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January 4, 2013 In The News
Anti-tax hike crusader Grover Norquist is slamming Rep. Peter King, saying he hopes "his wife understands that commitments last a little longer than two years" after the New York lawmaker said the no-taxes pledge is binding for only one session of Congress.
"The pledge is not for life, but everybody who signed the pledge including Peter King, and tried to weasel out of it, shame on him," Norquist said on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" on Monday, adding, "I hope his wife understands that commitments last a little longer than two years or something."
January 3, 2013 In The News
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said the fiscal cliff deal isn't perfect, but it was a win for the American taxpayer.
"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.
August 3, 2012 In The News

Washington Post

Robert Schmidt and Michael J. MooreAug 03, 2012 12:00 am ET

Aug. 3 (Bloomberg) -- The trading losses at Knight Capital Group Inc. renewed pressure on Washington regulators to prove they are equipped to protect investors in markets that are increasingly computerized and fragmented.

August 3, 2012 In The News
Whitney Kisling, ©2012 Bloomberg News
Published 01:28 p.m., Thursday, August 2, 2012

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July 25, 2012 In The News

By Suzanne Barlyn

July 25 | Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:22pm EDT

(Reuters) - U.S. House lawmakers on Wednesday introduced legislation that would require certain investment advisers pay fees to help fund adviser examinations conducted by regulators.

June 20, 2012 Press Release

Today on Capitol Hill, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) introduced 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 bill is cosponsored by 36 of her colleagues.

May 30, 2012 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) congratulated Hawthorne based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) on the successful launch and subsequent rendezvous of their Dragon spacecraft with the International Space Station.

February 8, 2012 Press Release

Yesterday, Rep. Waters introduced H.R. 3916, the Protecting Post Offices Act, which would reduce the operating costs of the US Postal Service to provide continued service in urban and rural communities and save 28,000 American jobs. She is joined by American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO in support of this much needed legislation to stabilize the US Postal Service.