U.S. Representative Henry Waxman, a California Democrat who helped craft and pass President Barack Obama’s 2010 health-care law, has decided not to seek a 21st term this year, he said in a statement today.
In the sanctuary above an herbal tonic bar, before a seated Buddha and a pair of mandalas, 48 volunteers for congressional candidate Marianne Williamson close their eyes and meditate as Annelise Balfour, the manager and head facilitator of the Source Spiritual Center, intones a welcome prayer.
U.S. House Democrats failed to win Republican support needed for legislation giving regulators temporary authority over how companies led by Comcast Corp. and AT&T Inc . provide Web service, Representative Henry Waxman said.
The Obama administration told Congress two days ago that the federal government’s health insurance enrollment system has never been hacked, countering Republican claims that users’ information might be at risk.