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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Waters at Hearing with Fed Chair: Communities of Color Suffering Disproportionately During Pandemic Crisis

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following opening statement at today’s hearing, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy.” Chair Powell, the law that required the Federal Reserve Chair to testify before Congress twice each year was established in 1978. However, no Fed Chair has ever testified before this Committee wi...

The Heroes Act: Financial Services Committee Fact Sheets

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Heroes Act, legislation to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The Heroes Act includes numerous provisions proposed by Members of the Financial Services Committee. See here for a one-pager on the Financial Services Committee provisions in the Heroes Act. See here for one-pagers on how the Heroes Act: Supports renters and the rental hou...

Waters Statement on Oral Arguments Before Supreme Court on Trump v. Deutsche Bank AG

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement following oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding Trump v. Deutsche Bank AG, on whether Congress has the authority to subpoena the President’s financial records. “I am pleased that the Court has taken the historic step of convening virtually and livestream...

Committee Democrats Working Around the Clock to Combat COVID-19

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Lawmakers may not be on Capitol Hill due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Financial Services Committee Democratic Members are working around the clock to protect families, small businesses, and the economy. To date, Committee Democrats have sent more than 148 letters, introduced 50 legislative measures, and hosted over 61 stakeholder discussions to examine and address the impact of COVID-19. The Fina...

Committee Democrats At Work: Rep. San Nicolas Works to Ensure Funding is Available for Territories and Local Governments During COVID-19 Crisis

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In March, Committee Democrats led by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, released the Financial Protections and Assistance for America’s Consumers, States, Businesses, and Vulnerable Populations Act (H.R. 6321), legislation to provide a comprehensive stimulus and public policy response to the coronavirus pandemic. This legislation executes t...

Committee Democrats At Work: Rep. Lawson Pushes for Moratorium on Debt Collection During COVID-19 Crisis

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In March, Committee Democrats led by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, released the Financial Protections and Assistance for America’s Consumers, States, Businesses, and Vulnerable Populations Act (H.R. 6321), legislation to provide a comprehensive stimulus and public policy response to the coronavirus pandemic. This legislation executes t...

Waters and Subcommittee Chairs Hold Mortgage Servicers Accountable During COVID-19

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On Monday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee; Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Chair of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions; Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance; and Congressman Al Green (D-TX), Chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight and In...



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