GOP Rep. David Camp Pledges Not To Fundraise While On Super Committee

Rep. David Camp (R-MI) is following the lead of Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and vowing to avoid fundraising while he sits on the congressional super commitee tasked with finding $1.5 trillion in deficit savings by November. Camp, one of six Republicans on the committee, said that while he will attend events that were already scheduled before he was appointed, “I am not going to add any new items in a fundraising capacity.” Because super committee members have such broad authority over important issues, including entitlement reform and defense spending, they have been a natural target for lobbyists. Committee members have already come under scrutiny for accepting money from lobbyists who have a clear stake in the committee’s decisions.