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Congresswoman Waters Applauds Passage of Veterans’ Health Bill
July 30, 2014
July 30, 2014 Congresswoman Waters Applauds Passage of Veterans’ Health Bill Washington, DC– Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) voted in favor of the Conference Report for the Veterans Access, Choice & Accountability Act of 2014 (H.R. 3230), which passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming, bipartisan vote of 420 to 5. “I am proud to support the Veterans Access, Choice & Accountability Act of 2014. This legislation will help to ensure that all of our nation’s veterans are able to re... More
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Congresswoman Waters and Congressman Enyart Lead 126 Members Urging Robust Funding for TIGER Grants
July 30, 2014
July 30, 2014 Congresswoman Waters and Congressman Enyart Lead 126 Members Urging Robust Funding for TIGER Grants Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) and Congressman William L. Enyart (IL-12) sent a letter expressing extreme disappointment in the drastic cuts to TIGER grant funding for fiscal year 2015 in the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations (T-HUD) bill. TIGER is a nationwide competitive grant program that creates jobs by funding in... More
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House passes bill to improve airport security in wake of LAX shooting
July 22, 2014
In the wake of November's deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, the House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to tighten security at the nation's airports. The measure, introduced by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), is named in honor of Gerardo Hernandez, the Transportation Security Administration screener who was shot to death Nov. 1 while on duty at LAX. After Hernandez was attacked, two other TSA officials and a schoolteacher were wounded as a gunman with an assault-style... More
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Congresswoman Waters Responds to Downing of Malaysian Jetliner
July 18, 2014
“I was devastated yesterday when I learned of the tragic destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over the Ukraine. I condemn this senseless act of violence, and I hope that the individuals responsible for shooting down this plane are swiftly brought to justice. “As a longtime leader in efforts to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, I was especially saddened to learn that many of the passengers were on their way to attend the 2014 International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. The death... More
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Congresswoman Maxine Waters Observes National Clinicians HIV/AIDS Testing and Awareness Day
July 17, 2014
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), a leading advocate in Congress for HIV/AIDS prevention, testing and treatment, introduced a resolution (H.Res. 673) in the House of Representatives today to honor National Clinicians HIV/AIDS Testing and Awareness Day and encourage the nation’s health care providers to promote HIV testing among their patients. The resolution was cosponsored by 17 Members of Congress. “National Clinicians HIV/AIDS Testing and Awareness Day is an excellent opportunity to highlig... More
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