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Washington – — Former U.S. Rep. Dave Camp has joined the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers as a senior policy adviser based in its Washington National Tax Services practice.

The firm said Thursday that the Republican from Midland, an attorney by training, would focus on issues similar to the economic, tax and international trade and health care policies he worked on during his 24 years in Congress.

Camp, first elected in 1990, rose to chairman of the powerful tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee in 2011 and undertook an unsuccessful effort to overhaul the U.S. tax code before retiring at the end of 2014.

“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,” said Mark Mendola, vice chairman and tax leader with PwC, in a statement.

Camp, 61, retired from Congress in part because he was scheduled to lose his Ways and Means chairmanship under House Republican term limit rules.

Camp told The Detroit News in December he didn’t plan to seek elected office again and would focus on “strategic consulting,” not political lobbying. He also survived a battle with cancer two years ago.

At PricewaterhouseCoopers, Camp will advise clients on federal issues, including the impact of proposed policy changes on businesses, and will help guide them through the legislative and regulatory process.

He also will consult on issues related to the global business environment, including those specific to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development initiatives, the firm said.

mburke@detroitnews.com

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