May 6, 1993 |
When President Clinton unveils his sweeping overhaul of the nation's health care system next month, its fate in the House of Representatives will rest largely in the hands of two Californians. One is Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles), one of the House's most masterful legislative tacticians, a consummate insider with a legendary skill at political maneuver. The other, Rep. Pete Stark (D-Oakland), meanwhile, is not given to walking or talking anyone else's line.
April 20, 1990 |
A congressional hearing on legislation that would commit nearly $1.5 billion to the treatment of early-stage AIDS infections next year erupted Thursday into a debate over a proposal to require doctors to report the names of infected patients to health authorities. On opposite sides of the issue were Rep. William E. Dannemeyer (R-Fullerton), who supports mandatory reporting of patients infected with the AIDS virus, and Rep. Henry A.
February 27, 2004 |
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.
September 21, 1989 |
Environmentalists won a major victory Wednesday when a House subcommittee voted unanimously to remove from President Bush's clean air bill a controversial provision allowing automobile manufacturers to "average" tailpipe emissions to meet federal anti-pollution requirements.
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May 20, 1995 |
Republican campaign consultant Edward J. Rollins offered a strongly worded apology Friday to San Fernando Valley congressmen Henry A. Waxman and Howard L. Berman, saying his use of an anti-Jewish slur to refer to the two Democratic lawmakers was a "feeble attempt at humor" that was "totally and unequivocally wrong."
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October 2, 1991 |
As yet another cloud of controversy gathers over Congress, six out of seven San Fernando Valley-area congressmen said Tuesday they did not write any of the more than 8,000 checks that fellow lawmakers bounced at the House bank last year. The seventh, Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles), declined to discuss the issue. A spokesman said Waxman considered it a purely private matter.
June 13, 2007 |
A voicemail that criticizes California's attempt to impose new limits on vehicle emissions touched off a congressional investigation Tuesday into whether a federal official improperly worked to thwart the state's efforts. The message, left by an aide to the secretary of Transportation on a congressional staffer's phone message system, found its way to Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles), an investigatory pit bull who has championed clean-air legislation.
May 13, 1994 |
In a significant defeat for the tobacco industry, legislation that would prohibit smoking in public places nationwide cleared what was expected to be its most difficult congressional hurdle Thursday, passing a key House panel by a comfortable margin. The health and environment subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, whose members have stalled or defeated previous tobacco-related measures, approved the bill, 14 to 11.
October 27, 1989 |
Unveiling his controversial plan to overhaul the nation's pesticide control laws, President Bush on Thursday vowed to keep the United States' food supply the safest in the world. But key elements of the plan were immediately attacked by environmentalists. The initiative, which requires congressional approval, would cut by as much as half the time required to get a dangerous pesticide off the market, would tighten pesticide registration procedures and would expand the definition of hazards.
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May 1, 1992 |
Five Los Angeles lawmakers returned campaign contributions totaling $6,000 to Assemblyman Tom Bane (D-Tarzana) because the money was unsolicited and they questioned whether Bane was allowed to spend his nearly $500,000 war chest after deciding not to seek reelection.