Waxman Feeling Better’ After Fainting Spell

Posted July 2, 2009 at 10:00am

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) is reportedly feeling better after a fainting spell in his Los Angeles office on Tuesday that prompted him to check into the hospital.

In a statement released Wednesday night, Waxman spokeswoman Karen Lightfoot said the 69-year-old lawmaker is “feeling fine— and “in good spirits.—

Waxman checked into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for routine testing on Tuesday after the incident.

He had just wrapped up weeks of intense negotiations to help secure a squeaker of a victory on the climate change legislation that he co-authored. Waxman’s workload isn’t likely to ease much after Congress returns to work next week as he is also set to play a starring role in the upcoming health care debate.