News and Updates

Former Congressman Henry Waxman’s Op-Ed in the Washington Post

Democrats shouldn’t impose litmus tests on health care.

Waxman Pressures Sustainability Commitments by Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods has announced a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and agricultural runoff pollution from grains grown for animal feed on two million acres of grain by 2020.

Bipartisan Deal Includes Important Step to Control Medicaid Drug Prices, But More Efforts Are Needed

Today, the Commonwealth Fund published a blog post on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which will have an impact on Medicaid drug prices.

Trump Budget’s Prescription Drug Proposals Could Lower Patients’ Costs and Federal Spending; Some Could Lower Drug Prices

The Trump administration laid out a package of proposals to lower drug costs in the president’s budget for fiscal year 2019.

Bipartisan Legislation, the CREATES Act, Tackles One Problem Driving High Drug Prices

The CREATES Act tackles one of the numerous problems driving high drug prices that Waxman Strategies described in their recent report.

 

Momentum Builds for Cargill and Bunge to End Deforestation for Large-Scale Agriculture

Sixty-one leading meat, dairy and soy companies and retailers announced today their support for the Cerrado Manifesto, a pledge to eliminate clearance of native vegetation in the Brazilian Cerrado for large-scale agriculture.

Mighty Earth Report Reveals Major Chocolate Companies Sourcing Chocolate Linked to Deforestation

Mighty Earth’s investigation finds that cocoa used in the chocolate produced by Mars, Nestle, Hershey’s and Godiva was grown illegally in protected areas.

Mighty Earth’s New Report Identifies Companies Responsible for Nationwide Water Pollution

Mighty Earth’s new investigation traces responsibility for a massive dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico to specific companies, notably Tyson Foods, America’s largest meat company.

Waxman Strategies Publishes New Report on Drug Pricing Drivers and Solutions

The report identifies the problems and drivers of high prescription drug prices as well as the many actions that can be taken to address them.

Waxman Op-Ed Warns GOP’s Rushed Healthcare Bill Compromises Children’s Lives

Henry highlights how the Republican healthcare bill would dismantle more than just Obamacare but gut a guarantee of healthcare for the poor.