Rep. Waters' Legislation
More on Rep. Waters' Legislation
Today, on Capitol Hill, Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-35), a congressional leader on Alzheimer's issues, welcomed members of the Alzheimer's Association to Washington, DC, and reiterated her strong support for programs to assist Americans affected by Alzheimer's disease. The advocates came to Washington from all 50 states to bring attention to the needs of Alzheimer's patients, caregivers, and families during the Alzheimer's Association's Annual Advocacy Forum, April 23-25, 2012.
Congresswoman Waters joined Congressman Russ Carnahan (D-MO) and other members in introducing legislation today to protect veterans' rights to mental healthcare treatment and services. The "Veterans Mental Health Accessibility Act" is also supported by the AMVETS service organization.
The Veterans Mental Health Accessibility Act would eliminate a five year window to seek mental health treatment, allowing veterans who served in combat from all military operations to seek treatment for service-connected mental illnesses, regardless of when their conditions manifest themselves.
Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35) sent a letter to Mr. Arthur T. Leahy, Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA), urging him to seek TIGER funds for the construction of light rail stations in Leimert Park and Westchester on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor. The TIGER program is a nationwide competitive grant program that creates jobs by supporting investments in transportation infrastructure. In the letter, the Congresswoman announced that she is offering two amendments to H.R.
Yesterday, Rep. Waters introduced H.R. 3916, the Protecting Post Offices Act, which would reduce the operating costs of the US Postal Service to provide continued service in urban and rural communities and save 28,000 American jobs. She is joined by American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO in support of this much needed legislation to stabilize the US Postal Service.
Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee approved H.R. 1433, "The Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2011." Introduced by Congressman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), the legislation is intended to protect private property owners and communities from eminent domain abuse, and restore property rights that the Supreme Court changed in the controversial case, Kelo v. City of New London.
Congresswoman Waters (CA-35) today issued the following statement reacting to news that the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction was unable to reach bipartisan agreement and present a deficit reduction package to the Congress, pursuant to the Budget Control Act of 2011:
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35) today celebrated National Clinicians HIV/AIDS Testing and Awareness Day and encouraged the nation's health care workers to be tested for HIV