Former Rep. Waxman lobbying for T-Mobile

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Former Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) is now a registered lobbyist for T-Mobile and four other groups. 

The former ranking Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee will lobby for the mobile phone company on laws and regulations related to the wireless industry as well as the Federal Communications Commission’s upcoming incentive auction, according to disclosures filed last week. 

He also registered to lobby for four other groups related to the healthcare industry and service employees, including 340B Health, the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, the California State Council of Service Employees and the National Association of Community Health Centers.

The registrations came through Waxman Strategies, where he serves as chairman. His son, Michael Waxman, is also listed on the lobbying registration disclosures. 

The former Democratic lawmaker, who retired last year after serving 40 years in Congress, is barred from lobbying his former colleagues in the House for one year after retirement. He is able, however, to lobby the executive branch and the Senate. 

He joined his son’s firm in February to work on issues related to healthcare, the environment, energy, technology and telecommunications. The firm told The Hill at the time that most of its previous work was behind the scenes. Last week’s disclosures are the first time the firm has formally registered to lobby for clients.