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Waters Announces Subcommittee Vice Chairs for 117th Congress

Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the Financial Services Committee Vice Chairs for the 117th Congress.

“I am excited to announce the Committee’s Subcommittee Vice Chairs for the 117th Congress,” said Chairwoman Waters. “Financial Services Committee Democrats are a diverse, talented, knowledgeable and effective group of leaders, and I am very pleased that we will have an outstanding group of Subcommittee Vice Chairs this Congress.”

The Subcommittee Vice Chairs for the Financial Services Committee for the 117th Congress are:

Representative Sean Casten (D-IL) will serve as the Vice Chair for the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets.

“I’m honored to serve as the Vice Chair of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets, where I’ll continue to fight for investor protections, equitable access to capital, and market integrity,” said Congressman Sean Casten. “Let’s get to work.”

Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) will serve as the Vice Chair for the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions.

“With communities in the Massachusetts 7th and across the country still reeling from the economic fallout of this pandemic, it is critical, now more than ever, that we have strong consumer protection and robust oversight of our financial institutions,” said Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley. “I am grateful to Chairwoman Waters for naming me to this role and I look forward to continuing my work on the Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions Subcommittee to end abusive debt collection practices, hold predatory student debt and mortgage lenders accountable, reform consumer credit reporting, and more.”

Representative Cindy Axne (D-IA) will serve as the Vice Chair for the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance.

“During my first two years in Congress, it has been my privilege to work with my Committee colleagues to support improving the safety and affordability of housing, and it is my honor today to be named as Vice Chair of the Housing, Community Development and Insurance Subcommittee,” said Congresswoman Cindy Axne. “This past year has shown how absolutely critical housing is to the health and prosperity of American families, and I look forward to working with our Chairs and with members on both sides of the aisle to continue crafting and advancing policies that will help improve access to affordable housing, promote equity, and ensure that rural and urban communities alike have the resources to invest in the success of their residents.”

Representative Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) will serve as the Vice Chair for the Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy.

"I'm honored to be named Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy at a time when the safety and security of our nation and our financial systems are at a critical juncture,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer. “We're facing rapidly evolving foreign and domestic threats, homegrown violent and ISIS-inspired extremism, as well as a surge of hacking and cybersecurity attacks. Cryptocurrencies are relatively new to the scene and also pose a series of new and evolving threats. We must protect the American people and our financial system from our adversaries, at home and abroad. I’m grateful to the Chairwoman and Chairman and my colleagues for this honor and look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to find common ground.”

Representative Nikema Williams (D-GA) will serve as the Vice Chair for the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

“I am in Congress to create a country and an economy that works for everyone, no matter your ZIP code,” said Congresswoman Nikema Williams. “Serving as Vice Chair of the House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations is another opportunity to continue working for the people, making sure no one gets left behind economically as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. I thank Chairwoman Maxine Waters for this influential appointment, and I look forward to working with my committee colleagues during this pivotal moment in our country’s history.” 

Representative Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) will serve as the Vice Chair for the Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion.

“I am honored to be selected as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion and work to promote diversity and inclusion within the financial sector,” said Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia. “Economic and financial inclusion pushes our country to be better and it gets us closer to upholding the values our constitution has laid out for us."

On Monday, Chairwoman Waters also announced that Representative Jake Auchincloss (D-MA), will serve as the full Committee Vice Chair for the 117th Congress.

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