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May 22, 2013

Department of Glass Houses: Congressman Camp Fails to Disclose Committee Travel

Congressman Dave Camp – who just last week suggested that the White House is engaged in a “cover-up” – appears to be hiding some information of his own, namely House travel records.

Roll Call reported this week that Chairman Dave Camp’s House Ways and Means Committee has failed to “disclose their travel records indicating what committee members traveled, where they went and at what cost.”

“After more than 20 years in Washington, Congressman Camp has decided he can embrace the oldest dodge in Washington – do as I say, not as I do,” said Brandon Lorenz of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Congressman Camp needs to immediately disclose where he and his committee have been traveling on the taxpayer’s dime.”

BACKGROUND

Camp Suggested The IRS Controversy Was The Latest Example Of The Administration’s Culture Of “Cover Ups.” In 2013, during a Ways and Means Committee hearing regarding the IRS controversy, Camp said, “This appears to be just the latest example of a culture of cover-ups and political intimidation in this administration.” [Washington Times, 5/17/13]

House Ways And Means Did Not File The Committee’s Travel Discloser Records. In 2013, Roll Call reported that the House Ways and Means Committee have “not filed reports to disclose their travel records indicating what committee members traveled, where they went and at what cost. All other House standing committees have disclosed their travel to the public.” [Roll Call, 5/21/13]

Camp Is Chairman Of Committee On Ways And Means. According to the Ways and Means Committee website, Congressman Dave Camp is the chairman. [The Committee on Ways and Means Website, accessed 5/22/13]