On Friday, Rep. Dave Camp (MI) announced he will not run for Michigan’s open Senate seat. In July, Rep. Camp stated he was considering running for the Senate. Camp is the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, though he is term-limited and must step down after the 2014 election. He and Senator Baucus continue to work on tax reform. Had Rep. Camp run for the Senate, the conventional wisdom was that tax reform efforts would be greatly diminished. While this does not necessarily improve the chances the House and Senate will act on tax reform legislation, it suggests that Rep. Camp will continue to work with his Senate counterpart to attempt to move legislation.
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