Camp Set To Head Ways And Means Committee 1-05-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Camp Set To Head Ways And Means Committee 1-05-2011

U.S. Rep. Dave Camp will be sworn in Wednesday as chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee.
The Midland Republican calls the job "a great honor and even greater responsibility."
Camp has been a ranking member of the committee since 2008.
The committee is responsible for health care, taxes, trade and Social Security issues.
Interesting Facts about the Committee on Ways and Means:
  • It is the oldest committee in Congress.
  • It is the chief tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives.
  • The Committee also has jurisdiction over all tariffs and other revenue-raising measures, Social Security, unemployment benefits, Medicare, and welfare programs.
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