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Waters Wins Extension of Comment Period for CRA Rule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, made the following statement in response to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announcement that the comment period for the agencies’ proposed Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rule will be extended by 30 days, giving the public 90 days t... Read More »

Waters Statement on Proposed Morgan Stanley/E-Trade Merger

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Following the announcement that Morgan Stanley plans to acquire E-Trade, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement: “In the wake of the Trump Administration’s regulatory giveaways to the nation’s largest banks, it is no surprise that yet another merger of this scale has been announced. “The proposed merger of Morgan ... Read More »

Waters Blasts Disappointing Wells Fargo Settlement; Reveals Ongoing Committee Investigation into Wells Fargo

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In February 2019, under the leadership of Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, the Committee began an investigation into Wells Fargo’s compliance with five regulatory orders issued in response to the company’s widespread consumer abuses. In March 2020, the Committee will announce the results of that investigation and hold three hearings on Wells... Read More »

Chairwoman Waters Announces March Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced several hearings for the month of March: March 4 at 10:00 AM – The Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy will convene for a hearing entitled, “The Traffickers’ Roadmap: How Bad Actors Exploit Financial Systems to Facilitate the Illicit Trade in Peop... Read More »

Chairwoman Waters Announces Additional Updates to February Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced an updated Committee schedule to conform with a recent change to the House calendar on February 26. February 26 at 2:00 PM – The full Committee will convene for a markup. February 27 at 10:00 AM – The full Committee will convene for a continuation of the February 26 markup. POSTPONED: The ful... Read More »

Waters and Beatty Release Committee Staff Report Highlighting Lack of Diversity at Nation’s Large Banks

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Committee on Financial Services, and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Chair of the Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, released a multimedia Majority staff report entitled, “Diversity and Inclusion: Holding America’ Large Banks Accountable.” This report is part of a longstanding effort to hold financial institutions accountable an... Read More »

Waters and Clay Request GAO Study to Protect Homeowners from Appraisal Loopholes

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance, sent a letter to the Comptroller General of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), requesting a comprehensive study on the implementation of Title XI of the Financial Institutions Ref... Read More »

Waters Calls on Powell to Address Myriad of Issues at Semiannual Fed Hearing

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following opening statement at the semiannual Humphrey-Hawkins hearing on monetary policy and the state of the economy with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. As Prepared for Delivery I'd like to welcome back Chairman Powell As I discussed at our last hearing with you, I remain very conce... Read More »

Chairwoman Waters Announces Updates to February Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced an updated Committee schedule for the remainder of the month of February: February 11 at 10:00 AM – The full Committee will convene for a hearing entitled, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy." February 12 at 10:00 AM – The Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion will convene for a ... Read More »

Waters to Kraninger: America Needs Better From You

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, delivered the following opening statement during a full Committee hearing entitled, “Protecting Consumers or Allowing Consumer Abuse? A Semi-Annual Review of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.” As Prepared for Delivery Today, we welcome back Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy... Read More »

Waters Convenes Part One of Committee’s Effort to Examine Rent-A-Bank Schemes and Debt Traps

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, delivered the following opening statement during a full Committee hearing entitled, “Rent-A-Bank Schemes and New Debt Traps: Assessing Efforts to Evade State Consumer Protections and Interest Rate Caps.” As Prepared for Delivery In November of last year, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and... Read More »

Waters Statement on Regulators' Ongoing Efforts to Weaken the Volcker Rule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement on yet another attempt by prudential regulators to weaken the Volcker Rule. “Just weeks after the passing of Paul Volcker, prudential regulators are once again working overtime to weaken a regulation that he fought tirelessly for by allowing banks to gamble with taxpayer ... Read More »

House Passes Pressley Bill to Reform Broken Credit Reporting System

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3621, the Comprehensive Credit Reporting Enhancement, Disclosure, Innovation, and Transparency Act of 2020 (“Comprehensive CREDIT Act”), legislation sponsored by Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), by a vote of 221 to 189. H.R. 3621 would overhaul the credit reporting system by empowering consumers with more control of their data and requiring consumer... Read More »

Otting Finally Appears Before Committee to Explain Harmful Community Disinvestment Proposal

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, delivered the following opening statement at a full Committee hearing entitled, “The Community Reinvestment Act: Is the OCC Undermining the Law’s Purpose and Intent?” As Prepared for Delivery Today this Committee convenes for a hearing to conduct oversight of the Office of the Comptroller of the Cur... Read More »

Chairwoman Waters Announces February Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced several hearings for the month of February: February 5 at 10:00 AM – The full Committee will convene for a hearing entitled, “Rent-A-Bank Schemes and New Debt Traps: Assessing Efforts to Evade State Consumer Protections and Interest Rate Caps.” February 5 at 2:00 PM – The Subcommittee on Hous... Read More »



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