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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Iraq, Afghanistan & National Security

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September 11, 2014 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement today on the thirteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001:

"It has been thirteen years to the day since an unfathomable act of violence took the lives of nearly 3,000 innocent Americans. Every year, we honor the thousands lost in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, though we remember them every day.

July 22, 2014 Press Release
Following the United States Senate's passage of legislation to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act for seven years, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, praised the chamber's action, and its strong bipartisan vote of 93-4. Over the past several weeks, Waters has been engaged in productive discussions with Democrats, Republicans and President Obama on the importance of renewing the program.

She released the following statement:

June 18, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), founder of the former Congressional Out of Iraq Caucus, issued the following statement in response to the ongoing situation in Iraq:

June 10, 2014 Press Release
Last night, on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) spoke in opposition to the Republican Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015. The bill cuts to historic lows some key housing and transportation initiatives, including the TIGER program, which facilitated the construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor.

Full text of the Congresswoman's remark are below:

May 5, 2014 In The News
Rep. Maxine Waters (D- Los Angeles) and a panel of constitutional law experts engaged in spirited debate with students last Thursday during a Loyola Marymount University forum weighing the need for domestic electronic surveillance against citizens' rights to privacy.
 
The panel, moderated by Waters, represented a diversity of viewpoints on the ethics and effectiveness of National Security Administration spying at home and abroad.
 
April 30, 2014 In The News
Rep. Maxine Waters (D- Los Angeles), who last year pushed legislation to limit the U.S. National Security Agency's ability to collect electronic data on American citizens, will moderate a public forum about domestic spying tonight on the Loyola Marymount University campus.

Panelists include ACLU legislative counsel Gabe Rottman, John C. Eastman of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence and "Dragnet Nation" author Julia Angwin, a ProPublica reporter.

November 12, 2013 Press Release

On Veterans Day, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) will attend several veterans events throughout her district today, including speaking at the U.S. VETS Los Angeles Breakfast in Inglewood and the City of Gardena Annual Veterans Day Service. Congresswoman Waters was recently honored by U.S. VETS with the inaugural Judge Harry Pregerson Public Service Award for her contributions to the veterans' community.

October 24, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) was awarded the inaugural Judge Harry Pregerson Public Service Award by U.S. VETS on Thursday, Oct. 17th. This award honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the veterans' community and whose accomplishments can be viewed as models of public service within and outside the work environment. The award was presented to Congresswoman Waters at the U.S.VETS Annual Dinner in Los Angeles.

September 11, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement on the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001:

September 4, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement on her position on the United States response to the Syrian regime use of chemical weapons:

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