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Ranking Member Waters Announces Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Protect U.S. National Security During Full Committee Markup

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, announced the following Democratic-led and bipartisan bills that passed during this week’s full committee markup. Next, these bills will await passage on the House floor. H.R. 6365, the “Stopping Illicit Oil Shipments Act of 2023” led by Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA). This…

Ranking Member Waters Delivers Opening Statement During Full Committee Markup: “There Is a Strong, Bipartisan Desire to Send a Clear Signal That Terrorism, From Iran’s Support of Hamas and Hezbollah to Russia’s Illegal Invasion of Ukraine Will Not Be Tolerated.”

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, delivered the following opening statement during a full Committee markup. Good morning. On October 7th, Hamas launched a deadly attack against the people of Israel, resulting in the death of more than 1,400 Israelis, as well as over 30 Americans. I again condemn Hamas for this…

Ranking Member Waters Announces Passage of Bipartisan Legislation During Full Committee Markup

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, announced the following Democratic-led and bipartisan bills that passed during this week’s full Committee markup. H.R. 5523, the “Financial Access Improvements Act” led by Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA). This bill would add optional components to the State Department’s…

Ranking Member Waters Delivers Opening Statement at Full Committee Markup: “…I Have a Question for the Speaker and MAGA Republicans: ‘When Are You Going to Stop Turning Your Back on Democracy, Both at Home And abroad?’”

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, delivered the following opening statement at a full Committee markup. When I was Chairwoman of this Committee last Congress, this Committee came together after Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, to craft bipartisan legislation aimed at protecting Ukraine and holding Russia…

Ranking Member Waters Delivers Opening Statement at Full Committee Markup: “I Urge Republicans to Pull These Extremist Pieces of Legislation from the Markup, End Your Culture Wars and Stop Undermining America”

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, delivered the following opening statement at a full Committee markup considering a package of anti-investor ESG bills, along with a rushed and problematic stablecoins bill. Thank you, Chairman McHenry. Good morning. Today, this Committee is being forced by the extreme MAGA wing of…

Ranking Member Waters, Representative Nunn Introduce Critical Legislation to Support Ukraine, Reduce Reliance on Russia for Agricultural Commodities

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, and Congressman Zach Nunn (R-IA), announced the introduction of bipartisan legislation entitled, “No Russian Agriculture Act.” Over the last 17 months, Russia’s unprovoked, criminal war against Ukraine, led by Russian President Vladimir Putin, his military, and his mercenaries, has posed…

Ranking Member Waters Delivers Opening Statement During Full Committee Markup: “If This Committee Really Wanted to Support Small Businesses’ Access to Capital, We Should Be Doing Everything in Our Power to Avoid a Debt Default…”

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, delivered the following opening statement during a full Committee Markup. Last month our nation’s economy was rocked by two of the largest bank failures in U.S. history – Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. These failures harmed small businesses everywhere. But we are not here…

Ranking Member Waters Announces Passage of Democratic Legislation During Full Committee Markup, Shares Amendments for Problematic Republican Data Privacy Bill

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, announced the following Democratic-led bills that passed during the Committee’s first markup, and shared the list of amendments that Committee Democrats offered in response to Republican’s data privacy bill. The following Democratic-led bills passed during this week’s full Committee…

Ranking Member Waters Delivers Opening Statement at Full Committee Markup

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, delivered the following opening statement at a full Committee Markup.  Today, we are marking up bills that both Committee Democrats and Republicans have worked on together to reach agreement. Notably, most of these bills aim to hold the Chinese government accountable. With that…

Waters Delivers Opening Statement at Full Committee Organizational Meeting

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Financial Services, delivered the following opening statement at the full Committee organizational meeting where the Committee approved the Subcommittee leadership and membership, the Committee Rules, and the oversight plan for the 118th Congress: Today, we will be formally establishing our subcommittee leadership and…

Committee on Financial Services Passes Eight Bills to Address Urgent Housing Needs, Protect Consumers, Eliminate Red Tape

