Rep. Henry A. Waxman has a long record of legislative and oversight accomplishment. For forty years, he played a leading role in the enactment of major health, consumer protection, environmental, telecommunications, and good government laws. His work has been widely recognized. He has been called “liberalism’s legislative genius,” “one of the ablest members of the House,” and “one of the most accomplished legislators of our times.” He has a reputation as one of the most experienced practitioners of congressional oversight, earning accolades like “Mr. Oversight”, “The Democrat’s Eliot Ness”, and the “Scariest Guy in Town.” This report summarizes the legislative and oversight record of Rep. Waxman. It is a record of breadth, depth, and accomplishment.
The Affordable Care Act, passed into law in 2010, guarantees access to affordable health care, strengthens Medicare and Medicaid, and reduces the deficit.