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'''Maxine Waters''' (b. August 15, 1938) is a Democratic representative from [[California]]. She is an African-American woman that represents California's 35th district since 1991, which includes South Central Los Angeles. Waters is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services and the Chairwoman of its Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity. Also, Waters is on the Committee of the Judiciary overseeing Crime, [[Terrorism]], Homeland Security, Immigration, and Border Security. She is the founding member and Chair of the ‘Out of [[Iraq]]Congressional Caucus, a member of the Progressive Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus. She is known for being an outspoken [[liberal]] and for expousing socialistic motives. She was a cosponsor of the House resolution to impeach then-Vice President [[Dick Cheney]] for the War in Iraq.
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'''Maxine Waters''' (b. August 15, 1938) is a Democratic [[United States Representative]] from [[California]]. She is an [[African-American]] woman who represents California's 43rd district in the 113th Congress, which includes South Central [[Los Angeles]]. Waters is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services and the Chairwoman of its Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity. Also, Waters is on the Committee on the Judiciary overseeing Crime, [[Terrorism]], Homeland Security, Immigration, and Border Security. She is the founding member and Chair of the "Out of [[Iraq]]" Congressional Caucus, a member of the [[Progressive Caucus]] and the [[Congressional Black Caucus]]. She is known for being an outspoken [[liberal]] and for espousing socialistic goals. She was a cosponsor of the House resolution to impeach then-Vice President [[Dick Cheney]] in 2007 for the War in Iraq.
  
 
==Early life==
 
==Early life==
Maxine Waters was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended college at California State University. Before entering politics she was a teacher. Waters married Sidney Williams
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Maxine Waters was born in [[St. Louis]], [[Missouri]]. She attended college at [[California State University]]. Before entering politics she was a teacher. Waters is married to Sidney Williams.
  
 
==LA Riots==
 
==LA Riots==
Standing up for her constituents, she defended the people involved in the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Waters maintains that to label it a riot was to call people crazy. She understands their motives so she decided to call it a rebellion. <ref>[http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/commentary/la-op-wordwatch29apr29,1,7201249.story Was it a 'riot,' a 'disturbance' or a 'rebellion'?, LATimes, April 29, 2007]</ref>  
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Standing up for her constituents, she defended the people involved in the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Waters maintains that to label it a riot was to call people crazy. She understands their motives so she decided to call it a rebellion.<ref>[http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/commentary/la-op-wordwatch29apr29,1,7201249.story Was it a 'riot,' a 'disturbance' or a 'rebellion'?, LATimes, April 29, 2007]</ref>  
  
 
==Blaming Big Oil==
 
==Blaming Big Oil==
Congresswoman Waters is on record blaming oil executives for the high cost of gasoline, ''"Guess what this liberal will be all about, this liberal will be all about socializing... taking over and the government running all of your companies."''
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Rep. Waters is on record blaming oil executives for the high cost of gasoline: "Guess what this liberal will be all about, this liberal will be all about socializing... taking over and the government running all of your companies."{{fact}}
  
 
==Ethics Violations==
 
==Ethics Violations==
Rep. Maxine Waters used her influence to help a bank in which her husband owned stock. A House ethics committee said it's investigating her and whether she benefited as a result. <ref>[http://www.newsmax.com//insidecover/waters_ethics_probe/2009/10/29/279173.html California Rep. Waters Is Under Investigation, NewsMax.com, October 29, 2009]</ref>
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Rep. Maxine Waters used her influence to help a bank in which her husband owned stock. The [[House Ethics Committee]] launched an investigation of her and whether she benefited as a result.<ref>[http://www.newsmax.com//insidecover/waters_ethics_probe/2009/10/29/279173.html California Rep. Waters Is Under Investigation, NewsMax.com, October 29, 2009]</ref> After nearly three years of investigation, Rep. Waters was cleared of the charges.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/2chambers/post/maxine-waters-cleared-of-house-ethics-charges/2012/09/21/75d346c2-03f3-11e2-8102-ebee9c66e190_blog.html Maxine Waters cleared of House ethics charges, September 21, 2012]</ref>
  
Also in 2009, the group [[Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington]] named Maxine Waters one of the 15 most corrupt members of Congress.
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In 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011, the group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) named Maxine Waters one of the 15 most corrupt members of Congress.<ref>http://www.crewsmostcorrupt.org/mostcorrupt/entry/maxine-waters</ref>
  
 
==References==
 
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
* [http://www.house.gov/waters/ Congresswomen Waters - House.gov]
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* [http://www.house.gov/waters/ Representative Waters - House.gov]
  
 
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Revision as of 11:16, 10 January 2013

Maxine Waters
Maxine Waters.jpg
U.S. Representative from California's 35th District
From: January 3, 1991 - Present
Predecessor Augustus Hawkins
Successor none
Information
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) Sidney Williams
Religion Non-denominational Protestant

Maxine Waters (b. August 15, 1938) is a Democratic United States Representative from California. She is an African-American woman who represents California's 43rd district in the 113th Congress, which includes South Central Los Angeles. Waters is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services and the Chairwoman of its Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity. Also, Waters is on the Committee on the Judiciary overseeing Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, Immigration, and Border Security. She is the founding member and Chair of the "Out of Iraq" Congressional Caucus, a member of the Progressive Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus. She is known for being an outspoken liberal and for espousing socialistic goals. She was a cosponsor of the House resolution to impeach then-Vice President Dick Cheney in 2007 for the War in Iraq.

Early life

Maxine Waters was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended college at California State University. Before entering politics she was a teacher. Waters is married to Sidney Williams.

LA Riots

Standing up for her constituents, she defended the people involved in the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Waters maintains that to label it a riot was to call people crazy. She understands their motives so she decided to call it a rebellion.[1]

Blaming Big Oil

Rep. Waters is on record blaming oil executives for the high cost of gasoline: "Guess what this liberal will be all about, this liberal will be all about socializing... taking over and the government running all of your companies."[Citation Needed]

Ethics Violations

Rep. Maxine Waters used her influence to help a bank in which her husband owned stock. The House Ethics Committee launched an investigation of her and whether she benefited as a result.[2] After nearly three years of investigation, Rep. Waters was cleared of the charges.[3]

In 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011, the group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) named Maxine Waters one of the 15 most corrupt members of Congress.[4]

References

  1. Was it a 'riot,' a 'disturbance' or a 'rebellion'?, LATimes, April 29, 2007
  2. California Rep. Waters Is Under Investigation, NewsMax.com, October 29, 2009
  3. Maxine Waters cleared of House ethics charges, September 21, 2012
  4. http://www.crewsmostcorrupt.org/mostcorrupt/entry/maxine-waters

External Links