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Chairwoman Maxine Waters Helps Hundreds of Angelenos Expecting Housing Vouchers
April 14, 2022
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, stopped to assist hundreds of people frustrated by the current housing crisis in Los Angeles. In the article included below, ABC 7 Los Angeles details a recent event where misinformation led to a crowd of people lining up with the expectation of receiving housing vouchers. The article describes the efforts Chairwoman Waters took to support those in need of assistance and clear up confusion. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Secures $13,153,127 in Projects in California’s 43rd District
March 21, 2022
Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the enactment of a government funding package that includes $13,153,127 in Community Project Funding that she secured for the 43rd district of California. This funding responds directly to some of the most pressing needs in the district.  ... read more »
Waters Joins Vice President Kamala Harris on the Initial Release of Funds for Minority Banks and Community Based Lenders
June 24, 2021
This week, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at the White House, where she was joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), and Opportunity Finance Network President and CEO Lisa Mensah, on the initial release of funds secured by Congresswoman Waters as part of the December stimulus package. ... read more »
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Rep. Waters to Request Federal Investigation into Andres Guardado’s Death
December 3, 2020
  Rep. Maxine Waters said today she will formally request U.S. Attorney General William Barr investigate the killing of 18-year-old Andres Guardado by a sheriff's deputy near Gardena as a civil rights violation.    ``Enough is enough,'' Waters said in the announcement, a day after multiple sheriff's department officials declined to answer questions during the Los Angeles County coroner's office inquest into Guardado's death. The officials cited advice from attorneys. ... read more »
ALERT! Maxine Waters Issues Statement on New Voting Process in Los Angeles
February 13, 2020
L.A. County voters will now have the option for where, when and how to vote. ... read more »
Quotes on the Passing of Kobe and Gianna Bryant
January 30, 2020
“God please be with the families involved. Heal every broken heart and be there in their time of need! Still can’t believe this" -Paul George ... read more »
Harris Resolution Affirms 150-Year-Old Federal Civil Rights Law
November 20, 2019
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) introduced a Senate resolution on Nov. 18, affirming the importance of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, Section 1981, one of the country’s fundamental anti-discrimination laws. ... read more »
Committee Democrats Call on Facebook to Halt Cryptocurrency Plans
July 12, 2019
“Investors and consumers transacting in Libra may be exposed to serious privacy and national security concerns, cyber security risks, and trading risks. Those using Facebook’s digital wallet – storing potentially trillions of dollars without depository insurance– also may become unique targets for hackers. For example, during the first three quarters of 2018, hackers stole nearly $1 billion from cryptocurrency exchanges.[3] The system could also provide an under-regulated platform for illicit activity and money laundering.” ... read more »
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CBC Meets with CBS News to Discuss Importance of Diversity in News Coverage, Challenges Organization to Add More Journalists and Staff of Color
January 25, 2019
The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) met with officials from CBS News to discuss the importance of diversity in news coverage and insist the organization add more reporters of color to their roster of journalists chosen to cover the upcoming 2020 election campaign. CBS News recently faced criticism regarding the lack of diversity among the reporters chosen to cover the upcoming election.  CBC members also pressed the organization to take more proactive steps to increase diversity overall, including divisions outside of the newsroom.  ... read more »
Waters Introduces Bill to Ensure Student Civil Rights are Protected by Betsy DeVos
August 2, 2018
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced H.R. 6537, the Education Department Civil Rights Transparency Act, which will increase transparency in investigations conducted by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights in order to ensure that students’ civil rights are protected. ... read more »

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