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Waters Applauds World Bank Decision to Discontinue the Doing Business Report

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on the World Bank’s decision to discontinue the “Doing Business” report. “I am very pleased that the World Bank decided to end its annual country-ranking exercise known as the “Doing Business” report. I’ve long been critical of the “Doing Business” report’s deregulatory...

Waters Announces September Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following schedule for the month of September: September 10 at 12:00 PM ET: The full Committee will convene for a virtual hearing entitled: “Protecting Renters During the Pandemic: Reviewing Reforms to Expedite Emergency Rental Assistance.” September 13 at 12:00 PM ET: The full Committ...

Waters Applauds the Biden Administration’s New Russia Sanctions

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, who is a leading, outspoken critic of former President Trump, his close ties to Russia and the Trump Administration’s failure to address acts of Russian hostility against the U.S., made the following statement regarding the Biden Administration’s announcement of a new package of sanctions against Ru...

Waters Applauds Treasury Effort to Help Vulnerable Countries Fight Pandemic Through Global Action

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement applauding the commitment by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to pursue a new allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). “I am very pleased by Secretary Yellen’s decision to seek a multilateral agreement to support a new alloca...

Waters Statement on Inclusion of Key Democratic Financial Services Bills in FY 2021 NDAA

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement regarding the inclusion of several Democratic financial services measures in the William (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021, for which she served as a conferee. “As Chairwoman of the Financial Services Committee, I have made i...

Waters Secures Inclusion of Provisions on Beneficial Ownership, Preventing Money Laundering and Combatting International Corruption in FY 2021 NDAA

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement regarding the William (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021, for which she has been appointed a conferee. “I am very pleased to serve as a conferee for H.R. 6395, the William (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (N...

Waters, Leahy Call on GAO to Review Sustainability of World Bank’s International Development Association’s New Financing Model

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting it analyze the International Development Association’s financing model, financial viability, and risk management. “To assist the Congress in carryin...

Waters Floor Statement in Support of Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act: “We Must All Stand up Against the Unjust and Inhumane Treatment of the Uyghurs and Push China to End This Brutality Once and for All.”

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following floor statement in support of the Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act of 2020, introduced by Representative Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), which passed on a bipartisan vote of 253-163. I rise in strong support of H.R. 6270, the Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act of 2020, important legisla...

Chairwoman Waters Applauds World Bank Capital Increase Included In COVID-19 Stimulus Package

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After an agreement on a major World Bank Group reform package advocated for by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and memorialized in a letter from World Bank President David Malpass to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Chairwoman Waters signaled her support to authorize the Secretary of Treasury to vote in favor of a $5.5 billion capital inc...

Waters Delivers House Floor Statement on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, delivered the following floor statement in support of H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). As Prepared for Delivery Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 748, now referred to as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or...

Committee Democrats Roll Out Legislation to Provide Comprehensive Stimulus and Public Policy Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, led Committee Democrats in releasing the Financial Protections and Assistance for America’s Consumers, States, Businesses, and Vulnerable Populations Act (H.R. 6321), legislation to provide a comprehensive stimulus and public policy response to the coronavirus pandemic. “The House Financial Services...

Waters, McHenry, Cleaver and Hill to Launch Inaugural Counter-Trafficking Initiative

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy, and Congressman French Hill (R-AR), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on N...

House Passes Four Bipartisan Financial Services Bills

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Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan financial services bills to protect servicemembers from predatory debt collectors, improve the availability of affordable housing and mortgage credit, and address concerns that China is trapping developing nations in a cycle of predatory debt. The bills passed include: The Fair Debt Collection Practices for Servicemembers Act (H.R. 500...

Waters Statement on the Inclusion of Bipartisan Agreements on TRIA, EXIM Bank, and the World Bank in Approps Package

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement on the inclusion of World Bank funding and seven-year reauthorizations of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) and the Export-Import Bank (EXIM) in House FY2020 appropriations legislation. “At the beginning of this Congress, I made clear that the long-term reauthorizat...

House Passes Waters’ Bill to Preserve and Create American Jobs at Home

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4863, The United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019, legislation introduced by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, to reauthorize and improve the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank which supports American workers, businesses and the economy. It was passed by a vote of 235-184. H.R. 4863, The Uni...

Waters Floor Statement on Legislation to Reauthorize the Job-Creating EXIM Bank

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, delivered the following floor statement on H.R. 4863, the United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019, a bill she introduced to reauthorize and improve the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank, which supports American workers, businesses and the economy. As Prepared for Delivery Mr. Chairman, I rise in strong...

Waters Statement at Subcommittee Hearing on Multilateral Development Institutions

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Today at a Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy hearing entitled, “How America Leads Abroad: An Examination of Multilateral Development Institutions,” Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement: As Prepared for Delivery In 1993 and 1994, I sat on the international subcommitte...

Waters Announces November Hearings

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced several Committee hearings for the month of November: November 13 at 10:00 AM: The Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy will convene for a hearing entitled, “How America Leads Abroad: An Examination of Multilateral Development Institutions.” Novemb...

Waters Statement at Conclusion of Bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Europe and Middle East

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement after the Congressional delegation she led to Europe and the Middle East concluded its trip. Congressman Michael San Nicolas (D-GU), Vice Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), and Congressman Lance Gooden (R-TX), joined the d...

Waters Statement on Bipartisan Congressional Delegation’s Visit to Qatar

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement after a bipartisan Congressional delegation to Europe and the Middle East that she is leading concluded with a visit to Qatar. “Today, my colleagues and I depart Doha, Qatar, after meeting with the Minister of Finance, the Governor of the Qatar Central Bank, and the CEO o...

Waters Statement on Bipartisan Congressional Delegation’s Visit to Cyprus

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement after a bipartisan Congressional delegation that she is leading concluded its visit to Cyprus. “I have long been concerned by the deficiencies both domestically and abroad in safeguarding the financial system from money laundering and other forms of illicit finance. This ...

Waters Statement on Bipartisan Congressional Delegation’s Visit to Germany

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement after a bipartisan Congressional delegation that she is leading concluded its visit to Germany. “Since the beginning of this Congress, the Financial Services Committee has taken a close look at the U.S. sanctions regime and efforts to combat terrorism and illicit financin...

Waters Leads Bipartisan Delegation to Europe and Middle East

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement regarding the delegation she is leading to Europe and the Middle East during the Congressional recess. “Last month, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing to examine Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency, Libra, and its impact on consumers, investors, national...

Waters and Sherman Amendment to NDAA Sanctioning Russia for 2018 Election Interference Passes House

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On Thursday, an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 offered by Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) and cosponsored by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services, passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The Sherman-Waters amendment would prohibit U.S. persons from trading in new Russian sovereign debt within 90 days of enactment...

Waters Opening Statement at Hearing on Reauthorization of the EXIM Bank

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Today, at a full Committee hearing entitled, “Promoting American Jobs: Reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank,” 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 for a hearing to discuss the revival and long-term reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank (...



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