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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 Delivers 218th Signature in Historic Effort to Renew Ex-Im
October 9, 2015
As a majority of the House of Representatives, Democrats and Republicans, came together today to gather enough signatures on a discharge petition to force a vote on the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, provided the 218th signature required by House rules to move the historic process forward. The discharge process has only been used five times in U.S. history successfully, and Waters’ signature re... More
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Leading Democrat Calls for GAO Review of Controversial Demonstration Programs at HUD
October 9, 2015
Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, issued letters to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) urging the agency to review two controversial demonstration programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): Moving to Work (MTW) and the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD). The letters come as Congress considers a significant expansion to the MTW program and as HUD oversees the implementation of a recently approv... More
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The Color of Debt: How Collection Suits Squeeze Black Neighborhoods
October 8, 2015
ON A RECENT SATURDAY AFTERNOON, the mayor of Jennings, a St. Louis suburb of about 15,000, settled in before a computer in the empty city council cham... More
Speeches and Committee Statements
During Markup, Waters Underscores Urgent Need to Renew Ex-Im
September 30, 2015
In opening remarks during a Financial Services Committee markup today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), the Committee’s Ranking Member, outlined the negative impacts of the group of bills under consideration and stressed the need to revive export credit financing for American businesses and workers. Specifically, the Ranking Member pointed out that the measures threaten to hamper efforts to boost protections for the retirements savings of hardworking Americans, increase transparency in our ma... More
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At Cordray Hearing, Waters Applauds Consumer Protection Efforts, Increasing Access to Credit for Minorities
September 29, 2015
In opening remarks during today’s full Committee hearing with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Financial Services panel, commended the results outlined in the agency’s semi-annual report. Waters also underscored the importance of the agency’s work to develop rules on payday lending, debt collection and mortgage lending. This critical work has continued despite incessant attacks and failed constitutional chall... More
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