Henry Waxman

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Henry Waxman

Henry Arnold Waxman (born September 12, 1939) is an American politician. He has represented the 30th congressional district of California (map (http://nationalatlas.gov/printable/images/preview/congdist/ca30_109.gif))in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1975. Waxman, a Democrat, is considered to be one of the most influential liberal members of Congress.

Waxman was born in Los Angeles. He attended college at UCLA, earning a bachelor's degree in political science in 1961. Waxman also attended UCLA’s law school, receiving his law degree in 1964. After graduating, he worked as a lawyer and member of the California Assembly before being elected to the House.

Before the Democrats lost control of the House of Representatives in 1995, Waxman was a powerful figure in the House as chair of the Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Health and the Environment from 1979. In this role he conducted investigations into a range of health and environmental issues, including universal health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid coverage, AIDS and air and water pollution.

As of 2004, he was the ranking minority member of the Committee on Government Reform and a member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

According to his Web site, his legislative priorities are health and environmental issues. These include universal health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid coverage, tobacco, AIDS, air and water quality standards, pesticides, nursing home quality standards, women's health research and reproductive rights, the availability and cost of prescription drugs, and the right of communities to know about pollution levels.

District and contact information

The district includes the complete cities of Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Malibu, Westlake Village and West Hollywood, as well as such areas of Los Angeles as Beverly-Fairfax, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Beverlywood, Topanga, Agoura, Chatsworth and Westwood.

Rep Waxman's district office is at 8436 West Third Street, Suite 600 Los Angeles, California 90048. His Washington office is at 2204 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515.

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