COVID-19

Waters Statement on Trump Administration’s Latest Weak COVID-19 Relief Proposal

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s inadequate COVID-19 relief proposal: “The Trump Administration’s coronavirus relief proposal fails America’s most vulnerable working families, who are losing their lives and livelihoods to this devastating pandemic. After five months of inaction a... Read more »

Committee Democrats’ Legislation Included in Updated House COVID-19 Package

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement during floor debate on the updated Heroes Act: “Democrats have been working every single day to respond to this pandemic and provide much-needed relief and protections for families across the country,” said Chairwoman Waters. “139 days ago, House Democrats voted to pass the Her... Read more »

Waters Floor Statement on Updated Heroes Act: "It’s Time for Republicans to Stop Blocking Coronavirus Relief and Support This Legislation.”

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following floor statement in support of the updated Heroes Act: Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of the House Amendment to H.R. 925, the updated version of the Heroes Act. Mr. Speaker, Democrats have been working every single day to respond to this pandemic and provide much-needed relief ... Read more »

Waters Slams Trump Administration for Using Pandemic Funding Allocated for PPE for Defense Spending

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following statement regarding reports that the Trump Administration -used funding allocated by Congress for the pandemic response for unrelated defense purposes: “The Trump Administration has failed to use the funding provided by Congress to produce medical equipment and supplies to protect th... Read more »

House Passes Ten Bipartisan Financial Services Bills

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This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed ten financial services bills, including legislation to support diversity in community banking, protect investors and consumer from pandemic-related fraud, combat trafficking, and promote more flexible CARES Act funding. The bills passed include: The Ensuring Diversity in Community Banking Act (H.R. 5322) a bill by Representative Gregory Meeks (D-... Read more »

Waters at Oversight Hearing on Pandemic Response: The Trump Administration Has Utterly Failed in Its Economic Response to This Virus

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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 hearing entitled, “Oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s Pandemic Response.” Welcome back, Chair Powell and Secretary Mnuchin. Since you last testified before this Committee in June, the coronavirus crisis has continued to have a c... Read more »

Waters Delivers Statement on Need to Save Our States as Trump and Senate Republicans Fail to Act

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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 hearing entitled “The Need for Financial Aid to America’s States and Territories During the Pandemic: Supporting First Responders, Assisting Schools in Their Efforts to Safely Educate, and Preventing Mass Layoffs.” As Prepared For Delivery The coronaviru... Read more »

Waters: Trump Action Introduces Potential Criminal Penalties for Millions of Renters on Brink of Eviction

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement regarding a temporary halt on some residential evictions. “Instead of working with Democrats to pass the Heroes Act, the Trump Administration has resorted to threatening criminal penalties and even imprisonment for r... Read more »

Chairwoman Waters Announces September Hearing Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following virtual and hybrid hearings for the month of September: September 8 at 12:00 PM – The Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion will convene for a virtual hearing entitled, “Holding Financial Regulators Accountable for Diversity and Inclusion: Perspectives from the Offices of M... Read more »

Waters Responds to Empty Trump Executive Orders and Presidential Memoranda

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to Trump’s issuance of several executive orders and presidential memoranda: “Today, Trump issued four highly questionable executive orders and presidential memoranda on payroll taxes, student loans, unemployment insurance, and evictions. These announcements, s... Read more »

Waters, Gottheimer, Sherman, Foster, and Lynch Lead Call For SEC Investigation into Kodak; Cite Concern Over Insider Trading Related to Defense Production Act Deal

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL), Chairman of the Task Force on Artificial Intelligence, and Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA), Chairman of ... Read more »

Waters to Kraninger: Your Actions Are a Betrayal of Consumers

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement at a full Committee hearing entitled, “Protecting Consumers During the Pandemic? An Examination of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.” As Prepared for Delivery I would like to welcome Director Kraninger to what I hope will be her last appearance before thi... Read more »

Waters to Senate Republicans: How Dare You!

