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The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) 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 simply not available. It supports hundreds of thousands of jobs at no cost to the taxpayer, and levels the playing field so that American businesses can compete successfully in global markets. Nearly 90 percent of Ex-Im’s transactions directly support U.S. small businesses.

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Waters: Banks that Break the Law Don’t Deserve a “Get out of Jail Free” Card
February 4, 2016
In remarks on the House floor today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, led Democrats in opposition to H.R. 766, the so-called “Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2015”, a dangerous measure that would severely limit the Justice Department’s ability to investigate and prosecute bank fraud. In her remarks, Waters underscored that this measure would eliminate core provisions of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enfo... More
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Waters Denounces Republican Package of Anti-Investor Bills
February 3, 2016
Delivering remarks on the House floor in opposition to H.R. 1675 today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of Committee on Financial Services, led Democrats in denouncing the inaptly-named “Capital Markets Improvement Act of 2016,” a bill that includes several provisions that instead of improving our capital markets, would actually harm investors, the SEC and small businesses in our country In her remarks, Ranking Member Waters noted that H.R. 1675 will reduce corporate transpare... More
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Waters: H.R. 3700 Is a Step in the Right Direction
February 2, 2016
During floor consideration of H.R. 3700, the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of Financial Services Committee, urged support of the bill, which seeks to enact several incremental changes across a number of federal housing programs that will allow affordable housing providers to better serve low-income families in need of housing assistance. H.R. 3700 includes text of Legislation introduced earlier this year by Ranking Membe... More
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Waters: GOP Budget Views Ignores the Progress Made Since 2008 Crisis and Offers No Solutions
February 2, 2016
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, rebuked Committee Republicans for putting forth budget views that ignore the significant progress that has been made since the 2008 crisis. Waters highlighted that the Republican budget failed to provide real solutions that will address the problems of the racial wealth gap, homelessness, consumer protection, investor protection and a stable financial system. She released the following statement, which ... More
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Waters Encouraged by HR. 2901 Discussions, but Concerns Remain
January 13, 2016
At today’s Financial Services Committee hearing entitled, “How to Create a More Robust and Private Flood Insurance Marketplace,” Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, discussed private sector involvement in the flood insurance market. Ranking Member Waters was encouraged by the discussion to improve the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act, H.R. 2901, but underscored some concerns she has, while advocating for a bipartisan bill ... More
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