Rep. Waxman and Rep. Schiff Lead Effort to Urge Boy Scouts of America to Drop Discriminatory Policy Banning Gay Scouts and Leaders
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Rep. Adam Schiff led a letter, joined by 18 Members of Congress, to the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America asking that the organization vote to drop its discriminatory policy that bans gay scouts and scout leaders from membership.
Last week, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) honored Rep. Henry A. Waxman with its “Leadership in Public Policy” Award at an event for the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Orphan Drug Act. Rep. Waxman gave the following statement at the award ceremony:
The National Ocean Policy was instituted to protect the ocean’s natural resources and recreation and stimulate the maritime-based economy.
Rep. Henry Waxman, who will participate in the City of Torrance’s 54th Annual Armed Forces Day Parade on Saturday, May 18, made the following statement:
Today Representative Waxman sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood asking that the Department of Transportation investigate delays in construction of the Interstate 405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project. Recent reports indicate that the project, which was due to be finished in spring 2013, may not be completed in full until fall 2014.
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman (D-CA) spoke today on the House floor in opposition to the Patients’ Right Repeal Act (H.R. 45). Below are the remarks as prepared:
Today in a hearing before the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee, Rep. Henry A. Waxman spoke about the need to prevent fraud affecting older Americans.