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Today, House Republicans voted for the 31st time to repeal or defund the Affordable Care Act. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) voted against the Republicans' repeal bill, after making the following statement on the floor of the House of Representatives during last night's debate:
Washington – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) released the following statement in response to the decision of the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act:
"American families have won a great victory today!"
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) delivered the following statement from the House floor yesterday, during debate on H.R. 1173, House Republicans’ bill to repeal the CLASS Act, a long-term care program that was established by the Affordable Care Act. The Congresswoman joined her colleagues in the Congressional Progressive Caucus during a mini-filibuster to expose Republican efforts to dismantle health care reform:
Last Friday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) reintroduced the Minority Diabetes Initiative Act (H.R. 2799). This bill will establish an initiative to provide grants to physicians and community?based organizations for diabetes prevention, care, and treatment programs in minority communities.
Below is Congresswoman Maxine Waters' statement regarding Domestic Violence Awareness Month:
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) announced that today marks the 46th anniversary of the day that the Medicare program was enacted. President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law on July 30, 1965.
"I am proud of the creation of Medicare," said Congresswoman Waters. "Medicare was one of the most important achievements of the Democratic Party, and I will always vote to protect it."
Mr. Speaker, I must congratulate the Tea Party for extorting the deal made in their image, and their image alone. The cuts will be deep, they will be lasting, and they will weaken an already-depressed economy.
What's clear is that the Tea Party is so ideologically driven to kill government that they're willing to kill the private sector, kill jobs, and kill growth in the process.