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Committee on Financial Services Passes Eight Bills to Keep Up with Evolving Financial Marketplace, Stand Up for Vulnerable Communities

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Today, the House Financial Services Committee, led by Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), passed eight bills to keep up with an ever-changing marketplace by modernizing our regulatory framework, closing loopholes and ensuring robust oversight, along with bills to promote financial inclusion, expand access to affordable financial services, promote impactful community development and care for those exp...

Waters Opening Statement at May Full Committee Markup

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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 markup. This Congress, I am so very proud of how Committee Democrats have consistently pushed legislation that reflects our values: bills that put consumers first despite opposition from highly paid lobbyists and big corporations; that invest ...

Waters Announces Update to May Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following update to the schedule for the month of May: UPDATED - Tuesday, May 17 at 12:00 PM ET (and subsequent days if necessary): The full Committee will convene for a hybrid markup. Tuesday, May 24 at 12:00 PM ET: The Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion will convene for a virtua...

Waters Delivers Opening Statement at Full Committee Hearing on the Annual Report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a full Committee hearing entitled, “The Annual Report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council.” Good morning, and welcome Secretary Yellen. Thank you for testifying today on the annual report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, or FSOC. Before the 2008 financi...

Waters Secures House Passage of Nine Bipartisan Financial Services Bills

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Today, Chairwoman Maxine Waters secured passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of nine bipartisan bills The Fair Hiring in Banking Act (H.R. 5911), a bill by Representative Joyce Beatty (D-OH). This bill would expand employment opportunities at banks and credit unions by reducing barriers to employment based on past minor criminal offenses. The bill specifically provides an exception for cer...

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: Wednesday, May 11 at 10:00 AM ET: The Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled, “A Notch Above? Examining the Bond Rating Industry.” Thursday, May 12 at 10:00 AM ET: The...

Waters at Semi-Annual Full Committee Hearing Overseeing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: “The CFPB Is Finally Back on Track”

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a full Committee hearing entitled, “Consumers First: Semi-Annual Report of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.” Good morning. Today, we welcome Mr. Rohit Chopra, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, before our Committee. Under your leadership, I’m plea...

Waters Statement on Positive COVID Test Result

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement after receiving a positive result for COVID-19. “Today, I have received a positive test result for COVID. I am currently isolating and have no symptoms. I am following all protocols as recommended by the Office of the Attending Physician and CDC guidance. I am gratef...

Waters Delivers Opening Statement at Annual Full Committee Hearing with Treasury Secretary Yellen on the State of the International Financial 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 hearing entitled, “The Annual Testimony of the Secretary of the Treasury on the State of the International Financial System.” I would like to welcome Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen who today is presenting testimony for the first time on the state of...

Waters Announces April 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 April: Tuesday, April 5 at 2:00 PM ET: The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled, “An Enduring Legacy: The Role of Financial Institutions in the Horrors of Slavery and the Need for Atonement.” Wednes...

Waters Delivers Opening Statement at Full Committee Hearing Examining Home Appraisal Bias and Discrimination 

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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 hybrid hearing entitled, “Devalued, Denied, and Disrespected: How Home Appraisal Bias and Discrimination Are Hurting Homeowners and Communities of Color.” Today, we will take a closer look at discrimination of homeowners and communities of color in th...

Waters Announces Updates to March Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following schedule updates for the month of March: March 29 at 10:00 AM ET: The full Committee will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled, “Devalued, Denied, and Disrespected: How Home Appraisal Bias and Discrimination Are Hurting Homeowners and Communities of Color.” POSTPONED – Marc...

Chairwoman Waters and Congresswoman Beatty Send Letter to Insurance Companies Requesting Diversity and Inclusion Data

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Chair of the Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, sent letters to the largest property, casualty and life insurance companies that receive $7 billion in direct premiums or more each year, requesting diversity and inclusion data to examine America’s insurance industry...

Waters Announces Updates to March Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following schedule updates for the month of March: NEW - March 29 at 10:00 AM ET: The full Committee will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled, “Devalued, Denied, and Disrespected: How Home Appraisal Bias and Discrimination Are Hurting Homeowners and Communities of Color.” March 30 at...

Waters, Casten and Vargas Applaud SEC’s Approval of Proposed Rule on Climate

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, Representatives Sean Casten (D-IL) and Juan Vargas (D-CA) announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved a proposed rule requiring climate-related disclosures by public companies. The proposed rule that the SEC released today responds to significant demand from retail and institut...

Waters Delivers Opening Statement at Full Committee Hearing on Inflation, Corporate Profiteering, and Supply Chain Bottlenecks

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a full Committee hybrid hearing entitled, “The Inflation Equation: Corporate Profiteering, Supply Chain Bottlenecks, and COVID-19.” Today, we will continue the discussion we began with Chair Pro Tempore Powell last week about the economy and the causes of inflation and its i...

Waters Announces March 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 March: March 2 at 10:00 AM ET: The full Committee will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy.” March 8 at 10:00 AM ET: The full Committee will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled, “The Inflation Equati...

Waters Releases Report on Committee’s 117th Congress Accomplishments

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Following the successful conclusion of their annual retreat, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, released a report on the Committee’s work during the first session of the 117th Congress. During a time of crisis, the Committee continued to work tirelessly to provide relief and protections to individuals, families, and small businesses across the...

Waters Delivers Opening Statement at Full Committee Hearing on Steps to Further Support Minority Depository Institutions and Community Development Financial Institutions

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a full Committee hearing entitled, “An Unprecedented Investment for Historic Results: How Federal Support for MDIs and CDFIs Have Launched a New Era for Disadvantaged Communities.” Minority depository institutions, or MDIs, and community development financial institutions, o...

America COMPETES Act Containing Key Provisions Authored by Committee Members Passes in House

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the passage of the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing Pre-Eminence in Technology and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act of 2022 in the House, which includes key provisions that Chairwoman Waters worked closely with members on the Financial Services Committee and with Speaker Pe...

Waters Announces February 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 February: February 2 at 10:00 AM ET: The Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance will convene for a virtual hearing entitled, “Housing America: Addressing Challenges in Serving People Experiencing Homelessness.” February 3 at 10:...

Waters Announces Update to December Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following update to the schedule for the month of December: POSTPONED - December 7 at 10:00 AM ET: The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled, “Ensuring Equitable Delivery of Disaster Benefits to Vulnerable Communities and Peoples: An Ex...

Waters Announces Cryptocurrency CEOs to Testify at Full 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 December 8 full Committee hybrid hearing entitled, “Digital Assets and the Future of Finance: Understanding the Challenges and Benefits of Financial Innovation in the United States.” Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Circle Samuel Bankman-Fried, ...

Waters Announces December 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 December: December 1 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.” December 7 at 10:00 AM ET: The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investi...

Waters Opening Statement at Semi-Annual Oversight Hearing of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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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, “Bringing Consumer Protection Back: A Semi-Annual Review of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.” Good Morning. Today, we welcome Mr. Rohit Chopra the newly confirmed Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) b...

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