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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

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December 10, 2015 Press Release

 

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, introduced the Minority Diabetes Initiative Act (H.R. 4209). 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. The bill is supported by 42 of the Congresswoman’s congressional colleagues.

November 30, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, urged her congressional colleagues to cosponsor the Minority Diabetes Initiative Act, in honor of National Diabetes Month, which is celebrated in November. 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.

April 1, 2015 Press Release

 

Congresswoman Waters Commemorates Minority Health Month

 

April 1, 2015

 

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement in recognition of Minority Health Month:

April 1, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Waters Seeks Robust Funding for Domestic HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Programs in Fiscal Year 2016

 

Leads 66 Members of Congress Seeking Increased Minority AIDS Initiative Funding

 

April 1, 2015

 

February 6, 2015 Press Release

 

 

In Honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Waters Reintroduces the Stop AIDS in Prison Act

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of House Financial Services Committee, reintroduced the Stop AIDS in Prison Act yesterday in honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which will be celebrated tomorrow, February 7th. The bill is now H.R. 768 and has 23 original cosponsors.

 

July 30, 2014 Press Release

 

July 30, 2014

 

Congresswoman Waters Applauds Passage of Veterans' Health Bill

 

Washington, DC– Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) voted in favor of the Conference Report for the Veterans Access, Choice & Accountability Act of 2014 (H.R. 3230), which passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming, bipartisan vote of 420 to 5. 

 

March 26, 2014 In The News

Family, friends and dignitaries paid their final respects to Ovarie "OV" Smith on March 22nd at Trinity Baptist Church.

 Smith was the greatest advocate and crusader for people who suffered from mental disabilities, and a woman who commanded the attention of elected officials for more than 50 years passed away on March 14. She was 99 years old.

Smith was responsible for founding the building that currently houses Willing Workers Inc. in 1965. The non-profit work, activity, behavioral and educational center cares for individuals who have been hospitalized for 10-15 years.

November 22, 2013 Press Release

Today on Capitol Hill, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) reintroduced the Minority Diabetes Initiative Act (H.R. 3591) in honor of National Diabetes Month.  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.  The bill is cosponsored by 41 of the Congresswoman's congressional colleagues.

"Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, and it is having an especially severe impact upon minorities," said Congresswoman Waters.

May 29, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) attended the 5th Annual Pink Pump Affair at the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel on Sunday, May 19. Organized by the Special Needs Network (SNN), a leading autism advocacy organization based in Los Angeles, the Pink Pump Affair honored five "Women of Distinction" who have made outstanding contributions to increasing autism awareness and supporting children and families impacted by the disorder. Guests were encouraged to wear pink high-heeled shoes to demonstrate how "pumped" they are about enhancing autism awareness.

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