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'End of an era': Washington reacts to Rep. Henry Waxman's retirement
'End of an era': Washington reacts to Rep. Henry Waxman's retirement

WASHINGTON – "One of the giants of Congress." "A tough partisan, but above all, an institutionalist." "End of an era." Those were among the reactions Thursday to the announcement by Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) that he would be retiring from Congress after 40 years. Tributes came from environmental and health groups, whose causes Waxman championed, and Democratic allies and Republican adversaries. "He was a tough partisan, but above all, an institutionalist who was in politics for all the right reasons," said former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), who served with Waxman on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. "Few...

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