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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...

House Passes Four Bipartisan Financial Services Bills

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed four bipartisan bills introduced by House Financial Services Committee Members. The Sovereign Debt Contract Capacity Act (H.R. 4111), a bill by Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA). This bill requires the Secretary of the Treasury to direct the United States Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund to advocate that the Fund provide technical ...

Waters and All Financial Services Committee Democrats Call on President Biden, House Speaker Pelosi, and Senate Leader Schumer to Fund Housing in Reconciliation

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, sent a letter calling on President Joseph R. Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer to include the Committee-passed housing provisions in the Build Back Better Act. The letter was signed by every Democratic Member of the House Financial Services Committee. “As we ...

Waters to Chair Gensler at SEC Oversight Hearing: You Have Much to Restore and Rebuild

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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, “Oversight of the Securities and Exchange Commission: Wall Street’s Cop Is Finally Back on the Beat.” Good afternoon, and welcome back to the Committee, Chair Gensler. You have a lot to restore and rebuild. During the Trump A...

Waters Announces October 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 October: October 5 at 12:00 PM ET: The full Committee will convene for a virtual hearing entitled, “Oversight of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Wall Street’s Cop Is Finally Back on the Beat.” October 12 at 12:00 PM ET: The Subcommittee ...

Waters Opening Statement at Full Committee Hearing on the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s Pandemic Response

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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, “Oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s Pandemic Response.” Welcome back, Secretary Yellen and Chair Powell. As this pandemic continues, the Biden Administration and Congressional Democrats continue to wo...

Waters Announces Updates to September 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 September: September 21 at 10:00 AM ET: The Task Force on Financial Technology will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled, “Preserving the Right of Consumers to Access Personal Financial Data.” POSTPONED: The Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entr...

Committee Passes Legislation to Expedite Emergency Rental Assistance and Provide Protections for Descendants of Black Native American Freedmen

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Today, the House Financial Services Committee, led by Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), passed bills to expedite emergency rental assistance and reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act with protections for descendants of Black Native American Freedmen. The following bill passed the Committee by a vote of 35-15. H.R. 5195, the “Native American Housing Assistance...

Waters on Expediting Emergency Rental Assistance to Renters and Landlords: Our Work Is Not Done

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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, “Protecting Renters During the Pandemic: Reviewing Reforms to Expedite Emergency Rental Assistance to Renters and Landlords.” From the very beginning of this pandemic, I have sounded the alarm about the urgent need for congressional action ...

Waters Announces September 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 September: September 10 at 12:00 PM ET: The full Committee will convene for a virtual hearing entitled: “Protecting Renters During the Pandemic: Reviewing Reforms to Expedite Emergency Rental Assistance.” September 13 at 12:00 PM ET: The full Committ...

Waters Details Plans to Reform the Emergency Rental Assistance Program and Expedite Aid to Renters and Landlords

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee sent a Dear Colleague letter informing Members of Congress of her plans to move Emergency Rental Assistance Reform legislation that would allow renters and landlords to quickly receive much needed relief. “Last night the Supreme Court, along partisan lines, decided that the CDC eviction moratorium in ar...

House Republicans Block Emergency Legislation by Chairwoman Waters to Extend Federal Eviction Moratorium

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, released a statement following Republican objections to the Majority Leader’s unanimous consent request to take up her bill, H.R. 4791, the “Protecting Renters from Evictions Act of 2021,” which would extend the federal eviction moratorium through the end of the year. “The eviction moratorium ends tomo...

Waters at Hearing on Oversight of HUD: Key to Building Back Better, and More Equitably, Is Understanding That Housing Is Infrastructure

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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, “Building Back A Better, More Equitable Housing Infrastructure for America: Oversight of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.” First of all, a happy good morning, Secretary Fudge. I am so delighted to have you with...

Waters at Hearing on the State of the Economy: The Fed Must Play a Central Role in This Economic Transformation

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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, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy.” First, I would like to welcome back, Chair Powell. We’re delighted to have you with us here today. Much has happened since the last time you testified on the Fed’s Monetary Poli...

Waters at Hearing on Overhauling Credit Reporting System: We Need Big, Bold Legislative Solutions

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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, “A Biased, Broken System: Examining Proposals to Overhaul Credit Reporting to Achieve Equity.” As the title of this hearing indicates, our current credit reporting system is broken. Good credit is a gateway to wealth. Yet, for...

Waters Announces July 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 July: July 14 at 12:00 PM ET: The full Committee will convene for a virtual hearing entitled, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy.” July 15 at 12:00 PM ET: The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will convene for a virtual hearing ...

Waters Opening Statement at June 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 hybrid markup. Today, this Committee will mark up four bills. As Chairwoman of this Committee, I am very pleased to advance several strong legislative solutions that have been introduced by Committee Democrats. These bills build on lessons lea...

Waters Announces Updates to June Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced that all remaining hearings for the month of June will convene in hybrid format with an in-person and virtual option. June 23 at 10:00 AM ET: The full Committee will convene for a hybrid markup. June 29 at 10:00 AM ET: The full Committee will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled, “A Biase...

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