More on Health Disparities
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.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), a leading proponent of legislation to support the treatment and care of patients with Alzheimer's disease, congratulated the California Southland Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association for organizing the Walk to End Alzheimer's. The Walk will be held Sunday, October 9th, at Century City Park in Los Angeles, California. The Congresswoman issued the following statement:
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), a leading proponent of legislation to increase research and funding to combat Alzheimer's disease and help those affected by the disease, issued the following statement in recognition of World Alzheimer's Day:
I am proud to join the millions of families worldwide who are affected by Alzheimer's disease to recognize today as World Alzheimer's Day. Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and it affects over five million Americans.
Last Friday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) reintroduced two bills to address the needs of patients with Alzheimer's disease, their families and caregivers, the Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Act (H.R. 2798) and the Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program Reauthorization (H.R. 2800). Each bill is supported by the Alzheimer's Association and the Alzheimer's Foundation of America and has 14 original cosponsors, including Reps. Edward Markey (D-MA) and Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ), the bipartisan Co-Chairs of the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's disease.
Today, on Capitol Hill, Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-35) sent a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education requesting an appropriation of $610 million for the Minority AIDS Initiative in fiscal year 2012. A total of 56 Members of Congress signed the letter. The text of the letter follows:
We write to request that you provide an appropriation of $610 million for the Minority AIDS Initiative in the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2012.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) joined more than 35 of her Democratic colleagues last night who spoke or submitted statements in the Congressional Record opposing Republican cuts to the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition program and other critical nutrition programs serving low-income Americans. The cuts are included in H.R. 2112, the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2012. The House is currently considering amendments to H.R.
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.