Camp to RETIRE at the end of his Term; Not seeking Reelection.
Props to POLITICO who has had a Scoop of it this Morning…..
“Serving in Congress is the great honor of my professional life,” Camp said in a statement released by the Ways and Means Committee. “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.”
Camp, 60, said he will spend the remainder of this 113th Congress on 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 retirement was widely expected on Capitol Hill. Over the last few weeks, senior Republican officials were skeptical Camp would run for reelection.
After this Congress, term limits would prohibit Camp from serving another two years as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. Without special dispensation from Boehner, the Michigan Republican would go back to being in the rank and file — a rough assignment for a veteran like Camp.
In Michigan, candidates must file for reelection by April 22, and Camp had not yet filed…..
Who is next? Don’t tell me it’ll be either Fred Upton (R) or John Conyers (D) because that’s what I am beginning to suspect now.
Didin’t rep Paul Ryan want House Ways and Means to rewrite the countries tax bill?
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