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.
September 14, 1999 |
Seeking to refute charges of a cover-up at Waco, a ranking Democrat released documents Monday showing that Congress had information as far back as 1995 on the FBI's use of military munitions on the final day of the Branch Davidian siege. Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles), launching an aggressive counterattack in defense of the Clinton administration's handling of the Waco controversy, said GOP lawmakers are distorting the facts of the tragedy to bludgeon Atty. Gen. Janet Reno.
April 1, 1994 |
A key congressman charged Thursday that the nation's largest tobacco company suppressed its own study in 1983 suggesting that nicotine was addictive. The research by a Philip Morris Inc. scientist was concluded five years before the nation's attorney general declared nicotine addictive, said Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles), who released copies of the 1983 study.