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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, condemned Republican plans to cut Medicare. Her statement follows:
“Even before President-elect Trump is sworn into office, Speaker Ryan is pledging to work with him to break the backs of American seniors by phasing out Medicare.
Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) and 52 other Democrats have introduced a measure making Congress formally recognize the widening wealth gap in America.
Waters, the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, said that rising income inequality should be a top concern of Congress.
Waters Leads Crusade to Close Nation's Widening Wealth Gap
Senior Democrat Challenges Congress to Tackle National Crisis Head on with Resolution to Address Wealth Gap
Waters Statement on the President's Budget Request
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the release of President Obama's fiscal year 2016 budget request, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, and member of the Democratic Steering & Policy Committee, applauded the President for including a number of important spending increases for HIV/AIDS programs, Alzheimer's research and for the government agencies that are charged with policing Wall Street.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, the Root Magazine listed Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-43) as number two on its list of “People to Watch in 2015,” acknowledging her efforts as the Ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Financial Services and for her leadership in “tackling” economic issues important to moderate and middle income Americans.
Congresswoman Waters Marks the 20th Anniversary of the Passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
July 30, 2014
Congresswoman Waters and Congressman Enyart Lead 126 Members Urging Robust Funding for TIGER Grants
Following the news that members of the Senate Banking Committee have reached an agreement on legislation to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, applauded their progress and lamented the lack of action in the House of Representatives. Waters has been outspoken in her support for a TRIA's renewal, and led a panel discussion on its importance of the program earlier this year. The legislation was announced today by Senators Chuck Schumer, Mike Johanns, Dean Heller and Mark Kirk.
At today's press conference to discuss, among other issues, the need for action to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, underscored the importance of a quick renewal of the Bank's charter to create and sustain American jobs.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, released the following statement today on Equal Pay Day which symbolizes when, more than three months into the year, women's wages finally catch up to what men were paid in the previous year. According to U.S. Census Data, American women still earn only 77 cents to every dollar made by a full-time working man.