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December 4, 1994 | Harold Meyerson, Harold Meyerson, executive editor of L.A. Weekly, is writing a book on the crisis of American liberalism for Farrar, Straus & Giroux
It's an inauspicious start for what will soon become one of the worst days in Henry Waxman's life. At 8:15 on a drizzly Election Day morning, the Democratic congressman from West Los Angeles addresses 120 government students at Beverly Hills High and, not surprisingly, the rage against Congress has spilled into the Establishment confines of Beverly.
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April 16, 2014 | By Jean Merl and Richard Simon
Campaign contributions are flowing briskly to candidates in some of California's hottest congressional races, including two of the most vocal proponents of getting money out of politics. Incumbents in races in the Sacramento area, Central Valley, Bay Area and Riverside and Ventura counties each have raised more than $1 million to fend off vigorous challengers. And in San Diego County, freshman Democratic Rep. Scott Peters and his main opponent, Republican Carl DeMaio, were nearly neck and neck, with Peters taking in nearly $1.8 million to DeMaio's almost $1.5 million.
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February 4, 1992 | ALAN C. MILLER and JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Facing a tough reelection fight in a new district this fall, Rep. Anthony C. Beilenson (D-Los Angeles) overcame his longstanding reluctance to solicit campaign funds in non-election years and raised $102,178 in the second half of 1991--outstripping his would-be Republican rivals. Beilenson's take, nonetheless, paled next to those of two San Fernando Valley-area Democratic colleagues, Henry A. Waxman of Los Angeles and Howard L.
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August 4, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
A congressman is urging federal officials to more thoroughly investigate the safety of a San Pedro butane storage facility situated near homes, schools and shopping areas in San Pedro. Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles) sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security demanding that the agency take additional steps to protect the public from the risk of explosion at the Rancho LPG Holdings site on North Gaffey Street. Waxman said he was concerned that an earlier Homeland Security inspection of the facility was cursory, did little to verify the company's safety information and conflicted with recent findings by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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August 19, 1993 | SCOTT GLOVER
National health care, economic recovery and post-Cold War foreign affairs are among the topics of a community meeting called by Rep. Henry A. Waxman tonight in Studio City. Appearing at Carpenter Avenue Elementary School, 3909 Carpenter Ave., from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Waxman is expected to make a brief speech before answering constituents' questions. Richard Close, president of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn.
NEWS
August 3, 1988
Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health and the environment, received $42,500 in honoraria from health-related special interest groups in 1987, according to a study released by Common Cause. The money from health groups represented 56% of the total $76,400 in honoraria received by Waxman during the year, the citizens lobbying group said. In 1987, House members were permitted to keep up to $25,885 in outside income such as honoraria.
BUSINESS
April 18, 2003 | From Reuters
Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles) called for a probe into the destruction of Philip Morris documents related to a federal lawsuit. Philip Morris, a unit of Altria Group Inc., is one of several cigarette makers the Department of Justice accused of fraudulent and deceptive practices in a 1999 suit. U.S.
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June 30, 1992 | ALAN C. MILLER
Despite a lack of serious election opposition for many years, Reps. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles) and Carlos J. Moorhead (R-Glendale) have stockpiled campaign treasuries that rate among the top 15 of all House members in the country. The two San Fernando Valley area lawmakers rank 12th and 14th, respectively, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission. Waxman has $851,920 on hand and Moorhead has $734,432. Fellow Southern California Rep.
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November 6, 1992 | ALAN C. MILLER
Phil Schiliro, the longtime chief aide to Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles), lost a hard-fought congressional campaign in Nassau County, N.Y., on Tuesday. Schiliro, 36, an attorney and Long Island native, was defeated by Republican David A. Levy, who won 50% to 46%. Waxman contributed $2,000 from his campaign funds to Schiliro's effort, steered other contributors to him and stumped for him last week. "He worked his heart out," Waxman said Thursday. "He had tremendous numbers of volunteers.
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September 10, 1991 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles), a national leader on health and environmental issues, also has become one of the most familiar congressional faces on television network news, according to a newly released study.
