The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. There are 80 members in the Assembly, representing an approximately equal number of constituents, with each district having a population of at least 420,000. Due to the state's large population and relatively small legislature, the Assembly has the largest population per representative ratio of any state legislature lower house and second largest of any legislative lower house in the United States; only the federal U.S. House of Representatives has a larger ratio. Since a ballot initiative in 1990, members of the Assembly are restricted by term limits, confining them to three two-year terms (six years). The Assembly convenes at the California State Capitol in Sacramento.
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While Barack Obama toured rural parts of the Midwest this week, the Congressional Black Caucus drew thousands of people to job fairs in Detroit and Atlanta. Driving the turnout was a sobering fact: The unemployment rate among blacks hovers around 16% Among the most prominent voices in this week’s discussion has been California Rep. Maxine Waters, a former Black Caucus chair. In a series of interviews with TIME, she explains the potential ways to create jobs in cities, the President’s relationship with blacks, and what’s at stake as Congress prepares to consider more cuts in ...
On Meet the Press today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters called for President Obama to take a more forceful approach to a jobs program, and likely made Republicans drop their jaws with the amount of money she argued the United States should invest in such a plan.
David Gregory asked Waters if it would be possible for the president to take on an ambitious role in working on job creation in Congress, given the recent partisan fights over the debt ceiling. Waters put the impetus on Obama to take the first step.
by Josh Feldman
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) had some harsh words for the Tea Party at a forum in Inglewood, California Saturday.
With California's jobless rate now 12 percent, the second-highest rate of unemployment in the nation after Nevada, talk about jobs, the economy and the partisan squabbling in Congress dominated the “Kitchen Table Summit.”
Waters Calls for Review of Ebola Protocols at LAX
Waters Calls for Review of Ebola Protocols at LAX
LOS ANGELES, CA – Citing concerns from airport police officers, flight attendants, nurses and many others, a senior congresswoman representing Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has called for a meeting to review the current procedures being undertaken to screen passengers for – and respond to – a potential incident involving the Ebola virus.
In a letter to Gina Marie Lindsey, Executive Director of Los Angeles World Airports, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), who represents the district that includes LAX, requested a meeting with “officials responsible for the development and implementation of Ebola screening and response protocols at LAX.” Specifically, Waters called for a meeting with Lindsey and the proper officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prev
Congresswoman Waters Congratulates the City of Gardena on $375,000 COPS Hiring Program Award Congresswoman Waters Congratulates the City of Gardena on $375,000 COPS Hiring Program Award
October 8, 2014
Washington, DC- Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) congratulated the Gardena Police Department on receiving a $375,000 grant from the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program (CHP). In a letter to Police Chief Edward Medrano, Congresswoman Waters praised the City of Gardena for its focus on recruiting school resource officers (SROs) and bringing military veterans into the force.
“I am proud to represent the City of Gardena in the U.S. Congress, particularly when its public servants receive much-deserved national recognition,” said Congresswoman Waters. “I am pleased that this hard-working police force received this award and that it will have the resources it needs to protect the schoolchildren, families, and neighbors of Gardena. Law enforcement agencies around the country should emulate Gardena’s focus on recruiting scho
Congresswoman Waters Announces $4.5 Million Federal Grant for LA County for Residential Noise Mitigation in Lennox and Athens Congresswoman Waters Announces $4.5 Million Federal Grant for LA County for Residential Noise Mitigation in Lennox and Athens
September 24, 2014
Washington, DC- Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) announced that the
County of Los Angeles has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for residential noise mitigation. The grant extends funding for the County’s Residential Sound Insulation Program, which provides assistance to families in unincorporated areas of the county to mitigate the impact of noise from aircraft flying into and out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This grant may be used to provide residential noise mitigation for up to 200 dwellings benefitting approximately 910 people in portions of Lennox and Athens.
“I am proud to announce that the County of Los Angeles has been awarded this grant to help families in Lennox and Athens who live with constant airport noise in their ho
Congresswoman Waters Urges State Department to Support the Rights of Peaceful Demonstrators in Haiti Congresswoman Waters Urges State Department to
Support the Rights of Peaceful Demonstrators in Haiti
October 2, 2014
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, expressing concern about the potential for political instability and violence in Haiti. The letter urges him to use his influence to encourage the Government of Haiti to respect the rights of Haitian citizens to peaceably assemble and express their political opinions free from government intimidation. Copies of the letter were sent to Thomas C. Adams, Haiti Special Coordinator, and Ambassador Pamela A. White, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Haiti.
The text of the letter follows:
I am extremely concerned about the potential for political instability and violence in Haiti.
It has been reported that Haitian police used water hoses and tear gas against thousands of Haitian demonstrators, who w