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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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Waters Pushes to Increase Consumer and Investor Protections
July 14, 2014
As the House of Representatives considers the harmful Republican financial services and general government funding proposal, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee, offered three amendments designed to provide adequate resources to our financial regulators. The amendments build off concerns raised by Waters last week, when she criticized Republicans for attempting to use an appropriations measure to make controversial legislative changes that wou... More
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Waters Lauds Senate Passage of TRIA Renewal
July 14, 2014
Following the United States Senate’s passage of legislation to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act for seven years, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, praised the chamber’s action, and its strong bipartisan vote of 93-4. Over the past several weeks, Waters has been engaged in productive discussions with Democrats, Republicans and President Obama on the importance of renewing the program. She released the following statement: “Once again, t... More
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