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Waters Welcomes New Democratic Members of the Financial Services Committee

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Following Speaker Pelosi’s announcement of new appointments to the House Committee on Financial Services, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Committee, issued the following statement: “The 116th Congress is the most diverse in U.S. history and I am very pleased that the Financial Services Committee Democratic Caucus will reflect its diversity. We have new Members bringing fresh ... 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 »

Waters Urges Regulators to Protect Americans Experiencing Financial Hardship Due to Trump Shutdown

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On Thursday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, wrote a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Jelena McWilliams, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger, Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting, and National Credit Union Administration Chairman Mark McWatters... Read more »

Waters Statement on the Trump Shutdown’s Impact on Housing in this Country

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Tags: FHA, HUD, Budget

Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, made the following statement on the impact of the Trump shutdown on the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the agency that is responsible for expanding housing opportunities and providing safe, decent, and affordable housing for millions of families across the country: “Today marks the ... Read more »

Waters: Trump Shutdown is Jeopardizing Integrity of our Financial Markets

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Tags: SEC, Budget

Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee of Financial Services, made the following floor statement in support of H.R. 264, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2019, which would restore funding for federal government agencies to continue their important work on behalf of the American public: Thank you very much Mr. Speaker and Memb... 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 on FEMA’s Decision Not to Issue or Renew Flood Insurance Policies During Government Shutdown

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement in response to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) decision not to issue or renew flood insurance policies during the government shutdown: “Last week, I worked with Democrats and Republicans to pass bipartisan legislation, which was signed into law, to... Read more »

Waters Statement on Trump and Mnuchin’s Recent Actions

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement in response to the recent actions and statements of President Trump and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: “The financial markets need certainty, and a Federal Reserve that can independently set monetary policy. The recent actions of the President and the Treasury Secretary... Read more »

Waters Chosen by House Democrats to Be First Woman and African American to Chair Financial Services Committee

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) released the following statement after being approved by the Democratic Caucus to serve as the first woman and the first African American Chair of the House Financial Services Committee: “I am honored to have been selected by my colleagues to be the first Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee in the 116th Congress. Since 1995, I have served ... Read more »

Committee Democrats Stand Up for DACA Recipients Seeking Access to Homeownership

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Tags: HUD

Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, and 15 Committee Democrats sent a letter to Brian Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing–Federal Housing Commissioner of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), expressing concerns about the lack of transparency at HUD regarding the reported denial of access to FHA-insur... Read more »

Waters Puts Mulvaney on Notice

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Tags: CFPB

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, informing him that she expects his full and complete cooperation with the Committee’s oversight of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s actions during his tenure at the agency, and that he may be c... Read more »

Waters Statement at Hearing on National Debt

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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 full Committee hearing entitled, “The Peril of an Ignored National Debt.” As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, since this hearing is about attention to the national debt, I think it is important for the public to understand that the Re... Read more »

Waters, Heck and 21 Committee Democrats Call on CFPB Director to Resume Protection of Military Servicemembers

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Tags: CFPB

Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA) and 21 Committee Democrats sent a letter to Kathy Kraninger, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Consumer Bureau), urging her to recommit the Consumer Bureau to fulfilling its supervisory role over consumer protection laws, including the Military L... Read more »

Waters Statement on the CFPB’s Weak Settlement with State Farm Bank

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Tags: CFPB

Following the announcement that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Consumer Bureau) settled with State Farm Bank, FSB, over the misuse of consumer credit information without imposing a civil penalty, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement: “To cap off his harmful tenure at the Consumer Bureau, Mick Mulvan... 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 Statement on FOIA Release Revealing Unpublished Consumer Bureau Analysis on Bank Fees Charged to Students

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Today, in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) disclosure revealing a previously unreleased Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Consumer Bureau) analysis on excessive account fees charged to students by large banks, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement: “It is deeply troubling that a previously unpublis... Read more »

Waters Statement on Proposal to Weaken Enforcement at the Consumer Bureau

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Tags: CFPB

Today, following a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Consumer Bureau) proposal to weaken its “no-action letter” policy and reduce enforcement, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement: “I am very concerned by the Consumer Bureau proposal, issued in the last days of Mick Mulvaney’s leadership, to significantly loosen... Read more »

Waters Statement on her Nomination as Financial Services Committee Chairwoman by Democratic Steering and Policy Committee

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Following her historic nomination by the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee as the first woman and African American to chair the House Committee on Financial Services, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), issued the following statement: “I am honored to have been nominated by the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to serve as Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee in... Read more »

Waters, Heck and 21 Committee Democrats Call on CFPB Director to Resume Protection of Military Servicemembers

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Tags: CFPB, HUD

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Denny Heck and 21 Committee Democrats sent a letter to Kathy Kraninger, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Consumer Bureau), urging her to recommit the Consumer Bureau to fulfilling its supervisory role over consumer protection laws, including the... Read more »

Waters Statement on the Confirmation of Kathy Kraninger to Head the CFPB

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Following the U.S. Senate confirmation of OMB Associate Director Kathy Kraninger to serve as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Consumer Bureau), Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement: “The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was specifically designed by Congress to be an independent watchdog fo... Read more »

Waters Statement on Short-Term Extension of National Flood Insurance Program

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On Thursday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following floor statement in support of a short-term National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) extension and continued her call for a long-term reauthorization to provide homeowners, businesses, renters, and communities with the certainty they deserve. It is disappointing that we fi... Read more »

Waters Statement at Hearing with Vice Chairman for Supervision of the Federal Reserve

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a full Committee hearing on the Federal Reserve’s supervision and regulation of the financial system with Randal Quarles, Vice Chairman for Supervision, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. As Prepared for Delivery Mr. Chairman, this is the first hearing si... Read more »

Waters Statement on the 2018 Midterm Election Results

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement in response to the 2018 midterm election results, which will give Democrats the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives next Congress: “With a Democratic majority in the House, and a mandate from the American public, the Financial Services Committee will get to work... Read more »

Waters, Scott, Walz and Takano Call on Education Department to Reverse Changes to College Scorecard

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services; Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce; Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; and Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA), Vice Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, sent... Read more »



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