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On Dodd-Frank Anniversary, Waters Lauds 5 Years of CFPB Successes for Consumers
July 21, 2016
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement on the sixth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, highlighting the successes of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as it celebrates five years of working for consumers: “In the six years since we enacted Wall Street Reform, we have seen a financial system that works better for consumers and an economy that is stronger because of ... More
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Waters Statement on Senate Passage of Bipartisan Housing Legislation
July 15, 2016
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement on Senate passage of H.R. 3700, “The Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015,” that will make improvements to federal housing programs: “I am pleased that Congress has come together to improve some of our most important federal housing programs. The Senate cleared legislation, H.R. 3700, that will make modest, incremental reforms to help these programs better op... More
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Waters to DOJ: Don’t Let Big Banks Off the Hook
July 15, 2016
Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, sent a letter urging the Department of Justice to pursue prosecution of HSBC employees over alleged financial crimes related to money laundering. Waters opposed the approach the Justice Department took in 2012 when allegations surfaced that HSBC failed to prevent money laundering by international drug cartels and helped clients to move hundreds of millions of dollars to several countries under U.... More
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Waters: Republicans Pass Reckless Iran Financing Bill, Leave Important Issues on the Table
July 14, 2016
As the House considered H.R. 4992, the so-called “United States Financial System Protection Act,” Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, called out Republicans for rushing a harmful bill to the floor on the last day of session as part of their “reckless and politically driven ‘Iran week’ agenda.” In floor remarks opposing the bill, Waters noted that it would violate the Iran nuclear deal by reapplying secondary sanctions that had been lifted as... More
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At Markup, Waters Opposes GOP Efforts to Undermine Iran Nuclear Deal
July 13, 2016
In opening remarks during a Financial Services Committee markup today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), the Committee’s Ranking Member, expressed concern with legislation that would violate or undermine the U.S.’s commitments under the Iran nuclear deal. “We are considering two pieces of legislation today that would have serious consequences for our ability to uphold the Iran nuclear deal and a third bill which reflects the latest in a long string of baseless and politically motivated attacks... More
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