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Waters Announces December Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following schedule for the month of December: Thursday, December 1 at 10 a.m. ET: The full Committee will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled, “Boom and Bust: The Need for Bold Investments in Fair and Affordable Housing to Combat Inflation.” …

Waters Delivers Opening Statement at Subcommittee Hearing Examining U.S. Capital Flows to Foreign Rivals and Adversaries Around the World

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, delivered the following statement at a Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets hearing entitled, “Investing in our Rivals: Examining U.S. Capital Flows to Foreign Rivals and Adversaries Around the World.” Each year, billions of dollars of capital from the U.S.…

Waters Announces November Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following schedule for the month of November:  Tuesday, November 15 at 10 a.m. ET: The Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled, “Persistent Poverty in America: Addressing Chronic Disinvestment in…

Waters Announces September Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following schedule for the month of September: POSTPONED -Thursday, September 8 at 12 p.m. ET: The Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets will convene for a virtual hearing entitled, “Accounting Standards in the 21st Century.” …

Waters Announces July Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following schedule for the month of July:   Wednesday, July 13 at 10 AM ET: The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled, “Better Together: Examining the Unified Proposed Rule to Modernize the…

Waters Delivers Opening Statement at Subcommittee Hearing Examining the Bond Rating Industry

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets hearing entitled, “A Notch Above? Examining the Bond Rating Industry.” Thank you so very much, Chair Sherman, for holding this very timely hearing. I am so pleased with the…

Waters Announces May Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following schedule for the month of May: Wednesday, May 11 at 10:00 AM ET: The Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled, “A Notch Above? Examining the Bond Rating Industry.” …

Waters Delivers Opening Statement at Subcommittee Hearing on the Role of America’s Stock Exchanges in Our Economy

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets hybrid hearing entitled, “Oversight of America’s Stock Exchanges: Examining Their Role in Our Economy.” Thank you very much, Mr. Sherman, for holding this hearing. In the United…

Waters Announces Updates to March Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following schedule updates for the month of March:  March 29 at 10:00 AM ET: The full Committee will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled, “Devalued, Denied, and Disrespected: How Home Appraisal Bias and Discrimination Are Hurting Homeowners and…

Waters Announces Updates to March Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following schedule updates for the month of March:  NEW - March 29 at 10:00 AM ET: The full Committee will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled, “Devalued, Denied, and Disrespected: How Home Appraisal Bias and Discrimination Are Hurting Homeowners and…

Waters, Casten and Vargas Applaud SEC’s Approval of Proposed Rule on Climate

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, Representatives Sean Casten (D-IL) and Juan Vargas (D-CA) announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved a proposed rule requiring climate-related disclosures by public companies. The proposed rule that the SEC released today responds to significant demand from retail…

Waters Announces March Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following schedule for the month of March:  March 2 at 10:00 AM ET: The full Committee will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy.” March 8 at 10:00 AM ET: The full Committee will convene for a…

Waters Releases Report on Committee’s 117th Congress Accomplishments

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Following the successful conclusion of their annual retreat, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, released a report on the Committee’s work during the first session of the 117th Congress. During a time of crisis, the Committee continued to work tirelessly to provide relief and protections to individuals, families, and small businesses…

Waters on Protecting Investors and U.S. Capital Markets: Our Markets Work Because Participants Have to Play by the Rules

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets hearing entitled, “Taking Stock of ‘China, Inc.’: Examining Risks to Investors and the U.S. Posed by Foreign Issuers in U.S. Markets.” Thank you, Chair Sherman. I am very pleased…

Waters Announces October Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following schedule for the month of October: October 5 at 12:00 PM ET: The full Committee will convene for a virtual hearing entitled, “Oversight of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Wall Street’s Cop Is Finally Back on the Beat.” October…

Waters Announces Updates to September Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following schedule for the month of September: September 21 at 10:00 AM ET: The Task Force on Financial Technology will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled, “Preserving the Right of Consumers to Access Personal Financial Data.” POSTPONED: The…

Waters Announces September Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following schedule for the month of September: September 10 at 12:00 PM ET: The full Committee will convene for a virtual hearing entitled: “Protecting Renters During the Pandemic: Reviewing Reforms to Expedite Emergency Rental Assistance.” September…

Committee Passes Legislation to Advance Investor Protections, Support Manufactured Housing Communities, and Promote De Novo Depository Institutions

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The House Financial Services Committee passed eleven bills to protect investors and reduce conflicts of interest born out of payment for order flow, support manufactured housing communities, fight for everyone’s right to vote, promote de novo depository institutions, and strengthen protections for the LIBOR transition.  The following bills passed the Committee en bloc #1 by a vote…

Waters on Bond Rating Agencies: Investors Need Objective and Reliable Ratings More Than Ever

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets hybrid hearing entitled, “Bond Rating Agencies: Examining the “Nationally Recognized” Statistical Rating Organizations.”  Thank you, Mr. Sherman.   In the lead up to…

Waters Announces July Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following schedule for the month of July: July 14 at 12:00 PM ET: The full Committee will convene for a virtual hearing entitled, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy.” July 15 at 12:00 PM ET: The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations…

Waters Floor Statement on the Passage of Legislation to Protect Investors and Hold Public Companies Accountable

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This week, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement on the House floor urging the passage of H.R. 1187 the Corporate Governance Improvement and Investor Protection Act. This bill provides key protections to investors by requiring that companies provide environmental, social, and governance information that…

Waters Opening Statement at Hearing on SPACs, Direct Listings, and Public Offerings

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement a Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets virtual hearing entitled, “Going Public: SPACs, Direct Listings, Public Offerings, and the Need for Investor Protections.”  Thank you, Chair Sherman. Special purpose acquisition…

Waters Announces Subcommittee Vice Chairs for 117th Congress

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the Financial Services Committee Vice Chairs for the 117th Congress. “I am excited to announce the Committee’s Subcommittee Vice Chairs for the 117th Congress,” said Chairwoman Waters. “Financial Services Committee Democrats are a diverse, talented, knowledgeable and…

Waters Announces May Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following schedule for the month of May: May 4 at 12:00 PM ET: The Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance will convene for a virtual hearing entitled, “Built to Last: Examining Housing Resilience in the Face of Climate Change.” …

Waters Opening Statement at Subcommittee Hearing: As Markets Transition Away from LIBOR, We Must Protect Consumers, Investors, and Financial System

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement at a Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets virtual hearing entitled, “The End of LIBOR: Transitioning to an Alternative Interest Rate Calculation for Mortgages, Student Loans, Business Borrowing, and Other Financial…

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