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Waters: Trump Budget Would Harm Consumers, Open the Door to Another Financial Crisis

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Today, in response to the Trump Administration’s release of its full budget request to Congress for Fiscal Year 2019, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement: “Trump’s budget proposal would harm American consumers, hurt our nation’s communities and wipe out financial reforms that are in place to prevent another finan... Read more »

Waters Applauds Senate Passage of Waters and Hultgren Bill to Continue the Term of the FSOC Independent Member with Insurance Expertise

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Following the U.S. Senate passage of H.R.3110, the Financial Stability Oversight Council Insurance Member Continuity Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, and Congressman Randy Hultgren (R-IL), a member of the Financial Services Committee, which would extend the term of the Financial Stability Oversight Counc... Read more »

Waters and Hultgren Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Continue the Term of the FSOC Independent Member with Insurance Expertise

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, and Congressman Randy Hultgren (R-IL), introduced a bipartisan bill to make a technical correction to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank), and address an issue regarding the term of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) independent member with ... Read more »

Waters Blasts Inclusion of Wall Street Deregulation Measures in FSGG Appropriations Bill

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, blasted the FY 2018 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations bill, which includes many elements of the Wrong Choice Act, the Republican deregulatory measure to roll back Wall Street reform. “The Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill has been poisoned with... 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 Speaks Out Against Yet Another GOP Wall Street Gift

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, spoke on the House floor opposing H.R. 5143 as the next bill in the Trump agenda that would benefit Wall Street at the expense of financial stability. “This week’s gift is less oversight of the largest insurers in the U.S., which will put us at risk for another AIG,” Waters said, noting the global insurer wa... Read more »

Waters: H.R. 6392 is First Step in Trump Agenda to Deregulate Wall Street

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, spoke on the House floor opposing H.R. 6392, a bill that would let President-elect Trump’s Wall Street-friendly administration deregulate 27 of the largest banks in the country. “H.R. 6392 would repeal Dodd-Frank’s $50 billion threshold, above which banks are subject to closer regulatory scrutiny, and preven... Read more »

Waters Stresses Importance of FSOC, Wall Street Reform in Wake of Wells Fargo Scandal

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, discussed the importance of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) in keeping our financial system safe at a hearing today with Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on the FSOC’s annual report to Congress. “With Wall Street reform, we created the FSOC to look across the entire financial system, identify... Read more »

Waters Leads Efforts to Oppose Private Equity Giveaways

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During general debate on H.R. 5424 on the House floor today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, led opposition to the measure, which would roll back Dodd-Frank’s much-needed oversight and transparency measures for private equity funds, hedge funds, and others in the shadow banking industry. In her remarks, Waters lamented that the Republican-... Read more »

Waters: Wrong Choice Act Gives Banks a ‘Hall Pass’ from Wall Street Reform

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In opening remarks during a Financial Services Committee hearing today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), the Committee’s Ranking Member, denounced Republicans’ deregulatory agenda that puts the needs of special interests above working Americans. Waters noted that Chairman Hensarling’s legislation, the “Wrong Choice Act,” to gut Dodd-Frank would make “radical changes to our financial regulatory ... Read more »

Brown, Waters: FSOC Decision Shows Wall Street Reform is Working

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Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) – the leading Democrats on the Senate Banking and House Financial Services Committees – issued the following statement after the U.S government removed GE Capital’s designation as “systemically important” to the financial system. The Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), which includes the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve, res... Read more »

In Floor Remarks, Waters Leads Efforts to Oppose H.R. 3340

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During floor consideration of H.R. 3340, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, urged rejection of the bill, which would undermine the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) and the Office of Financial Research (OFR) by subjecting their funding to Congressional appropriations and interfering with their research.‎ The OFR and the FSOC are fu... Read more »

Ranking Member Waters Responds to Dodd-Frank “Alternative”

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement in response to the Committee Chairman’s dangerous plan to roll back the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: “This is just another attempt by the majority to gut administration policies that have helped millions of Americans. The Dodd-Frank law was enacted on th... Read more »

Waters Commends FSOC’s Actions to Prevent Another Crisis

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During a hearing where members of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, or FSOC, appeared before the full Committee, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, underscored the need for a coordinating regulatory body in the wake of the financial crisis and highlighted its work to provide stability to investors, consumers and our national economy.... Read more »

Waters Highlights FSOC’s Efforts to Ensure Resilience in Financial System

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During today’s full committee hearing to discuss the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s annual report with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee applauded the critical work of the Council in identifying risks to the financial system and protecting American consumers and the overall stability of the economy. The top ... Read more »

Waters Statement on SEC's Final Rules on Money Market Funds

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Following the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) approval of its long awaited rules for money market mutual funds, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, released the following statement noting the SEC’s progress and underscoring the importance of the Financial Stability Oversight Council in moving these rules toward completion. "I'm pleased... Read more »

Spending Bill Should Omit Changes to CFPB, Waters Says

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WASHINGTON — Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is warning that a key House appropriations bill soon to be considered by the full chamber could hurt the ability of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other regulators to oversee the financial services industry. Legislation to fund the Treasury Department, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Small Business Administration and several othe... Read more »

Waters Touts Importance of Wall Street Watchdog

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At today’s full committee hearing to discuss the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) highlighted the important work of the Council in identifying systemic risk and protecting American homeowners, consumers, and the economy. Specifically, the Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services reminded FSOC’s critics th... Read more »

Waters Strongly Opposes Radical Changes to TRIA, FSOC

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In today’s full committee markup, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, voiced her strong opposition to Republican measures to radically change the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) and undercut the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC). On TRIA, Waters blasted Republicans for drafting legislation that jeopardizes a program that has ... Read more »

Waters Blasts Republicans for Time Wasted, Issues Ignored

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In today’s full Committee markup, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, blasted Republicans for continuing to waste the Committee’s time and resources on measures that weaken important consumer protections, undo transparency and accountability measures for Wall Street’s biggest actors and carve out major exceptions for large public companies. Waters criti... Read more »

Waters Discusses FSOC's Designation Process

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At today’s full Committee hearing on the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s (FSOC) designation process, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, discussed the importance of the FSOC process in giving Congress and regulators the comprehensive view of the entire market necessary to identify and mitigate systemic risks. Waters also reminded the Committee o... Read more »

Waters Opposes Legislation to Weaken CFPB

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At a Financial Services Committee markup of six bills designed to undermine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee, blasted the measures as efforts to weaken CFPB’s ability to be an effective, independent advocate for consumers. Waters highlighted the CFPB’s remarkable record of success in just over two years, pointing t... Read more »

Waters Encourages Committee Members to “Read the Law” at Today’s Full Committee Hearing on ‘Too-Big-to-Fail’ Post Dodd-Frank

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, led committee Democrats today in encouraging Financial Services Committee Members to, “read the law,” in hopes to “facilitate a rational discussion based on actual provisions within the law.” During the full committee hearing titled, “Examining How the Dodd-Frank Act Could Result in More Taxpayer-Funded Bailouts... Read more »

Ranking Member Waters' Opening Statement at Today's Hearing with Treasury Secretary Lew

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, delivered the following statement at today's full Committee hearing with Treasury Secretary Lew: Thank you very much Mr. Chairman. I am very pleased to welcome Secretary Lew to his first appearance before the Financial Services Committee to deliver the annual report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council a... Read more »

Waters Calls for Action on “Living Wills”

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, today sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Chairman of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), seeking to elicit his views on the progress of the “living wills” provision of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The provision requires the nation’s largest bank holding com... Read more »



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