WASHINGTON (January 30, 2014) – Rep. Henry Waxman, D-CA., today announced he will retire after 40 years in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, made the following comment:
“For nearly two generations, Henry Waxman has been a stalwart champion for our environment and public health.
“In every battle, at every juncture, in every moment that mattered most, Rep. Waxman stood up for the air we breathe, the water we drink, the lands we love and the wildlife we cherish.
“He embodies public service of the highest order, and we are all the better for his work.
“We look forward to working with Rep. Waxman in new ways as he charts his future path.”
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