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May 17, 2013 Floor Statement
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, today made the following statement on the House Floor: I rise to strongly oppose HR 1062.  This bill places significant additional requirements for economic analysis by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), effectively bringing any efforts at rulemaking to a standstill.
March 20, 2013 Floor Statement
Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters spoke on the House floor in opposition to the 2014 Republican Budget. Her remarks are below: Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman, and I thank Mr. Van Hollen for yielding me time.
January 10, 2013 Floor Statement
Below is Congresswoman Maxine Waters' one minute statement on the House floor in support of H.R. 41 - the Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill: Thank you so very much, Congressman Meeks.
October 21, 2011 Floor Statement
Below is Congresswoman Maxine Waters' statement on the House floor regarding the Colombian Free Trade Agreement: Mr. LEVIN. I yield 2 minutes to the gentlelady from California, Maxine Waters. Ms. WATERS. I thank my friend from Michigan, Congressman Sander Levin, for the time.
September 14, 2011 Floor Statement
Congresswoman Maxine Waters submitted the statement below to the Congressional Record opposing the Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act (H.R. 2218).
August 1, 2011 Floor Statement
Congresswoman Maxine Waters went to the House floor to speak against the "Budget Control Act" or 2011 Debt Ceiling Deal. Her remarks are below: Mr. Speaker, I must congratulate the Tea Party for extorting the deal made in their image, and their image alone.  The cuts will be deep, they will be lasting, and they will weaken an already-depressed economy.   
July 28, 2011 Floor Statement
Congresswoman Maxine Waters spoke out against the many anti-environmental provisions that are within the Interior & Environment Appropriations for FY 2012 (H.R. 2584). Her statement is below: I rise to oppose the underlying bill and the numerous extreme, anti-environmental riders included therein.  
July 28, 2011 Floor Statement
Today on the House floor, Congresswoman Maxine Waters spoke out about the drought currently going on in the horn of Africa. Her thoughts on the current drought is below: I rise to address the House for five minutes.  
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 15, 2011 Floor Statement
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) joined more than 35 of her Democratic colleagues last night who spoke or submitted statements in the Congressional Record opposing Republican cuts to the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition program and other critical nutrition programs serving low-income Americans.  The cuts are included in H.R.