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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Maxine In The News

May 7, 2010 Maxine in the News
By Ira Teinowitz Forty-six congressmen -- many from the Congressional Black Caucus and from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus – Thursday night called on the Federal Communications Commission to hold off approving Comcast's deal for NBC Universal until a series of public hearings can be scheduled.
May 6, 2010 Maxine in the News
George Vashon broke many barriers as a black man in the 1800s. He was the first black to graduate from Oberlin College, the first black lawyer in New York state and the first professor at Howard University. But there was one barrier he could not break — obtaining a law license in his home state of Pennsylvania, where his application was twice rejected because of his skin color.
May 4, 2010 Maxine in the News
by Matthew Jaffe Seth Wheeler, who designed the Obama administration's foreclosure prevention program, has left his post as a senior advisor at the Treasury Department. Wheeler, who started at the agency under the Bush regime's Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, has reportedly gone to work for Habitat for Humanity.
April 30, 2010 Maxine in the News
by Zenitha Prince For African Americans and other minorities financial reform is particularly important, advocates, lawmakers and officials said.
April 29, 2010 Maxine in the News
Like most of her colleagues this week, Rep. Maxine Waters is somewhat somber, reflecting on the life of Dorothy Height. But the Congresswoman from California also has good reason to celebrate – and she is.
April 28, 2010 Maxine in the News
By Bruce Alpert Washington bureau A U.S. House committee approved legislation Tuesday that would let property owners buy wind coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program. The bill, approved 40-25 by the House Financial Services Committee, now goes to the full House, which passed the measure two years ago.
April 28, 2010 Maxine in the News
By Kevin Drawbaugh A bill to overhaul the troubled National Flood Insurance Program, which covers more than five million homes and businesses in flood-prone areas, was approved on Tuesday by a congressional committee.
April 27, 2010 Maxine in the News
By Bennett Roth Roll Call Staff -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When Comcast officials walked into a House hearing earlier this year to address their intention to acquire NBC Universal, their opponents took immediate note of the company's blue-chip support team.
April 22, 2010 Maxine in the News
by Anita Lee A House bill to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program through September 2015 falls far short of reform the program needs for financial solvency, experts and politicians testified during a congressional subcommittee hearing Thursday.