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.