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Rep. Henry Waxman

Rep. Henry Waxman
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Representative Henry A. Waxman represents California's 33rd Congressional District. 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.


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