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September 23, 2012 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
One candidate is a prominent Beverly Hills Democrat, a veteran of more than three decades in Congress. The other is a wealthy Manhattan Beach businessman, a first-time contender who ditched the Republican Party to become independent. One has the president's endorsement; the other, a former L.A. mayor's. It's Rep. Henry A. Waxman vs. Bill Bloomfield, battling in a newly drawn congressional district that has brought the officeholder his first real contest since 1975. They're already warring in TV ads and voters' mailboxes, something Waxman's constituents haven't seen in a long time.
BUSINESS
January 20, 2012 | By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times
Members of Congress are calling for an investigation into the 1-800-GET-THIN weight-loss surgery marketing campaign and the safety and effectiveness of the Lap-Band device. Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) and two other House members called for congressional hearings to examine whether the sponsors of the ad campaign, their affiliated clinics and the device's manufacturer are improperly promoting a potentially dangerous surgery. In a letter sent Friday to the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Waxman said Congress should subpoena documents from 1-800-GET-THIN and Lap-Band manufacturer Allergan Inc. FULL COVERAGE: Lap-Band investigation The letter cited a series of articles in The Times about patient deaths and recent studies that have questioned the long-term effectiveness of the Lap-Band, a ring that is surgically implanted around the stomach to discourage overeating.
BUSINESS
September 20, 2011 | By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times
Two House Democrats want to question two major investors in solar panel manufacturer Solyndra about the failure of the Fremont, Calif., company. Reps. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) asked that executives from two of Solyndra's largest private investors, Argonaut Private Equity and Madrone Capital Partners, be called to testify at a hearing Friday or in the near future. Solyndra Chief Executive Brian Harrison and Chief Financial Officer W.G. Stover Jr. are expected to testify Friday about the failure of the company, which received a $535-million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy in 2009 as part of the Obama administration's economic stimulus plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 2007 | Martha Groves, Times Staff Writer
U.S. Rep. Henry A. Waxman on Tuesday introduced legislation that would prohibit the sale or commercial development of any portion of the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus. The measure would also require the VA to satisfy a 1998 congressional mandate by completing a comprehensive master plan for the property aimed at ensuring that veterans' future needs would be adequately addressed.
NATIONAL
October 13, 2006 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Times Staff Writer
Two weeks after the Bush administration announced that Medicare prescription premiums would stay about the same next year, a new analysis by congressional Democrats indicates that for a majority of middle-class seniors, rates will jump 13% -- well above the overall inflation rate. In a sternly worded letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt, Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Los Angeles, accused the administration of "deceptive advertising." Medicare Administrator Mark B.
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February 27, 2004 | David Willman, Times Staff Writer
Two leading Democrats in the House of Representatives called on 10 major drug companies Thursday to reveal how much they had paid in consulting fees and stock options to scientists at the National Institutes of Health. The request comes as congressional investigators have been frustrated in their recent attempts to pry the information from NIH officials. Rep. Henry A. Waxman of Los Angeles, the senior Democrat on the Government Reform Committee, and Rep.
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August 9, 2001
There will always be important public policy questions about the 2000 presidential election. What Jack Welch, chairman of General Electric, which owns NBC, was doing on that evening is not among them. That hasn't stopped Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles), who is on a fishing expedition in trying to find whether Welch, who was in the NBC studio that evening, attempted to get the election coverage steered toward George W. Bush.
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October 27, 1992 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reps. Howard L. Berman (D-Panorama City) and Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles) said Monday that they have received letters clearing them of possible criminal violations regarding the scandal-plagued House bank. The so-called "exoneration letters"--which Berman received Monday and Waxman Oct. 14--arrived after federal prosecutor Malcolm R. Wilkey pored over the lawmakers' bank records as well as those of many of their colleagues.
BUSINESS
April 18, 2003 | From Reuters
Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles) called for a probe into the destruction of Philip Morris documents related to a federal lawsuit. Philip Morris, a unit of Altria Group Inc., is one of several cigarette makers the Department of Justice accused of fraudulent and deceptive practices in a 1999 suit. U.S.
BUSINESS
May 14, 2002 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An e-mail from a high-ranking staff member of the Bush administration's energy task force said officials were "desperately trying to avoid California" in a report dealing with the energy crisis last year, Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles) said Monday.
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