Maxine Waters

Democratic Ranking Member at House Financial Services Committee

Maxine Waters Bio

Maxine Waters is an American politician who has served as the US Representative for California’s 43rd congressional district since 1991. She is a member of the Democratic Party and has been a prominent figure in national politics for several decades.

Elected in November 2022 to her sixteenth term in the U.S. House of Representatives with more than 70 percent of the vote in the 43rd Congressional District of California, Congresswoman Waters represents a large part of South Los Angeles including the communities of Westchester, Playa Del Rey, and Watts and the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County comprised of Lennox, West Athens, West Carson, Harbor Gateway and El Camino Village. The 43rd District also includes the diverse cities of Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita and Torrance.

Congresswoman Waters made history as the first woman and first African American Chair of the House Financial Services Committee. An integral member of Congressional Democratic Leadership, Congresswoman Waters serves as a member of the Steering & Policy Committee and is the Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease. She is also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and member and past chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Throughout her career, Maxine Waters has been a vocal advocate for various progressive causes and has been involved in legislative efforts related to economic and social issues. She has focused on issues such as affordable housing, financial regulation, consumer protection, and civil rights.

Source: Maxine Waters website

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Maxine Waters Current Work

  • House Financial Services Committee Democratic Ranking Member
  • California's 43rd District in Congress Congresswoman

Maxine Waters Previous Work

  • House Financial Services Committee Chair Jan 1997 – Jan 1999
  • California State Assembly from the 48th district Member Dec 1976 – Nov 1990

Maxine Waters Education

  • California State University, Bachelor of Arts, Dec 1976 – Nov 1990

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