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Ranking Member Maxine Waters 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.

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Waters Denounces Republican Efforts to Dismantle DOL ‘Fiduciary Duty’ Rule
April 28, 2016
In remarks on the House floor today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, took a strong stand against H.J. Res. 88, a Republican measure that seeks to dismantle the Labor Department’s recently finalized rule governing investment advice for retirement accounts. In her remarks, Ranking Member Waters noted that resolution would invalidate a carefully crafted rule that would close loopholes and gaps in the law and require all advisers to put thei... More
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Waters Urges Bipartisan Compromise on H.R. 4498 During Floor Debate
April 27, 2016
During floor consideration of H.R. 4498, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, said the measure could lead to unnecessary and harmful loopholes in our securities laws.‎ The measure would roll back a requirement enacted under the JOBS Act for companies selling private offerings to first verify that a purchaser is an accredited investor during sales events sponsored by groups such as colleges, non-profits, trade associations or angel investor gr... More
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Waters Unveils Legislation to Remove Unfair Barriers to Housing Assistance
April 27, 2016
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, today introduced legislation that would remove unfair barriers to obtaining federal housing assistance, such as Public Housing and the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. The proposal – unveiled during National Fair Housing Month and National Reentry Week – would reform eviction and screening policies so that individuals with criminal backgrounds have a second chance and fair shot at housing assistan... More
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Waters Applauds HUD & DOJ Award to Los Angeles for Housing Reentry Assistance
April 25, 2016
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, applauded an announcement today from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) that it will award $100,000 to the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) through DOJ’s Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program (JRAP). HACLA has partnered with Public Counsel, a non-profit law firm in Los Angeles County and the largest in the country, to administer th... More
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Waters Announces Additional Funding to Prevent Foreclosures in California
April 20, 2016
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, today announced that the State of California has been awarded $169.8 million through a competitive grant under the Hardest Hit Fund, a federal program that provides targeted aid to mortgage borrowers to prevent avoidable foreclosures. In February, the Treasury Department allocated $213.5 million to California under a separate award from the Hardest Hit Fund distributed on a formula basis. The funding an... More
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