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Waters Opening Statement at Historic Hearing on Homelessness

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, convened the first Committee hearing of the 116th Congress and the Committee’s first ever full Committee hearing on the issue of homelessness in this country. For years, Committee Democrats have worked to bring attention to the homelessness crisis and have put forth proactive solutions to address this ... Read more »

Waters Pushes for Committee Bipartisanship

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Today, in response to a letter from Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, invited the Ranking Member to work with Committee Democrats to enact meaningful change and address the many difficult problems facing our country today. “In the 116th Congress, the Committe... Read more »

Chairwoman Waters Announces February 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 February. Tuesday, February 12 at 10:00 AM – The full Committee will convene a hearing entitled, “The Use of Sanctions and Economic Statecraft in Addressing U.S. National Security and Foreign Policy Challenges.” Wednesday, February 13 at 10:00 AM – ... Read more »

Waters Statement at First Committee Markup of 116th Congress

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Today, after commencing the first official meeting of the House Financial Services Committee in the 116th Congress, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following opening statement. As Prepared for Delivery Today marks the first official meeting of the Committee on Financial Services in the 116th Congress, convened to adopt the Committe... Read more »

Chairwoman Waters Issues Statement on the Passing of Tom Duncan

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement on the passing of Thomas Gamble Duncan, former House Financial Services Committee General Counsel: “I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Tom Duncan. Tom’s knowledge and mastery of the legislative process was indispensable. “During his tenure, he served under Ch... Read more »

Chairwoman Waters Announces Financial Services Subcommittee Leadership

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced the six Committee Members who will serve as Subcommittee Chairs. Each Subcommittee Chair was chosen through a selection process based on seniority, with the confirmation of all Committee Democrats. “I am pleased to announce the very talented, experienced and diverse new leadership of our six ... Read more »

Waters to Financial Institutions: Describe Your Activities to Help Customers Affected by the Shutdown

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On Friday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, wrote to the heads of financial services industry trade associations and the largest credit reporting agencies to call on them to describe what their institutions and member companies are doing to help consumers affected by the Trump shutdown. “President Trump’s shutdown of the federal governmen... Read more »

Chairwoman Waters: It’s a New Day

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Following her first policy speech as Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), sat down for a brief discussion where she outlined her plans as Chairwoman in the 116th Congress and addressed a wide range of important issues, including consumer protection, affordable housing, diversity and inclusion, working across the aisle, and the racial wealth gap.... Read more »

Waters Welcomes New Democratic Members of the Financial Services Committee

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Following Speaker Pelosi’s announcement of new appointments to the House Committee on Financial Services, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Committee, issued the following statement: “The 116th Congress is the most diverse in U.S. history and I am very pleased that the Financial Services Committee Democratic Caucus will reflect its diversity. We have new Members bringing fresh ... Read more »

Waters Outlines Agenda in First Policy Speech as Committee Chairwoman

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, delivered the following remarks during her first policy speech in the 116th Congress: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you for the very warm welcome, and to the Center for American Progress for holding this event. CAP’s research and policy work are highly respected and a valued resource for Members of... Read more »

Waters Chosen by House Democrats to Be First Woman and African American to Chair Financial Services Committee

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) released the following statement after being approved by the Democratic Caucus to serve as the first woman and the first African American Chair of the House Financial Services Committee: “I am honored to have been selected by my colleagues to be the first Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee in the 116th Congress. Since 1995, I have served ... Read more »

Waters Statement at Hearing on National Debt

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a full Committee hearing entitled, “The Peril of an Ignored National Debt.” As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, since this hearing is about attention to the national debt, I think it is important for the public to understand that the Re... Read more »

Waters Statement on her Nomination as Financial Services Committee Chairwoman by Democratic Steering and Policy Committee

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Following her historic nomination by the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee as the first woman and African American to chair the House Committee on Financial Services, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), issued the following statement: “I am honored to have been nominated by the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to serve as Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee in... Read more »

Waters Statement at Hearing with Vice Chairman for Supervision of the Federal Reserve

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a full Committee hearing on the Federal Reserve’s supervision and regulation of the financial system with Randal Quarles, Vice Chairman for Supervision, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. As Prepared for Delivery Mr. Chairman, this is the first hearing si... Read more »

Waters Statement on the 2018 Midterm Election Results

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement in response to the 2018 midterm election results, which will give Democrats the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives next Congress: “With a Democratic majority in the House, and a mandate from the American public, the Financial Services Committee will get to work... Read more »

Waters Statement at Hearing on Republicans’ Failure to Act on Housing Finance Reform

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Today, at a full Committee hearing entitled, “A Failure to Act: How a Decade without GSE Reform Has Once Again Put Taxpayers at Risk,” Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement: As Prepared for Delivery “Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, this hearing will focus on the failure to reform our housing finance syst... Read more »

Waters to Fed Chair: Trump’s Policies Threaten Economic Gains Put in Motion During the Obama Administration

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Today, at the semiannual Humphrey-Hawkins hearing on monetary policy and the state of the economy with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement: Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and welcome Chairman Powell. Mr. Chairman, I am very concerned about the impact of the reckless economi... Read more »

Waters and Hensarling Unveil Bipartisan Capital Markets Reform Legislation

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, and Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced that they have reached an agreement on a package of strong, bipartisan capital-formation legislation to help America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs and to protect investors. The package,... Read more »

Waters Statement at Bipartisan Committee Markup

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Today, at a House Committee on Financial Services markup of bipartisan legislation, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, I want to thank you and Members of the Committee for considering six Democratic bills today that will ensure small businesses... Read more »

At Carson Hearing, Waters Condemns Trump Administration’s Problematic Housing Proposals

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a full committee hearing entitled, “Oversight of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.” This hearing follows Waters’ introduction of legislation to restore fair housing protections eliminated by Secretary Carson: Thank you, Mr. Chairman Mr. Chairman, si... Read more »

Waters Highlights Need for Protections for Investors and Retirement Savers at Hearing with SEC Chairman

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a full Committee hearing entitled, “Oversight of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)” with SEC Chairman Jay Clayton. Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman, and welcome back, Chairman Clayton. Mr. Chairman, given recent developments regarding the Volcker ... Read more »

Waters to Hensarling at Committee Markup: Consider Democratic Bills to Benefit Vulnerable Families

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Today, at a House Financial Services Committee markup of four bills, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, it is disappointing that this is the second markup this month without any major legislation on the agenda to help America’s most vulnerabl... Read more »

At Hearing with Comptroller Otting, Waters Highlights CRA, Fraudulent Bank Activities and Fintech

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a full Committee hearing on financial industry regulation with Joseph Otting, Comptroller of the Currency. This hearing marks Comptroller Otting’s first appearance before the Committee. As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I am looking forward to hear... Read more »

At Committee Markup, Waters Calls on Chairman to Consider Democratic Legislation and Prioritize the Nation’s Most Vulnerable Families

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Today, at a House Financial Services Committee markup of 7 bills, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, I understand that this is likely the first of several markups this month, as part of an effort to move forward a package of capital markets b... Read more »

At Committee Markup, Waters Calls for Consideration of Housing Bills to Help Vulnerable Families

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Today, at a House Financial Services Committee markup of three bills, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee of Financial Services, gave the following statement: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, I was pleased that last week, the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance finally held a hearing on homelessness in America. The hearing was the fir... Read more »



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