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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

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December 5, 2014 Press Release



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.


June 11, 2014 In The News

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.

June 10, 2014 Press Release
The House of Representatives has adopted a measure authored by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) that would halt the closure of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) multifamily field office in Los Angeles. The measure, which was adopted during debate over a housing and transportation funding bill, prohibits HUD from using funds appropriated to relocate asset management staff  as part of the controversial Multifamily Housing Transformation Initiative, thereby preventing the closure of offices in Los Angeles and other areas of the country.

May 20, 2014 Press Release

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.

September 12, 2013 Press Release

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.  

May 14, 2013 In The News

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.

April 5, 2013 In The News

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.

March 13, 2013 Press Release
Today on Capitol Hill, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) reintroduced the TIGER Grants for Job Creation Act.  This bill will provide an emergency supplemental appropriation of one billion dollars over the next two years for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program, which creates jobs by funding investments in transportation infrastructure. The funding will be exempt from sequestration.  The bill is cosponsored by 60 of Congresswoman Waters' colleagues.
September 24, 2012 Press Release
Yesterday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) sent a bipartisan letter to Senator Harry Reid, the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, urging him to bring H.R. 2800, the Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program Reauthorization Act, to a vote before the full Senate this year.  H.R. 2800 was introduced by Rep. Waters, reported favorably by the Judiciary Committee, and passed by the House of Representatives on September 11, 2012, without opposition by a voice vote.
September 12, 2012 Press Release
Today, on Capitol Hill, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2800, a bill introduced by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) to reauthorize the Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program.  H.R. 2800 passed the House without opposition on a voice vote and now awaits consideration in the U.S. Senate.