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  • Waters: It Must be a Top Priority for This Committee to Improve the State of Housing in This Country
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: HUD, Markup, Homelessness

    Today, at a House Financial Services Committee markup of seven bills, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement: As Prepared for Delivery Mr. Chairman, let me just say that I was encouraged by our bipartisan agreement on the JOBS Act 3.0 package, and the resulting House passage of the bill with overwhelming support last week. The JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018 is evidence that we can come together to ... Read more

  • Waters Statement at Long Requested Hearing on the State of Homelessness
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, HUD, Homelessness

    Today, the House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance held a hearing entitled, “An Overview of Homelessness in America.” For years, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, and Committee Democrats, have called on the Committee to hold a hearing on homelessness. Today marks the first time Committee Republicans have held a hearing on this important issue during Chairman Jeb Hensarling’s (R-TX) tenure. “Mr. Chairm... Read more

  • Waters, Royce, Beatty, and Stivers Lead Bipartisan Effort to Make U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Permanent
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homelessness

    Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA), Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-OH), and Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH), introduced the Working Together to End Homelessness Act of 2018, bipartisan legislation to repeal the sunset date for the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). “It is shameful that there are over 550,000 people experiencing homelessness in this country, including seniors, veterans, peopl... Read more

  • Waters Requests GAO Study on State of Homelessness in America
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homelessness

    Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services sent a letter to the Comptroller General of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), requesting a comprehensive study on the state of homelessness in America. In the letter, Ranking Member Waters calls attention to the recent increase in homelessness nationwide, as well as the ongoing challenges that certain coastal communities and large cities, including Los Angeles, have faced in recent yea... Read more

  • Waters Calls for Field Hearing on Homelessness in Los Angeles
    Posted in Press Releases on July 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: HUD, Homelessness

    Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, requested for the second time that Chairman Jeb Hensarling convene a field hearing in Los Angeles on homelessness. As the letter notes, the Committee has already begun to hold field hearings on housing issues in other parts of the country. “The 2017 Point in Time Count in Los Angeles County showed that there were 57,794 homeless persons on any given day in January 2017,” said Ranking Member Waters. “While ... Read more

  • Waters Calls For Increased Funding for Federal Housing Programs in Fiscal Year 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: HUD, Budget, Homelessness

    Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, which oversees federal housing programs, urged her colleagues to meet the housing needs of the country’s most vulnerable populations during the federal appropriations process for fiscal year 2018. The Ranking Member proposed funding increases for a variety of federal housing programs, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants (McKinney-Ve... Read more

  • Waters Continues to Fight to End Homelessness in America
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: HUD, Homelessness

    In response to the over 500,000 homeless Americans, including 120,000 homeless children, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, along with 14 Democratic Members of Congress, introduced groundbreaking legislation that outlines a strategic plan to end homelessness. The Ending Homelessness Act of 2017 represents the solution this country needs to effectively end homelessness in America. “Homelessness is a tragic reminder of the poverty that ... Read more

  • Waters: We Must Address the Crisis of Homelessness in America
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: HUD, Homelessness

    Congresswoman Member Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, spoke on the House floor today about the state of homelessness in our country and sent a letter to Congressional Appropriators urging an extension of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). In her letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Waters requested that the sunset date for USICH -- which is scheduled for Oct. 1, 2017 – be repea... Read more

  • Rep. Waters Unveils Landmark Legislation to End Homelessness in America
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: HUD, Homelessness

    Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, introduced landmark legislation that would provide significant resources to end homelessness in America. The measure is a bold effort to declare what is really needed to address this crisis. The legislation provides $13.27 billion in new funding over five years to several programs and initiatives that will help the nearly 600,000 Americans who are currently homeless -- over 170,000 of whom are unshe... Read more

  • During Markup, Waters Calls on Republicans to Stop Undermining Dodd-Frank, Underscores Urgent Need to Address Homelessness in America
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, CFPB, SEC, Markup, Speeches and Committee Statements, Homelessness

    In opening remarks during a Financial Services Committee markup today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), the Committee’s Ranking Member, both scolded Committee Republicans on their attempts to once again roll back investor protections and also called for the Committee to focus on addressing poverty and homelessness in the United States. Waters noted that while some of the measures under consideration today were brought forward in good faith, concerns remain that Committee Republicans’ ultimate... Read more



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