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Henry Waxman

Henry Arnold Waxman is an American politician who served as a U.S. representative from California from 1975 to 2015. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

His district included much of the western part of the city of Los Angeles, as well as West Hollywood, Santa Monica, and Beverly Hills, and was numbered the 24th district from 1975 to 1993, the 29th district from 1993 to 2003, and the 30th district from 2003 to 2013, changing because of redistricting after the 1990, 2000, and 2010 censuses. He now serves as chairman at Waxman Strategies, a D. C.-based communications and lobbying firm, working on health care, environmental, energy, technology, financial services, labor, and telecommunications issues. In addition, he serves as a Regent Lecturer for University of California, Los Angeles, and as an advisor and lecturer at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.Waxman was considered to be one of the most influential liberal members of Congress, and was instrumental in passing laws including the Infant Formula Act of 1980, the Orphan Drug Act of 1983, the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984, the Clean Air Act of 1990, the Ryan White CARE Act of 1990, the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996, the State Children's Health Insurance Program of 1997, the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. He served as Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform from 2007 to 2009, Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce from 2009 to 2011, and was the ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee from 2011 until 2015. On January 30, 2014, Waxman announced he would not seek re-election to a 21st term in 2014. State senator Ted Lieu defeated district attorney Elan Carr and author Marianne Williamson in the mid-term election on November 4, 2014, and succeeded Waxman on January 3, 2015.

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Some of their strengths

Henry Waxman has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Confident, Energetic, Extroverted, Intelligent, Adaptable, Responsible, and Practical.

Smart and Sophisticated

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Henry Waxman is someone who is a smart, sophisticated, and organized person who displays kindness and grace in every day interactions, and who also has a passionate soul. A person who looks for jobs that tend to reflect their identity.

Adventurous and Free

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Henry Waxman well know them as someone who can be talented, wayward and free, like a big river or the ocean.

Imaginative and Sentimental

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Henry Waxman as someone who is imaginative, sentimental, and in touch with emotions.

A person who has extremely good memory and analytical skills, likes to make sure that everyone gets along, enjoys all kinds of situations and people, has a talent for travel and languages, and who makes lifelong friends.

Wise and Deep

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Henry Waxman is someone who tends to have an internal innate wisdom, and who people tend to see as an "old soul".

They are also someone who is reflective, mysterious, and purposeful, who enjoys quiet and solo work, and who thrives in positions where there is no need to report to someone else.

Altruistic and Purposeful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Henry Waxman tends to be someone who has a desire to be of service to a higher calling and who is always trying to perfect things. Who can be practical and polished, reserved and methodical, and who tends to trust internal judgment before trusting anyone else at face value.

Some of Henry Waxman's challenges

While Henry Waxman has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Henry Waxman can be Irritable, Difficult, Perfectionist, Arrogant, Status-seeking, Moody, and Pleasure-seeking.

Difficult and Perfectionist

One of Henry Waxman's key challenges is that they are someone who can be difficult and too much of a perfectionist.

Irritable and Moody

Henry Waxman is someone who can be irritable and moody, have a tendency to experience self-doubt, be too secretive, can take too many risks, and who can have an extreme approach to managing personal finances.

Critical and Bossy

Finally, Henry Waxman also can be too focused on the small details of life, try to control whatever is happening, and be finicky and demanding.

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