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.

GAO: Climate Change a risk for the U.S.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Climate change is a high risk for the United States government, says the Government Accountability Office.

U.S. Democrats push green agenda

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., said forming a task force on climate change is the right step to take given last year's weather.

FTC called on to look at Calif. gas prices

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Extended gasoline supply shortages in California require special attention from federal regulators amid major price increases, a U.S. lawmaker said.

House Democrats play green card

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives published a report saying there are strong links between pollution levels and warmer weather patterns.

House: Politics out of Keystone debate

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A measure, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, takes politics out of a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, a committee said.

WW II vet receives medals -- 65 years late

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A California World War II veteran denied service medals 65 years ago because of a bad-conduct discharge now has them, including a Bronze Star, officials said.
Waxman: Tea Party rancor next session

Waxman: Tea Party rancor next session

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., a close ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, predicted the next Congress will be "most rancorous."

Keystone pipeline concerns U.S. lawmaker

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) -- A pipeline transporting oil from Canada would increase crude deliveries to U.S. markets, though environmental risks outweigh benefits, a U.S. lawmaker said.
Oil rig explosion

Oil rig explosion

NEW ORLEANS, May 13 (UPI) -- The Gulf of Mexico drilling rig explosion that started a massive oil leak came about through a "calamitous series" of failures, a U.S. congressman said.
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Lawmakers zero in on oil rig blast causes

Lawmakers zero in on oil rig blast causes

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- Lawmakers Wednesday zeroed in on the causes of the oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, saying the companies involved weren't careful enough.
'Bones' star seeks ape sanctuary support

'Bones' star seeks ape sanctuary support

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- A TV actress who plays a forensic anthropologist asked U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., to support a bill that would phase out some experiments on chimpanzees.

Waxman: Fannie, Freddie ignored warnings

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The top executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ignored warnings about the risk of diving into subprime mortgages, U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman said Tuesday.
Waxman: Blackwater misled for contracts

Waxman: Blackwater misled for contracts

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- Government officials were misled by Blackwater in order to obtain lucrative contracts, U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., said.

Ambassador challenges arms fraud claim

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. ambassador to Albania says he's being unfairly targeted by a congressional investigation into arms procurement fraud.
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U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman
(L to R) U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-CA, U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, D-MA, U.S. Rep. James McGovern, D-MA, U.S. Rep. and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, U.S Rep. Darrell Issa, R-CA, U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-CA, U.S. Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-CA, and U.S. Rep. George Miller, D-CA, during a press conference with members of the press on March 24, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq. Members of the U.S. Congress are in Iraq for a fact finding visit...(UPI Photo/ Ken James)
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