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Edwards Statement On The Retirement of Rep. Henry Waxman




January 31, 2014


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Edwards Statement On The Retirement of Rep. Henry Waxman


Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-4) issued the following statement regarding the announcement that Rep. Henry Waxman (CA-33) would not seek reelection.


“For forty years, Rep. Henry Waxman (CA-33) has served the people of California and the nation with distinction and unparalleled dedication.  Throughout his time in Congress, he has been an outspoken advocate on behalf of the public good; emerging as an unquestioned leader on health care, the environment, climate change, and consumer protections.


“I admire Rep. Waxman as a great legislator, forever focusing on ways to improve the lives of the American people.  The institutional and legislative knowledge he takes with him will leave a substantial void in the House of Representatives.  It will take many of us to fill his shoes and continue his legacy.  I wish him and his family the best as they begin a new chapter.”