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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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ICYMI: Haunted by Student Debt Past Age 50, New York Times Editorial
February 16, 2017
The experience of being crushed by student debt is no longer limited to the young. New federal data shows millions of Americans who are retired or nearing retirement face this burden, as well as the possibility of having their Social Security benefits garnished to make payments. Americans age 60 and older are the fastest-growing age group of student loan debtors. Older debtors, many of whom live hand-to-mouth on fixed incomes, are more likely to default. When that occurs with federal loans, as h... More
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Committee Ranking Members to Chairmen: Investigate Flynn and Trump’s Ties to Russia
February 15, 2017
In a letter to Chairman Hensarling, Subcommittee Chairman Pearce, Subcommittee Chairman Barr, Subcommittee Chairman Huzienga, Subcommittee Chairman Luetkemeyer, Subcommittee Chairman Duffy, and Subcommittee Chairman Wager, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Daniel Kildee (D-MI), Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illici... More
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Waters: Republicans Intent on Destroying CFPB, Harming Consumers
February 15, 2017
Today, in response to a series of bills introduced by Senate Republicans to undermine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, made the following statement: “Republicans are wasting no time in their shameful efforts to dismantle the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In the time since its creation, this highly successful agency has returned nearly $12 billion to more than 29 million consumers... More
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At Yellen Hearing, Waters Warns of Harm to Economy from Trump Policies
February 15, 2017
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, delivered the following opening statement at today’s full committee hearing to receive the Monetary Policy and State of the Economy report from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you Mr. Chairman, and thank you Chair Yellen for testifying today. Each day, as a new episode of chaos unfolds at the Trump White House, working families across the country are reminded that our ... More
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Waters Calls Out Trump’s Allegiance to Big Oil
February 14, 2017
Surrounded by Republican members of the House Committee on Financial Services, today President Trump signed into law H.J. Res 41, which eliminates a bipartisan rule that made it harder for oil, gas, and mining companies to engage in bribery and corruption in developing nations. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement in response: “Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act is a core element of U.S. leade... More
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