Waxman: Voters will vote out 'Keystone Kops' GOP next year

Waxman made his comments during debate on the House GOP's bill to extend the payroll tax holiday and unemployment insurance, which carried several provisions that Democrats opposed, including language requiring a faster decision on the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.

Later, Waxman introduced Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) as the future chairwoman of the House Energy & Commerce subcommittee on Communications and Technology.