PITTSBURGH, January 30, 2014 - American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding Rep. Henry Waxman's (D-Calif.) decision to retire at the end of this Congress:
"The person who said an ‘institution is the lengthened shadow of one man' probably had Rep. Henry Waxman in mind because few lawmakers on Capitol Hill have accomplished as much for so long as Rep. Waxman. While widely recognized for crafting health care laws designed to help America's most vulnerable citizens, Rep. Waxman always kept his focus on the best interests of all consumers when Congress debated new telecommunications policies or when the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice had a major media or telecom merger under review.
"All of us at ACA commend Rep. Waxman for his long and distinguished career in Congress, and we hope that his future is as bright and fulfilling as his time serving the American people in the House of Representatives."
About the American Cable Association: Based in Pittsburgh, the American Cable Association is a trade organization representing about 850 smaller and medium-sized, independent cable companies who provide broadband services for more than 7 million cable subscribers primarily located in rural and smaller suburban markets across America. Through active participation in the regulatory and legislative process in Washington, D.C., ACA's members work together to advance the interests of their customers and ensure the future competitiveness and viability of their business. For more information, visit http://www.americancable.org/
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