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Waters Opposes Republicans’ Unacceptable Short-Term Funding Bill
September 23, 2016
Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement on Republicans’ continuing resolution (CR) that would fund the government until December: “Republicans have proposed a continuing resolution to fund our government and services to the American people that is simply unacceptable. This CR is an insult to the people of Flint, Mich., where thousands of children have been poisoned by lead in their drinking water and many st... More
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Waters Stresses Importance of FSOC, Wall Street Reform in Wake of Wells Fargo Scandal
September 22, 2016
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, discussed the importance of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) in keeping our financial system safe at a hearing today with Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on the FSOC’s annual report to Congress. “With Wall Street reform, we created the FSOC to look across the entire financial system, identify gaps that may exist between regulators, and take action to prevent another meltdown,” Waters said i... More
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On House Floor, Waters Warns that Iran Reporting Bill Could Destabilize Nuclear Deal
September 21, 2016
Delivering remarks on the House floor in opposition to H.R. 5461 today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, denounced the “Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act” as an attempt to threaten the viability of the Iran nuclear deal. In her remarks, Waters noted that this bill is the “latest in a series of Republican efforts aimed at undermining the landmark nuclear agreement reached last year by Iran and the world’s six major powers.” For exa... More
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ICYMI: Bashing the Hero in the Wells Fargo Case, New York Times editorial
September 19, 2016
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has rightly emerged as the hero in the story this month about fraudulent practices at Wells Fargo. The bureau was the lead agency in the investigation of the bank, where some 5,300 employees (now fired) illegally opened millions of unauthorized bank and credit card accounts in customers’ names in order to meet aggressive sales targets. Wells Fargo must pay a penalty of $100 million, the largest ever issued by the bureau, plus $85 million to other regulato... More
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Democrats Reiterate Call for Field Hearing on National Flood Insurance Program
September 14, 2016
Today, Reps. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services; Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance; and Cedric Richmond (D-LA), reiterated their call for Committee Republicans to hold a field hearing in Baton Rouge, La., so that Members can fully understand the devastation from the recent flooding in the area and issues surrounding the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) ahead of its reauthorization. The lawmakers sen... More
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