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Waters Announces Update to December Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following update to the schedule for the month of December: POSTPONED - December 7 at 10:00 AM ET: The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled, “Ensuring Equitable Delivery of Disaster Benefits to Vulnerable Communities and Peoples: An Ex...

Waters Announces Cryptocurrency CEOs to Testify at Full Committee Hearing

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following witnesses for the December 8 full Committee hybrid hearing entitled, “Digital Assets and the Future of Finance: Understanding the Challenges and Benefits of Financial Innovation in the United States.” Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Circle Samuel Bankman-Fried, ...

Waters Delivers Opening Statement at Full Committee Hearing on Oversight of the Treasury Department’s and the Federal Reserve’s Pandemic Response

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a full Committee hybrid hearing entitled, “Oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s Pandemic Response.” Welcome back, Secretary Yellen and Chair Powell. As this pandemic continues, the Biden Administration and Congressional Democrats remain hard at work t...

Waters and Foster Urge Regulators to Ensure Algorithmic Bias Does Not Occur in Emerging Technology

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee and Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL), Chair of the Task Force on Artificial Intelligence, sent a letter to Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Federal Reserve System; Todd Harper, Chairman of the National Credit Union Administration; Rohit Chopra, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Jelena Mc...

Waters Announces December 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 December: December 1 at 10:00 AM ET: The full Committee will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled, “Oversight of the Treasury Department's and Federal Reserve's Pandemic Response.” December 7 at 10:00 AM ET: The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investi...

Waters on House Passage of the Build Back Better Act: We did it!

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, applauds the House passage of H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act, a historic piece of legislation that will provide unprecedented and long overdue investments in our nation’s housing infrastructure. “After decades of disinvestment in our nation’s affordable housing programs, years of insisting tha...

Waters Delivers Floor Speech Supporting Historic Housing Investments and Passage of the Build Back Better Act

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, delivered the following floor speech supporting historic housing investments and urging passage of the Build Back Better Act: Thank you very much, and I thank Chairman Yarmuth for his hard work. Madam Speaker, I rise in support of the Build Back Better Act, which will make historic investments acro...

Committee Passes Legislation to Protect Retail Investors from Predatory Practices and Promote Fair Hiring Opportunities

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Today, the House Financial Services Committee, led by Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), passed six bills to protect investors, ensure fair employment opportunities for justice-involved individuals, and reform credit union governance, as working families across this country struggle to rebuild their savings after the pandemic. H.R. 5911, the Fair Hiring in Banking Act is a bill introduced by Represe...

Waters Opening Statement at November 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 markup. Today, this Committee will mark up six bills, half of which have bipartisan support. After the stress the pandemic has placed on our economy, Democrats are responding with legislative solutions and working across the aisle to provide a...

Waters Calls on President Biden and Directors to Consider Diverse, Transformative Leaders for Federal Reserve Vacancies

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement regarding President Biden’s imminent decision to name top leadership positions at the Federal Reserve: “President Biden is expected to announce his nominees soon for Federal Reserve Chair and other key leadership roles on the Board of Governors. Taken together with this...

Waters on Eliminating Economic Barriers for the LGBTQ+ Community: The Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights Is Far from Over

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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 Diversity and Inclusion hearing entitled, “There Is No Pride in Prejudice: Eliminating Barriers to Full Economic Inclusion for the LGBTQ+ Community.” Thank you so very much for holding this important hearing, Chair Beatty. The fight for LGBTQ+ rights...

Waters, Brown, Maloney Urge Treasury to Take Swift Action to Implement Law Cracking Down on Anonymous Shell Companies

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Today, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, wrote a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urging the Treasury Department to move swiftly on implementing th...

Waters Applauds Change to SEC Staff Action on Shareholder Proposals

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) reversal of some of President Trump’s actions to weaken shareholders’ ability to engage with companies. “The benefits of shareholder proposals—to long-term investors, retirees, and working-families, and the societie...

Waters Opening Statement at Hearing on Fighting Cybersecurity Threats in the Financial System

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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, “Cyber Threats, Consumer Data, and the Financial System.” Thank you very much, Chair Perlmutter, for holding this important hearing on cybersecurity. Financial institutions have long be...

Waters Opening Statement at Semi-Annual Oversight Hearing of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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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, “Bringing Consumer Protection Back: A Semi-Annual Review of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.” Good Morning. Today, we welcome Mr. Rohit Chopra the newly confirmed Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) b...

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