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Waters Calls For Focus on Serious Issues

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At today’s Financial Services Committee hearing with regulatory officials to discuss “government red tape,” Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, applauded regulators for putting the financial system on more stable footing after the worst economic crisis in a generation, and criticized the majority for continuing to push an ideologically-driv...

Waters Calls for a Focus on Promoting Growth and Reducing Income Inequality

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In today’s Financial Services Committee hearing on “Why Debt Matters,” Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA), underscored the importance of promoting growth and reducing income inequality through short-term increases in discretionary fiscal stimulus in order to reduce the nation’s debt and deficit. In her remarks, Waters criticized austerity measures such as the Sequester for impeding economic growt...

Ranking Member Waters' Opening Statement at Today's Full Committee Markup

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, today gave the following opening statement at today’s full committee markup of five bills intended to promote economic growth and the majority’s Budget Views and Estimates for fiscal year 2015. Her remarks are below. ) As prepared for delivery: Thank you Mr. Chairman. Promoting economic growth and reducin...

What Jeb Hensarling Doesn’t Know from Compromise

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Jeb Hensarling is finding out the hard way that conservative purity and running a powerful House committee don’t always mix. Even though he holds the gavel of the House Financial Services Committee, he recently had a bill yanked from under him by leadership because he wouldn’t compromise, while top priorities — like overhauling the housing finance system — are stuck in limbo because he can’t muste...

Waters Statement on Insurance Modernization Report

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At today’s hearing to review the Treasury Department’s Federal Insurance Office’s (FIO) Report on Modernizing Insurance Regulation, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, applauded the Office for its efforts to oversee the insurance marketplace and protect consumers. She also called for improved access to insurance in underserved communities, and no...

**Media Advisory** Waters to Host Panel Discussion on the Need to Reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act

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On Wednesday, January 15, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, will moderate a bipartisan panel discussion on the reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), which for nearly 12 years has provided the nation’s largest venues, businesses and employers with affordable access to terrorism insurance coverage. This panel, which wi...

Waters Calls for Renewal of Terrorism Risk Insurance Program

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Financial Services Subcommittee Holds Hearing on TRIA Program Today, at a Committee on Financial Services’ Housing and Insurance Subcommittee hearing, Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA) called for the quick, clean and long-term renewal of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, known as TRIA. At the hearing, entitled “The Future of Terrorism Insurance: Fostering Private Market Innovation to Limit Taxpa...

Waters Touts Success of Terrorism Risk Insurance Program

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Letters in Support of extending TRIA House Financial Services Committee Holds First in a Series of Hearings on TRIA Program Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, delivered the following opening statement at today's full Committee hearing on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, known as TRIA. TRIA was enacted in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of...

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