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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 »

Chairwoman Waters Introduces Bill to End Homelessness in America

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced H.R. 1856, the Ending Homelessness Act of 2019, legislation that provides a comprehensive plan to ensure that every person experiencing homelessness in America has a place to call home. “In the richest country in the world, it is simply unacceptable that we have people living in the streets,... Read more »

House Committee Chairs Joint Statement Calling for Full Disclosure of Mueller Report from DOJ and Release of Underlying Evidence to Relevant Committees

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On February 22, the chairs of six committees in the U.S. House of Representatives wrote a letter to Attorney General William Barr to inform him of their expectation that he will make Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report public “without delay.” Today, after the Department of Justice informed Congress that Special Counsel Mueller had submitted his final report to Attorney General Barr, House Comm... Read more »

Chairwoman Waters Announces April 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 April. Tuesday, April 2 at 10:00 AM – The full Committee will convene a hearing entitled, “The Fair Housing Act: Reviewing Efforts to Eliminate Discrimination and Promote Opportunity in Housing.” Tuesday, April 2 at 2:00 PM – The Subcommittee on Hou... Read more »

Waters, Maloney and Beatty Statements on GAO Report on Diversity at Federal Home Loan Banks

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets, and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, issued the following ... Read more »

Chairwoman Waters Announces Updates to March Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced the following updates to the Committee schedule for the month of March: Tuesday, March 26 at 2:00 PM – The full Committee will convene a markup of the following bills: HR ___, the Ending Homelessness Act (Waters) HR 389, Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Rewards Act (Lynch/Budd) HR 1500, the Consume... Read more »

House Passes Waters’ Resolution Supporting Strong Anti-Money Laundering Efforts

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In recognition of Sunshine Week, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, offered H. Res. 206, a resolution she introduced to shed light on money laundering and terrorism finance, on the House floor. The resolution was passed by a voice vote. See Chairwoman Waters’ floor statement below. As Prepared for Delivery Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support... Read more »

Waters Blasts Wells Fargo for Bonus to Sloan, Calls for his Removal

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Today, following the announcement that Wells Fargo President and CEO Timothy Sloan received $2 million in performance-based incentive pay for 2018, and total compensation of $18.4 million for the year, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement: “Given Wells Fargo’s continuing failures, it is outrageous and wholly inapp... Read more »

Waters Continues Calls for Mueller Report to be Made Public

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave a statement on the House floor in support of H. Con. Res. 24, a resolution which expresses the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress. Chairwoman Waters is an original cosponsor of H. Con. Res. 24. See her floor st... Read more »

Waters Opening Statement at Hearing on Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following opening statement at a hearing entitled, “Preparing for the Storm: Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program.” As Prepared for Delivery We are here today to discuss the future of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is critical to ensuring access to flo... Read more »

Waters Supports Consistent Congressional Review of Fed Supervision Efforts

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following floor statement on H.R.974, the Federal Reserve Testimony Clarification Act, bipartisan legislation that clarifies who at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System will testify before Congress on the status of the Federal Reserve’s supervisory efforts. As Prepared for Delivery Mr... Read more »

Waters Statement on Bill to Strengthen Financial System and National Security

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following floor statement in support of H.R. 1414, the FINCEN Improvement Act, bipartisan legislation to strengthen the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN) and address key gaps in the effort to fight financial crime. As Prepared for Delivery Mr. Speaker, the FinCEN Improvement Act is a bill... 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 Supports Bipartisan Bill to Increase Housing Opportunities for Low-Income Families

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following floor statement on H.R. 1122, the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act, bipartisan legislation to help improve services and flexibility for Americans who are receiving housing assistance. As Prepared for Delivery Mr. Speaker, rigorous studies have demonstrated that giving a low... Read more »

Waters Blasts Cruel Trump Budget

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, in response to the Trump Administration’s release of its budget request to Congress for Fiscal Year 2020, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement: “Trump has repeatedly shown that he has no interest in standing up for hardworking Americans and this proposal is just another example. This budget... Read more »

Waters to Wells Fargo: You Are Simply Too Big to Manage

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following opening statement at a hearing entitled, “Holding Megabanks Accountable: An Examination of Wells Fargo's Pattern of Consumer Abuses” with Timothy Sloan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wells Fargo and Company. As Prepared for Delivery Today, we examine Wells Fargo’s egregiou... Read more »

Waters Calls on Consumer Bureau Director to Explain Anti-Consumer Actions

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a full Committee hearing entitled, “Putting Consumers First? A Semi-Annual Review of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.” Today, this Committee convenes for a hearing on the Semiannual Report of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Testifying today before t... Read more »

Committee Passes FY2020 Budget Views and Estimates

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Today, at a full Committee markup, the House Financial Services Committee adopted Budget Views and Estimates for Fiscal Year 2020. The Committee’s budget views were adopted along party lines by a vote of 33-24. During the markup, Democrats accepted four out of seven amendments offered by Republicans. See below for the opening statement given by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the... Read more »

Waters and Committee Democrats Stand Up for America’s Consumers

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, and Committee Democrats announced the reintroduction of H.R. 1500, the Consumers First Act, a bill to block the Trump Administration’s anti-consumer agenda and reverse their past efforts to undermine the mission of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Consumer Bureau). “I consider the Consumer ... Read more »

ICYMI: Waters Pushes for Greater Diversity in Asset Management

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, recently delivered the following remarks at the 22nd Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit, where she addressed issues including the racial wealth gap and the lack of diversity in asset management. As Prepared for Delivery The Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project’s work to promote inclusion a... Read more »

Waters Statement at Historic Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee Hearing

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On Wednesday, the House Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion convened its first hearing, entitled “An Overview of Diversity Trends in the Financial Services Industry,” with Daniel Garcia-Diaz, Director, Financial Markets and Community Investment, U.S. Government Accountability Office. During the hearing, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House ... Read more »

Waters to Fed Chair: It is Critical that the Federal Reserve Remain Vigilant in Protecting this Economy

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following opening statement at the semiannual Humphrey-Hawkins hearing on monetary policy and the state of the economy with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Chairman Powell, welcome back to the Committee. I am concerned about some of the actions of President Trump and his Administration... Read more »

Waters Holds Credit Bureaus Accountable

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Today, at a full Committee hearing entitled, “Who's Keeping Score? Holding Credit Bureaus Accountable and Repairing a Broken System,” Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee gave the following statement. As Prepared for Delivery Today, this Committee convenes for a hearing on repairing the nation’s broken credit reporting system and holding the majo... Read more »

Chairwoman Waters Announces March 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 March. Wednesday, March 6 at 10:00 AM – The full Committee will convene a markup of FY2020 Budget Views and Estimates. Thursday, March 7 at 10:00 AM – The full Committee will convene a hearing entitled, “Putting Consumers First? A Semi-Annual Review... Read more »



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