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Waters Statement on the 10th Anniversary of the 2008 Financial Crisis

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Today, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement: “The 2008 financial crisis was the worst financial disaster since the Great Depression, inflicting widespread, devastating costs on millions of American families,” said Ranking Member…

Waters Statement on Bipartisan Legislation to Help Small Businesses and Protect Investors

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following floor statement in support of S.488, the JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018, a bipartisan bill that facilitates access to capital for small businesses, increases protections for consumers and investors, fights the scourge of drug and human trafficking, and…

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…

Waters Statement on FY19 Financial Services Funding Bill

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Today, in response to the House Committee on Appropriations markup of the fiscal year 2019 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement: “The Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans are shameless in their attempts to rollback…

Waters Statement on Mulvaney’s Reorganization of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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Today, in response to Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney’s announcement that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Consumer Bureau) will dramatically reorganize its operational structure, creating new offices and closing existing ones, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following…

Waters Statement on Regulators’ Enforcement Action Against Wells Fargo

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Today, in response to the announcement that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will each impose a $500 million penalty against Wells Fargo for its auto insurance and mortgage lending abuses, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement: “Wells Fargo has a…

Waters, Scott, Brown and Murray Statement on the SEC’s Fiduciary Rule Proposal

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services; Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce; Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee, and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions…

Waters: H.R. 4061 Hamstrings Efforts to Rein in the Next AIG Before a Financial Crisis

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following floor statement on H.R. 4061, the so-called “Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act. This bill would undermine efforts mandated in the Dodd-Frank Act to mitigate the risks posed to the economy by large nonbank firms, like AIG, Lehman Brothers and Bear…

Waters Statement in Opposition to Bill That Weakens Stress Tests for Wall Street Banks

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following floor statement on H.R. 4293, another Dodd-Frank rollback bill that would make it easy for Wall Street banks to get a passing grade on their stress tests. H.R. 4293 would effectively weaken a critical tool that protects Americans by ensuring large banks are adequately…

Waters Sends Letter to Bank of America on Ending Free “eBanking” Service

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, sent a letter to Brian Moynihan, Chairman and CEO of Bank of America, about the bank’s recent decision to eliminate free checking accounts for “eBanking” customers. Ranking Member Waters noted the potential impact of the decision on the unbanked population, which comes at a time of record…

Waters Statement in Opposition to Bill that Forces Regulators to Put Industry Profits over Consumer Protections

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following floor statement in opposition to H.R. 1116, the so-called “Taking Account of Institutions with Low Operation Risk Act of 2017” or the TAILOR Act, a bill that directs financial regulators to prioritize reducing costs for financial institutions, including megabanks, over…

Waters Statement on Senate Passage of Harmful Dodd-Frank Rollback Bill

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement in response to the passage of S. 2155, a harmful bank deregulation bill that would roll back important reforms put in place by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: “As I have said before, this bill repackages harmful provisions…

Waters: S.2155 Is a Harmful Bill and House Republicans Are Determined to Make It Worse

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As the U.S. Senate debates S.2155, a bill that would roll back important reforms put in place by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement: “As I have said before, this bill repackages harmful provisions from Financial Services Committee…

At Markup of Budget Views, Waters Blasts Harmful Republican Agenda

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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 markup to consider the Majority's Views and Estimates on the Budget for FY 2019: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, Committee Democrats are committed to advancing policies that create shared prosperity and…

Waters Statement in Opposition to Bill that Rolls Back Post-Crisis Protections and Undermines Bank Stability

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following floor statement in opposition to H.R. 4296, a bill to decrease operational risk capital requirements for the nation’s largest banks: As Prepared for Delivery Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to H.R. 4296. This bill is simply another rollback of rules put in…

Waters Floor Statement in Opposition to Bill Undermining Dodd-Frank Mortgage Protections

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following floor statement in opposition to H.R. 1153, the so-called Mortgage Choice Act of 2017: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you Madam Speaker. I rise today in opposition to H.R. 1153, the so-called “Mortgage Choice Act of 2017”. Unfortunately, this bill is yet another…

Waters Applauds Court Decision Reaffirming the Independence of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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Today, in response to a decision by the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia Circuit upholding the constitutionality of the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Consumer Bureau), Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement: “Today, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the…

Waters Opening Statement at Markup of 17 Bills

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Today, at a House Financial Services Committee markup of 17 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, here we are yet again marking up a large number of bills, many of which could be harmful to consumers, investors, and our…

Waters Statement in Opposition to Bill that Rolls Back Important Dodd-Frank Rules for Large Banks

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following floor statement in opposition to H.R. 3312, a bill that would deregulate some of the largest banks: Mr. Chairman, I rise in strong opposition to H.R. 3312, the Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act. At a time when big banks are doing very well and the industry…

Waters Floor Statement in Opposition to Bill to Remove Consumer Protections for Mortgages

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following floor statement in opposition to H.R. 3971, a bill that would allow mortgage servicers to drop important consumer protections put in place by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: As Prepared for Delivery I rise today in opposition to H.R.…

Waters Statement in Opposition to Senate Bill to Weaken Key Dodd-Frank Reforms

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement in opposition to S.2155, a bill that would roll back important reforms put in place by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: “This bill simply repackages harmful provisions from Chairman Hensarling’s Wrong Choice Act, and it must…

Waters Floor Statement in Opposition to Bill to Remove Protections for Manufactured Housing Consumers

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following floor statement in opposition to H.R. 1699, a bill that would remove important protections for consumers of manufactured housing: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you Mr. Chairman. I rise today in opposition to H.R. 1699, which would undermine the Dodd-Frank Wall…

Waters Statement on Trump’s Attempt to Install Mick Mulvaney as Acting CFPB Director

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Today, in response to President Trump’s attempt to appoint Mick Mulvaney to serve as Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement: “Richard Cordray appointed Leandra English as Deputy Director of the Consumer Bureau to ensure a smooth transition and…

Waters Opening Statement at Markup of 23 Bills

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Today, at a House Financial Services Committee markup of 23 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 must admit I’m disappointed that the Committee is moving forward today with marking up a large number of bills that could be…

Waters Statement on Trump’s Decision Not to Renominate Janet Yellen as Fed Chair

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Today, in response to President Trump’s decision not to renominate Janet Yellen as Chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement: “Janet Yellen, who is the first woman to lead the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, has done a masterful job as steward…

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