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Waters Statement on FDIC Proposal to Eliminate Inter-Affiliate Swaps Initial Margin

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Today, following the release of a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) proposal to eliminate the requirement that banks collect initial margin when transacting with their affiliates, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement: “The rollback of this important safeguard has been on Wall Street’s wishlist since the ... Read more »

Waters and Brown Call on Regulators to Protect Taxpayers and Stability of the Financial System

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, sent a letter to Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Jelena McWilliams, Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); and Josep... Read more »

Waters to Prudential Regulators: We Will Not Tolerate Actions that Threaten the Stability of Our Financial System

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following opening statement a full Committee hearing on the safety, soundness and accountability of financial institutions with Rodney Hood, Chairman of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA); Jelena McWilliams, Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); Joseph Otti... Read more »

Chairwoman Waters on Why Tim Sloan’s Departure from Wells Fargo Is Long Overdue

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Tags: CFPB, SEC, OCC

Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement in response to an announcement by Wells Fargo & Company that Tim Sloan would step down as CEO, President, and Board member, effective immediately. “I agree with Tim Sloan that it is best that he steps down. Tim Sloan has a 31-year history at Wells Fargo, and oversaw the... Read more »

Waters Blasts Wells Fargo for Bonus to Sloan, Calls for his Removal

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Tags: OCC

Today, following the announcement that Wells Fargo President and CEO Timothy Sloan received $2 million in performance-based incentive pay for 2018, and total compensation of $18.4 million for the year, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement: “Given Wells Fargo’s continuing failures, it is outrageous and wholly inapp... Read more »

Waters and Brown Call on Otting to Detail His Plans for FHFA

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Tags: GSE, OCC, FHFA

Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, sent a letter to Joseph Otting, Comptroller of the Currency, following President Trump’s appointment of Otting to serve as Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Ch... Read more »

Waters Urges Regulators to Protect Americans Experiencing Financial Hardship Due to Trump Shutdown

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On Thursday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, wrote a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Jelena McWilliams, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger, Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting, and National Credit Union Administration Chairman Mark McWatters... Read more »

Waters Calls on Hensarling to Hold Hearing with Otting on OCC Fintech Charter

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Tags: OCC

Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, sent a letter to Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling requesting a hearing with Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting on the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) decision to begin accepting special purpose national bank charter applications from non-depository financial technology ... Read more »

Waters Statement on the OCC’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on CRA Modernization

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Tags: OCC

Today, in response to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s release of an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) seeking comment on modernizing the regulatory framework to implement the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, made the following comment: “Congress passed the Community Reinvestme... Read more »

Waters Statement on OCC Fintech Charter Announcement and Treasury Report

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Today, in response to the U.S. Department of Treasury’s regulatory report on financial technology (fintech) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) announcement that it will accept applications for national bank charters from fintech companies, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement: “I am deep... Read more »

At Hearing with Comptroller Otting, Waters Highlights CRA, Fraudulent Bank Activities and Fintech

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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 on financial industry regulation with Joseph Otting, Comptroller of the Currency. This hearing marks Comptroller Otting’s first appearance before the Committee. As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I am looking forward to hear... Read more »

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 protecting co... Read more »

Waters Statement in Opposition to Bill that Eases Rules for Megabanks and Predatory Lenders

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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. 4607, a bill that directs regulators, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to dismantle rules considered inconvenient by the financial services industry despite the harm it may cause consumers or the economy. As Prepared for Deliv... Read more »

Waters Statement on the OCC’s Weakening of CRA Enforcement

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Tags: OCC

Today, in response to the Office of Comptroller of the Currency’s move to weaken its examination policies for the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement: “The Community Reinvestment Act is a vital law that places an obligation on banks to responsibly invest in and serve the communitie... Read more »

Waters Releases Staff Report on Pattern of Consumer Abuse from Wells Fargo

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, released a Democratic staff report detailing a pattern of abusive business practices by Wells Fargo and finding that prudential regulators have failed to utilize the full extent of their authorities to end unlawful practices at megabanks like Wells Fargo. “Last September, our country first learned of ... Read more »

Waters Statement on the Nomination of Joseph Otting to Lead the OCC

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Tags: OCC, HUD

Following the announcement that President Trump will nominate Joseph Otting, former OneWest Bank chief executive, to lead the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement: “The mission of the OCC is to ensure that financial institutions operate in a safe and sound manner,... Read more »

Waters Statement on Wells Fargo “Needs to Improve” CRA Rating

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Tags: OCC

Today, in response to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s issuance of a “needs to improve” rating to Wells Fargo on their Community Reinvestment Act exam, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement: “I am pleased that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is finally taking action to ensure that W... Read more »

Waters Holds Wells Fargo Executives Accountable

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Tags: CFPB, OCC

Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, sent a letter to Timothy J. Sloan, Chief Executive Officer of Wells Fargo & Company, expressing serious concern with the repeated refusal of four top Wells Fargo executives, including Sloan, to be interviewed by Democratic Committee staff in furtherance of the Committee’s ongoing investigation i... Read more »

Waters Demands OCC Release Wells Fargo Community Performance Ratings

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Tags: OCC

Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, sent a letter to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) expressing serious concern over a seven-year delay in the public availability of Wells Fargo’s performance evaluation under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The letter is the latest in Waters’ ongoing efforts to hold Wells Fargo... Read more »

Waters, Committee Democrats Push for Strong ‘Clawback’ Rule After Wells Fargo Scandal

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In light of more than 2 million fraudulent deposit and credit card account openings at Wells Fargo, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, and 10 Committee Democrats urged financial regulators to strengthen a proposed “clawback” rule regarding when a financial institution must revoke senior executives’ bonuses. In their letter, the Members unders... Read more »

Waters Statement on $185 Million Enforcement Action Against Wells Fargo for Secretly Charging California Consumers for Unauthorized Services

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Tags: CFPB, OCC

In the wake of a settlement between Wells Fargo and the City and County of Los Angeles, as well as federal regulators including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement: “Yesterday, we learned that Wells Fargo perp... Read more »

Waters, Tri-Caucus Announce Diversity Report Next Steps, Responses from Federal Financial Services Regulators

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In response to a Democratic staff report highlighting shortcomings in personnel diversity policies and practices at seven major financial regulators, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, along with senior members of the panel and members of the Tri-Caucus, released the agencies’ responses to the report’s recommendations for enhancing diversity ... 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 »

Rep. Waters, Tri-Caucus Release Staff Report on Federal Financial Services Agencies’ Workforce Diversity Efforts

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Federal financial services agencies have yet to reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of the American population in their workforces – this according to a Democratic Financial Services Committee staff report released during a press conference today led by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee. Senior Democratic Members in attendance included the Chairs of ... Read more »

Racial Disparities Present at Most Bank Regulators, Democrats Allege

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is not alone in having racial disparities in its performance reviews, according to a report issued Thursday by the Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee. The report found that all seven bank, credit union and market regulators displayed significant disparities in employee evaluations, particularly among African-Americans who received lower-tha... Read more »



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