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  • Waters Statement at Hearing on International Financial Institutions
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Subcommittee on Monetary Policy & Trade, International

    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 Malpass for coming before our Committee again to discuss the role of the United States in ensuring the e... Read more

  • Waters Calls on World Bank to Discontinue Support for the Government of Myanmar
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: International

    Following the release of a September 2018 United Nations (UN) Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar report detailing horrific acts of ethnic cleansing and genocide against the Rohingya population, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, sent a letter to Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, expressing concerns about the World Bank’s ongoing support for the government of Myanmar. “If the World Bank continu... Read more

  • Waters Floor Statement in Support of Bipartisan Effort to Reform CFIUS
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: International

    Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following floor statement on H.R. 5841, the “Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018,” a bill to reform and provide additional resources for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). As Prepared for Delivery Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. I rise today in support of H.R. 5841, the “Foreign Investment Risk Review Moderniz... Read more

  • At Subcommittee Hearing, Water’s Presses ICE Official on Agency’s Role in Human Rights Abuses Occurring on the Border
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cybersecurity, FHFA, International

    Today, at a Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee hearing entitled “Illicit Use of Virtual Currency and the Law Enforcement Response,” Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you for scheduling today’s hearing to examine the illicit uses of virtual currency and the law enforcement response. It is alarming how virtual currencies, especially newer ones, are being used to finance ter... Read more

  • Waters Statement on Trump’s Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: International

    Today, in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement: “President Trump’s announcement today that he is withdrawing the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal—and imposing the highest level of sanctions—will undermine U.S. national security and globa... Read more

  • Waters Demands that Mnuchin and Tillerson Explain Inaction on Russia Sanctions
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Department of the Treasury, International

    Today, following a series of baffling statements from the Trump Administration regarding its failure to act on the Russia sanctions enacted by Congress in 2017, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, sent a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, demanding answers as to why no action has been taken to hold Russia accountable. The Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which was p... Read more

  • Waters Slams Trump Administration for Refusing to Act on Russia Sanctions, Aiding Putin
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: International

    Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s failure to impose sanctions on persons engaging in transactions with the intelligence or defense sectors of the Government of the Russian Federation, pursuant to section 231 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. “More than a year after our intelligence community unanimously concluded that Putin and th... Read more

  • Waters Opposes Republican Bill to Punish Poor Countries, Calls out Trump's Racist Remarks
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Floor, International

    Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following floor statement in opposition to the World Bank Accountability Act, a bill that would allow for cuts to funding for the International Development Association (IDA). IDA provides grants and other assistance to the world’s 77 poorest countries, which are home to more than 450 million people living in extreme poverty. As Prepared for Delivery I rise in opposition to H.R. 3326, the Wo... Read more

  • Waters and Ranking Members Continue to Press Mnuchin on Trump Finances, Call for His Recusal
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Department of the Treasury, International

    Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI), Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, Congressman Al Green (D-TX), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance, sent a le... Read more

  • Waters Statement at Press Conference on House Republicans’ Refusal to Fully Investigate Russia’s Threat to Our Democracy and National Security
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee, International

    Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at a press conference highlighting House Republicans’ refusal to address Russia’s threat to our democracy and national security: As Prepared for Delivery “Good Afternoon. Beginning in early 2017, I and other Democrats on the Financial Services Committee called upon the Chairman of the Committee to utilize the investigatory powers of the Committee to scrutinize the suspic... Read more

  • Waters Statement in Opposition to Second Republican Bill to Undermine the Iran Nuclear Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: International

    Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, made the following floor statement in opposition to H.R. 4324, a bill which would undermine the Iran nuclear deal: As Prepared for Delivery H.R. 4324, the Strengthening Oversight of Iran’s Access to Finance Act, would impose a new and unilateral certification requirement on the Administration in order to meet current U.S. obligations under the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan... Read more

  • Waters Statement in Opposition to Bill that Undermines the Iran Nuclear Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: International

    Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following floor statement in opposition to H.R. 1638, a bill that would undercut the viability of the Iran nuclear deal: As Prepared for Delivery The legislation before us now, H.R. 1638, the Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act, represents what the Republican majority has become very good at doing: advancing bad public policy while claiming to advance the public interest. H.R. 1638, t... Read more

  • Waters and Ranking Members Press Mnuchin to Provide Documents on Trump’s and Trump Associates’ Financial Ties to Russia
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Department of the Treasury, International

    Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI), Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, Congressman Al Green (D-TX), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance, sent a le... Read more