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement regarding the potential inclusion of legislation to weaken capital requirements for big banks in Senate Republicans’ HEALS Act: “Senate Republicans have been asleep at the wheel for months while this crisis continued to balloon in scale. Now, they have put forth half-bak... Read more »

Waters Again Sounds Alarm on Need to Prevent Evictions; Calls Senate Republican HEALS Act a ‘Slap in the Face’ to Struggling Families

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following remarks at a virtual press conference on the impending eviction crisis brought on by COVID-19 and the Republican Senate’s failure to act. I am very pleased that you invited me to be a part of this press conference today. This is extraordinarily important. I’m pleased to be here today... Read more »

Waters Blasts Senate Inaction on Eviction Moratorium; Continues Fighting to Pass Legislation to Extend Rental Assistance

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, made the following statement regarding the expiration of the federal eviction moratorium: “This weekend, the federal eviction moratorium put in place by Congress in the CARES Act expired. The expiration occurred due to the cruel indifference of Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans, who for months ref... Read more »

Waters at Hearing on Need for Senate to Pass Heroes Act: Families Are Again Suffering Through No Fault of Their Own; We Must Not Leave Them Behind

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement at a full Committee hearing entitled, “The Heroes Act: Providing for a Strong Economic Recovery from COVID-19.” 69 days ago, the House passed the Heroes Act to provide the relief to families that is so badly needed in the midst of this ongoing pandemic crisis. Si... Read more »

Ahead of Hearing on Urgently Needed Coronavirus Relief, Waters Denies Ranking Member Request to Cancel Hearing, Highlights Bipartisan Efforts to Help Americans

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services sent a letter to Ranking Member Patrick McHenry (R-NC) rejecting his request to reconsider convening a Full Committee hearing entitled, “The Heroes Act: Providing for a Strong Economic Recovery from COVID-19,” and reasserting the urgent need to provide relief to the millions of suffering Americans amid the ... Read more »

Chairwoman Waters Announces July Hearing Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following virtual hearings in the month of July: July 7 at 12:00 PM - The Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy will convene for a hearing entitled, “Paycheck Security: Economic Perspectives on Alternative Approaches to Protecting Workers’ Pay... Read more »

Waters Floor Statement on Moving Forward Act

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), gave the following floor statement in support of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act. The Moving Forward Act includes Chairwoman Waters’ legislation, H.R. 5187, the Housing Is Infrastructure Act. Thank you very much, Chairman DeFazio for your tremendous leadership and work on this legislation. Mister Speaker, I rise in strong support of H.R. 2, the Moving Forw... Read more »

Waters at Hearing with Powell and Mnuchin on Pandemic Response: We Cannot Endure Another Unequal Crisis or Unequal Recovery

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement at a full Committee hearing entitled, “Oversight of the Treasury Department's and Federal Reserve's Pandemic Response.” Secretary Mnuchin, Chair Powell, welcome back. The pandemic continues to have a terrible impact. More than 126,000 people have lost their lives... Read more »

House Infrastructure Package Contains Chairwoman Waters’ Housing Infrastructure Bill

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives is considering the Moving Forward Act, an infrastructure package which includes the Housing Is Infrastructure Act, Chairwoman Waters’ legislation to invest over $100 billion in affordable housing infrastructure to create or preserve approximately 1.8 million affordable homes. The Housing Is Infrastructure Act would make the following investments: $70 billio... Read more »

Waters and Heck Op-Ed: America Needs Emergency Rental Assistance Now

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA), released an op-ed on the need for emergency rental assistance during the pandemic crisis. See the full piece on Medium or below. America Needs Emergency Rental Assistance Now By Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, ... Read more »

Waters on Emergency Housing Legislation: Urgent Action Needed to Prevent Eviction Crisis

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following floor statement regarding her bill, H.R. 7301, the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise in strong support of H.R. 7301, the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020. This bill includes several provisions that were included i... Read more »

Waters Announces Addition to the June Committee Calendar

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following addition to the June Committee calendar: June 30 at 12:30 PM: The full Committee will hold a hearing entitled, “Oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s Pandemic Response.” This hearing will convene in a “hybrid” format, which provides for remote Member pa... Read more »

Waters, Neal, and Velázquez Reiterate Demand for Full PPP Transparency

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Today, Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), and Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement after the Department of Treasury (Treasury) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced they would disclose certain information regarding Paycheck Protection Program ... Read more »



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