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Looking Ahead to Future Health Challenges by Looking Back with Congressman Henry Waxman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (OCTOBER 22, 2014)

 

Looking Ahead to Future Health Challenges by Looking Back

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Susan Kim (sck3@law.georgetown.edu)

Congressman Henry Waxman announced earlier this year that he will retire from Congress at the end of this term. He has represented his district in California for four decades and has been at the forefront of virtually all major health legislation enacted during this time. A champion of low-income health coverage and a stalwart defender of the Medicaid program, one of the first national leaders to focus on and get resources to respond to the HIV/AIDS crisis, a leading voice on tobacco control, a force behind major food and drug legislation...the list goes on and on.

The O'Neill Institute Colloquium on National and Global Health Law is honored and pleased to host one of our great living Americans for his reflections on past successes and set-backs as we look ahead to the major health challenges facing the country and the world. This session will feature a conversation with Georgetown Law Professor Tim Westmoreland, one of Mr. Waxman's longest serving congressional staff members, in a look back as a way to help understand and tackle emerging and ongoing issues for the Congress and the Nation.