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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Economic Security



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September 8, 2011 Press Release

This evening, as the President speaks to the nation about his plan to create jobs, he must acknowledge the economic disaster in the African American community, whose unemployment rate hovers at roughly 16.7 percent, almost double that of the general population and equal to depression-era levels. He must then articulate how the plan he puts forth will target the communities with the highest rates of unemployment, including the African American community.

August 11, 2011 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters reacts to the recent False Claims Lawsuit filed against Education Management Corporation by the Department of Justice and 11 State Attorney Generals. Her statement on the recent filing is below:

August 11, 2011 Press Release

Congresswoman Waters (CA), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, today wrote two letters calling for action following Standard & Poor's (S&P) historic downgrade of U.S. government debt on Friday, August 5th. 


August 3, 2011 Press Release

Congresswoman Waters released the following statement after her vote in the House of Representatives yesterday against the Republican debt ceiling package (known as the Budget Control Act of 2011):


August 1, 2011 Floor Statement
Congresswoman Maxine Waters went to the House floor to speak against the "Budget Control Act" or 2011 Debt Ceiling Deal. Her remarks are below:

Mr. Speaker, I must congratulate the Tea Party for extorting the deal made in their image, and their image alone.  The cuts will be deep, they will be lasting, and they will weaken an already-depressed economy. 


What's clear is that the Tea Party is so ideologically driven to kill government that they're willing to kill the private sector, kill jobs, and kill growth in the process.


June 16, 2011 Press Release
Congresswoman Maxine Waters was invited to speak before the Drug Policy Alliance’s press conference on the 40th Anniversary of Nixon’s Declaration of a ‘War on Drugs’ today. Rep. Waters delivered the following remarks:
June 15, 2011 Floor Statement

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) joined more than 35 of her Democratic colleagues last night who spoke or submitted statements in the Congressional Record opposing Republican cuts to the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition program and other critical nutrition programs serving low-income Americans.  The cuts are included in H.R. 2112, the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2012.  The House is currently considering amendments to H.R.

May 26, 2011 Press Release

The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 1540, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, and includes an amendment authored by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.).

May 3, 2011 Committee Remark
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, delivered the following opening remarks during a mark up of seven different bills today. The Congresswoman also delivered many statements and amendments on the specific bills listed at the end of this release. Contact Sean Bartlett if you are interested in those additional materials.

"Thank you, Mr. Chairman.