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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

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July 30, 2014 Press Release

July 30, 2014


Congresswoman Waters and Congressman Enyart Lead 126 Members Urging Robust Funding for TIGER Grants


July 22, 2014 In The News
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.

July 8, 2014 In The News
America's second largest city has seen tremendous change since the signing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, but the fight for economic equality and racial parity are far from over, local civic and political leaders say.

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, a longtime activist and Los Angeles resident since the early 1960s, has seen most of that change — both good and bad. Despite the changes, she says, the struggle continues.

June 24, 2014 In The News
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed its first congressional hurdle 50 years ago this week

Fifty years ago today, the U.S. Senate adopted the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination based on race, gender, religion and national origin.

The 73-27 vote on June 19, 1964, after 83 days of Senate debate, was a watershed moment followed quickly by the act's approval in the House of Representatives and President Lyndon Johnson signing it into law on July 2 of that year.

June 12, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) applauded the Homeland Security Committee's approval of H.R.
June 10, 2014 Press Release
Last night, on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) spoke in opposition to the Republican Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015. The bill cuts to historic lows some key housing and transportation initiatives, including the TIGER program, which facilitated the construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor.

Full text of the Congresswoman's remark are below:

May 9, 2014 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) today announced the appointment of Twaun Samuel as her new Chief of Staff.  Mr. Samuel has held several positions throughout his five years of service on Rep. Waters' staff, most recently as Senior Counsel and Legal Fellow/Intern Coordinator on the House Financial Services Committee, of which Waters is the Ranking Member. In Waters' personal office, Samuel served as Legal Fellow, Legislative Assistant and Legislative Counsel.

May 7, 2014 Press Release

 Student, teachers and parents from across California's 43rd Congressional District joined Congresswoman Maxine Waters at the Lawndale Community Center on Friday, May 2, where she announced this year's Congressional Art Competition winners. An independent panel of art instructors and professional artists volunteered their time and expertise to choose four winners from 41 entries, the largest number of submissions ever received.

May 5, 2014 Press Release

At the Hawthorne Memorial Center, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, welcomed approximately 250 women entrepreneurs and business owners to her "Women in Business Roundtable" on Friday, April 25.  Experts from Federal, state and local agencies and the private sector were present to provide attendees with valuable information to help their entrepreneurial dreams become a reality. This was the second roundtable held by Congresswoman Waters following a successful gathering in another 43rd district city.

May 5, 2014 In The News
Rep. Maxine Waters (D- Los Angeles) and a panel of constitutional law experts engaged in spirited debate with students last Thursday during a Loyola Marymount University forum weighing the need for domestic electronic surveillance against citizens' rights to privacy.
The panel, moderated by Waters, represented a diversity of viewpoints on the ethics and effectiveness of National Security Administration spying at home and abroad.