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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

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October 21, 2011 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), founder of the Out of Iraq Caucus, issued the following statement in response to President Obama's announcement that all U.S. troops will be removed from Iraq by the end of this year:

July 29, 2011 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) joined her colleagues yesterday to call for a comprehensive effort to save the lives of millions of people affected by famine and drought in the Horn of Africa.  She made the following statement in the Congressional Record:


July 28, 2011 Floor Statement

Today on the House floor, Congresswoman Maxine Waters spoke out about the drought currently going on in the horn of Africa. Her thoughts on the current drought is below:

I rise to address the House for five minutes.


July 20, 2011 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) honored Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa, on the occasion of his 93rd birthday.  Nelson Mandela served 27 years in prison in South Africa for his opposition to the racist system of apartheid.  Following his release from prison in 1990, he negotiated an end to apartheid in South Africa.  He was elected President of South Africa in the country's first free, multi-racial, democratic elections and served in that position from 1994 to 1999.  Congresswoman Waters sent him the following birthday message:


May 10, 2011 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), a strong advocate for the Haitian people in the U.S. Congress, spoke today from the House floor in support of H.R. 1016 - Assessing Progress in Haiti Act. The bill later passed the House without opposition.

Below are the Congresswoman's remarks as prepared for delivery:

"I rise to support this bill to measure the progress of recovery efforts in Haiti following last year's devastating earthquake, and I thank my friend and colleague, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, for introducing this bill.

May 2, 2011 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) issued the following statement after President Obama announced late last night that Osama bin Laden was killed in a raid by U.S. military and intelligence personnel:

"The death of Osama bin Laden, almost a decade after he orchestrated the murder of 3,000 innocent American citizens and foreign nationals, is a significant milestone and a welcome development in our fight against al Qaeda.

April 4, 2011 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) issued the following statement today after Rev. Terry Jones' burning of the Quran sparked protests in Afghanistan over the weekend, killing civilians and United Nations personnel:

April 1, 2011 In The News
by Melissa Evans

Members of the South Bay's large Japanese community frantically tried to contact friends and relatives as news of the devastation from Friday's 8.9 earthquake unfolded.

Officials from Torrance and Gardena sent messages and called community members in their respective sister cities, Kashiwa and Ichikawa, trying to make sure they survived Japan's massive temblor and ensuing tsunami.

March 11, 2011 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who represents a district with a strong Japanese-American community, issued the following statement today after an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated northern Japan, leaving hundreds dead, thousands missing, and infrastructure decimated:

February 11, 2011 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) issued the following statement today, commemorating the 21st anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from Victor Verster Prison in South Africa:

"I'll never forget February 11, 1990, the day that Nelson Mandela walked out of the darkness of an unjust 27 year prison sentence, and into the light of a life with much more to accomplish for a nation on the verge of historic change.