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House bill on LNG exports passes

House bill on LNG exports passes

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) --Democratic lawmakers crossed party lines to vote in support of a Republican-led effort to increase U.S. LNG gas exports, the bill's leader said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Wendy Greuel concedes California 33rd primary, election set for Carr, Lieu

Wendy Greuel concedes California 33rd primary, election set for Carr, Lieu

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) --Democrat Wendy Greuel conceded in the primary race for California 33rd, setting the election for a showdown between Republican Elan Carr and Democrat Ted Lieu.
Gabrielle Levy
House bans Pentagon from preparing for climate change

House bans Pentagon from preparing for climate change

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) --The House of Representatives approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that bans the Pentagon from acting on climate change reports.
JC Sevcik

Fluke won't seek California congressional seat after all

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Sandra Fluke, the law school student who became a liberal hero for standing up to criticism over birth control access, will not run for Congress in California.
Sandra Fluke running for California state Senate

Sandra Fluke running for California state Senate

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- All speculation aside, Sandra Fluke isn't going to run for retiring Rep. Henry Waxman's congressional seat.
Gabrielle Levy

Democrats push bills in House, Senate to restore net neutrality

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. Senate and the House have introduced legislation to restore net neutrality rules at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

Sandra Fluke running for Congress in California as Democrat

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Sandra Fluke, the women's rights activist who became a national celebrity when she was attacked by Rush Limbaugh, is running for Congress in California.
Sandra Fluke files to run for Henry Waxman's seat

Sandra Fluke files to run for Henry Waxman's seat

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Women's advocate Sandra Fluke has taken the next step in a run for retiring California Rep. Henry Waxman's seat in the House.
Gabrielle Levy
Waxman retiring after 40 years in U.S. House

Waxman retiring after 40 years in U.S. House

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., says he is retiring after 40 years as one of the most powerful Democrats on Capitol Hill.
House Democrats want hearings on fracking quakes

House Democrats want hearings on fracking quakes

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Ranking Democrats serving on House energy committees have called for hearings to discuss possible seismic activity associated with hydraulic fracturing.

Democrats want hearing on methane emissions

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Two Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives said they wanted to hold hearings to assess methane emissions from the oil and natural gas sector.
39 Democrats defect on healthcare vote, Obama meets insurance execs

39 Democrats defect on healthcare vote, Obama meets insurance execs

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- President Obama Friday met with insurance company executives to discuss his plan to allow some policyholders to keep their current healthcare plans for a year.
Panel tells Sebelius to bring 'real numbers' on enrollees next time

Panel tells Sebelius to bring 'real numbers' on enrollees next time

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Health and Human Services head Kathleen Sebelius was told to bring health coverage data when she returns before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce panel.
The Issue: Obamacare rollout

The Issue: Obamacare rollout

Ever marvel at a magician pulling a quarter out of someone's ear or guessing the card someone is holding is the Queen of Hearts?
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
Republicans rail against healthcare.gov glitches

Republicans rail against healthcare.gov glitches

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Republicans railed against healthcare.gov and its rollout problems as Democrats highlighted efforts to fix the glitches at a U.S. House hearing Thursday.
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Rep. Henry Waxman, D-CA, (R), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, makes a statement during a full committee hearing on the roles of Fannie and Freddie Mac in the financial and mortgage crises on Capitol Hill in Washington on December 9, 2008. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Henry Arnold Waxman (born September 12, 1939) is the U.S. Representative for California's 30th congressional district, serving in Congress since 1975. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He 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, and used to be the 29th District before the post-2000 census redistricting. 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 after defeating Chairman John Dingell in a 137-122 secret vote of House Democrats on November 20, 2008. In January 2011, Republicans became the majority party in the House, ending Democratic chairmanships.

Born in Los Angeles, California, 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. Along with Congressman Howard Berman, Waxman co-founded the Los Angeles County Young Democrats.

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