Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets

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 can assist ...

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 companies, known a...

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 effective group of lea...

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.” May 6 at 12:00 PM ET: The full Commi...

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 Products.” ...

Waters Announces Updates to February Hearing Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following updates to the hearing schedule for the month of February: NEW DATE: February 25 at 10:00 AM ET: The Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy will convene for a virtual hearing entitled, "Dollars against Democracy: Domestic Terrorist Fi...

Waters Announces February Hearing Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following hearing schedule for the month of February: February 3 at 11:00 AM ET: The full committee will convene for a hybrid organizational meeting and markup. February 4 at 10:00 AM ET: The full committee will convene for a virtual hearing entitled: “More than a Shot in the Arm: The ...

Chairwoman Waters Announces Financial Services Subcommittee Assignments for the 117th Congress

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Following the announcement of the House Financial Services Subcommittee Chairs, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced Democratic Subcommittee assignments for the 117th Congress.* Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets Congressman Brad Sherman (CA-30), Chair Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) Cong...

Chairwoman Waters Announces Financial Services Subcommittee Leadership for the 117th Congress

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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 for the 117th Congress. Subcommittee Chairs were chosen through a selection process based on seniority, with the confirmation of all Committee Democrats. “I am pleased to announce the very experienced, dedicated, diverse, and tal...

Committee Releases Report on 2020 Activities

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, released a report on the Committee’s work during the second session of the 116th Congress. During a time of crisis, the Committee worked tirelessly to provide relief and protections to individuals, families, and small businesses across the nation. “When the pandemic hit in 2020, the Committee did not s...

Chairwoman Waters Announces September Hearing Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following virtual and hybrid hearings for the month of September: September 8 at 12:00 PM – The Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion will convene for a virtual hearing entitled, “Holding Financial Regulators Accountable for Diversity and Inclusion: Perspectives from the Offices of M...

Chairwoman Waters Announces July Hearing Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following virtual hearings in the month of July: July 7 at 12:00 PM - The Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy will convene for a hearing entitled, “Paycheck Security: Economic Perspectives on Alternative Approaches to Protecting Workers’ Pay...

Waters Condemns Deregulatory Rulemakings at SEC During the Pandemic

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, sent a letter to Jay Clayton, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), reiterating her call for the agency to halt rulemakings unrelated to the pandemic. “At the beginning of the crisis, I called on all of our financial regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, t...

Waters Announces Updates to June Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services announced the following updates to the June Committee schedule: NEW FORMAT: June 25 at 12:00 PM – The Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets hearing entitled, “Capital Markets and Emergency Lending in the COVID-19 Era,” will convene in a “hybrid” format, which prov...

Waters Announces Virtual Hearings in June

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following virtual hearings in the month of June: June 3 at 12:00 PM – The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions will convene for a hearing entitled, “Promoting Inclusive Lending During the Pandemic: Community Development Financial Institutions and Minority Depo...

Committee Holds Bipartisan Virtual Roundtable on Impact of COVID-19 on Capital Markets

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Today the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets held a virtual roundtable with capital market experts entitled, “Examining the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on U.S. Capital Markets." The virtual roundtable panelists included: Christopher Gerold, President, North American Securities Administrators Association and Bureau Chief of the New Jersey Bureau of Secur...

Committee to Hold Bipartisan Virtual Roundtable on Impact of COVID-19 on Capital Markets

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced that today, May 26, Subcommittee on Investor Protection and Capital Markets Chairman Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Ranking Member Bill Huizenga (R-MI) will host a virtual roundtable entitled, “Examining the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on U.S. Capital Markets,” with the following panelists: Christo...

Chairwoman Waters Announces March Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced several hearings for the month of March: March 4 at 10:00 AM – The Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy will convene for a hearing entitled, “The Traffickers’ Roadmap: How Bad Actors Exploit Financial Systems to Facilitate the Illicit Trade in Peop...

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...

Chairwoman Waters Announces January Committee 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 January: 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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...



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