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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Rep. Waters' Legislation

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March 29, 2012 Press Release

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.

February 16, 2012 Press Release

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.

February 8, 2012 Press Release

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.

January 25, 2012 Press Release

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.

November 22, 2011 Press Release

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:

July 21, 2011 Press Release

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

July 13, 2011 Floor Statement
On July 12, 2011, the House of Representatives passed HR 1309, the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011 by a vote of 406-22. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an original co-sponsor of the bill and the leading advocate for flood insurance reform in the House, worked closely with Chairwoman Judy Biggert to craft the bill and to ensure passage off the House floor. Rep. Waters delivered the statement below in support of the legislation.
June 24, 2011 Press Release
Urges Americans to Get Tested for HIV; Urges Robust Funding for AIDS Research, Prevention and Treatment Programs and Full Implementation of the Affordable Care Act
June 16, 2011 Press Release
Congresswoman Maxine Waters was invited to speak before the Drug Policy Alliance’s press conference on the 40th Anniversary of Nixon’s Declaration of a ‘War on Drugs’ today. Rep. Waters delivered the following remarks: