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Chairwoman Waters, Representatives Beatty, Green, Foster and Lynch Send Letter to Digital Assets Industry Requesting Diversity and Inclusion Data

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Chair of the Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, Congressman Al Green (D-TX), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL), Chairman of the Task Force on Artificial Intelligence and Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-MA), Chairm...

Chairwoman Waters Calls for Study on Seniors Experiencing Homelessness with Focus on Racial Disparities

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting that the agency conduct a review of the risks that seniors experiencing housing insecurity face and the federal programs that exist to prevent homelessness among this population. The request also urges the agency to identify racial and eth...

House Passes Wildfire Package that Includes Waters’ Legislation to Study Impact of Wildfires, Protect Homeowners

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the House passage of “The Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act,” which included her bill, H.R. 8483, “The Wildfire Insurance Coverage Study Act of 2022.” H.R. 8483 requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct stud...

Chairwoman Waters Testifies Before Senate on Need to Uphold Equal Citizenship Rights of Descendants of Freedmen: “We Must Honor Our Word as a Nation”

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, testified before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to call attention to the ongoing plight of Black Native American Freedmen and the violation of their rights to tribal citizenship promised through 1866 treaties with the Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Seminole Nations. Chairwoman Waters urge...

Committee on Financial Services Passes Eight Bills to Address Urgent Housing Needs, Protect Consumers, Eliminate Red Tape

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Today, the House Financial Services Committee, led by Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), passed eight bills to strengthen oversight of our nation’s affordable housing and address the housing and homeless crises, put consumers in the driver’s seat to shape their financial futures and simplify bureaucratic processes to improve communities, here and around the world: H.R. 6889, the "Credit Union Board ...

Chairwoman Maxine Waters’ Statement on Status of Stablecoin Legislation

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement on the status of ongoing negotiations on the bipartisan stablecoin legislation: I want to thank the Ranking Member and his staff for working with me, my staff, Treasury, and key regulators on legislation that would better regulate stablecoins and require the Federal ...

Waters’ Opening Statement at July Markup

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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 markup. Today, this Committee comes together for a markup of nine bills. These bills exemplify the hard work that each one of our members have dedicated to addressing urgent housing needs, protecting consumers, and taking other steps to help improve t...

Waters Announces Financial Services Suspension Victories

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the victories that the Committee members successfully secured during this week’s House vote on suspensions: H.R. 7734, the “Timely Delivery of Bank Secrecy Act Reports Act” is a bill offered by Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) that preserves Congress’ ability to conduct oversight by requiri...

Waters Delivers Opening Statement at Full Committee Hearing Overseeing the Federal Housing Finance Agency

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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 hearing entitled, “Housing in America: Oversight of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.” First, I’d like to extend my congratulations to Director Sandra Thompson, who has dedicated her career to promoting access to mortgage credit nationwide and prot...

Waters Advocates for Additional Distribution of Emergency Housing Vouchers

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, released this statement following news that the 70,000 Emergency Housing Vouchers she secured in the American Rescue Plan have been distributed: “I am pleased to hear that many families in need or at risk of homelessness or fleeing domestic violence have been able to access the support they so desp...

Waters Delivers Opening Statement at Subcommittee Hearing Examining How Mass Shootings Harm Communities, Local Economies, and Economic Growth

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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 hearing entitled, “Thoughts and Prayers Are Not Enough: How Mass Shootings Harm Communities, Local Economies, and Economic Growth.” Thank you very much, Chairman Green. To Mayor Brown and all of the witnesses here today,...

Waters Delivers Opening Statement at Subcommittee Hearing Overseeing SEC’s Division of Enforcement

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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 hearing entitled, “Oversight of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement.” Thank you, Chair Sherman, for holding this important hearing. Between last year’s “meme stock” events, the implosion of SPA...

Waters Announces Committee Victories in 2023 National Defense and Authorization Act

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the victories that the Committee successfully secured in the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) — foundational legislation that supports our nation’s defense and national security. The law includes several priorities of Democratic Members of the Financial Services C...

Waters Opening Statement at Subcommittee Hearing Examining the Proposal to Modernize the Community Reinvestment Act 

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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 hearing entitled, “Better Together: Examining the Unified Proposed Rule to Modernize the Community Reinvestment Act.” Thank you, Chair Perlmutter, for holding this hearing on the regulatory proposal to ...

Waters Announces July Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following schedule for the month of July: Wednesday, July 13 at 10 AM ET: The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled, “Better Together: Examining the Unified Proposed Rule to Modernize the Community Reinvestment Act.” T...

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