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Facebook CEO to Testify Before Financial Services Committee

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced that Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the Committee at an October 23 hearing. Zuckerberg will be the sole witness at the hearing, which is entitled, “An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors.” In July, Chairwoman Wate... Read more »

Waters Announces Updates to October Hearing Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced several Committee hearings for the month of October: Wednesday, October 16 at 10:00 AM: The full Committee will convene a hearing entitled, “Who Is Standing Up for Consumers? A Semi-Annual Review of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.” Wednesday, October 16 at 2:00 PM: The Subcommittee ... Read more »

Waters Announces October Hearings

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced several Committee hearings for the month of October: Wednesday, October 16 at 10:00 AM: The full Committee will convene a hearing entitled, “Who is Standing Up for Consumers? A Semi-Annual Review of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.” Wednesday, October 16 at 2:00 PM: The Subcommittee ... Read more »

Waters Applauds House Passage of the SAFE Banking Act

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1595, the SAFE Banking Act, legislation sponsored by Congressmen Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Denny Heck (D-WA), Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Warren Davidson (R-OH), Members of the House Financial Services Committee, to make reforms that will ensure that state-authorized and regulated Cannabis businesses are not forced to operate with cash only. The legisl... Read more »

Waters Statement on House Consideration of the SAFE Banking Act and the Need For Comprehensive Cannabis Reforms

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement on the need for comprehensive federal cannabis reforms. “I am very pleased that the SAFE Banking Act, which makes reforms to ensure that state-authorized and regulated Cannabis businesses are not forced to operate with cash only, an issue which Representatives Perlmutter... Read more »

Waters to SEC Commissioners: The SEC Is Not Fulfilling Its Mission as Wall Street’s Cop

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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 with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton and Commissioners Robert Jackson, Hester Peirce, Elad Roisman and Allison Herren Lee. As Prepared for Delivery Good morning. I want welcome back Chairman Clayton, and welc... Read more »

House Passes Nine Bipartisan Financial Services Bills

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On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed nine financial services bills that protect whistleblowers, support home buyers, advance technologies to thwart bad actors, protect government employees and others affected by a government shutdown, in addition to creating several commemorative coins and medals, including: H.R. 3625, the PCAOB Whistleblower Protection Act of 2019, a bill that wo... Read more »

Committee Passes 12 Bills to Benefit Consumers, Investors and Vulnerable Families

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Today, the House Financial Services Committee passed 12 bills to benefit consumers, investors, and vulnerable families, including six bipartisan measures. The legislation passed by the Committee included: The Investor Protection and Capital Markets Fairness Act (H.R.4344), a bill by Representative Ben McAdams (D-UT), that would substantially strengthen the authority of the Securities and Exchange ... Read more »

House Passes Five Financial Services Bills

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On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the following bills offered by House Financial Services Committee Members, and managed on the House floor by Congressman Michael San Nicolas (D-GU), Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. H.R. 2852, Homebuyer Assistance Act of 2019, a bill that would make it easier for homebuyers to buy a home with a Federal Housing Administrat... Read more »

Waters Opening Statement at Hearing on Student Loan Debt Crisis

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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, “A $1.5 Trillion Crisis: Protecting Student Borrowers and Holding Student Loan Servicers Accountable.” As Prepared for Delivery Good morning. Today this Committee convenes for a hearing to examine the student loan debt crisis. I... Read more »

Committee Finds Megabanks Coming up Short in Closing the CEO-to-Worker Pay Gap

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Following up on full Committee hearings in March and April where Committee Democrats asked megabank CEOs hard-hitting questions on issues including their alarming CEO-to-worker pay ratio despite making record profits in recent years, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Committee Democrats asked megabanks for more information on their CEO co... Read more »

Waters Announces Fall 2019 Priorities and Highlights Committee Accomplishments

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced an overview of the Committee’s fall 2019 priorities and highlighted the Committee’s efforts in the 116th Congress to work on behalf of consumers, investors, and vulnerable families. Fall 2019 Priorities This fall, the Committee will continue its work to ensure fairness, competition, and trans... Read more »

Waters Statement on CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman Announcement

