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November 10, 2015 Press Release

LOS ANGELES – Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement on the fiftieth anniversary of the Higher Education Act:


“Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965 – a landmark piece of legislation that decades later is still opening doors for students all across our country.”


July 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease, today introduced Alzheimer’s Action Now, a package of four bills that together will help Alzheimer’s patients and their families; promote public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease; and encourage voluntary contributions to research efforts.  The entire legislative package has been endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Association, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, and USAgainstAlzheimer’s.


April 30, 2015 Press Release


Congresswoman Waters Introduces Bipartisan Resolution to Make Alzheimer's Disease an Urgent National Priority


Resolution Calls for Significant Increase in Funding for Alzheimer's Research


April 30, 2015


March 18, 2015 Press Release

Waters Leads Crusade to Close Nation's Widening Wealth Gap


Senior Democrat Challenges Congress to Tackle National Crisis Head on with Resolution to Address Wealth Gap


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.