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Waters Announces May 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 May: Wednesday, May 11 at 10:00 AM ET: The Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled, “A Notch Above? Examining the Bond Rating Industry.” Thursday, May 12 at 10:00 AM ET: The...

Waters Statement on President Biden’s Executive Order on Digital Assets, Including Cryptocurrencies, Stablecoins, and Central Bank Digital Currencies

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement in response to President Biden’s Executive Order on Digital Assets: “President Biden’s Executive Order on digital assets is an important step in furthering our understanding of how cryptocurrencies and other digital assets will shape the future of our financial system a...

Waters Delivers Opening Statement at December Full Committee Hearing with Cryptocurrency Industry Leaders

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a full Committee hybrid hearing entitled, “Digital Assets and the Future of Finance: Understanding the Challenges and Benefits of Financial Innovation in the United States.” Today’s hearing is part of this Committee’s ongoing review of digital assets. Earlier this year, I cr...

Waters Announces Cryptocurrency CEOs to Testify at Full Committee Hearing

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following witnesses for the December 8 full Committee hybrid hearing entitled, “Digital Assets and the Future of Finance: Understanding the Challenges and Benefits of Financial Innovation in the United States.” Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Circle Samuel Bankman-Fried, ...

Waters on Central Bank Digital Currencies: It Is Vital That Our Central Bank Has Powerful Tools to Achieve Its Mandate

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy hearing entitled, “The Promises and Perils of Central Bank Digital Currencies.” Thank you, Chairman Himes for hosting this hearing, part of a series that this Committee has been holding...

Waters on Crypto, Financial Independence, and Early Retirement: We Have Begun a Thorough Examination of This Marketplace 

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hybrid hearing entitled, “America on “FIRE”: Will the Crypto Frenzy Lead to Financial Independence and Early Retirement or Financial Ruin?” Thank you very much, Chair Green. Congress and regulators face many challenges as...

Waters Announces Digital Assets Working Group

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced at the first hearing held by the Task Force on Financial Technology that she has organized a Digital Assets Working Group of Democratic Members. “As cryptocurrencies, central bank digital currencies and other digital assets enter the mainstream, the Committee will look at how digital asset...

Waters Opening Statement at Hearing on Central Bank Digital Currencies Announces Digital Assets Working Group of Democratic Members

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at the Task Force for Financial Technology virtual hearing entitled, “Digitizing the Dollar: Investigating the Technological Infrastructure, Privacy, and Financial Inclusion Implications of Central Bank Digital Currencies.” Thank you very much, Chair Lynch. Today’s heari...

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