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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 »

Waters to Regulators: President-Elect Biden Has a Mandate to Protect Consumers and End Trump's Wall Street First Agenda

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee gave the following statement at a full Committee hearing entitled, “Oversight of Prudential Regulators: Ensuring the Safety, Soundness, Diversity, and Accountability of Depository Institutions during the Pandemic.” On November 3, America decisively rejected President Trump, his harmful policies, and his... Read more »

Chairwoman Waters Announces November 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 November: November 12 at 12:00 PM ET – The full Committee will convene for a virtual hearing entitled, “Oversight of Prudential Regulators: Ensuring the Safety, Soundness, Diversity, and Accountability of Depository Institutions during the Pan... Read more »

Committee Democrats’ Legislation Included in Updated House COVID-19 Package

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement during floor debate on the updated Heroes Act: “Democrats have been working every single day to respond to this pandemic and provide much-needed relief and protections for families across the country,” said Chairwoman Waters. “139 days ago, House Democrats voted to pass the Her... Read more »

Waters Blasts Wells Fargo CEO’s Remarks on Recruiting Diverse Executives

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement regarding Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf’s remarks on the recruitment of Black executives. "Charlie Scharf’s comments—spoken to Wells Fargo employees in June and then later memorialized in a memo to them—are sadly familiar to Black people who work in the financial service... Read more »

Waters at Oversight Hearing on Pandemic Response: The Trump Administration Has Utterly Failed in Its Economic Response to This Virus

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following statement at a full Committee hearing entitled, “Oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s Pandemic Response.” Welcome back, Chair Powell and Secretary Mnuchin. Since you last testified before this Committee in June, the coronavirus crisis has continued to have a c... Read more »

Waters Statement on the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Inadequate Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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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, “Prioritizing Fannie’s and Freddie’s Capital over America’s Homeowners and Renters? A Review of the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Today, this Committee convenes for a hearing to conduct oversigh... Read more »

Chairwoman Waters Announces September Hearing Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following virtual and hybrid hearings for the month of September: September 8 at 12:00 PM – The Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion will convene for a virtual hearing entitled, “Holding Financial Regulators Accountable for Diversity and Inclusion: Perspectives from the Offices of M... Read more »

Waters, Nadler and Clay Slam Trump Administration Decision to Terminate Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary, and Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s ... Read more »

Chairwoman Waters Announces Additional July Hearings

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following additional hearings in the month of July: July 23 at 10:30 AM – The full Committee will convene for a hearing entitled, “The Heroes Act: Providing for a Strong Economic Recovery from COVID-19." This hearing will convene in a “hybrid” format, which provides for remote Member p... Read more »

Waters Announces Addition to the June Committee Calendar

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following addition to the June Committee calendar: June 30 at 12:30 PM: The full Committee will hold a hearing entitled, “Oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s Pandemic Response.” This hearing will convene in a “hybrid” format, which provides for remote Member pa... Read more »



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