Today Members of the Safe Climate Caucus spoke on the House floor regarding the urgent need to address climate change. Today marks the 100th legislative day of speeches by Safe Climate Caucus members.
Rep. Waxman Participates in "Fast for Families" In Solidarity with National Movement for Immigration Reform
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman joined with Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, labor leader Maria Elena Durazo, Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, LA Chamber of Commerce Chairman Alan Rothenberg, and others leaders from Los Angeles's faith, civic, and business communities, to announce a 24-hour fast in solidarity with the growing national effort calling on the House Republican leadership to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, co-chairs of the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change, released new state-by-state data on Americans’ views on climate change. The new polling data shows how Americans in different states view the issue of climate change and specific policies to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The data was prepared by Stanford University Professor Jon Krosnick.
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette, and Rep. John D. Dingell sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton and Tim Murphy to condemn the process by which the Committee is conducting the investigation into the readiness and security of the Healthcare.gov website. Republicans on the Committee failed to provide Committee Democrats with access to documents in a timely manner, releasing investigative materials to the press before sharing them with the Democratic staff.
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki requesting information about the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) short-, mid- and long-term plans for innovation to address the needs of veterans at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center.
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman sent a letter to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Acting Chairman Deborah Hersman reiterating his request for a thorough investigation of the fatal Santa Monica Airport crash on September 29.