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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 (... Read more »

Joint Statement from Waters and Schiff on Southern District of New York Court Ruling

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Following today’s ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to uphold Congressional authority to access the President’s financial records, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement: “We are pleased with Judg... Read more »

House Passes Four Financial Services Bills Including Waters/McHenry Flood Insurance Extension

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed four bills that were offered by House Financial Services Committee Members, including H.R. 2578, the National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation introduced by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Ranking Member of the House ... 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 statement at a full Committee markup to consider six bills and two resolutions. As Prepared for Delivery Today this Committee convenes for a markup of six bills and resolutions creating two taskforces. As I have said before, under my leadership, it’s a new day and a new way for this ... Read more »

Waters and Engel Demand Overdue Russian Sanctions Report

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Representative Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, and Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, have taken the Trump Administration to task for its failure to produce a report that is now four months past a statutory deadline detailing actions to crack down on human-rights abusers in Russia. In a letter to Secretary of S... Read more »

Waters Demands Answers from Mnuchin on Reported Ransom Demand From North Korean Government

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, sent a letter to Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury, expressing her concerns about a recent report that the Trump administration accepted, and possibly paid, a “medical bill” or ransom demand from the North Korean government related to American student and hostage Otto Warmbie... Read more »

Committee Passes Bills to End Homelessness, Benefit Consumers and Investors and Help Small Businesses and Financial Institutions

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This week, the House Financial Services Committee, held a markup of five bills to crack down on foreign corruption, uphold consumer protections, increase access to the financial system, protect retirement savers, and address the national homelessness crisis. See the legislation below. HR 389, Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Rewards Act, legislation that establishes a rewards program to incentivize indi... 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 »

Waters Stands Up Against Terrorism and Financial Crimes

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following floor statement on H.R. 758, the Cooperate with Law Enforcement Agencies and Watch Act, bipartisan legislation that would provide law enforcement more access to the critical information it needs to combat terrorism and financial crimes, by giving a safe harbor for banks that keep customer a... Read more »

Waters and Cleaver Express Concerns About Nomination of David Malpass to Lead World Bank

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy, issued the following statements on the nomination of David Malpass, Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, to serve as President of the World Bank.... Read more »

Committee Chairs Press Mnuchin for Documents on Sanctions Relief for Businesses Tied to Deripaska

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee; Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; and Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY), Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, sent a letter to Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, requesting all documents and records pertainin... Read more »

Democratic Committee Leaders Respond to the Trump Administration’s Lifting of Sanctions on Russian Businesses Tied to Oleg Deripaska

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Today, House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA), and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement after the Treasury Department lifted sanctions against companies tied to Russian oligarch Ol... Read more »

Waters Floor Statement on Bipartisan Legislation to Investigate Abuses of Financial Technology

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following floor statement on H.R. 56, the Financial Technology Protection Act, bipartisan legislation that would strengthen efforts to deter terrorist and illicit abuses of financial technology. As Prepared for Delivery I’m so pleased that this body will vote on H.R. 56, the Financial Technolo... Read more »

Waters Floor Statement in Support of Bipartisan Bill to Counter Drug and Sex Trafficking

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following floor statement on H.R. 502, the FIND Trafficking Act, bipartisan legislation which requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study how online marketplaces and virtual currencies are being used for sex and drug trafficking. As Prepared for Delivery Mr. Speaker, I support... Read more »

Waters Applauds House Passage of Resolution of Disapproval to Block the Trump Administration’s Actions to Ease Sanctions on Companies Tied to Russian Oligarch

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement applauding House passage of H.J. Res. 30, a Resolution of Disapproval to reverse the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s decision to lift sanctions on companies owned by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. “Today the House overwhelmingly passed H.J. Res. 30, a Resolution of D... Read more »

Chairwoman Waters: It’s a New Day

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Following her first policy speech as Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), sat down for a brief discussion where she outlined her plans as Chairwoman in the 116th Congress and addressed a wide range of important issues, including consumer protection, affordable housing, diversity and inclusion, working across the aisle, and the racial wealth gap.... 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 Senate Resolution to Block the Trump Administration’s Actions to Ease Sanctions on Companies Tied to Russian Oligarch

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement regarding the U.S. Treasury Department’s decision in December to remove sanctions on three Russian companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska: “I am very concerned about the Treasury Department’s actions to lift sanctions on businesses connected to Oleg Derip... Read more »

House Chairs Demand Answers On Sanctions Relief For Russian Oligarch

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The chairs of seven committees in the House of Representatives today are calling on the Trump Administration to explain the easing of sanctions on businesses tied to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. In response to a December 19, 2018 notification that the Treasury Department intends to terminate sanctions against three companies tied to Deripaska, the lawmakers wrote Secretary of the Treasury Stev... Read more »

Waters Statement at Hearing on International Financial Institutions

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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 subcommittee hearing on the effectiveness of international financial institutions with David Malpass, Under Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury. As Prepared for Delivery Thank you very much. I’d like to thank Under Secretary Malp... Read more »

Waters Calls on World Bank to Discontinue Support for the Government of Myanmar

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Following the release of a September 2018 United Nations (UN) Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar report detailing horrific acts of ethnic cleansing and genocide against the Rohingya population, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, sent a letter to Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, expressing conce... Read more »

Waters Floor Statement in Support of Bipartisan Effort to Reform CFIUS

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following floor statement on H.R. 5841, the “Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018,” a bill to reform and provide additional resources for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). As Prepared for Delivery Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time ... Read more »

At Subcommittee Hearing, Water’s Presses ICE Official on Agency’s Role in Human Rights Abuses Occurring on the Border

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Today, at a Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee hearing entitled “Illicit Use of Virtual Currency and the Law Enforcement Response,” Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you for scheduling today’s hearing to examine the illicit uses of virtual currency and the law enforcement r... Read more »

Waters Statement on Trump’s Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

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Today, in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement: “President Trump’s announcement today that he is withdrawing the U.S. from the Iran nucl... Read more »

Waters Demands that Mnuchin and Tillerson Explain Inaction on Russia Sanctions

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Today, following a series of baffling statements from the Trump Administration regarding its failure to act on the Russia sanctions enacted by Congress in 2017, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, sent a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, demanding answers as to why no action has been taken... Read more »



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