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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Foreign Affairs

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October 20, 2014 Press Release


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.

October 2, 2014 Press Release

Congresswoman Waters Urges State Department to

Support the Rights of Peaceful Demonstrators in Haiti


October 2, 2014


October 2, 2014 Press Release

Congresswoman Waters Expresses Concern about Efforts to Illegally Arrest President Aristide in Haiti


September 12, 2014


September 12, 2014 Press Release

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.


July 18, 2014 Press Release

"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.

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:

May 9, 2014 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), a longtime advocate for international peace, justice and human rights, released the following statement condemning the April 15th kidnapping of some 270 female Nigerian students from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria:

"I am outraged by the abduction last month of some 270 innocent schoolgirls who were taken from their boarding school in Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria. My thoughts and prayers remain with these students and their families for their immediate safe return.

February 6, 2014 Press Release

Yesterday on Capitol Hill, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), a strong advocate for the Haitian people in the U.S. Congress, introduced a bipartisan resolution to honor the 210th anniversary of Haiti's independence (H.Res. 474) and presented a copy of the resolution to Haitian President Michel Martelly. President Martelly was in Washington, DC meeting with Members of Congress and President Obama. Haiti declared its independence from France on January 1, 1804, 210 years ago, following a revolt among African slaves against their French colonial masters.

January 16, 2014 Press Release

Today on Capitol Hill, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), the Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease, urged international efforts to address the global challenges of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, during a hearing in the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  The subject of the hearing was "A Report on the G-8 Dementia Summit."  The Congresswoman's remarks as prepared for delivery follow: