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Maxine Moore Waters (born August 15, 1938) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for California's 43rd congressional district since 2013. She previously served as the U.S. Representative for California's 35th and 29th districts, first elected in 1990 and reelected since. A member of the Democratic Party, she is the most senior of the 12 black women currently serving in the United States Congress, and is a member and former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.[1] Before becoming a member of Congress she served in the California
Assembly, to which she was first elected in 1976. As an Assembly member, Waters advocated divestment from South Africa's apartheid regime. In Congress, she has been an outspoken opponent of the Iraq War
Iraq War
and a critic of Presidents George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush and Donald Trump.


1 Early life and education 2 Early political career 3 U.S. House of Representatives

3.1 Elections 3.2 Tenure 3.3 Rodney King
Rodney King
verdict and Los Angeles riots 3.4 CIA 3.5 Allegations of corruption 3.6 "Reclaiming my time" 3.7 Committee assignments 3.8 Caucus memberships

4 Positions

4.1 Barack Obama 4.2 Castro and Cuba 4.3 Donald Trump 4.4 George H. W. Bush 4.5 Government spending 4.6 Haiti 4.7 International lending 4.8 Iraq War 4.9 Mandatory minimum sentences 4.10 Tea Party movement

5 Personal life

5.1 Other achievements

6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Early life and education[edit] Waters was born in 1938 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Remus Carr and Velma Lee (née Moore).[2][3] The fifth out of thirteen children, Waters was raised by her single mother once her father left the family when Maxine was two.[4] She graduated from Vashon High School in St. Louis, Missouri
before moving with her family to Los Angeles, California
in 1961. She worked in a garment factory and as a telephone operator before being hired as an assistant teacher with the Head Start program at Watts in 1966.[4] Waters later enrolled at Los Angeles State College (now California
State University, Los Angeles), where she received a bachelor's degree in sociology. Early political career[edit] In 1973, she went to work as chief deputy to City Councilman David S. Cunningham, Jr.. Waters entered the California
State Assembly in 1976. While in the assembly she worked for the divestment of state pension funds from any businesses active in South Africa, a country then operating under the policy of apartheid, and helped pass legislation within the guidelines of the divestment campaign's Sullivan Principles.[5] She ascended to the position of Democratic Caucus Chair for the Assembly.[6] U.S. House of Representatives[edit] Elections[edit] Upon the retirement of Augustus F. Hawkins
Augustus F. Hawkins
in 1990, Waters was elected to the United States House of Representatives
United States House of Representatives
for California's 29th congressional district with over 79% of the popular vote. She has been reelected consistently from this district, renumbered as the 35th District in 1992 and as the 43rd in 2012, with at least 70 percent of the vote. Waters has represented large parts of south-central Los Angeles and the Los Angeles coastal communities of Westchester and Playa Del Rey, as well as the cities of Torrance, Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood and Lawndale. Tenure[edit] On July 29, 1994, Waters came to public attention when she repeatedly interrupted a speech by Peter King (R-NY). The presiding officer, Carrie Meek
Carrie Meek
(D-FL), classed her behaviour as "unruly and turbulent", and threatened to have the Sergeant at Arms present her with the Mace of the House of Representatives (the equivalent of a formal warning to desist). As of 2017, this is the most recent instance of the mace being employed in a disciplinary sense. Waters was eventually suspended from the house for the rest of the day. The conflict with King stemmed from the previous day, when they had both been present at a House Banking Committee hearing on the Whitewater controversy. Waters felt King's questioning of Maggie Williams (Hillary Clinton's chief of staff) was too harsh, and they subsequently exchanged hostile words.[7][8] Waters was chair of the Congressional Black Caucus
Congressional Black Caucus
from 1997 to 1998. During 2005, Waters testified at the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce hearings on "Enforcement of Federal Anti-Fraud Laws in For-Profit Education", highlighting the American College of Medical Technology as a "problem school" in her district.[9] In 2006 she was involved in the debate over King Drew Medical Center. She criticized media coverage of the hospital and in 2006 Waters asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deny a waiver of the cross ownership ban, and hence license renewal for KTLA-TV, a station the Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
owned. She said that "The Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
has had an inordinate effect on public opinion and has used it to harm the local community in specific instances." She requested that the FCC force the paper to either sell its station or risk losing that station's broadcast rights.[10] According to Broadcasting & Cable, the challenges raised "the specter of costly legal battles to defend station holdings... At a minimum, defending against one would cost tens of thousands of dollars in lawyers' fees and probably delay license renewal about three months".[11] Waters' petition was ultimately unsuccessful.[12] As a Democratic representative in Congress, Waters was a superdelegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She endorsed Democratic U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
for the party's nomination in late January 2008, granting the New York Senator nationally recognized support that some suggested would "make big waves."[13][14][15] Waters later switched her endorsement to U.S. Senator Barack Obama
Barack Obama
when his lead in the pledged delegate count became insurmountable on the final day of primary voting.[16] Waters had a confrontation over an earmark in the United States House Committee on Appropriations with fellow Democratic congressman Dave Obey in 2009. The funding request was for a public school employment training center in Los Angeles that was named after her.[17] In 2011, Waters voted against the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 as part of a controversial provision that allows the government and the military to indefinitely detain American citizens and others without trial.[18] With the retirement of Barney Frank
Barney Frank
(D-Massachusetts) in 2012, Waters became the ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee.[19][20] On July 24, 2013, Waters voted in favor of Amendment 100 included in H.R. 2397 Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2014.[21] The amendment targeted domestic surveillance activities, specifically that of the National Security Agency, and if ultimately passed would have limited the flexibility of the NSA's interpretation of the law to collect sweeping data on U.S. citizens.[22] Amendment 100 was rejected 217–205. On March 27, 2014, Waters introduced a discussion draft of the Housing Opportunities Move the Economy Forward Act of 2014 known as the HOME Forward Act of 2014.[23] A key provision of the bill includes the collection of 10 basis points for “every dollar outstanding mortgages collateralizing covered securities” estimated to be approximately $5 billion a year. These funds would be directed to three funds that support affordable housing initiatives, with 75% going to the National Housing trust fund. The National Housing Trust Fund will then provide block grants to states to be used primarily to build, preserve, rehabilitate, and operate rental housing that is affordable to the lowest income households, and groups including seniors, disabled persons and low income workers. The National Housing Trust was enacted in 2008, but has yet to be funded.[24] In 2009, Waters co-sponsored Rep. John Conyers' bill calling for reparations for slavery to be paid to black Americans.[25] Rodney King
Rodney King
verdict and Los Angeles riots[edit] When south-central Los Angeles erupted in riots—in which 58 were killed—after the Rodney King
Rodney King
verdict in 1992, Waters gained national attention "when she helped deliver relief supplies in Watts and demanded the resumption of vital services".[26][27] Waters described the riots as a rebellion, saying "If you call it a riot it sounds like it was just a bunch of crazy people who went out and did bad things for no reason. I maintain it was somewhat understandable, if not acceptable."[28] In her view, the violence was “a spontaneous reaction to a lot of injustice.” In regards to the looting of Korean-owned stores by local black residents, she said: “There were mothers who took this as an opportunity to take some milk, to take some bread, to take some shoes... They are not crooks.”[29] CIA[edit] Following a 1996 San Jose Mercury News
San Jose Mercury News
article alleging the complicity of the Central Intelligence Agency
Central Intelligence Agency
(CIA) in the Los Angeles crack epidemic of the 1980s, Waters called for an investigation. Waters questioned whether "U.S.-government paid or organized operatives smuggled, transported and sold it to American citizens."[30] The United States Department of Justice
United States Department of Justice
(DOJ) announced it had failed to find any evidence to support the original story.[31] The Los Angeles Times also concluded after its own extensive investigation that the allegations were not supported by evidence.[32] The author of the original story, Gary Webb, was eventually transferred to a different beat and removed from investigative reporting, before his death in 2004.[33] Webb was found in his apartment with two bullet holes in his head. His death was declared a suicide. Following these post-publication investigations, Waters read into the Congressional Record a memorandum of understanding in which former President Ronald Reagan's CIA director rejected any duty by the CIA to report illegal narcotics trafficking to the Department of Justice.[34][35] Allegations of corruption[edit] According to Chuck Neubauer and Ted Rohrlich writing in the Los Angeles Times in 2004, Maxine Waters' relatives had made more than $1 million during the preceding eight years by doing business with companies, candidates and causes that Waters had helped. They claimed she and her husband helped a company get government bond business, and her daughter Karen Waters and son Edward Waters have profited from her connections. Waters replied that "They do their business and I do mine."[36] Liberal watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington named Waters to its list of corrupt members of Congress in its 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011 reports.[37][38] Citizens Against Government Waste named her the June 2009 Porker of the Month due to her intention to obtain an earmark for the Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center.[39][40] Waters came under investigation for ethics violations and was accused by a House panel of at least one ethics violation related to her efforts to help OneUnited Bank
OneUnited Bank
receive federal aid.[41] Waters' husband is a stockholder and former director of OneUnited Bank
OneUnited Bank
and the bank's executives were major contributors to her campaigns. In September 2008, Waters arranged meetings between U.S. Treasury Department officials and OneUnited Bank, so that the bank could plead for federal cash. It had been heavily invested in Freddie Mac
Freddie Mac
and Fannie Mae, and its capital was "all but wiped out" after the U.S. government took them over. The bank received $12 million in Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) money.[42][43] The matter was investigated by the House Ethics Committee,[44][45] which charged her with violations of the House's ethics rules in 2010.[46][47][48][49] On September 21, 2012, the House Ethics Committee completed a report clearing Waters of all ethics charges after nearly three years of investigation.[50] "Reclaiming my time"[edit] In July 2017, during a House Financial Services Committee meeting, Waters questioned United States Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin. At several points during the questioning, Waters used the phrase “reclaiming my time" when Mnuchin did not directly address the questions Waters had asked him. The video of the interaction between Waters and Mnuchin became viral on social media, and the phrase became attached to her criticisms of Trump.[51] Committee assignments[edit]

Committee on Financial Services (Ranking Member)

Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Previously, she had served on the Committee on the Judiciary. Caucus memberships[edit]

Chief Deputy Whip Founding member and Chair of the Out of Iraq Caucus Member of Congressional Progressive Caucus[52] Member of Congressional Black Caucus
Congressional Black Caucus
(CBC); past chair of CBC (105th United States Congress)

Positions[edit] Barack Obama[edit] In August 2011, Waters criticized President Barack Obama, saying that he was insufficiently supportive of the black community. Waters referred to the high unemployment rate for African Americans
African Americans
(which was hovering around 15.9 percent at the time).[53] At a Congressional Black Caucus town-hall meeting on jobs in Detroit, Waters said that African American members of Congress were reluctant to criticize or place public pressure on Obama because "y'all love the President".[54] In October 2011, Waters took her criticism of Obama to a 'new level' by confronting the White House
White House
with racial issues it had worked hard to avoid. She loudly expressed a sense of frustration that Obama, whose election, once hailed as a crowning achievement in African Americans struggle for equality, had not resulted in any sweeping changes.[55] Castro and Cuba[edit] Waters has visited Cuba a number of times, praised Fidel Castro's moves towards democracy and criticized U.S. efforts to overthrow him, and demanded an end to the U.S. trade embargo.[56] In 1998 Waters wrote a letter to Castro citing the 1960s and 1970s as "a sad and shameful chapter of our history", and thanked Castro for providing help to those who needed to "flee political persecution".[57] In 1998, she supported a Republican bill to extradite convicted murderer Assata Shakur from Cuba. When she discovered that Shakur was listed by her former name, Joanne Chesimard, Waters wrote an open letter to Fidel Castro asking him not to extradite Shakur because much of the Black community regarded her conviction as false.[58][59][60] After a woman drowned during an attempted escape from Cuba to the U.S. in 1999, leaving a six-year-old son, Elian Gonzales, who survived and requested asylum in the U.S., Waters called on President Bill Clinton to return him at once to Cuba.[57] Donald Trump[edit] Waters has called Trump "a bully, an egotistical maniac, a liar and someone who did not need to be President”[38] and "the most deplorable person I've ever met in my life".[61] In a 2017 appearance on MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes, Waters said President Donald Trump's advisors who have ties to Russia or have oil and gas interests there are "a bunch of scumbags".[62] Waters began to call for the impeachment of Trump shortly after he took office. In February 2017, Waters said that Trump was "leading himself" to possible impeachment because of his conflicts of interests and that he was creating "chaos and division".[63] In September 2017, while giving an euology at Dick Gregory's funeral, she said that she was "cleaning out the White House" and that "when I get through with Donald Trump, he's going to wish he had been impeached." [64] In October 2017, she said the U.S. Congress had enough evidence against Trump to 'be moving on impeachment', in reference to Russian collusion allegations during the 2016 Presidential election, and that Trump "has openly obstructed justice in front of our face."[65] Waters texted an allegation on Twitter
regarding the Trump White House, "Trump has made it clear—it is now the White Supremacists' House",[66] linking President Trump to the violence that erupted at a white nationalist protest rally in Charlottesville, Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
on August 12, 2017. Following President Trump's 2018 State of the Union
State of the Union
address Waters released a video response wherein she addressed what most of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus
Congressional Black Caucus
