Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.): “I announced this past week that I will be retiring after having the honor of serving my Los Angeles constituents in Congress for 40 years.Immediately, speculation began that I am leaving because I am frustrated with a broken institution. But the exact opposite is true: I am leaving Congress with my conviction intact that the legislative branch can be a powerful force for good.”
Veteran California Democrat and Commerce Committee chairman Henry Waxman, whose legislative and political savvy helped remake the American health care system, reveal tobacco’s dangers and expose steroids in baseball, will retire at the end of the 113th Congress.
The push for conditions to be placed on the regulatory approval of Comcast’s proposed deal to control 51% of NBC Universal is getting louder. On Tuesday, Rep. Henry Waxman, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski proposing a number of conditions.