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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, introduced the Integrated Transportation and Economic Development Act (H.R. 3740), prior to adjournment on October 9, 2015. This bill will amend the national goals of the Federal aid-highway program to include the improvement of road conditions in economically distressed urban communities. Ten Members of Congress joined the Congresswoman as original cosponsors, and four additional Members subsequently agreed to cosponsor the bill.
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers joined Friday to force a vote in the coming weeks to reopen the Export-Import Bank, whose charter expired this summer because of opposition from key congressional leaders.
The move is a victory for supporters of the 81-year-old bank, which helps U.S. companies export their goods.
But even if a reauthorization bill passes the House, expected as early as Oct. 26, its fate in the Senate remains unclear.
Still, House members who have been working to save the bank said Friday they were optimistic they would succeed.
Mounting job losses and a surprise political development are creating what may be another chance to revive a federal agency that fosters U.S. exports.
The shutdown of the Export-Import Bank on July 1, once expected to be short-lived, has been looking more like a permanent victory for conservative Republicans in the House who want to kill off the agency, even though a majority in Congress support it.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) applauded the House of Representative’s final approval of H.R. 720, the Gerardo Hernandez Airport Security Act. H.R.
LOS ANGELES – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, marked the 80th anniversary of the landmark Social Security Act. Signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935, the Social Security Act has provided economic stability and retirement security to millions of hard working Americans. The Congresswoman released the following statement:
LOS ANGELES -- Yesterday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and her fellow California Delegation Democrat colleague, Karen Bass, joined in sending a letter to the California State Senate President pro Tempore, Kevin de Leon and the Speaker of the California Assembly, Toni Atkins, urging them to support legislation that will impose a moratorium on the Ellis Act, a California law that is increasingly being abused to evict hundreds of veterans, elderly persons, and families.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee and Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease, marked the 50th anniversary of the creation of Medicare and Medicaid. President Lyndon Johnson signed into law legislation creating Medicare and Medicaid on July 30, 1965.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee and Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease, marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark Older Americans Act today. President Lyndon Johnson signed this important law on July 14, 1965. The Older Americans Act funds critical services that help keep older adults healthy and independent – services such as meals-on-wheels and other nutrition programs, in-home services, transportation, senior centers, elder abuse prevention, and caregiver suppo
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, commended the decision of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to grant her request to extend the public comment period on the FAA’s Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Southern California Metroplex (SoCal Metroplex) project. The public comment period on the Draft EA has been extended by 60 calendar days to September 8, 2015.
South Bay Rep. Maxine Waters said Friday that the public comment period for the proposed Southern California Metroplex to improve air traffic over Southern California should be increased from 30 to at least 90 days.