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Washington, D.C. -- Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, issued a statement in response to the Trump Administration’s inconsistent statements on Syria, following the administration’s airstrikes against a Syrian airfield. Her statement follows:
Congresswoman Waters’ Statement in Memory of Haitian President René Préval
Washington D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters issued the following statement in response to the resignation of General Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced legislation demanding that congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election include a thorough review of any collusion between persons associated, formally or informally, with President Donald Trump and the Russian government. In a press conference announcing the legislation with other progressive Members of Congress, Congresswoman Waters delivered the following remarks:
Rep. Maxine Waters: Shame on You, Donald Trump!
January 28, 2017
Los Angeles, CA – Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s ban on immigrants from certain predominantly Muslim countries:
Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ Statement on ‘Russia Today’ Interference during C-SPAN Broadcast
January 12, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement today in response to the apparent terrorist attack in Berlin, Germany:
Congresswoman Waters’ Statement on the Nomination of Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State
December 14, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, condemned President-elect Trump’s nomination of Rex Tillerson to be our nation’s next Secretary of State. Her statement follows:
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee and a strong advocate for the Haitian people in the U.S.
LOS ANGELES – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement on recent terrorist attacks in Nigeria.
Congresswoman Waters’ statement follows:
“My heart goes out to the people of Nigeria after the recent malicious terrorist attacks that killed and injured many innocent people. These heinous attacks, once again, remind us of just how determined these extremist groups are to create fear, divisiveness and panic around the world.