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Henry A. Waxman papers, 1971-2004
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Henry Waxman began his career as a United States Congressman in 1975. During his time in the US House of Representatives, Waxman participated in creating and passing legislation pertaining to a number of issues ranging from the environment and health care to government reform. He retired from the US House of Representatives in 2015. The collection consists of committee files and personal office files related to Waxman's tenure in Congress, and a small number of awards.
Henry Arnold Waxman was born on September 12, 1939, in Los Angeles County, California. He earned a B.A. (1961) and J.D. (1964) from the University of California, Los Angeles. Waxman served as a lawyer in a private practice and as a member of the California State Assembly from 1969 until 1974. In 1974 he was elected as Congressman for the California Ninety-fourth district, and served in Congress from 1975 to 2015. During his time in Congress, Waxman served as the chair of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (during the One Hundred Tenth Congress, 2007-2009) and Chair of the Energy and Congress Committee (during the One Hundred Eleventh Congress, 2009-2011). Waxman is known for his support and involvement in the reduction of air pollution, tobacco industry reforms, expanding Medicaid coverage, and encouraging Congress to provide improved care, treatment, and support to Americans with HIV/AIDS, among his other accomplishments. During his career, Waxman earned a reputation as a productive and successful lawmaker.
278.0 linear ft. (278 cartons)
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