Speeches and Statements
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:
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.
Rep. Henry A. Waxman released the following statement today honoring Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released a new report on the state by state impacts of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Repealing the law would go back to the days when insurance companies were in charge, costs were skyrocketing, and tens of millions of Americans either had no coverage or coverage they could not depend on.
Rep. Waxman Lauds Covered California Awards to Community Organization for Affordable Care Act Outreach and Education
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement on Covered California award of grants to community organizations for outreach and education on the Affordable Care Act:
Today, Rep. Henry A. Waxman (CA-33) welcomed Ralph Witsell, Executive Director of the Discover Torrance Visitors’ Bureau, as he testified before the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on the benefits of tourism to our economy. Discover Torrance works to promote tourism in the region, focusing on the economic impacts of increased tourism in the areas of earnings, tax collection, and jobs. Mr. Witsell’s testimony highlighted the collaboration between the Beach Cities in the South Bay region, which allows smaller cities to promote their tourist attractions along with the larger tourist attractions in the region.
Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement on the announcement that President Obama has nominated Thomas Wheeler as the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Commissioner Mignon Clyburn as the Acting Chair:
Reps. Henry A. Waxman, Lois Capps, Paul Tonko, and Hank Johnson, all members of the Safe Climate Caucus, spoke on the House floor Wednesday about the risk of climate change and the failure of the Republican-controlled House to hold hearings, consider legislation, or even debate climate change.
Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Tier 3 rulemaking to require cleaner gasoline and lower-pollution vehicles nationwide: