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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:
Leading Democratic Lawmakers Condemn GOP Letter to Iran
Waters leads coalition expressing "concern and disappointment" with Senators' interference in international negotiations
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:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of House Financial Services Committee, welcomed Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller at a reception on Capitol Hill hosted by Congresswoman Waters, Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman, Congressman G.K. Butterfield and New York Congresswoman, Yvette Clarke.
Congresswoman Waters Commends the President for Calling for End to Embargo on Cuba in SOTU
Washington, D.C. -- Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued a statement commending President Obama for outlining his new policy towards Cuba and calling for an end to the embargo on Cuba in his January 20th State of the Union (SOTU) address. The new policy towards Cuba was announced by the Administration on December 17, 2014. The Congresswoman's statement follows:
Congresswoman Waters Congratulates the Administration for Issuing Regulations Implementing the President's New Policy towards Cuba
Washington, D.C. -- Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued a statement congratulating the Administration for quickly issuing new regulations following the President's December 17, 2014, announcement of a new policy towards Cuba. Her statement 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:
Waters Statement on the 5th Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters released a statement today on the fifth anniversary of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Following the earthquake, Rep. Waters led the efforts in Congress to ensure the cancellation of Haiti's international debts and support free and fair elections. She also worked with her colleagues to address the cholera epidemic and provide oversight of the earthquake recovery funding.