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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.
Waters Statement on the Terrorist Attack in France
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters released the following statement today on the terrorist attack against the Charlie Hebdo magazine office in Paris, France:
Congresswoman Waters Welcomes the President's New Course on Cuba
Washington, D.C. -- Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued a statement congratulating the President for his announcement of historic steps to chart a new course in U.S. relations with Cuba. Her statement follows:
Waters Calls for Review of Ebola Protocols at LAX
LOS ANGELES, CA – Citing concerns from airport police officers, flight attendants, nurses and many others, a senior congresswoman representing Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has called for a meeting to review the current procedures being undertaken to screen passengers for – and respond to – a potential incident involving the Ebola virus.
Congresswoman Waters Urges State Department to
Support the Rights of Peaceful Demonstrators in Haiti
October 2, 2014
Congresswoman Waters Expresses Concern about Efforts to Illegally Arrest President Aristide in Haiti
September 12, 2014
September 12, 2014
Waters Salutes Women in Service
Washington, D.C. – Just one day after the 13th anniversary of the tragic September 11 attacks on our nation, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) paid tribute to women who bravely serve our nation as members of the military, law enforcement, fire departments, first responders, USO and the American Red Cross.
"I was devastated yesterday when I learned of the tragic destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over the Ukraine. I condemn this senseless act of violence, and I hope that the individuals responsible for shooting down this plane are swiftly brought to justice.