Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions

Waters Statement at Subcommittee Hearing on Minority Depository Institutions

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, delivered the following opening statement at a Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions hearing entitled, “An Examination of Regulators’ Efforts to Preserve and Promote Minority Depository Institutions.” As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Chairman Meeks. Minority depository insti... Read more »

House Passes Bill to Increase Corporate Diversity

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5084, the Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act of 2019, a bill that requires public companies to annually disclose the voluntarily, self-identified gender, race, ethnicity, and veteran status of their board of directors, nominees, and senior executive officers. This bill was introduced by Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Chairma... Read more »

Waters Announces November Hearings

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced several Committee hearings for the month of November: November 13 at 10:00 AM: The Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy will convene for a hearing entitled, “How America Leads Abroad: An Examination of Multilateral Development Institutions.” Novemb... Read more »

Waters Announces Updates to October Hearing Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced several Committee hearings for the month of October: Wednesday, October 16 at 10:00 AM: The full Committee will convene a hearing entitled, “Who Is Standing Up for Consumers? A Semi-Annual Review of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.” Wednesday, October 16 at 2:00 PM: The Subcommittee ... Read more »

Waters Announces October Hearings

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced several Committee hearings for the month of October: Wednesday, October 16 at 10:00 AM: The full Committee will convene a hearing entitled, “Who is Standing Up for Consumers? A Semi-Annual Review of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.” Wednesday, October 16 at 2:00 PM: The Subcommittee ... Read more »

Waters Announces Fall 2019 Priorities and Highlights Committee Accomplishments

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced an overview of the Committee’s fall 2019 priorities and highlighted the Committee’s efforts in the 116th Congress to work on behalf of consumers, investors, and vulnerable families. Fall 2019 Priorities This fall, the Committee will continue its work to ensure fairness, competition, and trans... Read more »

Waters Announces September Hearings

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced several Committee hearings for the month of September: Wednesday, September 4 at 10:00 AM — The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will convene a field hearing entitled, “Examining Discrimination and Other Barriers to Consumer Credit, Homeownership, and Financial Inclusion in Texas,... Read more »

Chairwoman Waters Announces Updates to June Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced the following updates to the Committee schedule for the month of June. Tuesday, June 11 at 10:00 AM – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will convene a hearing entitled, “An Examination of State Efforts to Oversee the $1.5 Trillion Student Loan Servicing Market.” Tuesday, June 1... Read more »

Chairwoman Waters Announces June Hearings

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced several Committee hearings for the month of June: Tuesday, June 4 at 10:00 AM – The full Committee will convene a hearing entitled, “Promoting American Jobs: Reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank.” Tuesday, June 4 at 2:00 PM – The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Ins... Read more »

Waters Announces Updates to April Committee Schedule and May Hearings

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced several Committee hearings and a markup: Tuesday, April 30 at 10:00 AM – The full Committee will convene a hearing entitled, “Housing in America: Assessing the Infrastructure Needs of America’s Housing Stock.” Tuesday, April 30 at 2:00 PM – The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financia... Read more »

Chairwoman Waters Announces April Hearings

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced several Committee hearings for the month of April. Tuesday, April 2 at 10:00 AM – The full Committee will convene a hearing entitled, “The Fair Housing Act: Reviewing Efforts to Eliminate Discrimination and Promote Opportunity in Housing.” Tuesday, April 2 at 2:00 PM – The Subcommittee on Hou... Read more »

Waters Statement at First Committee Markup of 116th Congress

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Today, after commencing the first official meeting of the House Financial Services Committee in the 116th Congress, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following opening statement. As Prepared for Delivery Today marks the first official meeting of the Committee on Financial Services in the 116th Congress, convened to adopt the Committe... Read more »

Chairwoman Waters Announces Subcommittee Assignments

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Following Thursday’s announcement of House Financial Services Subcommittee Chairs, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced Subcommittee assignments for the 116th Congress. Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Chair Congressman Brad Sherman (CA-30) Congressman D... Read more »

Chairwoman Waters Announces Financial Services Subcommittee Leadership

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced the six Committee Members who will serve as Subcommittee Chairs. Each Subcommittee Chair was chosen through a selection process based on seniority, with the confirmation of all Committee Democrats. “I am pleased to announce the very talented, experienced and diverse new leadership of our six ... Read more »

Waters Announces the Democratic Vice Ranking Member, Subcommittee Ranking Members, and Subcommittee Assignments

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Today, Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Democrats on the House Committee on Financial Services elected their Vice Ranking Member and their Subcommittee Ranking Members. Members also selected their Subcommittee assignments for the 115th Congress.‎ The Democratic Caucus created the Vice Ranking Member position to provide more representation of the diversity of the Democratic Caucus, and stren... Read more »

Waters Announces Financial Services Subcommittee Assignments

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Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA) today announced subcommittee assignments for the Democratic Members of the House Financial Services Committee. The Ranking Members of each subcommittee were chosen through a selection process based on seniority, with the confirmation of all Committee members. Positions on each subcommittee were secured through an open-bidding process in which all members of the ... Read more »

Waters Announces New Democratic Subcommittee Membership

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, today announced changes in the Democratic membership of the Financial Services’ subcommittees. Changes were necessary due to the departure of former Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and the appointment of Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV) to the Committee. Ranking Members of the various subco... Read more »

Waters Calls for Action on Data Security

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As part of a hearing to investigate data security following breaches at large commercial retailers, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, pointed to the emerging epidemic of cyber crimes and called on legislators to ensure the safety and security of critical consumer financial information. Waters raised concerns about the frequency of data breaches... 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 »

Subcommittee Members of the Democratic Caucus of the House Financial Services Committee

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, today announced the Democratic Members of the subcommittees of the FSC. The memberships of the subcommittees were determined by an open bidding process within the Democratic caucus of the committee. The process was guided in part by Members’ years of service to the committee, but it also gave all Members a chanc... Read more »



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