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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Higher Education & Student Loans

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November 14, 2011 Press Release

Washington – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) issued the following statement upon the passing of her former colleague and friend, Sen. Teresa Hughes:

"I am saddened to learn of the passing of former California State Senator Teresa Hughes.

Teresa Hughes was a close friend and colleague. We both served in the California State Assembly in the 1970s and 1980s. When Teresa was elected to the State Senate she represented the 25th District which included many of the same cities and communities in my Congressional District. 

October 27, 2011 Press Release

Below is Congresswoman Maxine Waters' statement regarding Domestic Violence Awareness Month:

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: