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Waters Floor Statement on Her Bipartisan Legislation to Curb Illegal Insider Trading

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following floor statement on H.R. 624, the Promoting Transparent Standards for Corporate Insiders Act, bipartisan legislation which requires the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to consider certain types of amendments to Rule 10b5-1 that would ensure corporate insiders are unable to in... Read more »

Waters and McHenry Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Curb Illegal Insider Trading

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, and Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the introduction of H.R. 624, the Promoting Transparent Standards for Corporate Insiders Act, bipartisan legislation which requires the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to consider ... Read more »

Waters: Trump Shutdown is Jeopardizing Integrity of our Financial Markets

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee of Financial Services, made the following floor statement in support of H.R. 264, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2019, which would restore funding for federal government agencies to continue their important work on behalf of the American public: Thank you very much Mr. Speaker and Memb... Read more »

Waters, Scott, Brown and Murray Call on SEC to Increase Investor Protections

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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 Committee, sent ... Read more »

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 promotes finan... Read more »

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 package,... Read more »

Waters Statement at Bipartisan Committee Markup

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Today, at a House Committee on Financial Services markup of bipartisan legislation, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, I want to thank you and Members of the Committee for considering six Democratic bills today that will ensure small businesses... Read more »

Waters Highlights Need for Protections for Investors and Retirement Savers at Hearing with SEC Chairman

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a full Committee hearing entitled, “Oversight of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)” with SEC Chairman Jay Clayton. Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman, and welcome back, Chairman Clayton. Mr. Chairman, given recent developments regarding the Volcker ... Read more »

At Committee Markup, Waters Calls on Chairman to Consider Democratic Legislation and Prioritize the Nation’s Most Vulnerable Families

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Today, at a House Financial Services Committee markup of 7 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 understand that this is likely the first of several markups this month, as part of an effort to move forward a package of capital markets b... Read more »

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 Committee, made ... Read more »

Waters Statement in Opposition to Bill That Undermines Protections for Mom and Pop Investors

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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. 4263, the so-called Regulation A+ Improvement Act, a bill that could harm retail investors and weaken the integrity of the U.S. capital markets. As Prepared for Delivery H.R. 4263, the so-called Regulation A+ Improvement Act, is a solution in se... Read more »

Waters Floor Statement on the Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following floor statement on H.R. 477, the Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act of 2017: H.R. 477 seeks to provide a statutory exemption from registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or S.E.C., for certain brokers who facilitate ... Read more »

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 harmful to co... Read more »

Waters Floor Statement Opposing Legislation to Weaken Investor Protections for Microcap Offerings

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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. 2201, the Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act: As Prepared for Delivery Mr. Speaker, H.R. 2201 would create an unnecessary and potentially dangerous loophole in federal and state securities laws by allowing companies to sell unregistered securities w... Read more »

Waters and Moore Call on SEC to Enforce Conflict Minerals Rule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, and Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, sent a letter to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton calling on the SEC to enforce Rule 13p-1 of the Securities Exchange Act, also known as the Conflict Minerals Rule. T... Read more »

Waters Introduces Legislation to Improve SEC Process for Holding Bad Actors Accountable

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, introduced the Bad Actor Disqualification Act of 2017, important legislation that ensures the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) protects investors from bad actors by implementing a rigorous, fair, and public process for waiving automatic disqualification provisions in the law. “By waiving the c... Read more »

Waters Statement on SEC Request for Comment on Standards of Conduct for Financial Advisers

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Today, in response to a statement from Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton requesting public comment on the standards of conduct applicable to broker-dealers and investment advisers when providing financial advice, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement: “As one of his first orders of busin... Read more »

Waters Opening Statement at Markup of the Wrong Choice Act

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Today, at a full Committee markup of the Wrong Choice Act, a bill that repeals the most important aspects of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, 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, this is one of the worst bills I’ve... Read more »

Waters: Dodd-Frank Rollback Bill Would Result in Disaster

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Today, at the only scheduled committee hearing to review Chairman Hensarling's Wrong Choice Act 2.0, a bill that would destroy the most important parts of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act 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, and ... Read more »

Waters Opening Statement at Markup of Capital Markets Bills

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Today, at a full Committee markup of six legislative proposals relating to our nation’s capital markets, Representative 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. Today, we will consider a set of legislative proposals designed to improve our nation’s capital markets, which cont... Read more »

ICYMI: Financial Services Committee Republicans Oppose Amendments to Help Main Street

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In the House Financial Services Committee markup to consider its Budget Views and Estimates for Fiscal Year 2018, Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Committee Democrats urged Committee Republicans to join them in holding the Trump Administration accountable and supporting amendments that would help middle class families and the most vulnerable populations. Throughout the markup, Democrats off... Read more »

Waters Calls Out Trump’s Allegiance to Big Oil

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Surrounded by Republican members of the House Committee on Financial Services, today President Trump signed into law H.J. Res 41, which eliminates a bipartisan rule that made it harder for oil, gas, and mining companies to engage in bribery and corruption in developing nations. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement... Read more »

Waters Strongly Opposes Republican Efforts to Dismantle Financial Regulation

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, spoke strongly against two bills pushed by Republicans to effectively roll back postcrisis financial regulation. Ranking Member Waters acknowledged the bills on the House floor today as another attempt by the majority to gut policies that have helped millions of Americans. H.R. 78, the Securities and ... Read more »

Waters: Clayton’s Strong Wall Street Ties Highlight Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, issued a statement following President-elect Trump’s nomination of Wall Street lawyer and Goldman Sachs adviser Jay Clayton as the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a major regulator of banks and Wall Street: “With this latest pick, Donald Trump is fervently continuing his campaign of nom... Read more »

Waters, Ranking Financial Services Democrats Call On Inspectors General to Hold Trump Administration Accountable

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Today, top Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee sent a letter to Inspectors General at federal financial services agencies, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Department of Justice, calling on them to root out any potential conflicts of interests in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. Led by Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA), the letter was also si... Read more »



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