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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:34 am

MSN.com:

Democratic U.S. Representative Henry Waxman of California, a leading liberal who helped craft President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare overhaul, said on Thursday he will retire from Congress at the end of this year.

"In 1974, I announced my first campaign for Congress," Waxman, 74, said in a statement. "Today, I am announcing that I have run my last campaign. I will not seek re-election to the Congress and will leave after 40 years in office at the end of this year."

As chairman of the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee in Obama's first term, Waxman helped the president develop and enact a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system in a bid to provide insurance to millions of Americans without coverage.

Waxman also took a leading role in advancing White House-backed legislation to stem climate change. The bill passed the House, but died in the Senate.

For the full story, visit: http://news.msn.com/us/rep-waxman-senior-democrat-from-california-to-retire

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1 comment:

  • John Flanagan posted at 8:56 am on Mon, Feb 3, 2014.

    John Flanagan Posts: 333

    Goodbye, Henry, and many thanks from the 5 or 6 million people in the first wave who lost their health insurance and went to the exchanges. You will be remembered by these folks as they face financial difficulties ahead, knowing their deductibles are very high, their premiums skryrocketing. As you retire on your own health insurance plan, you will not have to face what some of your constituents and their families must now endure into the future. But being a good socialist and a Democrat, you probably consider Obamacare a success story.

     

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