Campaign Finance Key Player:
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Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) is the ranking Democrat on the Government Reform and Oversight Committee, the House committee investigating campaign finance abuses.
He is neither a fan of the committee's chairman, Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.), nor of the investigation itself, which he said in July 1997 was in "complete disarray, and is facing a meltdown. ... It's time to end the House investigation and let the Senate do the job."
One of the most liberal Democrats in Congress, Waxman has been most visible recently in his opposition to the tobacco industry.
See Rep. Waxman's listing in our Congressional Guide.
Last updated July 24, 1997
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