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Following the announcement that Robert Cameron, former head of compliance and risk mitigation at the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA/FedLoan Servicing), will serve as the Private Education Loan Ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement.... Read more »

Waters Opening Statement at Los Angeles Field Hearing to Examine the Homelessness Crisis

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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 field hearing entitled, “Examining the Homelessness Crisis in Los Angeles.” As Prepared for Delivery Good morning. Welcome to the Committee on Financial Services field hearing entitled, “Examining the Homelessness Crisis in Los Angeles.” ... Read more »

Waters Announces September Hearings

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced several Committee hearings for the month of September: Wednesday, September 4 at 10:00 AM — The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will convene a field hearing entitled, “Examining Discrimination and Other Barriers to Consumer Credit, Homeownership, and Financial Inclusion in Texas,... Read more »

Waters Announces August Field Hearings on Homelessness, Housing

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced Committee field hearings in the month of August on housing and homelessness: Friday, August 2 at 12:00 PM EDT – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will convene a field hearing entitled, “An Examination of the Housing Crisis in Michigan, 11 Years after the Recession,” in Detroit,... Read more »

Waters on Proposed SunTrust and BB&T Merger: Many Questions Remain

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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 Next Megabank? Examining the Proposed Merger of SunTrust and BB&T.” As Prepared for Delivery Good morning. Today we are here for a hearing on the proposed merger between SunTrust and BB&T. Our witnesses today are BB... Read more »

Committee Members Ask Hard-Hitting Questions, Facebook Offers Very Few Answers

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Yesterday, at a hearing entitled, “Examining Facebook’s Proposed Cryptocurrency and Its Impact on Consumers, Investors, and the American Financial System,” Committee Democrats asked David Marcus, Chief Executive Officer of Calibra, tough questions on Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency and digital wallet. “Both sides of the aisle came well prepared to ask significant questions,” said Rep. Maxine Wa... Read more »

Waters to Facebook: Today’s Hearing is Only the First Step in Our Oversight and Legislative Process

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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, “Examining Facebook’s Proposed Cryptocurrency and Its Impact on Consumers, Investors, and the American Financial System.” As Prepared for Delivery Today we are here for a hearing on Facebook’s proposed digital currency, ... Read more »

Committee Passes 8 Bills to Protect Consumers and Investors

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Today, the House Financial Services Committee, held a markup of eight bills to benefit consumers and investors and strengthen disaster relief funding programs. See the Chairwoman’s opening statement here and the legislation below. H.R. 3621, the Student Borrower Credit Improvement Act, a bill that helps private student loan borrowers remove adverse information for certain defaulted or delinquent l... Read more »

Waters’ Opening Statement at Markup

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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 markup: As Prepared for Delivery Good morning. Today this Committee will mark up eight bills, and I am pleased to say that several of the bills we will take up today have bipartisan support. I am also proud to say that so far this Congres... Read more »

Committee Passes Legislation to Reform the Credit Reporting System, Increase Diversity, and Strengthen Housing Protections

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Today, the House Financial Services Committee, held a markup of ten bills to reform the broken credit reporting system, increase diversity and inclusion efforts in the financial services sector, improve the homebuying process and preserve the affordability of rural housing. See the legislation below. H.R. 281, the Ensuring Diverse Leadership Act of 2019, a bill that would require the Federal Reser... Read more »

Waters Opening Statement at Markup

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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 markup: As Prepared for Delivery Good morning. Today we will mark up a set of bills on a range of issues, including credit reporting, housing, diversity and inclusion, and investor protection. I have long said that our credit reporting sy... Read more »

Waters Asks Fed Chair: If You Got a Call From the President and He Said I’m Firing You, What Would You Do?

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Today, during the semiannual Humphrey-Hawkins hearing on monetary policy and the state of the economy, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, posed a question to Chairman Powell regarding what his response would be if President Trump called him and told him he was fired. See the exchange below. ### Read more »

Committee Democrats Call on Facebook to Halt Cryptocurrency Plans

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee; Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Chair of the Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets Subcommittee; Congressman William Lacy Clay (D-MO), Chairman of the Housing, Community Development and Insurance Subcommittee; Congressman Al Green (D-TX), Chairman of the Oversight and Investig... Read more »



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