Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets

Committee Passes Commonsense Legislation to Benefit Hardworking Americans

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Yesterday, the House Financial Services Committee passed eight bills to protect student borrowers, enhance consumer credit reporting, ensure that regulators are working to preserve and promote Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), and improve cybersecurity. The bills passed by the Committee included. Protecting Your Credit Score Act of 2019 (H.R. 5332), a bipartisan bill by Representative Josh ... Read more »

Sherman Elected as Chairman of Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced that Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) was elected by the Committee’s Democratic Caucus to serve as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets. “I am very proud of the work the House Financial Services Committee has completed during the 116th Congr... Read more »

House Passes Financial Services Bill to Explicitly Ban Insider Trading

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2534, the Insider Trading Prohibition Act, a bill to create the nation’s first statute explicitly banning insider trading. H.R. 2534 creates a clear definition of illegal insider trading under securities laws so that there is a codified, consistent standard for courts and participants in financial markets, and to better protect the hard-earned s... 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 Calls Out Harmful Practices of Some Private Equity Firms

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, delivered the following opening statement at a full Committee hearing entitled, “America for Sale? An Examination of the Practices of Private Funds.” As Prepared for Delivery Today this Committee convenes for a hearing to examine the impact of private funds on businesses and workers. While there are so... Read more »

House Passes Bipartisan Financial Services Bill to Crack Down on Shell Companies and Fight Money Laundering and Terrorist Finance

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2513, The Corporate Transparency Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation introduced by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Chair of the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets, and Congressman Peter King (R-NY). It was passed by a vote of 249-173. H.R. 2513 would close significant loopholes that are commonly abus... 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 Opening Statement at Hearing on Private Securities Markets

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following opening statement at a Subcommittee hearing entitled, “Examining Private Market Exemptions as a Barrier to IPOs and Retail Investment.” Good morning. I’d like to thank Chair Maloney for holding this hearing on an important and growing part of our financial system—the private securiti... 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 »

Committee Democrats Call on Facebook to Halt Cryptocurrency Plans

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee; Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Chair of the Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets Subcommittee; Congressman William Lacy Clay (D-MO), Chairman of the Housing, Community Development and Insurance Subcommittee; Congressman Al Green (D-TX), Chairman of the Oversight and Investig... Read more »

Chairwoman Waters Announces July 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 July: Wednesday, July 10 at 10:00 AM — The full Committee will convene a hearing entitled, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy.” Wednesday, July 10 at 2:00 PM — The Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets ... 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 »

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, Maloney and Beatty Statements on GAO Report on Diversity at Federal Home Loan Banks

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets, and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, issued the following ... Read more »

Chairwoman Waters Announces March 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 March. Wednesday, March 6 at 10:00 AM – The full Committee will convene a markup of FY2020 Budget Views and Estimates. Thursday, March 7 at 10:00 AM – The full Committee will convene a hearing entitled, “Putting Consumers First? A Semi-Annual Review... 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 Statement at Bipartisan Committee Markup

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Today, at a House Committee on Financial Services markup of bipartisan legislation, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, I want to thank you and Members of the Committee for considering six Democratic bills today that will ensure small businesses... Read more »

At Committee Markup, Waters Calls on Chairman to Consider Democratic Legislation and Prioritize the Nation’s Most Vulnerable Families

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Today, at a House Financial Services Committee markup of 7 bills, 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. Mr. Chairman, I understand that this is likely the first of several markups this month, as part of an effort to move forward a package of capital markets b... Read more »

Waters Floor Statement in Opposition to Bill That Could Undermine Market Stability

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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. 3978, a bill that threatens many of the important reforms Democrats made to restore investor confidence in our capital markets after the financial crisis: As Prepared for Delivery Madam Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to H.R. 3978, the “TRI... Read more »

Waters Statement in Opposition to Bill that Undermines Pension Funds’ Efforts to Hold Corporations Accountable

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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. 4015, a bill that would undermine sound corporate governance: Mr. Speaker, H.R. 4015, the so-called Corporate Governance Reform and Transparency Act, would create an untested, inappropriate, and burdensome regulatory framework for proxy advisory... Read more »



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