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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Maxine In The News

August 29, 2013 Maxine in the News
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters urged change at the "Redeem the Dream Summit." The Democratic congresswoman spoke at the event hosted by the National Urban League marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. She says there's still more work to do, and she's ready to roll up her sleeves.
August 13, 2013 Maxine in the News
In a stunning turn in criminal justice policy, Attorney General Eric Holder announced steps the Justice Department will take to address over population in federal prisons by changing mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines and pushing non-violent drug offenders into rehab programs instead of prison cells.
August 7, 2013 Maxine in the News
Homebuyers could feel the pinch if Congress follows through on plans to shut down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-controlled mortgage guarantee giants that were rescued by a $187 billion taxpayer bailout during the financial crisis.
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August 5, 2013 Maxine in the News
A newly proposed bill aims to give people with serious and terminal illnesses more say in their care plan and provide Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement to healthcare professionals for holding discussions about a patient's goals, illness and treatment options.
July 31, 2013 Maxine in the News
As the national debate over gun violence escalates, the Congressional Black Caucus came to Chicago on Friday promising to put together a plan to curb violence in urban areas.
July 31, 2013 Maxine in the News
A majority of the Democratic women serving in the House of Representatives are urging President Barack Obama to nominate Janet Yellen as chair of the Federal Reserve, putting additional pressure on the president to reject economist Larry Summers, who is rumored to be the frontrunner.
July 31, 2013 Maxine in the News
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Monday hosted a roundtable discussion on Calif.'s implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The discussion ran from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Lawndale Community Center, 14700 Burin Avenue.
July 29, 2013 Maxine in the News
Leaders of six L.A. County cities will meet on Monday with U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) to discuss the effects of cuts in federal housing funds. The cuts were brought on by the so-called "sequester": automatic reductions in federal spending that began in March as a result of Congress' inability to agree on long-term budget cuts.
July 18, 2013 Maxine in the News
On the eve of Thanksgiving in 1984, a small group of Washington activists walked into the South African Embassy on Massachusetts Avenue. They had grown weary of their frustration with the in¬trac¬table racial injustice in South Africa. They saw a system they did not like. They wanted to do something about it.
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July 18, 2013 Maxine in the News
The sounds of djembe drums and traditional African music filled the halls of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday as members of Congress, the diplomatic corps and the public ushered in a birthday celebration for former South African President Nelson Mandela.
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