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The North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Foundation has raised $100,000 in scholarship money for 2013.
The group announced the fundraising effort at its annual Education Scholarship Weekend held recently at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham.
"As a proud graduate of Fayetteville State University, I have witnessed the benefits of attending a Historically Black College, said state Rep. Garland Pierce of Wagram, who serves as president of the caucus.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement today on the House passage of the Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013 to end employee furloughs by the Federal Aviation Agency:
Today, Congresswoman Waters joined millions of Americans in marking the annual celebration of March as Women's History Month – a commemoration that has occurred in America since 1987.
Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman, and I thank Mr. Van Hollen for yielding me time.
Today I rise in strong opposition to the Republicans' budget, a budget that makes absurd claims to reducing the deficit by repealing crucial government authority to protect our economy. Lest we forget that Lehman Brothers' disorderly bankruptcy sparked the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued the following statement today regarding the upcoming March 1 sequester deadline:
"The clock is ticking and the deadline is quickly approaching to avert across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester, which is scheduled to take effect on Friday, March 1. The $85 billion in automatic spending cuts will have a devastating impact on families throughout the country, and will slow economic growth and job creation.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters released the following statement regarding the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) plans to end Saturday mail delivery:
"The announcement by Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to eliminate Saturday first-class mail delivery starting in August without support of Congress is an arbitrary decision. Our constituents will be disadvantaged by this loss, especially our businesses that depend on timely and reliable mail delivery in order to operate a successful business.
African-American leaders praised President Obama's second inaugural address for its bold, inclusive language about poverty, climate change and civil rights.
Obama, America's first black president, was inaugurated for a second term in an historic ceremony Monday. The occasion coincided with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, adding to its meaning, particularly for black leaders.
"We Democrats were pleased that we were able to protect the average American family in America. This was not difficult. We did not get everything. Yes we did kick [the can] down the road. There are spending cuts and some other things that have to be considered, but we did protect the American taxpayer and we made sure they didn't have a tax increase," Waters said on Jansing & Co.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) released the following statement on Tuesday night's passage of Senate Amendment H.R. 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012:
"I am pleased that we were able to reach an agreement that prevents tax hikes from rising on middle class families and ensures that the wealthy will pay their fair share to reduce the deficit. While this agreement is not perfect, it is a step in the right direction to protect families and grow the economy.