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Today, the House Financial Services Committee, led by Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), passed eight bills to strengthen oversight of our nation’s affordable housing and address the housing and homeless crises, put consumers in the driver’s seat to shape their financial futures and simplify bureaucratic processes to improve communities, here and around the world: H.R. 6889, the…

Chairwoman Maxine Waters’ Statement on Status of Stablecoin Legislation

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement on the status of ongoing negotiations on the bipartisan stablecoin legislation: I want to thank the Ranking Member and his staff for working with me, my staff, Treasury, and key regulators on legislation that would better regulate stablecoins and require…

Waters’ Opening Statement at July Markup

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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 markup. Today, this Committee comes together for a markup of nine bills. These bills exemplify the hard work that each one of our members have dedicated to addressing urgent housing needs, protecting consumers, and taking other steps to…

Waters Announces July 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 July:   Wednesday, July 13 at 10 AM ET: The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled, “Better Together: Examining the Unified Proposed Rule to Modernize the…

Committee on Financial Services Passes 10 Bills to Reduce Housing Costs, Prevent Housing Fires, Support Small Businesses, Stand Up for Consumers and Protect Whistleblowers

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Today, the House Financial Services Committee, led by Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) passed 10 bills: H.R. 4495, the Downpayment Toward Equity Act is a bill offered by Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) that would authorize $100 billion for a new HUD grant program to provide financial assistance to first-time, first-generation homebuyers to put towards a downpayment and other…

Waters Announces June 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 June:  Tuesday, June 14 at 10:00 AM ET (and subsequent days if necessary): The full Committee will convene for a hybrid markup.  Wednesday, June 22 at 10:00 AM ET: The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and…

Committee on Financial Services Passes Eight Bills to Keep Up with Evolving Financial Marketplace, Stand Up for Vulnerable Communities

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Today, the House Financial Services Committee, led by Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), passed eight bills to keep up with an ever-changing marketplace by modernizing our regulatory framework, closing loopholes and ensuring robust oversight, along with bills to promote financial inclusion, expand access to affordable financial services, promote impactful community development and care for…

Waters Opening Statement at May Full Committee Markup

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement at a full Committee markup. This Congress, I am so very proud of how Committee Democrats have consistently pushed legislation that reflects our values: bills that put consumers first despite opposition from highly paid lobbyists and big corporations;…

Waters Announces Update to May Committee Schedule

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following update to the schedule for the month of May: UPDATED - Tuesday, May 17 at 12:00 PM ET (and subsequent days if necessary): The full Committee will convene for a hybrid markup. Tuesday, May 24 at 12:00 PM ET: The Subcommittee on Diversity and…

Waters Announces March 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 March:  March 2 at 10:00 AM ET: The full Committee will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy.” March 8 at 10:00 AM ET: The full Committee will convene for a…

Committee Passes Legislation to Protect Retail Investors from Predatory Practices and Promote Fair Hiring Opportunities

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Today, the House Financial Services Committee, led by Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), passed six bills to protect investors, ensure fair employment opportunities for justice-involved individuals, and reform credit union governance, as working families across this country struggle to rebuild their savings after the pandemic.  H.R. 5911, the Fair Hiring in Banking Act is a…

Waters Opening Statement at November Full Committee Markup

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement at a full Committee markup. Today, this Committee will mark up six bills, half of which have bipartisan support. After the stress the pandemic has placed on our economy, Democrats are responding with legislative solutions and working across the aisle…

Waters Announces November 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 November: November 2 at 10:00 AM ET: The Task Force on Financial Technology will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled, “Buy Now, Pay More Later? Investigating Risks and Benefits of BNPL and Other Emerging Fintech Cash Flow…

Waters Announces October 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 October: October 5 at 12:00 PM ET: The full Committee will convene for a virtual hearing entitled, “Oversight of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Wall Street’s Cop Is Finally Back on the Beat.” October…

Waters and Committee Democrats Pass Legislation to Expedite Emergency Rental Assistance to Renters and Landlords

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, released a statement following the passing of her legislation, H.R. 5156, the ‘‘Expediting Assistance to Renters and Landlords Act of 2021,” by the House Committee on Financial Services, which will reform the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program. The bill passed the Committee by a vote of…

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