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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Higher Education & Student Loans

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May 27, 2014 Press Release

At a time when student debt has reached record levels, and studies show those with excessive debt may be unable to gain access to credit for important purposes like a home purchase, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) is taking steps to ensure that predatory financial products are not taking additional dollars out of the pockets of our nation's graduates.

May 16, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement today marking the 60th Anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education, which declared all laws establishing segregated schools unconstitutional. The anniversary falls on tomorrow, May 17.

May 7, 2014 Press Release

 Student, teachers and parents from across California's 43rd Congressional District joined Congresswoman Maxine Waters at the Lawndale Community Center on Friday, May 2, where she announced this year's Congressional Art Competition winners. An independent panel of art instructors and professional artists volunteered their time and expertise to choose four winners from 41 entries, the largest number of submissions ever received.

April 16, 2014 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters' office is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. This annual competition celebrates the artistic spirit of high school students across the nation, offering them an opportunity to showcase their talent and compete to have their artwork displayed in the United States Capitol for a full year. Interested student artists must reside or attend a high school in the 43rd Congressional District to compete. This year's submission deadline is Monday, April 25, 2014 at 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.

January 13, 2014 In The News

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), a native of Kinloch, was on hand to give opening remarks for the 11th Annual Opening Door Awards on Friday, Dec. 6, hosted by the Millennium Momentum Foundation, Inc.
 
During the event, the foundation provided $54,000 in scholarships to 18 students representing various multicultural communities throughout Greater Los Angeles and the Southern California region that have demonstrated academic success, leadership potential and financial need.
 

January 13, 2014 In The News

Max Kaplan, a 20-year-old Ivy League student who graduated from South High School, has earned a gold Congressional Award medal, one of only 236 awarded this year nationwide.

The honor is the highest Congress can award to youths aged 14 to 23, South Bay Rep. Maxine Waters said in presenting Kaplan with the award at a ceremony held this week at Torrance City Hall. The event was held during Kaplan's holiday break from Princeton University because he was unable to attend a ceremony in June in the nation's capital.

December 17, 2013 Press Release

At a press conference prior to a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board meeting, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) today joined with other elected officials and over 35 community organizations in urging board members to respectfully delay any action to replace the late Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte until following her services and interment.

Congresswoman Waters made the following statement:

December 11, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued the following statement on the passing of Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member, Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte.

May 22, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement after House Republicans pushed a bill to increase the cost of a college education:

May 10, 2013 Press Release

Two senior Democratic lawmakers from the House –  Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Ranking Member on the Financial Services Committee and Congressman George Miller (D-Calif.), the senior Democrat on the Education and the Workforce Committee– released the following joint statement today after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a report highlighting ways in which student loan debt can have a domino effect on other financial decisions for consumers.

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