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Waters Urges Federal Agencies and Bank Regulators to Strengthen and Enforce Foreclosure Protections for Homeowners

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, sent two letters to federal agencies and banking regulators urging them to strengthen foreclosure and mortgage servicing protections for borrowers and provide greater oversight to prevent unnecessary foreclosures during the pandemic. In a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (...

Waters at Hearing on Oversight of HUD: Key to Building Back Better, and More Equitably, Is Understanding That Housing Is Infrastructure

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a full Committee hybrid hearing entitled, “Building Back A Better, More Equitable Housing Infrastructure for America: Oversight of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.” First of all, a happy good morning, Secretary Fudge. I am so delighted to have you with...

Waters Urges Federal Agencies to Extend Moratoria on Foreclosures and Strengthen Borrower Protections During the Pandemic

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee sent a letter to Marcia Fudge, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); Denis McDonough, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA); Dave Uejio, Acting Director of the Consumer Financia...

Waters Applauds HUD’s Efforts to Restore Obama Era Mandate to Redress Housing Segregation and Inequitable Development

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) efforts to restore the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule. “I am pleased that Secretary Fudge has begun to reverse the previous administration’s actions that gutted the Affirmatively Furthering F...

Waters Calls on Appropriators to Fund Affordable Housing, Community Development Lending and Investments, Investor Protections and Homelessness Assistance

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, sent letters to senior Members of the House Committee on Appropriations urging them to fund the Minority Business Development Agency, the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and programs that support affordable housing and address homelessnes...

Waters Applauds HUD’s Withdrawal of Trump Administration Rule that Weakened Fair Housing Protections for LGBTQ+ Community

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s reversal of the Trump Administration’s attempt to weaken the Equal Access Rule. “I am pleased that Secretary Fudge has reversed the previous administration’s efforts that would have gutted the Equal Access Rul...

Waters Applauds Marcia Fudge’s Confirmation as HUD Secretary 

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement on the confirmation of Marcia Fudge as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). “I congratulate Marcia Fudge on her confirmation as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). “Marcia Fudge’s knowledge, experien...

Waters Applauds Biden Administration Executive Action on Fair Housing

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on President Biden’s Memorandum on Redressing Our Nation’s and the Federal Government’s History of Discriminatory Housing Practices and Policies. “I am pleased that President Biden has issued this important executive action to reassert the federal government’s commitmen...

Waters Applauds Nomination of Representative Marcia Fudge to Serve as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement applauding President-Elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Representative Marcia Fudge (D-OH), to serve as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. “In nominating Representative Marcia Fudge as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development...

Waters Provides Recommendations to President-Elect Biden on Trump Actions to Reverse

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, sent a letter to President-Elect Joseph R. Biden, providing recommendations on areas where the Biden Administration should immediately reverse the actions of the Trump Administration, and several actions that the Biden Administration can immediately take to coordinate the federal response to COVID-1...

Waters Demands Regulators Cease and Desist from Finalizing Midnight Rules Until President-Elect Biden Assumes Presidency

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Committee on Financial Services, sent a letter to agencies within the Committee’s jurisdiction calling on them to cease and desist from finalizing any “midnight rulemakings” or other administrative actions until President-Elect Joseph R. Biden is sworn into office on January 20, 2021. “On November 3, 2020, the American people spoke with ...

Waters, House Chairs Seek Accounting of Political Appointees Burrowing into Career Positions at Dozens of Agencies

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, and other House Committee Chairs sent a letter to 61 federal agencies requesting information on conversions of political appointees to civil service positions during the Trump Administration. “Protecting the nonpartisan expertise of the career civil service is essential to the safety and security of...

Waters, House Committee Chairs Send Dozens of Letters Directing White House and Federal Agencies to Preserve Documents

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, and other Committee Chairs across the House of Representatives sent letters directing the White House and more than 50 federal agencies within their jurisdictions to comply with federal record-keeping laws and preserve information responsive to congressional subpoenas and investigations. “As the Tru...

Waters Calls on Trump Administration to Rescind Rule that Makes It Harder to Prove Discrimination in Housing

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement after Ben Carson, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the department’s final rule on the disparate impact standard under the Fair Housing Act. “The Trump Administration has been relentless in its attacks on the Fair Housing Act, a law...

Waters, Nadler and Clay Slam Trump Administration Decision to Terminate Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary, and Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s ...

ICYMI: Waters and Wexton Call on HUD to Reconsider Revisions to Equal Access Rule

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On June 29, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) sent a letter to Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, calling on the agency to reconsider publishing its proposed rule entitled, “Making Admission or Placement Determinations Based on Sex in Facilities Under Com...

Waters, Clay and Vargas Urge HUD and FHFA to Amend Policies that are Reducing Access to Mortgage Credit for People of Color

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, and Congressman Juan Vargas (D-CA), sent a letter to Ben Carson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Mark Calabria, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), ca...

Waters and Green Request Inspector General Investigation into HUD’s Exclusion of DACA Recipients from FHA Loans

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, and Congressman Al Green (D-TX), Chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, sent a letter to Rae Oliver Davis, Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), requesting an investigation into HUD’s decision to exclude Deferred Action for Childhood Ar...

Waters and 29 Democrats Work to Protect Fair Housing Regulations During COVID-19 Crisis

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, led a letter to Benjamin Carson, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), urging him to withdraw the agency’s harmful 2020 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) proposal. This proposal would gut an important rule finalized by the Obama Administration that provides comm...

Waters Leads Letters Calling on Regulators and Financial Institutions to Protect Americans and the Financial System from Impact of Coronavirus

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, led six letters to Administration officials, prudential regulators, financial services organizations and credit reporting agencies expressing concerns about risks related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the steps they are taking to prevent Americans and the financial system from being harmed...

Committee Passes Major Housing and Capital Markets Legislation to Support Hardworking Americans

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Today, the House Financial Services Committee passed seven bills to benefit consumers, investors and the economy. The bills passed by the Committee include: H.R. 149, the Housing Fairness Act, a bill introduced by Congressman Al Green (D-TX), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, which would authorize increased funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s F...

Waters Statement on 2019 Homeless Assessment Report to Congress

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement on the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 2019 report which highlights the rise in homelessness in this country. “HUD’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress only confirms what we already know. There is a devasting homelessness crisis in this coun...

Waters Statement on Trump Administration Proposal to Roll Back Fair Housing Protections

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s proposal to replace the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule issued under President Obama with a much weaker rule. “This proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule is yet another attack on fair housing prot...

Waters Continues Fight Against HUD’s Attacks on Fair Housing

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, sent a letter to Ben Carson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, blasting the agency’s delayed release of the Notice of Funding Availability for fiscal year 2019 (FY19) funding for the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP). "Last year, our nation experienced an 8 percen...

Committee Majority Slams Carson’s Proposal to Gut the Fair Housing Act

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Committee Democrats wrote a letter to Ben Carson, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, blasting the agency’s proposed changes to the disparate impact standard under the Fair Housing Act, which would make it harder for everyday Americans who find themselves victims of housin...



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