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Waters Opening Statement at Historic Hearing on Homelessness

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, convened the first Committee hearing of the 116th Congress and the Committee’s first ever full Committee hearing on the issue of homelessness in this country. For years, Committee Democrats have worked to bring attention to the homelessness crisis and have put forth proactive solutions to address this ... Read more »

Waters Opposes HUD’s Efforts to Take Over New York’s Largest Public Housing Authority

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, expressing concerns with the agency’s efforts to enter the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) into receivership. “Every family deserves access to safe, decent, and affordable housing, and NYCHA’s residents are no exception,” th... Read more »

Waters Calls Out Carson for Failing to Protect Critical Housing Programs During Trump Shutdown

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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 (HUD), demanding that HUD follows its own Contingency Plan during the longest shutdown in U.S. history. In the letter, Chairwoman Waters expressed concerns about HUD’s failure to ensure appropriate responses ... Read more »

Waters Outlines Agenda in First Policy Speech as Committee Chairwoman

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, delivered the following remarks during her first policy speech in the 116th Congress: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you for the very warm welcome, and to the Center for American Progress for holding this event. CAP’s research and policy work are highly respected and a valued resource for Members of... Read more »

Waters Statement on the Trump Shutdown’s Impact on Housing in this Country

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, made the following statement on the impact of the Trump shutdown on the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the agency that is responsible for expanding housing opportunities and providing safe, decent, and affordable housing for millions of families across the country: “Today marks the ... Read more »

Committee Democrats Stand Up for DACA Recipients Seeking Access to Homeownership

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, and 15 Committee Democrats sent a letter to Brian Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing–Federal Housing Commissioner of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), expressing concerns about the lack of transparency at HUD regarding the reported denial of access to FHA-insur... Read more »

Waters, Heck and 21 Committee Democrats Call on CFPB Director to Resume Protection of Military Servicemembers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Denny Heck and 21 Committee Democrats sent a letter to Kathy Kraninger, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Consumer Bureau), urging her to recommit the Consumer Bureau to fulfilling its supervisory role over consumer protection laws, including the... Read more »

Waters: It Must be a Top Priority for This Committee to Improve the State of Housing in This Country

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Today, at a House Financial Services Committee markup of seven bills, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement: As Prepared for Delivery Mr. Chairman, let me just say that I was encouraged by our bipartisan agreement on the JOBS Act 3.0 package, and the resulting House passage of the bill with overwhelming suppo... Read more »

Waters and Hensarling Unveil Bipartisan Capital Markets Reform Legislation

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, and Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced that they have reached an agreement on a package of strong, bipartisan capital-formation legislation to help America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs and to protect investors. The package,... Read more »

Ranking Members Press FEMA Administrator on Slow Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico

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With the 2018 hurricane season underway and Puerto Rican families still struggling in the aftermath of Hurricanes Maria and Irma, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Small Business, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member on the House Committe... Read more »

At Carson Hearing, Waters Condemns Trump Administration’s Problematic Housing Proposals

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a full committee hearing entitled, “Oversight of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.” This hearing follows Waters’ introduction of legislation to restore fair housing protections eliminated by Secretary Carson: Thank you, Mr. Chairman Mr. Chairman, si... Read more »

Waters Introduces Bill to Restore Fair Housing Protections Eliminated by Secretary Carson

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, introduced H.R. 6220, the Restoring Fair Housing Protections Eliminated by HUD Act of 2018, a bill to restore several fair housing protections that Ben Carson, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has eliminated. “The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HU... Read more »

Waters: Trump Administration’s Failure to Act on Condominium Rule Is Unacceptable

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s failure to issue a final U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulation implementing reforms to the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) policies regarding mortgage insurance for condominiums. “Condominiums are often the... Read more »

Waters Statement at Long Requested Hearing on the State of Homelessness

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Today, the House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance held a hearing entitled, “An Overview of Homelessness in America.” For years, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, and Committee Democrats, have called on the Committee to hold a hearing on homelessness. Today marks the first time Committee Republicans hav... Read more »

Waters Introduces Legislation to Expand Housing Assistance for Foster Youth

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, introduced the Expanding Housing Opportunities for Foster Youth Act of 2018, a bill to provide a more sustainable solution for young people who are transitioning out of foster care and in need of a place to call home. This bill would permanently reauthorize $200 million annually towards the Depa... Read more »

Waters Introduces Resolution in Support of the Affordability of Subsidized Housing

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Following U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson’s outrageous proposal to increase rent burdens on our nation’s most vulnerable populations, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, introduced H.Res.886, a resolution that affirms the Brooke Rule, which ensures that families receiving federal housing assistance do... Read more »

Waters Slams Carson’s Outrageous Proposal to Increase Rents for Low-Income Families

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Today, in response to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson’s proposal to limit federal housing assistance and impose additional burdens on our nation’s most vulnerable populations, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement: “Secretary Carson’s proposal to impose work requi... Read more »

Waters Introduces Bill to Prevent Foreclosures on FHA Borrowers

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, introduced legislation that would help prevent foreclosures for the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) borrowers by strengthening requirements for and increasing oversight of FHA mortgage servicers so that every homebuyer with an FHA mortgage is given a fair chance at avoiding foreclosure. “... Read more »

Waters Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on the Financial Services, made the following statement on the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Fair Housing Act: “Today, we mark the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, which is one of the most important pieces of legislation attributed to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy of fighting for equal rights, inclu... Read more »

Waters Leads Call to Increase FY 2019 Funding for Federal Housing Programs

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, led four separate letters to Congressional appropriators highlighting the importance of federal housing programs that serve the country’s most vulnerable populations. In the letters, Ranking Member Waters urged her colleagues to increase funding for the following rental and homeless assistance programs du... Read more »

Waters Statement on GAO Report Confirming Longstanding Concerns about HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration Program

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, released a statement on a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report titled, “Rental Assistance Demonstration: HUD Needs to Take Action to Improve Metrics and Ongoing Oversight” (GAO-18-123). The GAO report was requested in 2015 by Ranking Member Waters to review the first component of the Rent... Read more »

At Markup of Budget Views, Waters Blasts Harmful Republican Agenda

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a full Committee markup to consider the Majority's Views and Estimates on the Budget for FY 2019: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, Committee Democrats are committed to advancing policies that create shared prosperity and economic opportuni... Read more »

Waters Statement on GAO Report Revealing Serious Problems with Controversial “Moving to Work” Demonstration Program

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, released a statement on a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report titled, “Rental Housing: Improvements Needed to Better Monitor the Moving to Work Demonstration, Including Effects on Tenants” (GAO-18-150). The GAO report was requested in 2015 by Ranking Member Waters, who has been a longsta... Read more »

Waters: Trump Budget Would Harm Consumers, Open the Door to Another Financial Crisis

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Today, in response to the Trump Administration’s release of its full budget request to Congress for Fiscal Year 2019, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement: “Trump’s budget proposal would harm American consumers, hurt our nation’s communities and wipe out financial reforms that are in place to prevent another finan... Read more »

Waters Slams HUD’s Delay of Fair Housing Rule

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Today, in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to delay the implementation of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement: “The Trump Administration’s move to delay the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule is a flagrant attack on efforts to ensure fair... Read more »



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