Rockefeller Releases Statement on Rep. Henry Waxman

January 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV today released the following statement:

“Every day, Henry Waxman defines what it means to be a public servant.  His extraordinary intellect, passion for improving the health and well-being of every American, and unmatched legislative skills to achieve those goals, made our country better.  Because of him, the air we breathe is cleaner and millions more Americans have healthcare.  

“Henry held the powerful—whether in government or business— accountable for their actions through his aggressive oversight.  When I became Chairman of the Commerce Committee, I modeled my oversight work on his.  For thirty years, I have had the privilege of not only working with him, but also to call him a friend.  Henry’s presence in Congress will be greatly missed.  He is a national treasure.  I wish Henry and his family all the best.”

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