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Climate change having impact across U.S.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A congressional study found climate change is affecting the United States on several fronts, including health and agriculture, at a faster rate than expected.

Congress questions 1-800-GET-THIN ads

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers are calling for an investigation into ad campaigns that promote weight-loss surgery.

White House blocks panel from FBI files

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- The White House has claimed executive privilege, blocking a U.S. House panel's efforts to get internal FBI reports about the leak of a CIA officer's identity.

Report: White House blocked whale rules

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- White House officials have blocked a rule that would protect North Atlantic right whales in shipping lanes, U.S. conservationists said.

Dogs of War: Employees, what employees?

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- Blackwater's response to charges that it has tried to avoid taxes and reap small-business benefits by wrongfully labeling its employees as contractors has seemingly confirmed every self-appointed critic's worst fears.
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Clemens may face perjury charges

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Seven-time Cy Young award winner Roger Clemens may face a criminal investigation into whether he committed perjury during drug testimony on Capitol Hill.

U.S. House requests Abramoff documents

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The chairman of a U.S. congressional oversight committee requested that the White House hand over documents withheld in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal.

West Hollywood joins call for impeachment

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 22 (UPI) -- A nationwide call for the impeachment of U.S. President George Bush was bolstered last week when officials in West Hollywood, Calif., joined the fray.

Congress going after White House e-mail

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Congressional investigators demanded access to e-mail sent from White House laptop computers provided by the Republican National Committee.

GSA defends administrator

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. General Services Administration in Washington is defending its administrator for arranging a no-bid contract.

Federal government uses more contractors

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. government relies heavily on private business and spent $400 billion in 2006 on contractors, The New York Times reported Sunday.

Senators work to keep Iraq audit agency

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Democratic and Republican senators are working on legislation to reverse a provision killing the U.S. agency overseeing reconstruction money spent in Iraq.

Medicare drug premium calculation doubted

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Opinions and calculations differ for how much U.S. seniors will pay in premiums for Medicare Part D next year.

Abramoff: over 400 White House contacts

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Former Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff billed clients for more than 400 White House contacts, but a congressional report says that number is uncertain.

Pregnancy centers abortion info faulted

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- U.S. pregnancy resource centers, which get federal funds, are accused of wrongly telling women that abortions increase risks of breast cancer. A minority congressional report requested by U.S. Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., also alleges that these center
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Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-CA) (C), joined by Rep. John Tierney (D-MA) (L) and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), questions witnesses during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Hearing on the care and conditions of wounded soldiers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, in Washington at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center on March 5, 2007. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Henry Arnold Waxman (born September 12, 1939 in Los Angeles, California) is an American politician. He has represented California's 30th congressional district (map) 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. His district includes much of the western part of the city of Los Angeles, as well as West Hollywood, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. Before his election to Congress, he served six years in the California State Assembly.

With the Democrats' victory in the 2006 midterm elections, Waxman became chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the principal investigative committee of the House. He was the committee's ranking Democrat from 1997 to 2007. In 2009, he began serving as the Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, as a result of defeating former chairman John Dingell in a 137-122 secret vote of House Democrats on November 20, 2008.

Waxman attended college at UCLA, earning a bachelor's degree in political science in 1961 and a degree from UCLA's law school in 1964. After graduating, he worked as a lawyer. He was elected to the California Assembly in 1969 and served three terms.

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