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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Maxine In The News

April 1, 2011 Maxine in the News
by Melissa EvansMembers of the South Bay's large Japanese community frantically tried to contact friends and relatives as news of the devastation from Friday's 8.9 earthquake unfolded.
April 1, 2011 Maxine in the News
by Melissa EvansThe one-year anniversary of the new health reform act will be marked today with celebratory success stories - and, for critics, renewed calls to appeal the landmark legislation. A flurry of state and national groups have issued statements condemning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, warning of its cost and impact on free choice.
March 30, 2011 Maxine in the News
By Alan Zibel and Jeffrey Sparshott The U.S. House voted Tuesday to end the Obama administration's main effort to assist troubled homeowners, with Republican lawmakers arguing that the program has failed to ease the foreclosure crisis.
March 30, 2011 Maxine in the News
by Meredith Shiner The House Tuesday voted to eliminate the last of four Obama administration housing programs, in an effectively symbolic vote to end the controversial Home Affordable Modification Program.
March 30, 2011 Maxine in the News
by Alan Fram House Republicans pushed through legislation Tuesday to terminate an underachieving Obama administration program designed to reduce mortgage payments for homeowners in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure.
March 28, 2011 Maxine in the News
by Peter Schroeder A coalition of 50 House Democrats are calling on the Obama administration to overhaul one of its key housing relief programs, as Republicans are pushing to eliminate it.
March 17, 2011 Maxine in the News
by Richard Simon The congressional hearing had been called to take testimony about a Republican plan to shut down a nationwide program championed by Rep. Maxine Waters that uses tax dollars to buy and fix up foreclosed properties. When it was her turn to speak, the fiery Los Angeles Democrat said: "I don't have any questions. I just have a lot to say."
March 16, 2011 Maxine in the News
By Jeremy Pelofsky FBI Director Robert Mueller defended on Wednesday the Obama administration's efforts to prosecute Wall Street executives responsible for the U.S. mortgage meltdown amid criticism from some lawmakers that not enough has been done.
March 14, 2011 Maxine in the News
by Richard Simon An experiment to charge solo drivers to use speedier carpool lanes on two of Los Angeles' most congested freeways has hit renewed opposition in Congress as two influential lawmakers — a Republican and a Democrat — say the plan is unfair to taxpayers and would create a two-tier transportation system for rich and poor.