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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Maxine In The News

June 18, 2010 Maxine in the News
The House overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday aimed at helping the Federal Housing Administration rebuild its capital reserves. The bill, which passed 406 to 4, will allow the FHA to raise annual premiums on borrowers, helping to bolster its Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund. The fund has seen loan losses deplete its capital ratio to 0.53%, well below its statutory minimum of 2%.
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June 18, 2010 Maxine in the News
By Peter Eichenbaum and Patrick O'Connor June 17 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Senator Richard Durbin, faced with growing opposition and slipping support for his proposal to cap debit-card "swipe" fees, said he is working to exempt prepaid cards governments use to distribute benefits.
June 14, 2010 Maxine in the News
By Howard Blume Under pressure from local community leaders, the federal Office for Civil Rights will look at whether low academic achievement of African American students results from discrimination -- intentional or not -- by the Los Angeles Unified School District.
June 11, 2010 Maxine in the News
By Joe Flint During Monday's House Judiciary Committee hearing on Comcast's proposed takeover of NBC Universal, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) lamented the lack of TV shows aimed at minority viewers in general and black viewers in particular.
June 11, 2010 Maxine in the News
By Yussuf J. Simmonds It was a field hearing of the Congressional Committee on the Judiciary, which was chaired by Representative John Conyers (MI-14) along with Representatives Judy Chu (CA-32), Steve Cohen (TN-9), Louie Gohmert (TX-1) and Maxine Waters (CA-35).
June 11, 2010 Maxine in the News
By Bob Fernandez U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, a Democrat from Los Angeles, has emerged as a deep skeptic of Comcast Corp.'s proposed $30 billion deal for NBC Universal Inc., and about 70 like-minded lawmakers have joined her in calling for more public hearings on the merger.
June 11, 2010 Maxine in the News
By Paul Bond Opponents of the merger between Comcast and NBC Universal fear being blacklisted if they speak their minds. So argues U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who made the charge Monday during a House Judiciary hearing that focused on whether the proposed merger would lead to more, or less, ethnic diversity in the entertainment industry.
June 11, 2010 Maxine in the News
By MICHAEL CIEPLY At a Congressional field hearing in Los Angeles on Monday, witnesses pressed lawmakers to demand that Comcast guarantee expanded opportunity for minority-backed cable services, television shows and films in exchange for approval of its proposed deal to take control of NBC Universal.
June 11, 2010 Maxine in the News
By Joe Flint One critic likened cable TV giant Comcast Corp. to a plantation, while another pointed to the BP oil spill disaster as what could happen when companies escape tough regulatory scrutiny. Then an influential congresswoman dropped a bomb by hinting that Comcast had tried to buy her support for one of the biggest media deals in history.
June 11, 2010 Maxine in the News
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is not at all pleased with the consolidated state of the broadcasting industry, especially at the top of the food chain, where she notes that very few companies control the lion's share of prime time programming. That makes her leery of yet another merger such as the proposed acquisition of NBCU by Comcast.

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