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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Higher Education & Student Loans

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October 27, 2011 Press Release

Today, the Obama Administration announced it is taking steps in making it easier for Americans to manage student loan debt and apply for federal financial aid. The announcement is apart of a series of executive actions the President is taking to assist in putting Americans back to work and strengthen the economy.  The Congresswoman's comments on this proposal are below:

September 14, 2011 Floor Statement
Congresswoman Maxine Waters submitted the statement below to the Congressional Record opposing the Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act (H.R. 2218).

I rise today in strong opposition to H.R. 2218, the Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act. Although this bill includes some modest improvements to charter school regulation over current laws, it still falls short of ensuring that charter schools are held to high standards for educational quality, accountability and accessibility for all students.

August 11, 2011 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters reacts to the recent False Claims Lawsuit filed against Education Management Corporation by the Department of Justice and 11 State Attorney Generals. Her statement on the recent filing is below:

August 1, 2011 Floor Statement
Congresswoman Maxine Waters went to the House floor to speak against the "Budget Control Act" or 2011 Debt Ceiling Deal. Her remarks are below:

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.


May 26, 2011 Press Release

The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 1540, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, and includes an amendment authored by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.).

February 18, 2011 Press Release

Below are remarks as prepared for delivery by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), which were supposed to have been delivered at a press conference organized on Capitol Hill today by Campus Progress in support of the Department of Education's gainful employment rules. House votes precluded the Congresswoman from attending:

January 18, 2011 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) issued the following statement today after Ambassador Sargent Shriver passed away:

"I am very saddened to learn of the passing of Ambassador Sargent Shriver, and I extend my condolences to his family and his friends, including his daughter, former California First Lady Maria Shriver.

November 16, 2010 Floor Statement

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) entered the following statement into the Congressional Record in remembrance of Jule Sugarman, the founder of the Head Start program. Congresswoman Waters was an assistant teacher and volunteer coordinator with Head Start in Los Angeles:

"MADAM Speaker, I rise to honor the life and work of Jule Sugarman, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 83. I extend my thoughts and prayers to his wife, his children, and his family and friends during this very difficult time.