Congresswoman Maxine Waters speaks in suport of flight attendants and various employees for U.S. airlines picketing at Los Angeles International Airport's departure level demanding that small knives be kept out of their cabins on April 1, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The TSA recently announced plans to allow small pocket knives aboard planes, aiming to increase enforcement against larger potential weapons by not worrying about smaller implements. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN
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U.S. Representative of California Maxine Waters (L) and actor Hill Harper attend The Equality Now's 'Make Equality Reality' Event at Montage Beverly Hills on November 3, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) (C) shares a laugh with her grandson and Chief of Staff Mikael Moore (R) before the start of a rare open House Committee on Ethics hearing in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill September 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. Waters' husband Sidney Williams is at left. The long-running ethics investigation found that Waters did not commit an ethics violaiton when her office in late 2008 set up a meeting with top Treasury Department officials on behalf of a bank Williams owned stock in, at a time when the bank faced possible collapse because of the financial crisis. However, Moore was issued a letter of reproval for three ethics violations for helping the bank.
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U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn (D-CA) (L) and U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) (2nd L) protest in front of Tom Bradley International terminal in opposition to the FAA's recent decision to start allowing small pocket knives back on board jetliners on April 1, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Federal Aviation Administration said the relaxing of the pocket knife ban will help TSA agents to look out for more serious items, such as expolsives and guns.
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Congresswoman Maxine Waters speaks at a reception at Inner City Arts on October 20, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
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U.S. President Barack Obama signs the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act before (L-R) Vice President Joe Biden, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) at the Ronald Reagan Building July 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. The bill is the strongest financial reform legislation since the Great Depression and also creates a consumer protection bureau that oversees banks on mortgage lending and credit card practices.
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Singers Julia Waters, Oren Waters, Maxine Waters and Merry Clayton attend a Q&A session at a screening of '20 Feet From Stardom' at AARP's Movies For Grownups Film Festival 2013 at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on November 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.