Rep. Waters' Legislation
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VA Honors Waters for Commitment to Women's Veterans
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) has honored Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) for her years of work on behalf of America's women veterans.
The request for discussion of the bill, introduced by Rep. Maxine Waters last year, is in connection with CFPB research on the effects of medical debt on consumers' credit scores.
Following the May 20, 2014, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report on findings that consumers' credit scores may be overly penalized for medical debt, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), called upon House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), to hold a hearing on the issue and her proposed legislation to address the problem.
Following today's report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finding that consumers' credit scores may be overly penalized for medical debt, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, welcomed the Bureau's findings and called upon Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling to hold a hearing on the issue, and on legislation Waters has introduced to address the problem.
Waters released the following statement.
Today on Capitol Hill, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), a Congressional leader in the fight to eliminate mandatory minimum sentencing, reintroduced the Major Drug Trafficking Prosecution Act (H.R. 3088). This bill would re-focus scarce federal resources to prosecute major drug kingpins and give courts and judges the authority to use greater discretion to make individualized determinations rather than being held to a stringent sentencing requirement prescribed by Congress.
Once considered an afterthought on the Crenshaw/LAX Corridor Light Rail Line, the proposed Hindry Avenue station in Westchester has had some influential supporters come to its aid this year in an attempt to revive hope for a second Westchester stop on the mass transit line.
Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who represents Westchester, joined his council colleague, Bernard Parks, in seconding a motion May 1 that would direct bond funding towards constructing a station near the Inglewood border on Hindry Avenue, which has long been the hope of east Westchester residents.
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-South Los Angeles, helped break ground March 28 on a public works project that she helped secure $1 million in federal funds to replace the sidewalk and plant new trees along a stretch of Sepulveda Boulevard in Westchester.
Waters joined Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl and members of the Westchester Streetscape Improvement Association, who worked with her to secure the grant back in 2008.