The Waxman Report: How Congress Really Works

The Waxman Report: How Congress Really Works


At a time whilst the most sweeping nationwide projects in many years are being debated, Congressman Henry Waxman deals a desirable within account of ways Congress rather works via describing the subtleties and complexities of the legislative method.

For 4 many years, Waxman has taken visionary and principled positions on the most important matters and been a driver for switch. due to laws he helped champion, our air is purifier, our meals is more secure, and our remedy larger. because of his paintings as a most sensible watchdog in Congress, the most important steps were taken to cut down abuses on Wall road, to halt wasteful spending in Iraq, and to prohibit steroids from significant League Baseball. Few legislators can fit his accomplishments or his insights on how strong paintings will get performed in Washington.

In this ebook, Waxman gives readers a unprecedented glimpse into how this is often achieved-the method, the maneuvering, the behind-the-scenes bargains. He exhibits how the issues we take with no consideration (clear information regarding tobacco's harmfulness, exact dietary labeling, very important medications that experience stored numerous lives) began humbly-derided by way of immense company pursuits as very unlikely or maybe harmful. occasionally, the main dramatic breakthroughs happen via small twists of destiny or the main slim vote casting margin. Waxman's tales are astounding simply because they illustrate that whereas government's development could seem glacial, a lot is occurring, and small battles waged over years can yield nice effects.

At a second while loads has been written approximately what is wrong with Congress-the grid­lock, the partisanship, the effect of curiosity groups-Henry Waxman bargains subtle, concrete examples of ways govern­ment can (and should still) paintings.

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