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.
President Barack Obama’s top adviser on climate change previewed tightly held power-plant emissions rules for a handful of senior U.S. House Democrats, signaling the high stakes of the regulation for Obama’s legacy.
President Barack Obama will propose a two-tiered regulation limiting U.S. carbon emissions from power plants while giving states broad leeway in how to achieve the cuts, according to people familiar with the proposal.
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.