see as the racist viewpoint and actions of Trump saying, "He claims that he's bringing people together but make no mistake, he is a dangerous, unprincipled, divisive, and shameful racist."[67] Trump later retaliated against her impeachment views, calling her a "low IQ individual".[68] George H. W. Bush[edit] In July 1992, Waters labeled President George H. W. Bush
George H. W. Bush
"a racist" who has "polarized the races in this country". Previously, Waters had suggested that Bush has used race to advance his policies.[69] Government spending[edit] "We've got to put Americans to work," she said, "that's the only way to revitalize this economy. When people work they earn money, they spend that money, and that's what gets the economy up and going."[70] Haiti[edit] Waters opposed the 2004 coup d'état in Haiti and criticized U.S. involvement.[71] Following the coup, Waters led a delegation along with TransAfrica Forum founder Randall Robinson and Jamaican member of parliament Sharon Hay-Webster to meet with Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide
Jean-Bertrand Aristide
and bring him to Jamaica, where he would remain until May.[72][73][74] International lending[edit] In August 2008, Waters introduced HR 6796, or the "Stop Very Unscrupulous Loan Transfers from Underprivileged countries from Rich Exploitive Funds Act," also known as the Stop VULTURE Funds Act. This would limit the ability of investors in sovereign debt to use U.S. courts to enforce those instruments against a defaulting country. The bill died in committee.[75] Iraq War[edit] Waters voted against the Iraq War
Iraq War
Resolution, the 2002 resolution that funded and granted Congressional approval to possible military action against the regime of Saddam Hussein.[76] She has remained a consistent critic of the subsequent war and has supported an immediate troop withdrawal from Iraq. Waters asserted in 2007 that President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
was trying to "set [Congress] up" by continually requesting funds for an "occupation" that is "draining" the country of capital, soldier's lives, and other resources. In particular, she argued that the very economic resources being "wasted" in Iraq were those that might provide universal health care or fully fund President Bush's own "No Child Left Behind" education bill. Additionally, Waters, representing a congressional district whose median income falls far below the national average, argued that patriotism alone had not been the sole driving force for those U.S. service personnel serving in Iraq. Rather, "many of them needed jobs, they needed resources, they needed money, so they're there".[77] In a subsequent floor speech, Waters told her colleagues that Congress, lacking the votes to override the "inevitable Bush veto on any Iraq-related legislation," needed to "better [challenge] the administration's false rhetoric about the Iraq war" and "educate our constituents [about] the connection between the problems in Pakistan, Turkey, and Iran
with the problems we have created in Iraq".[78] A few months prior to these speeches Waters became a cosponsor of the House resolution to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney
Dick Cheney
for making allegedly "false statements" about the war.[79] Mandatory minimum sentences[edit] Waters opposes mandatory minimum sentences.[80] Tea Party movement[edit] Waters has been very critical of the Tea Party movement. On August 20, 2011, while at a town hall discussing some of the displeasure that supporters of President Obama have had with the Congressional Black Caucus not supporting the president, Waters stated, "This is a tough game. You can't be intimidated. You can't be frightened. And as far as I'm concerned, the 'tea party' can go straight to Hell ... and I intend to help them get there."[81][82] Personal life[edit] Maxine Waters' second husband, Sid Williams, played professional football in the NFL[83] and is a former U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas under the Clinton Administration.[84] Other achievements[edit]

