Rep. Henry Waxman

Former Representative from California’s 33rd District, Democrat

Waxman, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 33rd congressional district from 2013 to 2014.

He was previously the representative for California's 30th congressional district (2003-2012); the representative for California's 29th congressional district (1993-2002); and the representative for California's 24th congressional district (1975-1992).



Our unique analysis of the bills Waxman sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Waxman is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2014 Statistics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Waxman for more statistics.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Waxman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (24%) Environmental Protection (18%) Science, Technology, Communications (18%) Health (18%) Energy (12%) Transportation and Public Works (12%)

Recent Bills

Some of Waxman’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Dec 2014, Waxman missed 2,263 of 24,107 roll call votes, which is 9.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. ProPublica has tracked 16 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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