  • Waters Statement on Reports That Deutsche Bank has Been Subpoenaed by Special Counsel Mueller
    Posted in Press Releases on December 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Department of the Treasury, Department of Justice, International

    Today, in response to reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed Deutsche Bank for records relating to President Trump and his family, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement: “I am pleased to see reports that Special Counsel Mueller is following the Trump money trail, as I have always believed it is the key to piecing together the ties between the President, his associates, and the Kremlin. I and oth... Read more

  • Waters Requests Information on Status of Deutsche Bank Investigation from Rosenstein
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Department of Justice, International

    Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, wrote to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to request information on the status of the Department of Justice’s investigation into Deutsche Bank’s Russian mirror trading scheme, Attorney General Session’s involvement in the investigation, and whether President Trump or his family members or associates have sought to influence the investigation. “[P]ress reports indicate that the Department’s inv... Read more

  • Waters Opening Statement at Subcommittee Hearing on Treasury’s Role in Safeguarding the American Financial System
    Posted in Press Releases on November 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Department of the Treasury, International

    Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement at a Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance hearing entitled “Financial Intelligence and Enforcement: Treasury’s Role in Safeguarding the American Financial System.” As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman and welcome, Under Secretary Mandelker. Today’s hearing provides an opportunity to examine not only the roles and responsibilities of the Offic... Read more

  • Waters Floor Statement on the Otto Warmbier North Korea Sanctions Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Floor, International

    Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following floor statement on H.R. 3898, the Otto Warmbier North Korea Sanctions Act: As Prepared for Delivery First, let me say that I'm very pleased that, by naming this legislation after Otto Warmbier, we are able to honor him and let his family know that we will not forget him. Nor will we forget the brutal, lethal treatment of this young, decent American student by the government of Nor... Read more

  • Waters: Trump Has No Concept of Our National Security Interests
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: International

    In response to President Trump’s announcement today that he will not certify to Congress that Iran is meeting its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement: “Trump has absolutely no concept of what is in the national interest of our country. His decision to decertify a pivotal agreement that has so far delivered on its promise of blocking Iran’s path to ... Read more

  • Waters Statement on the Signing of U.S. – E.U. Covered Agreement on Insurance Matters on Insurance Matters
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, International

    Following the announcement that representatives from the United States and European Union signed a covered agreement, a mechanism established by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), on international insurance and reinsurance matters, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement: “I commend former Federal Insurance Office (FIO) Director Michael McRaith and his team for their hard wo... Read more

  • Waters and Ranking Members Call on Hensarling to Subpoena Deutsche Bank
    Posted in Press Releases on August 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee, International

    WASHINGTON -- Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Daniel T. Kildee (D-MI), Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, Congressman Al Green (D-TX), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illici... Read more

  • ICYMI: Washington Post Report on Jared Kushner and Deutsche Bank Loan
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: International

    This week, a report in the Washington Post details Jared Kushner’s recent financial dealings with Deutsche Bank. The report comes on the heels of continued scrutiny of the bank from Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Daniel T. Kildee (D-MI), Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, Congressman Al Green (D-TX), Ran... Read more

  • Waters Strongly Opposes Garrett’s Nomination to Lead Ex-Im
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Export-Import Bank, International

    Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement opposing President Trump’s official nomination of former Representative Scott Garrett, a staunch opponent of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im), to serve as its next president: “Despite all the claims Trump made over the course of his campaign, the selection of former right-wing Representative Scott Garrett to serve as the next president of the Export-Import Bank again mak... Read more

  • Committee Dems Request Information from Deutsche Bank on Russia Money Laundering Scheme and Trump Accounts
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Money Laundering, International

    Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Daniel Kildee (D-MI), Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, Congressman Al Green (D-TX), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations, and Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance, sent a l... Read more

  • Committee Democrats to Treasury: Provide Information on Trump’s Financial Ties with Russia to Our Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Department of the Treasury, International

    Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI), Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, Congressman Al Green (D-TX), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance, sent a le... Read more

  • Waters Pushes for Greater Anti-Money Laundering Oversight
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Money Laundering, International, Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance

    Today, at a Terrorism and Illicit Finance hearing entitled “Safeguarding the Financial System from Terrorist Financing,” Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, delivered the following statement: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. One of the key issues this subcommittee will be looking at is the adequacy of current information-sharing authorities and the degree to which they strike the right balance between security and civil libe... Read more



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