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House Republicans Block Emergency Legislation by Chairwoman Waters to Extend Federal Eviction Moratorium

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, released a statement following Republican objections to the Majority Leader’s unanimous consent request to take up her bill, H.R. 4791, the “Protecting Renters from Evictions Act of 2021,” which would extend the federal eviction moratorium through the end of the year. “The eviction moratorium ends tomo...

Committee Passes Legislation to Advance Investor Protections, Support Manufactured Housing Communities, and Promote De Novo Depository Institutions

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The House Financial Services Committee passed eleven bills to protect investors and reduce conflicts of interest born out of payment for order flow, support manufactured housing communities, fight for everyone’s right to vote, promote de novo depository institutions, and strengthen protections for the LIBOR transition. The following bills passed the Committee en bloc #1 by a vote of 28-23. Manufac...

Waters Introduces Legislation to Extend Federal Eviction Moratorium to Keep Families Housed

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, released a statement following the introduction of her legislation, the “Protecting Renters from Evictions Act, of 2021,” that would extend the eviction moratorium through the end of the year. “The current eviction moratorium expires in two days, on July 31, putting millions of people at great risk of ...

Waters Opening Statement at July Full Committee Markup

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement at a full Committee hybrid markup. Since the start of the 117th Congress, this Committee has marked up 21 bills and has held five markups. Today, this Committee will mark up 11 more bills. As Chairwoman of this Committee, I am so very pleased to advance many stro...

Waters on NAHASDA Reauthorization: This Fight Is About Fairness and Equality

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance hearing entitled, “NAHASDA Reauthorization: Addressing Historic Disinvestment and the Ongoing Plight of the Freedmen in Native American Communities.” Thank you, Chairman Cleaver, for convening this important hear...

Waters on Central Bank Digital Currencies: It Is Vital That Our Central Bank Has Powerful Tools to Achieve Its Mandate

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy hearing entitled, “The Promises and Perils of Central Bank Digital Currencies.” Thank you, Chairman Himes for hosting this hearing, part of a series that this Committee has been holding...

Chairwoman Waters Meets with Secretary Yellen, Discusses Implementation of Rental Assistance

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, met with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to discuss a variety of important issues including the implementation of emergency rental assistance. “This morning, I met with Secretary Yellen to discuss my priorities and the many ways in which we can work together to ensure that our country is on a path t...

Waters Applauds OCC, FDIC, and Federal Reserve Efforts to Undo Damage from Trump-Era Community Reinvestment Act Rule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement on the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s decision to rescind the 2020 Community Reinvestment Act rule and work with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Federal Reserve to draft a new rule. “Civil rights laws like the Community Reinvestment Act...

Waters on Bond Rating Agencies: Investors Need Objective and Reliable Ratings More Than Ever

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets hybrid hearing entitled, “Bond Rating Agencies: Examining the “Nationally Recognized” Statistical Rating Organizations.” Thank you, Mr. Sherman. In the lead up to the 2008 financial crisis, th...

Waters on Expanding Access to the Financial System: Having Access to a Bank Account Is Fundamental to Financial Security

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions hybrid hearing entitled, “Banking the Unbanked: Exploring Private and Public Efforts to Expand Access to the Financial System.” Thank you, Chair Perlmutter. I am pleased that this hearing focuses on acce...

Waters Commends FHFA Reversal of Unnecessary Trump-Era Refinance Penalty on Homeowners

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement on the FHFA reversal of Trump-Era refinance penalty on homeowners. “I commend Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Acting Director Thompson for her prompt and steadfast leadership in reversing the adverse market fee on July 16th, which is estimated to save homeowner...

Waters at Hearing on Oversight of HUD: Key to Building Back Better, and More Equitably, Is Understanding That Housing Is Infrastructure

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a full Committee hybrid hearing entitled, “Building Back A Better, More Equitable Housing Infrastructure for America: Oversight of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.” First of all, a happy good morning, Secretary Fudge. I am so delighted to have you with...

Waters Announces Introduction of Groundbreaking Legislative Housing Package

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement on her legislative housing package. “Our nation is in the midst of a housing crisis, which has been decades in the making. Due to a consistent lack of investment in affordable housing under Democratic and Republican administrations, we now find ourselves at a crossro...

Waters Opening Statement at Hearing on Community Development Funding and Disaster Recovery

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations virtual hearing entitled, “CDBG Disaster Recovery: States, Cities, and Denials of Funding.” Thank you so very much, Chair Green. The disaster mitigation funding Congress has appropriated to Texas since 2018 was meant to f...

Waters Applauds President Biden’s Executive Order to Examine Bank Merger Practices, Urges Federal Reserve to Strengthen Merger Reviews

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement on President Biden’s recent executive order encouraging the Department of Justice and prudential regulators to examine bank merger practices. “I am very pleased that President Biden took the important step of encouraging the Department of Justice and relevant regulat...



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