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Financial Services, Oversight and Intelligence Committees Issue Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Hear Case for President Trump’s Financial Records

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Committee on Financial Services, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Congressman Adam B. Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court agreeing to review cases for President Trump’s fi... Read more »

Committee Passes Commonsense Legislation to Benefit Hardworking Americans

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Yesterday, the House Financial Services Committee passed eight bills to protect student borrowers, enhance consumer credit reporting, ensure that regulators are working to preserve and promote Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), and improve cybersecurity. The bills passed by the Committee included. Protecting Your Credit Score Act of 2019 (H.R. 5332), a bipartisan bill by Representative Josh ... Read more »

Waters to Lead Trip with Committee Dems to Public FDIC Meeting on Proposed CRA Rule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced that she plans to lead a delegation of the Committee in attending a public meeting of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) Board of Directors, which consists of FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams, Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Direc... Read more »

Waters, Brown, and Meeks Lead House and Senate Committee Democrats in Letter to Regulators on Proposed CRA Changes

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, and Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, led a letter to Jerome H. Powell, Chairman of the Board of Governors of... Read more »

Waters Opening Statement at Final Committee Markup of 2019

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following opening statement at a full Committee markup to protect student loan borrowers, improve our broken credit reporting system, preserve and promote Minority Depository Institutions and strengthen our nation’s cybersecurity As Prepared for Delivery Today the Committee will mark up eight ... Read more »

Waters Statement on the Passing of Paul Volcker

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement on the passing of Paul Volcker. “I am deeply saddened by the news that Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve and outspoken advocate for financial reform, has passed away. Chairman Volcker was a dedicated public servant and leader whose remarkable contribut... Read more »

Sherman Elected as Chairman of Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced that Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) was elected by the Committee’s Democratic Caucus to serve as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets. “I am very proud of the work the House Financial Services Committee has completed during the 116th Congr... Read more »

House Passes Financial Services Bill to Explicitly Ban Insider Trading

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2534, the Insider Trading Prohibition Act, a bill to create the nation’s first statute explicitly banning insider trading. H.R. 2534 creates a clear definition of illegal insider trading under securities laws so that there is a codified, consistent standard for courts and participants in financial markets, and to better protect the hard-earned s... Read more »

Waters Again Presses Mnuchin to Explain the Trump Administration’s Harmful Actions

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, delivered the following opening statement at a full Committee hearing entitled, “Promoting Financial Stability? Reviewing the Administration’s Deregulatory Approach to Financial Stability." As Prepared for Delivery Welcome back, Secretary Mnuchin. Today we are here to discuss the Trump Administration’s... Read more »

Waters Urges Regulators to Hold Depository Institutions Accountable

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following opening statement at a full Committee hearing entitled, “Oversight of Prudential Regulators: Ensuring the Safety, Soundness, Diversity, and Accountability of Depository Institutions?” As Prepared for Delivery Good morning. Today we are here to conduct oversight of regulators at the F... Read more »

Committee Majority Slams Carson’s Proposal to Gut the Fair Housing Act

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Committee Democrats wrote a letter to Ben Carson, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, blasting the agency’s proposed changes to the disparate impact standard under the Fair Housing Act, which would make it harder for everyday Americans who find themselves victims of housin... Read more »

Chairwoman Waters Announces December Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced the following updates to the Committee schedule for the month of December: December 4 at 10:00 AM – The full Committee will convene for a hearing entitled, “Oversight of Prudential Regulators: Ensuring the Safety, Soundness, Diversity, and Accountability of Depository Institutions?” December ... Read more »

Waters Introduces Legislation to Invest in America’s Housing Infrastructure

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced H.R.5187, the Housing is Infrastructure Act of 2019, a bill to provide the necessary funding to improve the nation’s housing infrastructure and create jobs across the country. “We are in the midst of a housing affordability crisis across the country, caused in part by the lack of affordable ... Read more »

Waters Statement at Subcommittee Hearing on Minority Depository Institutions

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, delivered the following opening statement at a Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions hearing entitled, “An Examination of Regulators’ Efforts to Preserve and Promote Minority Depository Institutions.” As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Chairman Meeks. Minority depository insti... Read more »

Waters Statement on Regulators’ Approval of the SunTrust/BB&T Merger

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following statement in response to the Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) approval of the merger between SunTrust and BB&T. “I have long voiced concerns about the threat that megabanks pose to consumers and our economy. In order to shed light on the potential im... Read more »

House Passes Bill to Increase Corporate Diversity

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5084, the Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act of 2019, a bill that requires public companies to annually disclose the voluntarily, self-identified gender, race, ethnicity, and veteran status of their board of directors, nominees, and senior executive officers. This bill was introduced by Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Chairma... Read more »

Waters to Carson: Stop Whining and Start Working

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Tags: HUD

Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following statement regarding a letter from HUD Secretary Ben Carson: “Ben Carson is like a duck out of water and has been a complete failure at HUD. His basic philosophy is antithetical to his duties and HUD’s mission, and reports show he doesn’t spend much time at his job. HUD deserves a lea... Read more »

Waters Calls Out Harmful Practices of Some Private Equity Firms

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, delivered the following opening statement at a full Committee hearing entitled, “America for Sale? An Examination of the Practices of Private Funds.” As Prepared for Delivery Today this Committee convenes for a hearing to examine the impact of private funds on businesses and workers. While there are so... Read more »

House Passes Waters’ Bill to Reauthorize Terrorism Risk Insurance Program

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 4634), a bill introduced by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, that provides for a seven-year reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA). The bill passed the House by a vote of 385-22. See below for Chairwoman ... Read more »

House Passes Five Financial Services Bills

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Tags: TRIA

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed five bipartisan financial services bills to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program, ensure disaster relief is distributed fairly, address homelessness and protect investors. The legislation passed by the House includes: The Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019 (H.R. 3702), a bipartisan bill that would permanently authorize the Community ... Read more »

Waters, Tlaib and Pressley Blast HUD for Ignoring Low-Income Tenants Seeking to Save Their Homes

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) wrote a letter to Ben Carson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to express concerns regarding the agency’s proposed National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) ... Read more »

House Passes Waters’ Bill to Preserve and Create American Jobs at Home

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4863, The United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019, legislation introduced by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, to reauthorize and improve the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank which supports American workers, businesses and the economy. It was passed by a vote of 235-184. H.R. 4863, The Uni... Read more »

Committee Passes Legislation to Crack Down on Predatory Debt Collectors and Support Veterans and Servicemembers

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Tags: CFPB, HUD

Today, the House Financial Services Committee passed eight bills to help veterans experiencing homelessness, protect servicemembers from harassment by debt collectors, and prevent predatory debt collection practices to help consumers and small businesses. See the Chairwoman’s opening statement here and the legislation below. The Ending Debt Collection Harassment Act of 2019 (H.R. 5021), a bill by ... Read more »

Waters Floor Statement on Legislation to Reauthorize the Job-Creating EXIM Bank

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, delivered the following floor statement on H.R. 4863, the United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019, a bill she introduced to reauthorize and improve the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank, which supports American workers, businesses and the economy. As Prepared for Delivery Mr. Chairman, I rise in strong... Read more »

Waters Statement at Subcommittee Hearing on Multilateral Development Institutions

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Today at a Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy hearing entitled, “How America Leads Abroad: An Examination of Multilateral Development Institutions,” Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement: As Prepared for Delivery In 1993 and 1994, I sat on the international subcommitte... Read more »



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