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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.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35) today celebrated National Clinicians HIV/AIDS Testing and Awareness Day and encouraged the nation's health care workers to be tested for HIV
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) delivered the following statement from the House floor yesterday, during debate on H.R. 1216, which eliminates guaranteed funding for the Teaching Health Center program. The Congresswoman joined her colleagues in the Congressional Progressive Caucus during a two hour-long mini-filibuster to expose the Republican plan to end Medicare as we know it:
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) offered an amendment today to H.R. 1213, a bill to repeal mandatory funding provided to the states to set up Health Benefit Exchanges as part of the historic health care reform law passed last year. Health Benefit Exchanges are marketplace-like entities required by the health care reform law where people can shop around for different health care options.
The one-year anniversary of the new health reform act will be marked today with celebratory success stories - and, for critics, renewed calls to appeal the landmark legislation.
A flurry of state and national groups have issued statements condemning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, warning of its cost and impact on free choice.
"Our health care system is too large and too complex to manage at the federal level," according to a statement by Health Care Compact Alliance, which advocates for state's rights.
"It has been one year since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, and what a difference a year makes!
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) entered the following statement into the Congressional Record today in opposition to amendment 267 offered by Rep. Steve King of Iowa (R), which would defund the Affordable Care Act passed in the last Congress. The amendment is part of H.R. 1 - Fiscal Year Continuing Appropriations Act for FY2011:
"I rise to oppose the King amendment.