5:07 PM, Jun 25, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
A press release from Ways and Means Committee chair Dave Camp claims a Republican U.S. senator was targeted by the IRS:
Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) announced the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) targeting of conservative individuals includes a sitting United States Senator. According to emails reviewed by the Committee under its Section 6103 authority, which allows the Committee to review confidential taxpayer information, Lois Lerner sought to have Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) referred for IRS examination.
“We have seen a lot of unbelievable things in this investigation, but the fact that Lois Lerner attempted to initiate an apparently baseless IRS examination against a sitting Republican United States Senator is shocking,” said Camp. “At every turn, Lerner was using the IRS as a tool for political purposes in defiance of taxpayer rights. We may never know the full extent of the abuse since the IRS conveniently lost two years of Lerner emails, not to mention those of other key figures in this scandal. The fact that DOJ refuses to investigate the IRS’s abuses or appoint a special counsel demonstrates, yet again, this Administration’s unwillingness to uphold the rule of law.”
While the Ways and Means Committee investigation into Lerner’s involvement in the potential Grassley examination is ongoing, documents show that Lerner received an invitation to a speaking event that was intended for Senator Grassley. Instead of forwarding the invitation to Grassley’s office, Lerner immediately suggested to others in her office that the issue should be referred for examination. The Committee was able to investigate this information through its authority under Section 6103 of the tax code. A waiver was signed by Senator Grassley and his wife in order to make this information public.
10:02 AM, Apr 11, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Veteran Michigan congressman Dave Camp has all but ruled out running for an open Senate seat next year. The Republican chairman of the House Ways and Means committee told reporters Thursday morning at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor that he is focused on getting Congress to pass comprehensive tax reform.
“I’m not taking a serious look at the race,” said Camp. When asked by THE WEEKLY STANDARD about his interest in running, the Michigan Republican laughed.
11:47 AM, Aug 10, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
House speaker John Boehner has chosen Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas to be co-chair of the joint select committee on deficit reduction, or the so-called supercommittee. Reps. Dave Camp and Fred Upton, both of Michigan, were also selected by Boehner to represent the House Republicans on the supercommittee. Meanwhile, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell has chosen fellow senators Jon Kyl of Arizona, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, and Rob Portman of Ohio as the GOP Senate representatives.
1:27 PM, Feb 24, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Here's the about-to-be-unveiled list of House Republicans attending the "health care summit" tomorrow; the four additional picks are Ryan, Roskam, Blackburn, and Boustany:
- Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH)
- Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA)
- Energy & Commerce Committee Ranking Republican Joe Barton (R-TX)
- Ways & Means Committee Ranking Republican Dave Camp (R-MI)
- Education & Labor Committee Ranking Republican John Kline (R-MN)
- Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
- Dr. Charles Boustany (R-LA)
- Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL)
- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
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