Waxman hospitalized, ‘feeling better’


The Washington Post and other media outlets are reporting that Jewish Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman (Calif.) was taken to a California hospital after not feeling well Tuesday night, but he’s doing better now:

Rep.  Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) was taken to a Los Angeles hospital last night for "routine testing" after he was not feeling well, according to his office.

Waxman, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, had just ushered a historic climate change legislation to a narrow victory Friday. His office told the Associated Press that he was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he is "feeling much better now."

Waxman, who won the chairmanship of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee last November, was key in steering climate change legislation through the House and will be a crucial part of the health care reform debate as well. He’s also the dean of the Jewish caucus in the House.

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