Another Political Earthquake in LA

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On KCRW's Press Play with Madeline Brand today, Los Angeles Democrat Henry Waxman listed some of his proudest achievements in Congress: investigations, reports and legislation to protect consumers, the air and the water, help control HIV and make healthcare available to seniors and children. In 1994, he chaired the committee when the CEO's of major cigarette companies famously claimed their product was not addictive. Waxman is known for aggressive interrogations in public. Today, after 40 years in Washington, Waxman announced that he won't stand for re-election.

Credits

Guests:
Henry Waxman - Waxman Strategies - @WaxmanClimate, Harold Meyerson - Editor, The American Prospect; and Columnist - @haroldmeyerson, Allan Hoffenblum - (1940-2015) - @WeHoGOP, Raphael Sonenshein - California State University, Los Angeles - @SonensheinPBI

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis, Andrea Brody