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Waters Leads Letters Calling on Regulators and Financial Institutions to Protect Americans and the Financial System from Impact of Coronavirus

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, led six letters to Administration officials, prudential regulators, financial services organizations and credit reporting agencies expressing concerns about risks related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the steps they are taking to prevent Americans and the financial system from being harmed... Read more »

Waters to Wells Fargo CEO: The Bank You Inherited is Essentially a Lawless Organization

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Following the release of a Majority staff report entitled, “The Real Wells Fargo: Board & Management Failures, Consumer Abuses, and Ineffective Regulatory Oversight,” Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, convened a full Committee hearing with Charles W. Scharf, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of Wells Fargo & Company. See the Chai... Read more »

In Advance of Wells Fargo Hearings, Waters and Green Release Investigative Report Exposing Failures of Megabank’s Management, Board, and Regulators

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, and Congressman Al Green (D-TX), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, released a Majority staff report entitled, “The Real Wells Fargo: Board & Management Failures, Consumer Abuses, and Ineffective Regulatory Oversight.” This report is a result of a one-year Committee inves... Read more »

Waters Wins Extension of Comment Period for CRA Rule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, made the following statement in response to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announcement that the comment period for the agencies’ proposed Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rule will be extended by 30 days, giving the public 90 days t... Read more »

Otting Finally Appears Before Committee to Explain Harmful Community Disinvestment Proposal

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, delivered the following opening statement at a full Committee hearing entitled, “The Community Reinvestment Act: Is the OCC Undermining the Law’s Purpose and Intent?” As Prepared for Delivery Today this Committee convenes for a hearing to conduct oversight of the Office of the Comptroller of the Cur... Read more »

Waters Opens Investigation of Potential Astroturfing Efforts to Influence OCC and FDIC Community Reinvestment Act Rulemaking; Demands Agencies Explain Efforts to Ensure Legitimacy of Proposed CRA Rule

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Tags: OCC, FDIC

Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, sent letters to Joseph Otting, Comptroller of the Currency, and Jelena McWilliams, Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), requesting information on the regulators’ systems and policies for receiving and reviewing comments during the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rulemaking pro... Read more »

Chairwoman Waters Announces Updates to Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced several updates to the Committee schedule: January 14 at 10:00 AM – The full Committee will convene for a hearing entitled, “On the Brink of Homelessness: How the Affordable Housing Crisis and the Gentrification of America Is Leaving Families Vulnerable.” January 14 at 2:00 PM – The Subcommit... Read more »

Waters to Lead Trip with Committee Dems to Public FDIC Meeting on Proposed CRA Rule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced that she plans to lead a delegation of the Committee in attending a public meeting of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) Board of Directors, which consists of FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams, Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Direc... Read more »

Waters, Brown, and Meeks Lead House and Senate Committee Democrats in Letter to Regulators on Proposed CRA Changes

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, and Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, led a letter to Jerome H. Powell, Chairman of the Board of Governors of... Read more »

Waters Urges Regulators to Hold Depository Institutions Accountable

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following opening statement at a full Committee hearing entitled, “Oversight of Prudential Regulators: Ensuring the Safety, Soundness, Diversity, and Accountability of Depository Institutions?” As Prepared for Delivery Good morning. Today we are here to conduct oversight of regulators at the F... Read more »

Waters and Brown Blast Regulators for Allowing More Risky Trading

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, sent a letter to heads of the Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and Commodity Fu... Read more »

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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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 »



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