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 Honored by the YoYo School of Hip Hop, Founded by Grammy-nominated Rapper Yolanda “YoYo” Whitaker Waters Honored by the YoYo School of Hip Hop, Founded by Grammy-nominated Rapper Yolanda “YoYo” Whitaker
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) Ranking Member of House Financial Services Committee, was honored by the YoYo School of Hip Hop this weekend during its semi-formal “I Have a Dream” Winter Affair in support of the school’s hip hop summer program based in Los Angeles, California and Highland Park, Michigan. The YoYo School of Hip Hop, founded by American Grammy-nominated Rapper Yolanda “YoYo” Whitaker, aims to transform the lives of youth through academic excellence and engagement in the creative arts.
Whitaker, who also serves as the organization’s Executive Director has been a friend of Rep. Waters since the Congresswoman’s initial “Young Gifted and Black” town hall series. Whitaker participated in one of the first forums of Hip Hop artists with Members of Congress on rap music and censorship.
Waters Congratulates LAWA and the City of Inglewood on Reaching Agreement for Residential Sound Insulation Waters Congratulates LAWA and the City of Inglewood on Reaching Agreement for Residential Sound Insulation
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of House Financial Services Committee, congratulated today the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the City of Inglewood on reaching an agreement to release up to $44.3 million in funding for sound insulation efforts in Inglewood. Under the agreement, LAWA will provide additional funding for Inglewood’s Residential Sound Insulation Program, which helps to mitigate the impact of noise resulting from aircraft operations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
"I am very pleased that LAWA and the City of Inglewood have reached this agreement for sound insulation for Inglewood residents," said Congresswoman Waters. "Although Inglewood has previously received sound insulation funds, not all residents were covered and many have been waiting years for upgrades to reduce noise
Waters Honored by the City of Inglewood at Volunteer Reception Gala Waters Honored by the City of Inglewood at Volunteer Reception Gala
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of House Financial Services Committee, was honored by the city of Inglewood during its Volunteer Recognition Gala at Loyola Marymount University. The City of Inglewood Parks, Recreation and Library Services Department and Inglewood Police Activities League hosted the gala to honor the work of the city’s volunteers.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who has represented the Inglewood community for over two decades, has been a dependable public figure, responsible for the steady flow of federal funds to Inglewood. These federal funds have initiated infrastructure and transportation projects that have improved the quality of life and produced jobs while also increasing housing for senior citizens and grants for noise mitigations.
“Throughout my career, I have been honored by a myriad of organizations both nationally and international
Congresswoman Waters Commends the President for Calling for End to Embargo on Cuba in SOTU Congresswoman Waters Commends the President for Calling for End to Embargo on Cuba in SOTU
Washington, D.C. -- Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued a statement commending President Obama for outlining his new policy towards Cuba and calling for an end to the embargo on Cuba in his January 20th State of the Union (SOTU) address. The new policy towards Cuba was announced by the Administration on December 17, 2014. The Congresswoman’s statement follows:
“I am extremely pleased that the President outlined his new policy towards Cuba and called for an end to the embargo during his State of the Union address. As a strong supporter of lifting the embargo on Cuba, I have visited the island several times, and I know from personal experience that the embargo on Cuba is counterproductive and has done more harm than good to the cause of freedom in Cuba.
As the Chair of the Cong