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Waters Announces Witnesses for Third Committee Hearing on Market Volatility

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following witnesses for the May 6 full committee virtual hearing entitled: “Game Stopped? Who Wins and Loses When Short Sellers, Social Media, and Retail Investors Collide, Part III.” The Honorable Gary Gensler, Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Michael Bodson, Presiden... Read more »

Waters Announces May 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 May: May 4 at 12:00 PM ET: The Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance will convene for a virtual hearing entitled, “Built to Last: Examining Housing Resilience in the Face of Climate Change.” May 6 at 12:00 PM ET: The full Commi... Read more »

House Passes Seven Bipartisan Financial Services Bills

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This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed seven bipartisan bills introduced by House Financial Services Committee Members. The House passed the SAFE Banking Act (H.R. 1996), a bipartisan bill by Representative Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), which would help ensure cannabis businesses operating in nearly all states that have legalized its use have access to basic banking products and services, by ... Read more »

Committee Passes Legislation to Advance Racial Equity, Protect Consumers, and Improve Disclosures by Public Companies

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Today, the House Financial Services Committee passed eight bills, including legislation to advance racial and economic justice, promote equity in the financial system, ensure consumers are not exposed to abusive debt collection practices, and provide key material information to investors. The bills passed by the Committee include. The Shareholder Political Transparency Act (H.R. 1087), a bill by R... Read more »

Waters, Brown Announce Hearings with Major Bank CEOs

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, announced that hearings with the CEOs of the nation’s largest banks, including JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley, will be held... Read more »

Waters at Infrastructure Hearing: We Have Momentum for Serious, Equitable Investments in Our Housing 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 full Committee virtual hearing entitled, “Build Back Better: Investing in Equitable and Affordable Housing Infrastructure.” Today, the Committee will be focusing on the need for major investments in equitable and affordable housing infrastructure. Last month, Congre... Read more »

Waters at Hearing with Yellen and Powell: We Must Ensure That There is a Sustained and Equitable Recovery

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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 virtual hearing entitled, “Oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s Pandemic Response.” I’d like to welcome Secretary Yellen and Chair Powell. I am very pleased that, with Democrats’ passage of President Biden’s American Re... Read more »

Waters at Second Hearing on Ongoing Market Volatility: The Committee Must Assess Legislative Next Steps

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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 virtual hearing entitled, “Game Stopped? Who Wins and Loses When Short Sellers, Social Media, and Retail Investors Collide, Part II.” Good morning every one. Today this Committee convenes for our second hearing on the ongoing volatility involv... Read more »

Waters at Racial Equity Hearing: Institutional Racism Has Led to the Exclusion of Communities of Color From Housing and Financial Services

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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 virtual hearing entitled, “Justice for All: Achieving Racial Equity Through Fair Access to Housing and Financial Services.” Today we are here to discuss steps that this Committee can take to create justice and achieve racial equity through acc... Read more »

Waters Announces Updates to March Hearing Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following updates to the hearing schedule for the month of March: March 10 at 10:00 AM ET: The full Committee will convene for a virtual hearing entitled, “Justice for All: Achieving Racial Equity Through Fair Access to Housing and Financial Services.” March 11 at 10:00 AM ET: The Subc... Read more »

Waters Announces March Hearing Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following virtual hearings in the month of March: March 10 at 10:00 AM ET: The full Committee will convene for a virtual hearing entitled, “Justice for All: Achieving Racial Equity Through Fair Access to Housing and Financial Services.” March 11 at 10:00 AM ET: The Subcommittee on Cons... Read more »

Waters Announces Robinhood, Citadel, Melvin Capital, Reddit CEOs and Keith Gill to Testify at 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 February 18 full Committee virtual hearing entitled: “Game Stopped? Who Wins and Loses When Short Sellers, Social Media, and Retail Investors Collide.” Vlad Tenev, Chief Executive Officer, Robinhood Markets, Inc. Kenneth C. Griffin, Chief Executive Officer, ... Read more »

Waters Convenes Financial Services Markup on American Rescue Plan, Advancing COVID-19 Relief for Families in Need

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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 markup to consider legislation to carry out President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. Today this Committee convenes for a mark up to consider legislation to carry out President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. I am so thankfu... Read more »

At First Full Committee Hearing of 117th Congress, Waters Urges Immediate Action on COVID-19 Relief

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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, “More than a Shot in the Arm: The Need for Additional COVID-19 Stimulus.” Today this Committee convenes for our first full Committee hearing of the 117th Congress. This hearing is entitled, “More than a Shot in the Arm: The Need for ... Read more »

Waters Opening Statement at Committee Organizational Meeting and Markup to Adopt Committee Rules

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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 organizational meeting and markup to consider a resolution to adopt the Committee’s rules for the 117th Congress. As Prepared for Delivery Today marks the first official meeting of the Committee on Financial Services in the 117th Congress. Today ... Read more »

Waters Announces February Hearing Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following hearing schedule for the month of February: February 3 at 11:00 AM ET: The full committee will convene for a hybrid organizational meeting and markup. February 4 at 10:00 AM ET: The full committee will convene for a virtual hearing entitled: “More than a Shot in the Arm: The ... Read more »

Following Recent Market Instability, Waters Announces Hearing on Short Selling, Online Trading Platforms

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement regarding recent market instability. “Hedge funds have a long history of predatory conduct and that conduct is entirely indefensible. Private funds preying on the pension funds of hard working Americans must be stopped. Private funds engaging in predatory short selling t... Read more »

Waters Applauds Biden Administration Executive Action on Fair Housing

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on President Biden’s Memorandum on Redressing Our Nation’s and the Federal Government’s History of Discriminatory Housing Practices and Policies. “I am pleased that President Biden has issued this important executive action to reassert the federal government’s commitmen... Read more »

Waters Applauds Janet Yellen’s Confirmation as Treasury Secretary

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on the confirmation of Janet Yellen as Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. “As Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, I worked closely with Janet Yellen during her service as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and can att... Read more »

Waters Announces Democratic Financial Services Committee Membership for the 117th Congress

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Democratic Committee membership for the 117th Congress: “I am very pleased to welcome our new Democratic Members to the Financial Services Committee for the 117th Congress, and to welcome back our returning Members. The Financial Services Committee Democrati... Read more »

Committee Releases Report on 2020 Activities

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, released a report on the Committee’s work during the second session of the 116th Congress. During a time of crisis, the Committee worked tirelessly to provide relief and protections to individuals, families, and small businesses across the nation. “When the pandemic hit in 2020, the Committee did not s... Read more »

Waters Provides Recommendations to President-Elect Biden on Trump Actions to Reverse

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, sent a letter to President-Elect Joseph R. Biden, providing recommendations on areas where the Biden Administration should immediately reverse the actions of the Trump Administration, and several actions that the Biden Administration can immediately take to coordinate the federal response to COVID-1... Read more »

Waters Statement on her Approval as Financial Services Committee Chairwoman for 117th Congress by the House Democratic Caucus

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement regarding her approval by the House Democratic Caucus to chair the House Committee on Financial Services for the 117th Congress. “I am deeply honored to have been approved by the House Democratic Caucus to again serve as Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee for the ... Read more »

Waters Announces December Hearing Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following hearing schedule for the month of December: December 2 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.” All hearings are livestreamed on https://financialservices.h... Read more »

Waters Statement on Proposed Acquisition of BBVA USA by PNC

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement on the news that PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (“PNC”) plans to acquire BBVA USA Bancshares. “The proposed acquisition of BBVA USA Bancshares by PNC would create the fifth largest bank in the United States. For far too long, regulators and the Department of Justice ... Read more »



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