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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

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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:

December 6, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement after learning of the death of Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa and international civil rights icon. He was 95 years old.

"I am deeply saddened by the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela. Today, the people of South Africa have lost a leader and the world has lost an icon. His death is a loss to his family, to the country of South Africa and to the world.

November 21, 2013 Press Release

Today on Capitol Hill, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), the Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease, submitted a statement urging international action 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 "The Global Challenge of Alzheimer's: The G-8 Dementia Summit and Beyond."

The Congresswoman's statement follows:

November 12, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement regarding the tragedy in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan:

"My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the survivors affected by Typhoon Haiyan and for those in my congressional district who have families and loved ones in the Philippines. I stand ready and willing to assist our government's response to alleviate the suffering of the Filipino people.

October 10, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), a strong advocate for the Haitian people in the U.S. Congress, reiterated her support for free, fair, and timely elections in Haiti during a hearing yesterday, in the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, entitled "Haiti: Is U.S. Aid Effective?"  She addressed her comments to Thomas C. Adams, Haiti Special Coordinator for the U.S. State Department, who was testifying at the hearing. 

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