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20-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman to retire

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 30, 2014 at 10:19 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman, a congressional force on clean air and expansion of Medicaid during his 20 terms, has decided to retire.

In a statement Thursday, the California lawmaker said he would not seek another term. In reflecting on his 40 years in the House, Waxman said he was filled with gratitude for the memories.

Waxman pushed for investigations into the tobacco industry and was instrumental in getting President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul completed.

Elected in 1974, he is one of the last of the post-Watergate class.

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JessePinkman says... January 30, 2014 at 10:39 a.m.

It's a start; now if we can get rid of 534 more

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Dontcallmenames says... January 30, 2014 at 10:47 a.m.

Unfortunately, the Land of Fruits and Nuts will just elect another liberal wacko like him to take his place.

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SurferDuuuude says... January 30, 2014 at 10:52 a.m.

At least he wasn't a career politician......

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