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Financial Services Democrats Release Principles on Housing Finance Reform

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House Democrats, led by Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Maxine Waters, today released a “set of critical core principles” they believe should be part of legislative efforts to address the future of housing finance reform. Since the beginning of the 113th Congress, Democrats on the Financial Services Committee have held a series of briefings, roundtables, and caucuses on housing finance...

Ranking Member Waters' Opening Statement on the Republican "PATH to Nowhere Act”

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, delivered the following opening statement at today's full Committee hearing. The hearing, entitled, “A Legislative Proposal to Protect American Taxpayers and Homeowners by Creating a Sustainable Housing Finance System,” examined draft legislation proposed by Republicans to “reform” our nation’s housing finance s...

Ranking Member Waters’ Statement on Republican Housing Finance Reform Proposal

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Today, in response to Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling’s release of a proposal to reform the nation’s housing finance system, Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Maxine Waters released the following statement: “I am strongly disappointed in the Chairman’s legislation, which is little more than an attempt to reinvent America’s housing finance system using the same kind of right-wi...

Waters Hosts Members, Industry Leaders for GSE Reform Roundtable

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, convened her second bipartisan panel this morning on Capitol Hill to discuss various proposals for reform of the Government-Sponsored Enterprises and the secondary mortgage market. Today’s discussion, builds on the April session by providing an opportunity for industry stakeholders to share their point of view o...

*Media Advisory* - Waters to Host Second Panel Discussion on Future of GSEs and Secondary Mortgage Market

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, will moderate her second bipartisan panel discussion on plans to reform the nation’s secondary mortgage market. The panel discussion will be held on Friday, June 28th on Capitol Hill. In April, Ranking Member Waters hosted the first in a series of panel discussions on the topic of how to best provide safe, decen...

Ranking Member Waters’ Statement on Housing Finance Models, Expresses Concerns about Republican Priorities

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, made the following opening statement today at the full committee hearing, titled “Beyond the GSEs: Examples of Successful Housing Finance Models without Explicit Government Guarantees.” Ranking Member Waters in her statement reveals “that while other countries may invest fewer resources in homeownership than the...

Waters Convenes Panel to Jumpstart Discussion on GSE Reform

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, convened a bipartisan panel this morning on Capitol Hill to discuss various proposals for reform of the Government-Sponsored Enterprises and the secondary mortgage market. “The goal of this panel is to emphasize the imperative for reform, inform our members, and hopefully spur the Financial Services Committee to...

Waters to Host Panel Discussion on Future of GSEs

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, will moderate a bipartisan panel discussion on plans to reform the nation’s secondary mortgage market. The discussion will consider the lingering challenges facing the housing market, the principles that should frame Congress’s consideration of housing finance reform, and various approaches to ensure access to a...

Ranking Member Waters’ Opening Statement at Hearing on the Federal Housing Finance Agency

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, today made the following opening statement at the full committee hearing on the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). The FHFA is conservator of the Government Sponsored Enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Edward DeMarco, Acting Director of the FHFA, will appear before the committee as a witness today. Tha...

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