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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: Frontline and NPR Investigate Flood Insurance Firms’ Compensation
May 25, 2016
On a cold rainy day last fall, dozens of people gathered in a plaza across the street from New Jersey's state Capitol. They held press conferences and slept overnight in lawn chairs. Everyone had come to make the same point: They'd made it through Superstorm Sandy, which hit the shores of New Jersey and New York in October 2012. But three years later, many hadn't made it home. Doug Quinn, a 51-year-old from Toms River, N.J., had been in the plaza for two days. "I should be at home in my house an... More
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ICYMI: Hoyer, Waters, Moore, Heck Send Letter Urging Confirmation of J. Mark McWatters to the Board of the Export-Import Bank
May 23, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer, along with House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Maxine Waters, Monetary Policy & Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Gwen Moore, and Rep. Denny Heck, today sent a letter to Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby urging action on the confirmation of J. Mark McWatters to a four-year term serving on the Board of the Export-Import Bank. The letter calls on Chairman Shelby to allow the Senate Banking Committee to vote on Mr. McWatters’s confi... More
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Waters Introduces Comprehensive Bill to Fix Credit Reporting in U.S.
May 19, 2016
Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced landmark legislation to overhaul the American credit reporting system so that it is fairer, more accurate, and less confusing for consumers. Consumer reporting agencies compile and maintain files for about 200 million adults. These reports play an important role in Americans’ lives as most creditors use them to make decisions about whether to extend credit and on what terms. These repo... More
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Waters: We Must Address the Crisis of Homelessness in America
May 18, 2016
Congresswoman Member Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, spoke on the House floor today about the state of homelessness in our country and sent a letter to Congressional Appropriators urging an extension of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). In her letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Waters requested that the sunset date for USICH -- which is scheduled for Oct. 1, 2017 – be repea... More
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Waters Statement at Subcommittee Hearing on the Federal Reserve’s Interest on Excess Reserve Payments
May 17, 2016
Congresswoman Member Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, submitted the following statement for the record at a Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee hearing titled “Interest on Reserves and the Fed’s Balance Sheet”: Thank you Chairman Huizenga and Ranking Member Moore for organizing today’s hearing. As we look at the Fed’s implementation of monetary policy in the post-crisis environment I think it’s important to look at the circumstances that have brought us... More
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