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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 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 Sends Letter to Bank of America on Ending Free “eBanking” Service

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, sent a letter to Brian Moynihan, Chairman and CEO of Bank of America, about the bank’s recent decision to eliminate free checking accounts for “eBanking” customers. Ranking Member Waters noted the potential impact of the decision on the unbanked population, which comes at a time of record bank profits... 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: 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, 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 »

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, 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 »

*** MEDIA ADVISORY*** Waters, Tri-Caucus to Release Committee Democratic Staff Report on Diversity at Financial Services Agencies

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On Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, will join representatives and chairs of the tri-caucus to unveil a report, highlighting federal financial services agencies’ current compliance with federal diversity provisions, trends in performance review evaluations and workforce diversity throughout these age... Read more »

At Dodd-Frank Hearing, Waters Reminds Lawmakers Why Reform Was Necessary

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At a subcommittee hearing related to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, reminded her colleagues as to why bold action was needed in the aftermath of the worst crisis since the Great Depression. She also underscored Dodd-Frank’s popularity with the American public and reiterated the few legislative days left until ... Read more »

Waters Calls for Increased Scrutiny of Overseas Derivatives Trading

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In the wake of recent reports that U.S. banks are restructuring overseas derivatives transactions to sidestep critical protections enacted under the Wall Street Reform Act, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, has called on the top U.S. derivatives regulator to “thoroughly investigate” the removal of U.S. guarantees from arrangements between U.S. ... Read more »

Waters Applauds Volcker's Authors for Strong Rule

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At today’s Financial Services Committee hearing featuring the five agencies charged with promulgating the Volcker Rule, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), top Democrat on the Committee, commended regulators for working to put forth a strong rule that will ensure a more stable financial system. Passed as part of the Wall Street Reform Act, the Volcker Rule ensures taxpayer dollars are no longer u... Read more »

Democrats Urge Regulators to Provide Targeted Volcker Relief to Community Banks

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As regulators contemplate changes to a provision of the “Volcker Rule” related to the treatment of investments in Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs) backed by Trust Preferred Securities (TruPS), 22 Democratic members of the Financial Services Committee have expressed their support for providing important regulatory relief to the community banking sector while preserving strong controls on bank... Read more »

Waters Statement on Passing of Former FDIC Diversity Chief Mickey Collins

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Upon news of the passing of D. Michael ‘Mickey’ Collins, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement. “I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of D. Michael ‘Mickey’ Collins. From 1999 until earlier this year, Mickey was a tireless advocate at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for diversity in the workforce... Read more »

Waters Supports Regulators’ Action to Protect Shutdown Victims

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As many employees prepare to miss their first paycheck as a result of the Federal Government shutdown, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, lauded the action of five federal financial services agencies that today called on financial institutions to work with customers that have been affected. In a letter to the heads of the Federal Reserve, ... Read more »

Ranking Member Waters Joins Sen. Blumenthal, Rep. Capps to Urge Obama Administration to Protect Surviving Spouses from Foreclosure

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Today, Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), joined U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Lois Capps (D-Calif.), in sending a letter to eight executive agencies urging them to protect surviving spouses from foreclosure. This segment of the homeowner population – often women in their later years – faces unique circumstances that unfairly deprive them of opportunities to avoid losing thei... 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 »

Waters Opening Statement for Hearing on Community banks need easing of regulatory burden, and benefit when larger institutions are appropriately regulated

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Ranking Member Waters opening statement at 4-16-2013 Financial Institutions Subcommittee Hearing titled, “Examining Community Bank Regulatory Burdens” I want to thank the witnesses for taking time to come talk to us today. I know it’s still a challenging time for community sized institutions such as yourselves and it can’t be easy to take time away from your businesses. And I want to get you all b... Read more »



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