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In an op-ed published today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, discussed the numerous ways in which the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Consumer Bureau) continues to fight for hardworking Americans…

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Waters and 61 Members Demand Long-Term Reauthorization of National Flood Insurance Program
July 18, 2018
In a letter to House and Senate leadership, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, and 61 Members of Congress called for a commitment to ensuring that homeowners, businesses and renters are able to protect their property in the face of flooding. “Following an historic 2017 hurricane season, which for the first time on record resulted in three Category 4 hurricanes making landfall in the United States, and facing the beginning of the 2018 ... More
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Waters to Fed Chair: Trump’s Policies Threaten Economic Gains Put in Motion During the Obama Administration
July 18, 2018
Today, at the semiannual Humphrey-Hawkins hearing on monetary policy and the state of the economy with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement: Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and welcome Chairman Powell. Mr. Chairman, I am very concerned about the impact of the reckless economic policies of Donald Trump on hardworking Americans, vulnerable families, and our nation’s economy. ... More
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Waters Statement on Bipartisan Legislation to Help Small Businesses and Protect Investors
July 17, 2018
Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following floor statement in support of S.488, the JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018, a bipartisan bill that facilitates access to capital for small businesses, increases protections for consumers and investors, fights the scourge of drug and human trafficking, and promotes financial stability. As Prepared for Delivery Mr. Speaker, this bill is an example of true bipartisanship... More
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Waters and Hensarling Unveil Bipartisan Capital Markets Reform Legislation
July 16, 2018
Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, and Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced that they have reached an agreement on a package of strong, bipartisan capital-formation legislation to help America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs and to protect investors. The package, known as the “JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018,” is comprised of 32 individual pieces of le... More
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At Hearing on International Financial System, Waters Presses Mnuchin on Trump’s Trade War
July 12, 2018
Today, at a hearing with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin entitled “The Annual Testimony of the Secretary of the Treasury on the State of the International Financial System,” Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I am looking forward to hearing Secretary Mnuchin’s testimony today on the state of the international financial system. I must admit that I... More
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