuse

You’re in the district. Can we hold it?


16 posted on 03/31/2014 3:32:15 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: cripplecreek

Interesting. Thanks for the post/ping.

http://www.usdebtclock.org

Can we confiscate every asset of these SCUMBAGS and their children and grandchildren?


17 posted on 03/31/2014 5:07:14 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: cripplecreek; Impy; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; Darren McCarty; BillyBoy

What’s amazing is that most Ways & Means Committee Chairs tend to exit Congress feet-first. Way too much power to surrender voluntarily.


18 posted on 03/31/2014 5:15:13 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Viennacon

It hasn’t gone Democrat since 1982. Bill Schuette, now the State AG, held it before Dave Camp.


19 posted on 03/31/2014 5:17:19 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: cripplecreek

I see the great Sam Johnson of Texas is next in line.


20 posted on 03/31/2014 5:18:47 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; cripplecreek; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued

Another surprise retirement from Michigan. More Republican seat than Rodgers, by a couple points. 53.5% Romney.


21 posted on 03/31/2014 5:22:00 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Can we get a solid conservative in there?


22 posted on 03/31/2014 5:30:12 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Don’t know who’s running. This is another surprise announcement as big as Rogers’.


23 posted on 03/31/2014 5:37:00 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: cripplecreek
♪ Go on take the money and run.. ♫
24 posted on 03/31/2014 5:41:14 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Viennacon

If we can get Kevin Brady in there we can!


25 posted on 03/31/2014 5:44:49 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: ilgipper

I remember reading a couple of years ago or so that he was undergoing treatment for lymphoma.


26 posted on 03/31/2014 5:52:20 PM PDT by Mrs. P
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To: cripplecreek

Another RINO leaving? How is the district of his? Is it Republican?


27 posted on 03/31/2014 6:17:45 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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