No One Wants to Be in Congress Anymore

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA)
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Joining more than 30 outgoing members of the House, Democrat Henry Waxman of California will retire at the end of the year after twenty terms. “It’s been frustrating because of the extremism of Tea Party Republicans,” said Waxman, a 40-year veteran instrumental in writing the Affordable Care Act. “Nothing seems to be happening.” Although he probably shouldn’t give Obama any ideas.

Henry Waxman Giving Up on Congress