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September 25, 2012 | By Richard Simon, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
WASHINGTON - The House Ethics Committee on Tuesday formally ended its investigation of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, announcing its unanimous decision to drop the case because the veteran Los Angeles lawmaker did not break any rules. The 10-member panel, evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans, determined that the evidence "does not establish, to the standard of clear and convincing evidence, that Rep. Waters violated House rules. "   There was no immediate response from Waters' office.
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February 7, 2014 | By Jean Merl
California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) has added his name to a growing list of endorsements of state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), who is running for Congress. "Ted's smarts, skills, tenacity and record make him the best choice for Congress," Pérez said in a statement released by the Lieu campaign Friday. Lieu and former L.A. City Controller Wendy Greuel are the leading Democrats so far in the race to replace Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills), who announced last week that he would retire at the end of his term.
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January 15, 1992 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters on Tuesday led about 20 angry residents of the Imperial Courts housing project to the Los Angeles Police Commission, where they accused police of continually harassing and abusing tenants in the sprawling complex. "Please call off the dogs," the Los Angeles Democrat told commission members. "Keep them from abusing the people." Waters and the residents alleged that, since the Nov.
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December 21, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
In the wake of last month's deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, a local congresswoman has called for improvements to airport security, including the permanent assignment of armed police officers near passenger screening checkpoints. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) also urged law enforcement officials to allow airport police to have access to all airport security cameras. "I believe these recommendations will play a vital role in ensuring that all travelers and airport employees are safe in our nation's airports," said Waters, whose district includes LAX. Waters made the request on Thursday in a letter sent to John Pistole, head of the Transportation Security Administration, which is responsible for screening passengers at the nation's commercial airports.
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May 16, 1995
Re "Rep. Waters Fights the GOP Tide," May 8: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) lives true to her reputation. She continues to view activist government as the salvation for her constituents and other lower-class people throughout the country. All this, despite decades worth of proof that government-generated aid has failed to remedy our society's ills (indeed, many of society's woes are worse). Her stated disdain for House Speaker Newt Gingrich--"He's corrupt. I think that he probably is the epitome of what's wrong with politicians."
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February 17, 2012 | By Richard Simon
The tumultuous ethics case against Rep. Maxine Waters, one of Los Angeles' most enduring politicians, took another strange turn Friday as six members of the House Ethics Committee recused themselves from considering the charges against her. Committee Chairman Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) said that all five of the panel's Republicans, including himself, and one Democrat were taking the unusual action of recusing themselves from further involvement in the long-running Waters case "out of an abundance of caution and to avoid even an appearance of unfairness.
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June 7, 2012 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - Rep. Maxine Waters rallied 68 of her Democratic colleagues to call on the House Ethics Committee on Thursday to release the report that concluded her rights weren't violated in the investigation of her. A letter signed by her fellow Democrats calls on the panel to release the report by Billy Martin, a Washington lawyer hired to investigate allegations of misconduct against the committee staff in its investigation of Waters, from Los...
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July 4, 2009 | Richard Simon and Kate Linthicum
The Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center, a job-training facility in one of Los Angeles' poorest neighborhoods, is threatened with receiving no federal money at a time of high unemployment -- simply because of its name. The center has become a victim of a move on Capitol Hill to block funding for projects that bear the monikers of sitting lawmakers. "It doesn't seem fair that rich private entities can get funded and this poor school cannot," said Rep.
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September 22, 2012 | By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - For three years, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) steadfastly maintained that during a call with the Treasury secretary in the midst of the nation's financial crisis she was looking out for the interests of all minority-owned banks - not just one with ties to her husband. She did nothing wrong, she said repeatedly. On Friday, the House Ethics Committee investigator agreed. His recommendation, expected to be approved by the panel, would bring to an end a long and often tumultuous ethics case against Waters, who was accused of improperly helping a bank in which her husband owned stock.
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April 9, 2013
When Los Angeles mayoral rivals Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti started scrambling last month to line up key supporters for the May runoff, Maxine Waters was near the top of the list for both - well worth any wining, dining or flattery that might be required. On Monday, Greuel reveled in her success in winning over the Democratic congresswoman from South Los Angeles at a joint appearance outside City Hall.  Join us at 9 a.m. as we discuss Waters' endorsement with Times reporter Michael Finnegan.
