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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Foreign Affairs

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December 14, 2016 Press Release

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:

 

July 7, 2016 Press Release

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.

January 1, 2016 Press Release

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.

November 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement today on the terrorist attacks in Paris, France:

October 6, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, sent a letter to Dr. Joanne Liu, International President of Doctors Without Borders, extending her deepest sympathies to the victims of the U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that killed 22 patients and staff within a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders.  The text of the letter follows:

 

Dear Dr. Liu:

 

October 5, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, expressing deep concern about Haiti’s 2015 elections and the impact they will have on Haiti’s future if the Haitian people do not perceive them to be credible. According to the State Department, Secretary Kerry will be visiting Haiti tomorrow.

 

August 14, 2015 Press Release

LOS ANGELESCongresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement in honor of the flag-raising ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba:

May 5, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Waters Celebrates Cinco de Mayo and Recognizes Contributions of Mexican Americans to Our Nation

 

May 5, 2015

 

Los Angeles, CA – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement today in celebration of Cinco de Mayo: 

 

April 16, 2015 Press Release

 

Congresswoman Waters Urges Action to Stop the Slaughter of Civilians by Boko Haram

 

April 16, 2015

 

April 6, 2015 Press Release

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:

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