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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Democrats on Track to Restore Hope and Opportunity to All Americans Says U.S. Representative Maxine Waters

July 20, 2009
Press Release

U.S. Representative Maxine Waters (CA-35), the Democrats' Chief Deputy Minority Whip and Vice Chair of the Democrat's Steering Committee released the following statement regarding the election of the new leadership team for the House Democrats.  The new team will include Nancy Pelosi (CA-08), the nation's first female Speaker of the House, Steny Hoyer (MD-05), the new Majority Leader, and James Clyburn (SC-06), the first African American from a Southern State to be elected by his peers to the position of Majority Whip:

This is a new day for our nation.  Democrats have elected a strong leadership team that is committed to restoring hope and opportunity for all Americans.  This institution has once again become the people's Congress and the agenda items that Democrats are committed to tackling will provide more educational opportunities for young people, increase families' access to affordable housing, provide a living wage for working families, and remove the barriers that still prevent women, minorities, children and the poor from achieving the American Dream.

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Rep. Waters is in line to be appointed the next Chair of the House Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity.  She is also the Chair and Co-founder of the 73-Member "Out of Iraq" Congressional Caucus.  For more information, please visit:  www.house.gov/waters.