Once called a ‘lobbyist’s nightmare,’ Henry Waxman has retired from Congress and become … a lobbyist. Anthony Weiss points out all the absurdities.
Stepping down after nearly 40 years in Congress, Henry Waxman will also be leaving behind his unofficial title — dean of Jewish congressional Democrats.
When Rep. Henry Waxman retires this year, his 46-year career will end. It will also draw the curtain on a generation of Jewish politicians in Los Angeles.
Two prominent Southern California Democrats - a state senator and a former Los Angeles controller - have jumped into the race to fill a congressional seat being vacated by the retirement of veteran U.S. Representative Henry Waxman.
Democratic U.S. Representative Henry Waxman of California, a leading liberal who helped craft President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare overhaul, said on Thursday he will retire from Congress at the end of this year.
In its last days, the outgoing 111th Congress drew the battle lines for the next debate Democrats and Republicans will have about Israel.
It’s difficult to quantify whether Jews are in line to hold any sort of a record number of top positions in the Obama administration or the next Congress, but it’s clear that a large number of Jews stand to serve in key positions.