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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.
Congresswoman Waters Marks the 20th Anniversary of the Passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Congresswoman Waters Announces $10.25 Million Federal Grant for Improvements to the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Metro Station
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Congresswoman Waters and Congressman Enyart Lead 126 Members Urging Robust Funding for TIGER Grants
She released the following statement:
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, criticized incoming Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for changing his mind about supporting the bank after backing it in the past.
House Democrats will launch a campaign Tuesday to re-authorize the Export-Import Bank even as incoming Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is discounting the measure's chance of success.
Authorization for the bank, which provides federal loans intended to boost U.S. exports, expires at the end of September. But Republicans aren't rushing to re-up the charter, saying the bank is ill equipped to carry out its duties.
Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, reiterated her strong support for the Export-Import Bank and the quick renewal of its charter.
Waters' comments come in reaction to remarks made by Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling during a speech today at the conservative Heritage Foundation, in which he once again expressed his longstanding opposition to the Bank.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) urged expansion of the TIGER program – a nationwide competitive grant program that creates jobs by funding investments in transportation infrastructure by states, local governments, and transit agencies like Metro in Los Angeles County – in a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations. A previous TIGER grant helped to accelerate the construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor, which will serve the Congresswoman's district.
At today's Financial Services Committee hearing with regulatory officials to discuss "government red tape," Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, applauded regulators for putting the financial system on more stable footing after the worst economic crisis in a generation, and criticized the majority for continuing to push an ideologically-driven agenda focused on deregulation.