“Republican Reformers and Democrat Presidents” are analyzed by U.S. Congressman Dave Camp as he presents the 2012 Aldrich Memorial Lecture Tuesday, March 13, at 3 p.m. in albion College's Norris Center Towsley Auditorium.
A 1975 graduate of Albion College, Camp has represented Michigan’s 4th district since 1991. As chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, he is one of the most influential policymakers in Washington, helping to set the nation’s economic, health care and social welfare policies. His committee has sole jurisdiction over tax policy and oversees tariff and trade laws, Medicare, Social Security, and welfare and unemployment programs. In 2010, Camp was one of three House Republicans appointed to serve on the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, commonly known as the Bowles-Simpson Commission.
The Aldrich Speaker Forum honors the life and memory of David Aldrich, '75, a trial lawyer and chair of the Litigation Practice Group at Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith P.C., where he worked from 1978 until his untimely death in 2006.