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Waters Statement on OCC Fintech Charter Announcement and Treasury Report

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Today, in response to the U.S. Department of Treasury’s regulatory report on financial technology (fintech) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) announcement that it will accept applications for national bank charters from fintech companies, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement: “I am deep...

Waters and Committee Democrats Press Mnuchin on Suspicious Activity Reports Related to Trump Associates

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI), Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, Congressman Al Green (D-TX), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation...

Waters to Mnuchin: This is Your Excuse For Not Having Implemented the Law?

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At a full Committee hearing of the House Committee on Financial Services, Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA), pressed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on the Trump Administration’s inaction on the Russia sanctions passed with broad bipartisan support by Congress in 2017 to punish Russia for interfering in our democracy. Section 231 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (C...

Waters Demands that Mnuchin and Tillerson Explain Inaction on Russia Sanctions

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Today, following a series of baffling statements from the Trump Administration regarding its failure to act on the Russia sanctions enacted by Congress in 2017, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, sent a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, demanding answers as to why no action has been taken...

Waters and Ranking Members Continue to Press Mnuchin on Trump Finances, Call for His Recusal

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI), Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, Congressman Al Green (D-TX), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and Congressman ...

Waters and Ranking Members Press Mnuchin to Provide Documents on Trump’s and Trump Associates’ Financial Ties to Russia

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI), Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, Congressman Al Green (D-TX), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and Congressman ...

Waters Statement on Reports That Deutsche Bank has Been Subpoenaed by Special Counsel Mueller

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Today, in response to reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed Deutsche Bank for records relating to President Trump and his family, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement: “I am pleased to see reports that Special Counsel Mueller is following the Trump money trail, as I have always believed it is th...

Waters Opening Statement at Subcommittee Hearing on Treasury’s Role in Safeguarding the American Financial System

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement at a Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance hearing entitled “Financial Intelligence and Enforcement: Treasury’s Role in Safeguarding the American Financial System.” As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman and welcome, Under Secretary Mandelker. Tod...

Waters Grills Mnuchin about Trump Administration’s Financial Ties to Russia, Mnuchin Filibusters

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Today in an exchange between Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Secretary Mnuchin continued to avoid Ranking Member Waters’ question concerning the Secretary’s lack of response to the Democrats’ May 23 letter regarding potential suspicious financial activity between Russia and the Trump Administration. ...

Waters Demands Answers from Treasury Secretary Mnuchin

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At today’s Financial Services Committee hearing with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, called for Secretary Mnuchin to address several matters of concern, including a May 23 letter from Committee Democrats requesting information regarding the financial dealings of President Trump, his family members, and hi...

Waters Statement at Committee Markup of Resolution to Follow Trump Money Trail

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Today, at a full Financial Services Committee markup of five bills, the Committee will consider Committee Democrats’ Resolution of Inquiry, which directs Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to provide Congress with documents on the financial dealings of President Trump, his family members, and his associates. In her opening statement, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of Financial Services...

Committee Dems Introduce Resolution of Inquiry to Follow Trump Money Trail

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Throughout the controversy surrounding the Trump Administration’s suspicious and undisclosed financial dealings and business partnerships, House Financial Services Committee Democrats have remained committed to following the money trail. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Daniel Kildee (D-MI), Vice Ranking Member of the Committee ...

Waters and House Committee Democrats Introduce Resolutions of Inquiry to Hold the Trump Administration Accountable

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WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and other House Democratic Committee leaders to highlight House Republicans’ failure to investigate and conduct adequate oversight of the Trump Administration. At the press conference, Ranking Member Waters stressed the urgency behind investigating th...

Committee Democrats to Treasury: Provide Information on Trump’s Financial Ties with Russia to Our Committee

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI), Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, Congressman Al Green (D-TX), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and Congressman ...

Waters Denounces Confirmation of Foreclosure King Steven Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement today in response to the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Steven Mnuchin as Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury: “I am extremely disappointed in Senate Republicans for clearing the way for yet another Wall Street insider to take a critical leadership position in the...

Does He or Doesn’t He? Mnuchin’s Confirmation Hearing Raises Questions

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement following Steven Mnuchin’s confirmation hearing to become Treasury Secretary before the Senate Finance Committee: “What we saw during yesterday’s hearing has only increased my concerns about how the incoming Trump Administration is going to effectively govern. The confir...

Waters Calls for HUD, DOJ to Release OneWest Investigation Documents

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Following her statement denouncing President-elect Trump’s nomination of Steve Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) called on the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to immediately release documents pertaining to investigations into any fraudulent or discriminatory activities committed by Mnuchin’s bank, OneWest. Congre...

Waters: California Foreclosure King Mnuchin’s Actions Disqualify Him from Being Treasury Secretary

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement in response to a memo leak documenting widespread misconduct at OneWest, a bank that was headed by President-elect Trump’s Treasury nominee, Steve Mnuchin. The leaked memo exposes the bank’s violation of notice and waiting period statues, which subsequently forced struggling ...

Waters: H.R. 6392 is First Step in Trump Agenda to Deregulate Wall Street

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, spoke on the House floor opposing H.R. 6392, a bill that would let President-elect Trump’s Wall Street-friendly administration deregulate 27 of the largest banks in the country. “H.R. 6392 would repeal Dodd-Frank’s $50 billion threshold, above which banks are subject to closer regulatory scrutiny, and preven...

Waters: Mnuchin Got Rich Off Foreclosure Crisis

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement on reports that President-elect Trump will nominate Steven Mnuchin to serve as the next Treasury Secretary: “Donald Trump ran a campaign on anti-Wall Street rhetoric, but appointing a former hedge fund manager, Goldman Sachs executive, and bank CEO as Treasury Secretary shows h...

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...

Waters Opposes Bill to Undermine Iran Nuclear Deal, Warns of Global Risks Under Trump

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, spoke on the House floor opposing H.R. 5711, a bill that would undermine the Iran nuclear deal, thereby jeopardizing both U.S. and global security. “I am particularly concerned that this bill comes at a time of deep global uncertainty about U.S. foreign policy," Waters said. "We have a President-elect whose ...

Waters, Moore Urge World Bank to Adopt International Labor Standards

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As a massive overhaul of the World Bank’s long-standing social and environmental safeguard policies moves to its final stage, two leading House members on international development issues expressed concern over the Bank’s proposed safeguards on worker rights. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew, Reps. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, and Gw...

Waters Opening Statement at Full Committee Hearing on the State of the International Financial System

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At today’s Financial Services Committee hearing with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA) lauded the efforts of U.S. Treasury officials and Democratic congressional leaders on the recent ratification of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) quota reform package, after a 5-year delay due to Republican obstruction. Waters delivered these remarks during today’s hearing on ...

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....

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