March 21, 1997 |
With the House Republican investigation into Democratic campaign finances stumbling badly, congressional Democrats are mobilizing for a counterattack. And they are putting their faith in a 12-term Westside congressman. His feet barely touch the floor when he sits down, but when he walks the halls of Congress he has a reputation as one of the most skilled and stubborn liberals ever to serve in the institution.
February 19, 1995 |
Armed with a signed copy of the Republicans' "contract with America," Paul Stepanek is off and running for Congress in 1996. The problem is, he's trying to sell the policies of Newt Gingrich and company in an unlikely spot--the solidly Democratic Westside. Stepanek has his eye on the 29th Congressional District, which spans the Westside from Santa Monica to Hollywood, passing through such upscale enclaves as Brentwood and Beverly Hills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1992 |
During their long political partnership, Reps. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles) and Howard L. Berman (D-Panorama City) have fought many battles together. Now, caught up in the check-overdraft scandal that has rocked the House of Representatives, they face a rear-guard battle to maintain their credibility and deflect criticism from political foes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1993
NAFTA PRO: Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles) remains one of the most high-profile Democrats who has yet to take a position on the North American Free Trade Agreement. As an environmental leader, his counsel on this aspect of the treaty has been sought by colleagues. It was hardly surprising, then, that Waxman was called to the White House on Wednesday for a NAFTA chat with President Clinton, who is campaigning hard for congressional ratification.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1985 |
Responding to questions raised by technical experts reviewing the proposed Los Angeles Metro Rail subway, Rep. Henry Waxman said on Monday that he expects the panel to consider alternatives, such as building the rail line above ground instead of tunneling beneath city streets, in order to ensure safety both during and after construction.
April 20, 1997 |
The problem that now confronts the U.S. House of Representatives transcends the issue of Newt Gingrich's speakership. It is, rather, the very well-being of the institution that is at stake. In the course of the eight years since Jim Wright's forced resignation from the speakership, the House has been sucked into a vortex of partisan discord from which it will not soon escape unless a truce is proclaimed.
February 17, 1985 |
The underground battle in California politics this year is the effort within the Democratic party to keep Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley out of the 1986 election for governor. Leading the fight are the chiefs of Los Angles' Berman-Waxman political organization, trying to put the mayor at a disadvantage by portraying him as an "old ideas" copy of Walter F. Mondale, the party standard bearer in the overwhelming defeat last year.
June 10, 1993 |
Rep. Henry Waxman came home from Washington last week to talk to the folks who sent him there. Nearly all the 240 seats at the Santa Monica College auditorium were filled for this freewheeling 1 1/2-hour session June 3. He told his listeners what was going on in the Halls of Congress; they told him what was on their minds. Did they ever. Questions. Speeches. Diatribes. Tears. Waxman heard it all.
April 25, 1990 |
Along time ago, when John F. Kennedy was still President, Henry Waxman and his college buddies used to play cards on the lawn at UCLA. They'd cut classes and catch some morning rays, dealing endless hands of poker and hearts. It was the spring of 1961 and none of his friends dreamed that Waxman, the quiet son of a grocer, would one day be a liberal powerhouse in the U.S. Congress. Few of them could have guessed that Henry, at 5-foot-4, would become a giant in the world of political fund raising.