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Rep. Henry Waxman
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Representative Henry A. Waxman represents California's 33rd Congressional District, which includes the cities and communities of Agoura Hills, Bel-Air, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Calabasas, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Palos Verdes Estates, The City of Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Santa Monica, Topanga, Venice, and Vista Del Mar. The 33rd Congressional District also includes a portion of the communities of Hancock Park, Harbor City, San Pedro, Torrance, West Los Angeles, and Westwood.

A longtime champion of public health and environmental issues, Rep. Waxman has fought for universal health insurance, comprehensive Medicare and Medicaid coverage, air and water quality standards, pesticide regulations, nursing home quality standards, women's health research and reproductive rights, affordable prescription drugs, and community right to know about pollution levels.

Rep. Waxman has sponsored numerous bills that have become law. He was one of the primary architects of the landmark health reform law, the Affordable Care Act, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, the Ryan White CARE Act, and the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments.

Rep. Waxman has also led the fight against global warming, introducing the first bill in Congress to stabilize the climate in 1992 and co-authoring the American Clean Energy and Security Act, which passed the House of Representatives in 2009.

In addition to his extensive work on domestic issues, Rep. Waxman has earned a reputation in Congress as an expert on Middle East policy and an effective proponent of American aid to guarantee Israel’s security and survival.

In 2011, Rep. Waxman became Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He served as Committee Chairman from 2009-2010, and as Chairman of the Committee’s Health and the Environment Subcommittee from 1979-1994. Rep. Waxman led the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee as Chairman from 2007-2009.

Rep. Waxman was born September 12, 1939, in Los Angeles, and holds a bachelor's degree in political science from UCLA and a J.D. from the UCLA Law School.

Entries by Rep. Henry Waxman

We Must Protect Vital '340B' Drug Discounts for Safety Net Hospitals

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 5:01 PM

Millions of Americans receive help every year from a federal program they have never heard of: the 340B drug discount program, which allows public and nonprofit safety-net hospitals to better provide both affordable medications and vital services to the underserved.

I helped write the legislation that created this program...

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Safe Climate Caucus: It's Time to Protect Our Environment and Our Economy

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 12:13 PM

All around the country, Americans are facing the effects of climate change every day. Our environment is changing - temperatures are increasing, sea levels are rising, and extreme weather events are more frequent.

As a nation, we also face a series of economic risks from the changing climate. A...

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Safe Climate Caucus: Wake Up, Congress

(1) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 10:31 AM

Today, citizens and congressional leaders are rallying to wake up Congress and show support for action on climate change.

People all across the country will call for action on climate change by ringing an alarm at 5 p.m. EST using their cell phone, tablet, or other device, calling their...

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Safe Climate Caucus: The Time to Act Is Now

(1) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 3:35 PM

One year ago, a small group of members of Congress gathered to announce the beginning of a new caucus -- the Safe Climate Caucus -- to end the conspiracy of silence in the U.S. House of Representatives about climate change.

Our 23 members came from all over the country...

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On Chalabi, Congress, and Getting Back to Work

(47) Comments | Posted November 12, 2005 | 3:09 PM

Ahmed Chalabi came to Washington this week. Among his scheduled stops was a closed-door meeting with House members this Wednesday. When I learned of the briefing, I wrote Rep. Chris Shays, the subcommittee chairman who was organizing the briefing, to say that instead of treating Mr. Chalabi to a private...

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