Heard on the Hill

Camp Beats Cancer

(Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Michigan Republican Rep. Dave Camp has kicked cancer to the curb, receiving word from his physicians that intensive therapy has rendered him “cancer free.”

“I am extremely thankful for the excellent treatment I received from dedicated physicians, nurses and medical staff,” the head taxwriter announced Tuesday. Camp alerted colleagues to his non-Hodgkins large B-cell lymphoma in late July, mapping out a treatment plan that included monthly chemotherapy sessions. Well-wishers came out of the woodwork to praise Camp’s return to good health, including at least one policy-obsessed staffer.

“God bless @RepDaveCamp for whipping cancer. Tax code: you’re next,” David Schnittger, deputy chief of staff to Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, proclaimed on Twitter.