Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released new reports on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act in every congressional district in the country.  These reports provide the first picture of the impacts of the law in districts following the opening of the new health insurance marketplaces, the expansion of Medicaid, and the end of discrimination based on pre-existing health conditions.   They show that millions of Americans have already gained health insurance coverage because of the ACA and that tens of millions more are benefitting from the law’s reforms of Medicare and the private insurance market.  The reports also demonstrate how many Americans remain uninsured because of some states’ decisions to not accept the Medicaid expansion.

 

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Rep. Henry A. Waxman is the Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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Sep 18, 2014

Today, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Ranking Member of the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee, and Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, joined by other Democratic Committee members, introduced the Vehicle Safety Improvement Act (VSIA).  This legislation will establish several new important consumer protections to improve driver, passenger, and pedestrian safety.

Sep 18, 2014

Today, Rep. Paul D. Tonko, Ranking Member of the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee, and Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced legislation to reauthorize and increase funding for the drinking water state revolving fund (SRF) established by the 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).  H.R. 5534, the Assistance, Quality and Affordability Act of 2014 will increase assistance for states, water systems, and disadvantaged communities; encourage good financial and environmental management of water systems; and strengthen the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to enforce SDWA requirements.  

Sep 17, 2014

Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer today urged Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald to quickly respond to a General Accountability Office (GAO) report detailing widespread mismanagement of land-use agreements at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC).

Sep 16, 2014

Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Jeff Baran as a Commissioner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission:

Sep 16, 2014

Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette released the following statement today on the Committee Republicans’ report on the role of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the GM ignition switch recall:  

Sep 11, 2014

Today, Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, joined by 57 Democratic colleagues, sent a letter to the House Republican leadership urging them to ban polystyrene foam products in the House of Representatives cafeteria.