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The recent economic crisis hit all Americans hard. The effects were devastating and far-reaching: unemployment skyrocketed, credit disappeared, home values plummeted and the value of retirement plans dropped severely. After this unprecedented destruction of wealth, our economy is only now beginning to move toward recovery.

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Waters Statement on Federal Reserve Subpoena
May 21, 2015
Following Financial Services Committee Chairman Hensarling’s announcement of the issuance of a subpoena for Federal Reserve documents related to the leak of market-sensitive Fed deliberations, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), the Committee’s Ranking Member, released the following statement: “The unauthorized disclosure of confidential information is a serious matter, and the Federal Reserve’s Inspector General has joined with the Department of Justice to conduct a thorough inquiry. The politi... More
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Committee Democrats Blast Inaction on Ex-Im Bank
May 20, 2015
Today, Democrats on the Financial Services Committee upended a markup of 13 measures focused on capital formation for American small businesses to demand immediate action to renew the Export –Import Bank (Ex-Im). Led by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee, Democrats highlighted the benefits of the Bank in their districts, while noting that with only 18 legislative days until it expires, the Republicans have yet even hold a hearing on legislation to renew the Bank.... More
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Waters Statement on Five Banks’ Guilty Pleas
May 20, 2015
Following guilty pleas by five of the largest banks to criminal violations, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, expressed her disappointment with the Department of Justice’s failure to hold any individuals criminally accountable. In addition, Waters expressed her concern with reports that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will allow these banks to continue doing business as usual, by waiving certain bad actor disqualifications in the securi... More
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During Markup, Waters Calls Out Republicans for Failing to Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank
May 20, 2015
During a markup of 13 legislative proposals focused on capital formation for small businesses, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, led her fellow Democrats in criticizing Republicans for failing to consider legislation to renew the charter Export-Import Bank, an entity that helps American businesses grow and create jobs. With only 18 legislative days until the Export-Import Bank shuts down, the top Democrat expressed concern with the uncerta... More
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What the Department of Education can learn from the foreclosure crisis
May 18, 2015
As ranking member of the House Committee on Financial Services, I've spent the years since the financial crisis trying to provide relief to Americans ... More
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