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A look back at Rep. Henry Waxman's decades-long career in Congress




U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) speaks during a hearing before the Energy and Power Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee May 31, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was to examine the protection of the nation's electric grid from physical and cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities.
U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) speaks during a hearing before the Energy and Power Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee May 31, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was to examine the protection of the nation's electric grid from physical and cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities.
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After four decades on the hill, Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman has decided to call it quits.

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The 74-year-old is considered one of the most liberal members of Congress. For more on his lengthy career and today's announcement we're joined by KPCC's Washington correspondent Kitty Felde.