Maxine Waters
Maxine Waters
Preparation Center in Watts, California
– named after her while she was a member of the California
Assembly Co-founder of Black Women's Forum Co-Founder of Community Build Received the Bruce F. Vento Award from the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty for her work on behalf of homeless persons. Candace Award, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, 1992.[85]

See also[edit]

List of African-American United States Representatives Women in the United States House of Representatives


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Preceded by Donald Payne Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus 1997–1999 Succeeded by Jim Clyburn

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Chairs (Republican) Ranking Members (Democratic)

Administration: Gregg Harper Agriculture: Mike Conaway Appropriations: Rodney Frelinghuysen Armed Services: Mac Thornberry Budget: Steve Womack Education and the Workforce: Virginia Foxx Energy and Commerce: Greg Walden Ethics: Susan Brooks Financial Services: Jeb Hensarling Foreign Affairs: Ed Royce Homeland Security: Mike McCaul Human Rights (Caucus): Randy Hultgren Intelligence (Select): Devin Nunes Judiciary: Bob Goodlatte Natural Resources: Rob Bishop Oversight and Government Reform: Trey Gowdy Rules: Pete Sessions Science, Space and Technology: Lamar Smith Small Business: Steve Chabot Transportation and Infrastructure: Bill Shuster Veterans' Affairs: Phil Roe Ways and Means: Kevin Brady

Administration: Bob Brady Agriculture: Collin Peterson Appropriations: Nita Lowey Armed Services: Adam Smith Budget: John Yarmuth Education and the Workforce: Bobby Scott Energy and Commerce: Frank Pallone Ethics: Ted Deutch Financial Services: Maxine Waters Foreign Affairs: Eliot Engel Homeland Security: Bennie Thompson Human Rights (Caucus): Jim McGovern Intelligence (Select): Adam Schiff Judiciary: Jerrold Nadler Natural Resources: Raúl Grijalva Oversight and Government Reform: Elijah Cummings Rules: Jim McGovern (Acting) Science, Space and Technology: Eddie Johnson Small Business: Nydia Velázquez Transportation and Infrastructure: Peter DeFazio Veterans' Affairs: Tim Walz Ways and Means: Rich Neal

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Chairs of the Congressional Black Caucus

Diggs Stokes Rangel Burke Mitchell Collins Fauntroy Dixon Leland Dymally Dellums Towns Mfume Payne Waters Clyburn Johnson Cummings Watt Kilpatrick Lee Cleaver Fudge Bu