A coup for PwC US – Dave Camp joins as a Senior Policy Advisor in its National Tax practice

 In PwC, Ways and Means

Former U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman, Dave Camp, has joined PwC US as a senior policy advisor based in its Washington National Tax Services (WNTS) practice.

Recognized for his leadership in advancing federal tax reform, Chairman Camp led the Ways and Means Committee for the last four years until retiring from Congress earlier this year. In his role at PwC, he will continue to focus on the economic, tax, international trade and health care policy issues that were his responsibility as Ways and Means Committee Chairman and his passion during the 24 years he served in the House.

“Dave Camp is a luminary in his field, and we are honored that he has chosen to join PwC,” said Bob Moritz, chairman and senior partner of PwC US. “His commitment to removing barriers to trade and ability to work on a bipartisan basis resulted in the enactment of significant trade agreements.  His vision regarding the critical need for tax reform as the catalyst for U.S. competitiveness has paved the way for the changes our economy needs over the next few years.”

Added Mark Mendola, vice-chairman and tax leader of PwC US, “Dave’s willingness to take on the herculean task of developing the most comprehensive tax reform proposal since the mid-1980s is testament to his ability to do what others considered impossible.  Chairman Camp’s bill will serve as the foundation for the tax reform discussion that lies ahead of us.  His impact on tax policy has been enormous.  I know our clients look forward to hearing his insights, learning more about his innovative thinking and seeking his assistance in effecting change, qualities that served him so well in Congress.”

As Ways & Means Chairman, Mr. Camp served as part of the House Republication leadership and played a major role in the formation of policy on a wide range of issues.  He was engaged in the Committee’s work on tax, international trade, Medicare, Social Security and fiscal policy issues for more than two decades. In December 2014, he introduced the Tax Reform Act of 2014, the most comprehensive tax reform proposal since the mid-1980s.   The Camp proposal, as it became known, is widely recognized as an important foundation for significant business and international tax reform in the future.

In addition to his Ways & Means chairmanship, Mr. Camp was a member of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) for six years, serving as Chairman in 2011 and 2013 and Vice Chairman in 2012 and 2014. He also served on the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, created in February 2010 to identify policies to improve the U.S. fiscal situation after the deep economic downturn. While on the Commission, Chairman Camp co-led the Tax Reform Working Group and was a member of the Mandatory Spending Working Group.  Subsequently, he was one of 12 members of the bipartisan Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, formed in 2011.

In his role at PwC, Mr. Camp will provide his perspective to PwC clients on important federal policy issues, including tax reform, the economy and the impact of proposed policy changes on businesses.  He will help PwC clients navigate the dynamic legislative and regulatory process to develop successful strategies and advance policies meant to improve economic growth and competition in global markets.  He will also provide valuable insight on the global business environment, including issues specific to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) initiatives.

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