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Topic - Henry Waxman
Nearly 30 House Democrats ignored a veto threat by President Obama's and helped the GOP majority pass a bill Wednesday that would let people ignore this year's Obamacare penalty for not having health insurance.
Rep. John D. Dingell, the longest-serving congressman in history, announced Monday he’s so fed up with Washington politics that he’s retiring, ending a storied career that’s lasted nearly six decades.
Top Democrats who orchestrated the new health care law said they always intended for those in the health exchanges to be eligible for subsidies no matter whether they enrolled through a federal or state program — a key issue in an ongoing lawsuit over Obamacare.
California Rep. Gary Miller, a Republican facing the prospect of a tough re-election fight, announced Wednesday he would retire from Congress at the end of the term.
Sandra Fluke of California became the latest high-profile foot soldier from Democrats’ “war on women” campaign to announce a bid for office Wednesday, saying she will seek a state Senate seat.
Sandra Fluke, who tangled memorably with conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh over insurance coverage of birth control services under Obamacare, is laying the groundwork to run for Congress.
Notable pro-abortion activist Sandra Fluke, who made national headlines for insisting that the federal government should pay for the procedure on demand, has filed paperwork to run for retiring Sen. Henry Waxman's seat.
Sandra Fluke, who grabbed national headlines for campaigning in favor of full federal funding for birth control, said she's seriously considering a run for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Henry Waxman.
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AP Sources: 20-term California Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman to retire.
Rep. Henry Waxman, one of Congress' fiercest negotiators and a policy expert on everything from clean air to health care, will retire at the end of the year after four decades in the House.
Four members of the California delegation have decided to retire during the current Congress:
President Obama's top health official said Tuesday that 2014 marks a "new day in health care for millions of Americans," with more than 2 million people having enrolled in a private plan as of Saturday and nearly 4 million finding out they're eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program through the end of November.
President Obama is bringing a former top aide with deep ties to Congress back to the White House to help get his health care overhaul back on track after a bungled rollout.
In 2009, a House Republican amendment to the Affordable Care act would have codified into law that Americans who liked their plan could keep it, but the amendment was killed in committee by Democrats, National Review Online reports.
"Don't we have anything else to do?" said Rep. Henry Waxman, a California Democrat who is retiring.
Mr. Waxman announced earlier this year he is retiring after 30 years in Congress, and Mr. Dingell had been making some overtures about trying to recapture the committee post, but his decision to retire puts an end to that.