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July 28, 2013 | By Jack Dolan
Leaders of six L.A. County cities will meet on Monday with U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) to discuss the effects of cuts in federal housing funds. The cuts were brought on by the so-called "sequester": automatic reductions in federal spending that began in March as a result of Congress' inability to agree on long-term budget cuts. Waters, and U.S. Housing & Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, will meet in closed session with mayors and city council members from Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita and Torrance.  On the agenda are reductions in funds for homeless prevention programs, Section 8 vouchers and the closure of some HUD offices.
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May 18, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan, Maeve Reston, Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times
After remarks by Magic Johnson and U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, it was Wendy Greuel's turn to remind a few dozen black supporters at a South L.A. rally on Saturday that African Americans could swing the mayoral election Greuel's way on Tuesday. "They always underestimate this community," Greuel, the city controller, told the crowd outside her Crenshaw Boulevard office. "They've always underestimated me too. And what do we do? We prove them wrong. " While Greuel cast herself as the underdog in Tuesday's runoff, her rival, Eric Garcetti, warned volunteers in Westchester not to take victory for granted in a contest that remains fluid to the end. "We're ahead, but we're not winning," the city councilman told them on a break from making phone calls to voters who might need some prodding.
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April 9, 2013
When Los Angeles mayoral rivals Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti started scrambling last month to line up key supporters for the May runoff, Maxine Waters was near the top of the list for both - well worth any wining, dining or flattery that might be required. On Monday, Greuel reveled in her success in winning over the Democratic congresswoman from South Los Angeles at a joint appearance outside City Hall.  Join us at 9 a.m. as we discuss Waters' endorsement with Times reporter Michael Finnegan.
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April 8, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
Los Angeles mayoral contender Wendy Greuel has landed a coveted endorsement from Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles), one of the city's influential leaders among African American voters. Both Greuel and her rival in the May 21 election to replace Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, city Councilman Eric Garcetti, aggressively sought Waters' backing.  Unions have largely backed Greuel's mayoral bid, financially boosting her effort but prompting critics to question whether she would be beholden to labor if elected.
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April 8, 2013 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich offers an explanation for why his reelection challenger has racked up the lion's share of endorsements as the May 21 runoff approaches: "He's part of the old-boys club; he's a career politician and I'm independent. " But former lawmaker Mike Feuer points to the backing he's received from hundreds of elected officials - including both of California's U.S. senators - civic and other groups, environmental organizations, labor, law and community leaders as evidence of "a clear desire for change" in the city's top legal post.
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April 8, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times
When Los Angeles mayoral rivals Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti started scrambling last month to line up key supporters for the May runoff, Maxine Waters was near the top of the list for both - well worth any wining, dining or flattery that might be required. On Monday, Greuel reveled in her success in winning over the Democratic congresswoman from South Los Angeles at a joint appearance outside City Hall. It was the latest testament to the power of the black vote in the race to replace Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
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August 6, 2012 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON--The House Ethics Committee is extending a contract with an outside legal advisor on its case against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles), further delaying the 3-year-old case -- perhaps until the end of this year. The contract calls for Washington lawyer Billy Martin, hired by the panel a year ago, to be paid up to $500,000. He  and his firm received at least $376,000 through March 31, according to House spending reports. The committee said in a statement that it is committed to resolving the case as early as possible "in a thorough, fair and deliberative manner.
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April 8, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times
When Los Angeles mayoral rivals Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti started scrambling last month to line up key supporters for the May runoff, Maxine Waters was near the top of the list for both - well worth any wining, dining or flattery that might be required. On Monday, Greuel reveled in her success in winning over the Democratic congresswoman from South Los Angeles at a joint appearance outside City Hall. It was the latest testament to the power of the black vote in the race to replace Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
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April 8, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan
Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel picked up the endorsement Monday of Maxine Waters, a Democratic congresswoman with substantial sway among black voters in South Los Angeles. Waters is the latest in a succession of prominent African Americans in L.A. politics to take sides in the May 21 runoff between Greuel, the city controller, and Eric Garcetti, a city councilman. Black voters, particularly in South L.A., are one of the biggest voting blocs up for grabs. Relatively few blacks backed Greuel or Garcetti in the March 5 primary, opting instead for City Councilwoman Jan Perry, the sole African American in the race.
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March 25, 2013 | By David Zahniser
In a sign of the high stakes and hardening political positions surrounding a major runway relocation project at Los Angeles International Airport, two of the state's most powerful Democrats have come down sharply at odds on the issue. U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, a longtime foe of the proposal to shift the airport's northernmost runway closer to Westchester and Playa del Rey, has gone public with her unhappiness with Rep. Henry Waxman, a colleague who supports the runway shift that proponents say is critical to keeping the airport competitive.
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