Op-Eds and Articles
The Wall Street Journal published an article about the compromise Rep. Waxman and Rep. Bliley came to regarding the regulation of pesticides in food.
The NY Times published an article outlining the bi-partisan agreement, in which Rep. Waxman was instrumental, regarding the regulation of pesticides in food.
The LA Times published an article about the pesticide safety standards legislation, which Rep. Waxman authored along with Rep. Bliley.
The NY Times published an article about a bill co-authored by Rep. Waxman that would regulate pesticides in food more effectively.
Activists chafe at federal funding disparities among regions and say officials haven´t done enough to change allocation formula
State officials lobby Congress to grant the state a waiver from the federal quality-of-care reforms. The goal is to persuade Congress that the cost of new reforms outweighed the benefit in patient outcomes. As primary sponsor of these reforms, Rep. Waxman is not persuaded.
A massive budget bill approved by Congress provides California with about $78.7 billion in Medicaid payments over the next seven years. If passed, the state will face about $15 billion less than it would have over the same period without the bill. Rep. Waxman warns that the consequences of such a bill would be “devastating,” leaving California’s senior citizens and indigents with a much smaller safety net.
A Time Magazine article describes the shift in attitude towards smoking when the Republican Party won the majority in Congress. With the GOP in control, Republican congressmen are displaying their smoking habits as a “venerable tradition and an up-to-the-minute political statement about the evils of overregulation.”
In an interview with The Washington Post, Rep. Waxman weighs in on the debate regarding Medicaid initiatives. When asked about the pending Medicaid initiatives, Rep. Waxman states, “I think the people who look at this from a fiscal point of view ignore that some of these costs would have been greater if we hadn't provided some of these [preventive] services."
In interview with The Los Angeles Times, Rep. Waxman discusses his support for national health-insurance. He explains that if comprehensive health insurance passes, "It will be the most important domestic legislation of our generation. I feel proud to be somewhat part of it." But Rep. Waxman also warns that he always must to hold back celebrating “until it is done, because nothing is accomplished until it is followed into law and working."