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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Maxine In The News

June 22, 2015 Maxine in the News
WASHINGTON — Too little, too late. That is how some consumer groups and lawmakers describe new federal guidelines meant to encourage banks and other financial companies to hire, promote and properly treat racial minorities and other historically disadvantaged groups.
April 28, 2015 Maxine in the News
When you speak with California Congresswoman Maxine Waters about issues of economic empowerment for Blacks, hold onto something tight.  You will be caught up in a whirlwind of ideas, expertise, and passion.  Even the biggest skeptics of the possibility of income equality may begin to feel like the ground can shift and the gaps can close.
March 23, 2015 Maxine in the News
The Securities and Exchange Commission faces new pressure from Congress to make it harder for lawbreaking companies to hold on to important privileges that help them raise money in the markets.
March 19, 2015 Maxine in the News
Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) and 52 other Democrats have introduced a measure making Congress formally recognize the widening wealth gap in America. Waters, the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, said that rising income inequality should be a top concern of Congress. 
July 22, 2014 Maxine in the News
In the wake of November's deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, the House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to tighten security at the nation's airports. The measure, introduced by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), is named in honor of Gerardo Hernandez, the Transportation Security Administration screener who was shot to death Nov. 1 while on duty at LAX.
July 8, 2014 Maxine in the News
A senior House Democrat on Tuesday blasted a decision by a top GOP leader to oppose the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, criticized incoming Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for changing his mind about supporting the bank after backing it in the past.
July 8, 2014 Maxine in the News
America's second largest city has seen tremendous change since the signing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, but the fight for economic equality and racial parity are far from over, local civic and political leaders say.
June 24, 2014 Maxine in the News
By LAUREN FRENCH | 6/24/14 12:00 AM EDT House Democrats will launch a campaign Tuesday to re-authorize the Export-Import Bank even as incoming Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is discounting the measure's chance of success.
June 24, 2014 Maxine in the News
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed its first congressional hurdle 50 years ago this week Fifty years ago today, the U.S. Senate adopted the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination based on race, gender, religion and national origin.
June 11, 2014 Maxine 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.