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Waters Statement on HUD’s Move to Weaken Protections Against Housing Discrimination

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement condemning the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) proposal to weaken a key aspect of the Fair Housing Act, the disparate impact standard, under which defendants can be held liable for policies or practices that have a discriminatory impact without pr... Read more »

Waters and Plaskett Urge HUD to Reconsider Exclusion of Virgin Islands from Disaster Relief Funding

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) and 10 Members of Congress sent a letter to Ben Carson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, blasting the agency’s recent announcement that it would release Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding to the... Read more »

Waters Statement on CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman Announcement

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Following the announcement that Robert Cameron, former head of compliance and risk mitigation at the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA/FedLoan Servicing), will serve as the Private Education Loan Ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement.... Read more »

Waters Statement on GAO Report Confirming Concerns About HUD’s Distressed Asset Stabilization Program

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, released a statement on a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report entitled, “Federal Housing Administration: Opportunities Exist to Improve Defaulted, Single-Family Loan Sales.” (GAO-19-228). The GAO report was requested in 2016 by Chairwoman Waters to ensure the Federal Housing Administration’s ... Read more »

House Passes Seven Financial Services Bills

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On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the following bills, offered by House Financial Services Committee Members, and managed on the House floor by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee. H. Res. 456, Emphasizing the Importance of State Regulators, a bipartisan resolution emphasizing the investor protection and education missions of ... Read more »

Committee Passes Legislation to Protect Residents of HUD-Subsidized Housing from Carbon Monoxide

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Today, the House Financial Services Committee, held a markup of H.R. 1690, the Safe Housing for Families Act of 2019, legislation that protects residents of public housing from carbon monoxide poisoning. This legislation, introduced by Rep. Chuy Garcia (D-IL), would authorize $300 million over three years to fund the installation and maintenance of carbon monoxide detectors in Department of Housin... Read more »

Committee Passes Legislation to Protect Housing Rights, Reform National Flood Insurance Program and Strengthen the Financial System

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This week, the House Financial Services Committee, held a markup of eight bills to make homeownership more affordable and sustainable, reverse harmful actions Trump Administration appointees have taken at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), reauthorize and reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and crack down on the illicit use of the financial system. See the ... Read more »

Waters Opening Statement at Full Committee Markup

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following opening statement at a full Committee markup of eight bills to strengthen housing protections, crack down on illicit finance activities and reform the National Flood Insurance Program. As Prepared for Delivery Today, this Committee convenes for a markup of eight bills. The slate of l... Read more »

Committee Democrats Fact-Check Secretary Carson’s Committee Testimony

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This week, at a full Committee hearing with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Benjamin Carson entitled, “Housing in America: Oversight of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,” Committee Democrats asked questions about many of the Secretary’s harmful actions at HUD that he repeatedly answered inaccurately. Read below for a list of the top 5 inaccurate... Read more »

Waters Presses Carson on His Long List of Harmful Housing Proposals

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Today, at a full Committee hearing with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Benjamin Carson entitled, “Housing in America: Oversight of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,” Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement: As Prepared for Delivery Today, this Committee convenes... Read more »

Waters, Garcia and 21 Committee Democrats Condemn Carson’s Cruel Proposal to Evict Mixed-Immigration Status Families

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On Friday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), and 21 Committee Democrats sent a letter to Ben Carson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), demanding that he withdraw his senseless proposal to terminate housing benefits for mixed-immigration status families who rely on HUD’... Read more »

Waters Calls for Infrastructure Investments to Include Affordable Housing

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Today, at a full Committee hearing entitled, “Housing in America: Assessing the Infrastructure Needs of America’s Housing Stock,” Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee gave the following opening statement. As Prepared for Delivery Today this Committee convenes for a hearing on assessing the infrastructure needs of America’s housing stock. Congress... Read more »

Waters Opening Statement at Markup of Five Bills

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Today, at a full Committee markup, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee gave the following opening statement. As Prepared for Delivery Today, this Committee convenes for a markup of five overdue bills. As I have said before, under my leadership, this Committee will be focused on fairness and policies to benefit consumers, investors, small busines... Read more »

Chairwoman Waters Introduces Bill to End Homelessness in America

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced H.R. 1856, the Ending Homelessness Act of 2019, legislation that provides a comprehensive plan to ensure that every person experiencing homelessness in America has a place to call home. “In the richest country in the world, it is simply unacceptable that we have people living in the streets,... Read more »

Waters Supports Bipartisan Bill to Increase Housing Opportunities for Low-Income Families

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following floor statement on H.R. 1122, the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act, bipartisan legislation to help improve services and flexibility for Americans who are receiving housing assistance. As Prepared for Delivery Mr. Speaker, rigorous studies have demonstrated that giving a low... Read more »

Waters Blasts Cruel Trump Budget

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, in response to the Trump Administration’s release of its budget request to Congress for Fiscal Year 2020, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement: “Trump has repeatedly shown that he has no interest in standing up for hardworking Americans and this proposal is just another example. This budget... Read more »

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 »



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