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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, submitted an amendment to the House Rules Committee, which would expand the popular TIGER transportation program, and urged the Rules Committee to allow her to offer her amendment on the House floor during consideration of the transportation bill. The Congresswoman’s amendment would provide $7.5 billion for TIGER over 6 years, consistent with the President’s proposal to expand TIGER. The funding would be exempt from sequestration.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, applauded the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s passage of the Carson-Waters amendment, which ensures equity for economically distressed urban communities in the distribution of Federal highway funds. The amendment was offered at Congresswoman Waters’ request by Congressman André Carson (IN-07) during the committee’s consideration of the surface transportation reauthorization bill. The amendment was passed by voice vote, and the bill was subse
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, introduced the Integrated Transportation and Economic Development Act (H.R. 3740), prior to adjournment on October 9, 2015. This bill will amend the national goals of the Federal aid-highway program to include the improvement of road conditions in economically distressed urban communities. Ten Members of Congress joined the Congresswoman as original cosponsors, and four additional Members subsequently agreed to cosponsor the bill.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) applauded the House of Representative’s final approval of H.R. 720, the Gerardo Hernandez Airport Security Act. H.R.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, commended the decision of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to grant her request to extend the public comment period on the FAA’s Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Southern California Metroplex (SoCal Metroplex) project. The public comment period on the Draft EA has been extended by 60 calendar days to September 8, 2015.
South Bay Rep. Maxine Waters said Friday that the public comment period for the proposed Southern California Metroplex to improve air traffic over Southern California should be increased from 30 to at least 90 days.