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Waters Statement at First Committee Markup of 116th Congress

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Today, after commencing the first official meeting of the House Financial Services Committee in the 116th Congress, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following opening statement. As Prepared for Delivery Today marks the first official meeting of the Committee on Financial Services in the 116th Congress, convened to adopt the Committe... 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 Statement at Bipartisan Committee Markup

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Today, at a House Committee on Financial Services markup of bipartisan legislation, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, I want to thank you and Members of the Committee for considering six Democratic bills today that will ensure small businesses... Read more »

Waters to Hensarling at Committee Markup: Consider Democratic Bills to Benefit Vulnerable Families

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Today, at a House Financial Services Committee markup of four bills, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, it is disappointing that this is the second markup this month without any major legislation on the agenda to help America’s most vulnerabl... Read more »

At Committee Markup, Waters Calls on Chairman to Consider Democratic Legislation and Prioritize the Nation’s Most Vulnerable Families

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Today, at a House Financial Services Committee markup of 7 bills, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, I understand that this is likely the first of several markups this month, as part of an effort to move forward a package of capital markets b... Read more »

At Committee Markup, Waters Calls for Consideration of Housing Bills to Help Vulnerable Families

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Today, at a House Financial Services Committee markup of three bills, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee of Financial Services, gave the following statement: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, I was pleased that last week, the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance finally held a hearing on homelessness in America. The hearing was the fir... 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 Opening Statement at Markup of 17 Bills

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Today, at a House Financial Services Committee markup of 17 bills, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, here we are yet again marking up a large number of bills, many of which could be harmful to consumers, investors, and our economy. Once agai... Read more »

Waters Opening Statement at Markup of 23 Bills

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Today, at a House Financial Services Committee markup of 23 bills, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, I must admit I’m disappointed that the Committee is moving forward today with marking up a large number of bills that could be harmful to co... Read more »

Waters Opening Statement at Committee Markup of 23 Bills

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Today, at a House Financial Services Committee markup of 23 bills, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement: Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. I must indicate that this is the largest number of bills that I’ve ever experienced being taken care of in Committee, and it does cause me some concern. I know there may... Read more »

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... Read more »

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 ... Read more »

Waters Statement in Support of Velázquez Flood Bill to Improve NFIP

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Today, at the continuation of the House Financial Services Committee markup of seven flood insurance bills, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement in support of Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez’s (D-NY) bill, H.R. 2875, the “National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Administrative Reform Act of 2017:” Thank you, Mr. Chairm... Read more »

At Markup of Flood Bills, Dems Offer Amendments to Keep Flood Insurance Affordable and Accessible

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On the first day of the of the House Financial Services Committee markup of seven flood insurance bills, Committee Democrats fought for the availability and affordability of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). “Democrats will offer amendments to provide the reauthorization language needed to keep the NFIP’s doors open and keep the real estate market from spiraling out of control,” said Co... Read more »

Waters Opening Statement at Committee Markup of Seven Flood Insurance Bills

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Today, at a Committee markup of seven flood insurance bills, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Eight days ago, we gathered in this hearing room to discuss six legislative proposals to reform the National Flood Insurance Program. At that hearing, I once again called for bipartisan... Read more »

Democrats Fight Into the Night to Protect Consumers, Homeowners

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On the first day of the House Financial Services Committee markup of H.R. 10, also known as the Wrong Choice Act, Committee Democrats fought throughout the day and into the night to protect hardworking Americans from the catastrophic damage the bill would cause. The Wrong Choice Act undermines and outright repeals critical safeguards in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act... Read more »

Waters Opening Statement at Markup of the Wrong Choice Act

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Today, at a full Committee markup of the Wrong Choice Act, a bill that repeals the most important aspects of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, this is one of the worst bills I’ve... Read more »

Waters Opening Statement at Markup of Capital Markets Bills

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Today, at a full Committee markup of six legislative proposals relating to our nation’s capital markets, Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Today, we will consider a set of legislative proposals designed to improve our nation’s capital markets, which cont... Read more »

ICYMI: Financial Services Committee Republicans Oppose Amendments to Help Main Street

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In the House Financial Services Committee markup to consider its Budget Views and Estimates for Fiscal Year 2018, Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Committee Democrats urged Committee Republicans to join them in holding the Trump Administration accountable and supporting amendments that would help middle class families and the most vulnerable populations. Throughout the markup, Democrats off... Read more »

Waters: GOP Budget Views Abandon Main Street

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, rebuked Committee Republicans for putting forth budget views that fail to address issues of wealth inequality, the racial wealth gap, homelessness, affordable housing, consumer protection, and investor protection. As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Today, this Committee will consider Views ... Read more »

Waters: Our Plan would be Committed to Providing Greater Opportunity for Every American

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Today at the House Committee on Financial Services markup of its Oversight Plan, Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA) underscored Democratic priorities for the 115th session of Congress: As Prepared For Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. To begin, let me say that I appreciate that there was an attempt to present this oversight plan in a straightforward and clear manner. The oversight plan – which is... Read more »

ICYMI: Committee Republicans Vote Down Rules to Hold Trump Administration Accountable

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When the House Financial Services Committee met for the first time in the 115th Congress to consider its rules, Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA) led Democrats in trying to force Committee Republicans to hold the Trump Administration accountable. Throughout the markup, Financial Services Democrats offered an array of amendments aimed to increase transparency and accountability and prevent confli... Read more »

Waters Encourages Chairman Hensarling to Apply His Pattern of Aggressive Oversight to the Trump Administration

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, encouraged Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) to apply the same level of aggressive oversight to the Trump Administration as he did with the Obama Administration. During the Committee’s first meeting in the 115th Congress to consider its rules, Ranking Member Waters underscored her concern regarding the l... Read more »

During Markup, Waters Warns of Risk to Investors, Consumers with Proposals to Roll Back Regulatory Framework

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In opening remarks during a Financial Services Committee markup today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), the Committee’s Ranking Member, pushed back against Republican efforts to dismantle Wall Street reforms, including much-needed investor and consumer protections. Waters noted that while she supports some of the measures under consideration, she is dismayed by broader Republican attempts to un... Read more »

Committee Democrats Stand Together Against Harmful Republican Attacks on Consumer Protection, Financial Reform

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Today, Democrats on the Financial Services Committee voted against Republican attempts to weaken consumer protection and Wall Street reform in effort to produce illusory budget savings as part of the Majority’s failed budget process. The party-line votes were as follows: H.R. 1486, the Taking Account of Bureaucrats’ Spending Act (33-20): The bill would repeal the current independent funding of the... Read more »



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