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The U.S. Export-Import Bank opens up international markets to U.S. businesses by financing and insuring the sale of U.S. exports when private sector financing is prohibitively expensive or not available. It supports hundreds of thousands of jobs at no cost to the taxpayer...

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Waters: Failure to Act on Ex-Im ‘Unconscionable’
June 30, 2015
Mere hours before the Export-Import Bank’s charter is set to expire at midnight, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, joined Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Gwen Moore (D-WI) and Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA) in expressing their disappointment about the Republican-driven shutdown of America’s export credit agency. In remarks addressed to media, Waters outlined the immediate effects of ... More
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Waters: Republican Ex-Im Brinksmanship Will Kill U.S. Jobs
June 25, 2015
As the House of Representatives leaves town for a week-long recess without taking up legislation to extend the Export-Import Bank’s charter just days before it is set to shut down, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement: “Today, Speaker Boehner and House Republicans have chosen once again to govern by crisis, leaving town without taking a single step to prevent the Export-Import Bank from shutting down. While I re... More
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Waters Lauds SCOTUS Decision to Uphold Disparate Impact Standard
June 25, 2015
Following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the doctrine of disparate impact under the Fair Housing Act, which allows courts to hold defendants liable for the discriminatory effects of its actions, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, praised the decision. The standard was challenged under the case entitled Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, et al. v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., et al. For years, disparate impact ha... More
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Waters Statement on Labor-HHS Appropriations Measure
June 24, 2015
Following a House panel’s approval of legislation to fund the Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, criticized Republicans for advancing legislation that would undermine a broad swath of the American people, from seniors and students to those investing in their retirement. Waters criticized two central tenets of the measure that undercut important protections for hardworking American... More
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With Time Running Out, Republicans Fail to Stand up for Export-Import Bank
June 24, 2015
With just one day remaining for Congress to act before the Export-Import Bank shuts down, a wide array of Democrats took to the House floor asking for unanimous consent to extend its charter by bringing up H.R. 1031 – a bill sponsored by Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Gwen Moore (D-WI), Reps. Denny Heck (D-WA) and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD). Waters and Heck also led an attempt to force a vote... More
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