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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Economic Stimulus and Job Creation

Immediately after taking office earlier this year, President Obama worked with Congress to put together a bold response to the economic challenges and hardship that Americans have been facing.

The stimulus package, known formally as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, has already made a difference, helping to jumpstart our economy while also making important investments – in education, health care, clean energy, new technology, infrastructure and transportation – that will continue to pay off well into the future.

I remain concerned about the high level of unemployment in California and nationally and will continue my efforts to help put more Americans back to work.  Although we have a way to go, there are signs that the economy is indeed rebounding and job losses are slowing.  Economists credit the stimulus package for preventing a more severe crisis and even higher unemployment.

Funding in the stimulus package has prevented layoffs of many nurses, police officers, firefighters and teachers, enabling them to continue both to provide for their families and serve our communities.  In addition, the stimulus has created jobs for workers constructing and repairing vital infrastructure and transportation projects.

More on Economic Stimulus and Job Creation

September 11, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Waters Fights for LA County Infrastructure Funding in House Spending Package

Offers Amendments to Increase Transportation Funding, which Republicans Refused to Make in Order

April 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of House Financial Services Committee, urged expansion of the TIGER transportation program in a letter dated April 4th to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations.

December 15, 2015 Press Release

 

LOS ANGELES - Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of Committee on Financial Services, and Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-33) delivered remarks at the 14th Annual State of the Region event sponsored by the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce on Monday, December 14th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance-South Bay in Torrance. Congresswoman Waters and Congressman Lieu were invited by the Chamber to give updates about the legislation and economic development opportunity affecting the South Bay region.

October 9, 2015 In The News

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.

September 29, 2015 In The News

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.

August 13, 2015 Press Release

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:

 

April 1, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Waters Leads 146 Members of Congress Seeking Expansion of TIGER Transportation Funding


April 1, 2015

 

March 18, 2015 Press Release

Waters Leads Crusade to Close Nation's Widening Wealth Gap

 

Senior Democrat Challenges Congress to Tackle National Crisis Head on with Resolution to Address Wealth Gap

 

February 3, 2015 Press Release

Waters Statement on the President's Budget Request

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the release of President Obama's fiscal year 2016 budget request, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, and member of the Democratic Steering & Policy Committee, applauded the President for including a number of important spending increases for HIV/AIDS programs, Alzheimer's research and for the government agencies that are charged with policing Wall Street.

September 16, 2014 Press Release

 

Congresswoman Waters Marks the 20th Anniversary of the Passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

 

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