Statement on Retirement of Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Arlington, VA

Vikki Spruill, President and CEO, Council on Foundations:

On behalf of the Council on Foundations, I would like to thank Chairman Camp for his decades of public service to the people of Michigan and to the U.S. House of Representatives. We wish him the very best in months and years ahead. We are pleased that Chairman Camp is devoting his final months in office to fine-tuning his comprehensive tax reform proposal.

Throughout his tenure as House Ways and Means Chairman, he has remained dedicated to growing the economy and expanding opportunities for all Americans by advancing a much-needed reform of our tax code. Many provisions in the Chairman’s proposal would impact philanthropic organizations, both positively and adversely. We will continue our work with Chairman Camp and his senior staff to navigate this proposal and find the best solutions for the sector, with full appreciation for the objectives the Chairman is aiming to advance in his bold and comprehensive proposal.