A Conversation With Congressman Henry Waxman

A Conversation With Congressman Henry Waxman

Henry Waxman is one of the longest-serving members of Congress. The veteran lawmaker talks with Diane on crafting the Clean Air Act and the new health care law and why he's leaving Congress after 40 years.

Forty years is long enough: that’s what Congressman Henry Waxman (D-Ca.) said when he announced his plans to retire at the end of this year. But the veteran lawmaker says he’s not leaving the Hill because he’s fed up with congressional gridlock. On the contrary, Waxman says he still believes the legislative branch can be a powerful force for good. And his supporters say he’s had a strong hand in that force for good: Congressman Waxman wrote some of the most influential pieces of legislation, including The Clean Air Act and The Affordable Care Act. Rep. Henry Waxman joins Diane in the studio to talk about his long career in Congress and the challenges ahead.


Representative Henry Waxman

30th District,California
chair, the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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