More on 43rd District
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) will host a Women in Business Roundtable on Friday, April 25 from 8am -11am. The second annual roundtable will take place at the Hawthorne Memorial Center, and is designed to provide small business owners and entrepreneurs interested in starting a small business with the necessary tips and tools to help their business succeed.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) drew a standing-room-only crowd for an Emergency Preparedness Workshop held at the George Nakano Theater in Torrance on Saturday, April 12. The event was designed to increase disaster awareness and preparedness planning for constituents, their families and neighborhoods. Experts from federal, state and local government were on hand to answer questions and help people get prepared in the event of a man-made or natural disaster.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters' office is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. This annual competition celebrates the artistic spirit of high school students across the nation, offering them an opportunity to showcase their talent and compete to have their artwork displayed in the United States Capitol for a full year. Interested student artists must reside or attend a high school in the 43rd Congressional District to compete. This year's submission deadline is Monday, April 25, 2014 at 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement today in wake of the tragic bus crash in Northern California which involved Los Angeles-area students:
"I extend my deepest condolences and prayers to the families, friends and loved ones of the victims from yesterday's horrific bus crash in Orland, about 100 miles north of Sacramento. I wish those injured a speedy recovery.
Are you a high school student with artistic talent?
Rep. Maxine Waters is seeking submissions for the annual Congressional Art Competition. Winners will have their art displayed in the United States Capitol building for one year.
To win the competition in Waters' district, contestants must either live in or go to school in the 43rd Congressional District, which includes Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita and the eastern portion of Torrance.
A group of Los Angeles International Airport baggage handlers arrested last week for allegedly stealing electronics, jewelry and other items from checked luggage were hired by several different companies but had each passed multiple background checks, according to airport officials.
A joint task force of Los Angeles and airport police arrested six baggage handlers on March 27. Fourteen others were detained by investigators, who served 25 search warrants at suspects' homes, LAX Assistant Police Chief Michael Hyams said.
The debate over the presence of armed police officers at airport passenger screening areas continued Friday as lawmakers met at Los Angeles International Airport to take a fresh look at November's deadly shooting and the steps airport and federal officials have taken in its wake.
More than four months after a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport left one TSA agent dead, others wounded and passengers terrified, a congressional hearing was held Friday to review recommendations for security improvements at LAX.
An LAPD officer and her K-9 leave after making a sweep of the re-opened Terminal 3 on Nov. 2, 2013, a day after a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. (Credit: Getty Images)
The congresswoman whose district includes Los Angeles International Airport says the Transportation Security Administration's recommendations to improve security are a good first step in addressing concerns after a deadly shooting last year.
Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters says the TSA's recommendation for armed law enforcement to be stationed at screening checkpoints during peak hours addresses a concern about the airport's security protocols that she identified last year.
Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) called for security problems at LAX to be fixed immediately and urged that police officers be stationed at airport passenger screening checkpoints.