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Mourners and family call for justice at Michael Brown's funeral

Mourners and family call for justice at Michael Brown's funeral

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 25 (UPI) --Thousands gathered at Michael Brown's funeral to call for social change in the wake of his death at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson.
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U.S. House passes partisan SEC Act

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. House approved a bill Friday that would force the Securities and Exchange Commission to review rules considered to be stalling job creation.
Ethics panel to hear Waters case

Ethics panel to hear Waters case

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Ethics Committee said it will conduct a hearing Friday on ethics allegations against Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.
Democrats urge release of report on Waters

Democrats urge release of report on Waters

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- U.S. House Democrats called for the release of a special counsel's report dismissing claims that Rep. Maxine Waters' rights were violated during an inquiry.
Six quit Maxine Waters ethics probe

Six quit Maxine Waters ethics probe

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Six members of the U.S. House panel investigating the ethics case against Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., quit Friday to avoid "an appearance of unfairness."
Ethics panel may extend probe into 2012

Ethics panel may extend probe into 2012

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The House Ethics Committee indicated it would extend the contract of an independent counsel investigating the bungled probe of Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.
Rep. Frank won't seek re-election

Rep. Frank won't seek re-election

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., said he won't run in 2012, a move he said was based partly on a redrawn district with new constituents wary of an incumbent.

Waters calls for $1 trillion jobs program

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said Sunday U.S. President Barack Obama should propose a "bold" jobs program costing $1 trillion or more.
Rep. Lewis: Black people support Obama

Rep. Lewis: Black people support Obama

ATLANTA, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., said black Americans are frustrated about the scarcity of jobs but are not unhappy with President Barack Obama
Rep. Waters seeks ethics panel probe

Rep. Waters seeks ethics panel probe

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., under investigation on possible ethics violations, is calling for a House probe into the suspension of two ethics panel lawyers.
Waters investigation reopened

Waters investigation reopened

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The legal problems for Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., might have taken a turn for the worse, officials said.
Waters denounces delay in ethics trial

Waters denounces delay in ethics trial

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Rep. Maxine Waters denounced the delay in her trial on House ethics charges Monday and said she wants "this issue resolved immediately."
Waters ethics hearing delayed

Waters ethics hearing delayed

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The ethics trial of Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., will be delayed because of the discovery of new evidence, the House ethics committee said Friday.
Report: Waters charges for campaign mail

Report: Waters charges for campaign mail

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., has charged other candidates thousands of dollars to be on mailers and sample ballots, The Washington Times reported Thursday.
2010 a busy year for House ethics probes

2010 a busy year for House ethics probes

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Ethics inquiries in the U.S. Congress rose in the past year, bringing charges of misconduct to the fore just ahead of midterm elections, a review indicates.
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Members of peace movement Code Pink look on as Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-OH, and Rep. Maxine Waters, D-CA, hold a news conference to call for the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 13, 2007. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Maxine Waters (born Maxine Moore Carr; August 15, 1938) is the U.S. Representative for California's 35th congressional district, and previously the 29th district, serving since 1991. She is 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. Before Congress she served in the California Assembly, where she was first elected in 1976.

As an Assembly member Waters advocated for divestment from South Africa's apartheid regime. In Congress she has long been an outspoken opponent of the Iraq War.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Maxine Waters."
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