Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby L. Rush sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton and Ed Whitfield to request a hearing on a recent report entitled Risky Business: the Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States, which examined climate change impacts in every region of the country. The report found that across the nation, up to $106 billion worth of coastal property will likely be underwater by 2050, and by the end of the century, states such as Oregon, Washington, and Idaho could experience as many days over 95°F as Texas. Climate change will reduce labor productivity and crop yields. The report notes that doing nothing will be more costly than acting now to mitigate climate change and recommends prompt action to address the threat.
Rep. Waxman believes the top priority for this Congress should be putting America back to work.
Rep. Waxman strongly opposes efforts to end Medicare and cut Medicaid.
Rep. Henry A. Waxman has been long regarded as an effective voice for Americans in an era when special interests often dominate public discourse.
Rep. Waxman is a longtime champion of environmental protection and believes climate change is an environmental issue, an economic issue, and also a fundamentally a moral issue.
New data demonstrates the benefits that the Affordable Care Act has already provided to seniors, young adults, small businesses, and many others in Rep. Waxman’s district as a result of its implementation.
Rep. Waxman has opposed every effort in Congress to restrict a woman’s right to choose a safe abortion and is a fierce advocate for women's health.
Rep. Waxman serves as a Congressional appointee to the U.S. Holocaust Museum’s Memorial Council, and is committed to promoting Holocaust remembrance and pursuing restitution for Holocaust survivors