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Congresswoman Waters’ Statement in Memory of Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement in memory of the former President of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings, who died on November 12, 2020, at the age of 73.
“My deepest sympathies are extended to the people of Ghana upon the death of former President Jerry Rawlings.
Waters Mourns the Passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
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.
Congresswoman Waters Urges Action to Stop the Slaughter of Civilians by Boko Haram
April 16, 2015
Congresswoman Waters Condemns al-Shabab Attack at Kenyan University
Washington, DC- Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued the following statement in response to the mass shooting perpetrated by al-Shabab militants at Garissa University College in northeastern Kenya:
Waters Commemorates 25th Anniversary of Nelson Mandela's Release from Prison
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of Financial Services Committee, released the following statement today, commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from Victor Verster Prison in South Africa.
Congresswoman Waters Urges President Obama to Take Action to Stop the Slaughter of Civilians by Boko Haram
Compares the Situation in Nigeria to the Rwandan Genocide
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of House Financial Services Committee, sent a letter to President Obama yesterday urging him to take immediate action to stop the slaughter of civilians in Nigeria by Boko Haram. The text of the letter follows:
Waters Statement on the Large Number of Nigerians Slaughtered in Baga by Boko Haram
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters issued the following statement today on the terrorist attacks in Baga, Borno of Nigeria by terrorist organization Boko Haram. Up to possibly 2,000 civilians were murdered over several days of violent attacks: