A powerful House Democrat, Waxman co-authored the comprehensive climate change bill that squeaked through the House in 2009 but died in the Senate. He also was integral in moving President Obama’s healthcare reform bill.
Waxman fights off independent opponent
Waxman has served California since 1975, but was slotted into the recently redrawn 33rd Congressional District this year. While Waxman retained a portion of his former West Los Angeles district, the realignment also put him in unfamiliar turf to the south.