I have been a longtime advocate for quality, affordable health care for all Americans, and therefore I am a leader in the current effort to reform health care and health insurance.
More on Health Care
"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.
by Amanda Terkel
Despite campaigning on a platform of creating jobs and boosting the economy, some of the first pieces of legislation Republicans have taken up in the 112th Congress are measures that would restrict women's access to abortion and family planning services.
At a press conference ahead of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution hearing on H.R. 3, the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act" today, House Judiciary Democrats staunchly rejected Republicans' characterization of the bill as a federal funding measure. In their remarks, Judiciary Democrats, led by Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) entered the following statement into the Congressional Record today during floor debate on the Republican legislation to repeal health care reform.
"Thank you Mr. Speaker, and I thank the Judiciary Committee's Ranking Member, my friend Mr. Conyers, for yielding the time.
I'm proud to join my Democratic colleagues on the floor this afternoon to state our unequivocal stance against health care reform repeal.