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June 20, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement honoring local small businesses as part of the 50th Annual National Small Business Week, which was declared by President Obama to be the week of June 16-22, 2013. National Small Business Week was first recognized fifty years ago by President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

May 7, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) hosted an exporter forum for small businesses on Friday, May 3 in Hawthorne, Calif. More than 75 representatives from local companies attended the event, which focused on how American companies can gain a competitive edge when exporting their products overseas. The forum was held in collaboration with Fred P. Hochberg, chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im). Ex-Im Bank is an independent federal agency that helps create and maintain U.S. jobs by filling gaps in private export financing at no cost to American taxpayers.

March 20, 2013 Floor Statement
Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters spoke on the House floor in opposition to the 2014 Republican Budget. Her remarks are below:

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.

March 19, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) hosted "Women in Business: A Small Business Expo" on Tuesday, March 26 at the Lawndale Community Center.  The event drew a standing-room-only crowd and provided information and resources to small business owners and interested entrepreneurs.

March 13, 2013 Press Release
Today on Capitol Hill, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) reintroduced the TIGER Grants for Job Creation Act.  This bill will provide an emergency supplemental appropriation of one billion dollars over the next two years for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program, which creates jobs by funding investments in transportation infrastructure. The funding will be exempt from sequestration.  The bill is cosponsored by 60 of Congresswoman Waters' colleagues.
March 13, 2013 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today at a press conference on Capitol Hill, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) endorsed the Back to Work Budget, which was introduced by the Congressional Progressive Caucus and which creates jobs by increasing investments in infrastructure. Congresswoman Waters also simultaneously reintroduced her bill, the TIGER Grants for Job Creation Act, which provides one billion over two years in emergency appropriations for transportation infrastructure. The following are her remarks as prepared for delivery:


March 8, 2013 In The News

A senior House Democrat is seeking support for legislation that would pump more money into the Transportation Department's popular TIGER grant program.

Maxine Waters of California has sent a letter to colleagues, trying to find cosponsors for a bill that would restore cuts to the grant program for infrastructure projects with national or regional significance, which funds road, bridge, transit and airport projects of regional and national interest.

February 21, 2013 Press Release

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.

February 12, 2013 Press Release

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.

January 11, 2013 Committee Remark

The following remarks were made by Congresswoman Waters during a joint subcommittee hearing on the implementation of the JOBS Act. The hearing included members of the House Financial Services Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee.

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding a hearing this morning on the important issue of implementation of the JOBS Act.