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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 Commemorates 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
August 27, 2015
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of Committee on Financial Services, will participate in the observance of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina to highlight the progress made since the depths of the storm and underscore the remaining work that must be done to ensure full recovery in the Gulf. Congresswoman Waters played an instrumental role in the post-storm recovery, leading the subcommittee charged with oversight of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). ... More
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Waters Condemns Export-Import Bank-Related Layoffs
August 26, 2015
Following an announcement of several hundred layoffs planned at Boeing’s satellite factory in southern California, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, underscored the very real impact the Export-Import Bank’s shut down is having on American workers. The layoffs add to the growing number of jobs at risk as a result of the export credit agency’s inability to generate and negotiate new deals on behalf of American exporters. Further, the announc... More
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Waters Blasts HACoLA, L.A. County Sheriff’s Department for Discriminatory Actions against Low-Income Residents
July 31, 2015
Following an announcement of a settlement agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (HACoLA) to resolve allegations that it collaborated with the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale, as well as the County’s Sheriff’s Department to discourage low-income African American residents from utilizing Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, expressed her... More
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Before Breaking for Summer, GOP Takes a Moment to Hurt American Workers
July 29, 2015
As House Republicans prepare to leave town for a nearly six-week summer recess, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, took the party to task for failing to take any action to re-open the Export-Import Bank, which has been shut down for nearly a month. Waters blasted Republicans for voting against a procedural motion called the “previous question,” which would have forced a vote on legislation to extend the Bank’s charter through 2019. The legisla... More
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Leading Democrat Introduces Proposal to Reform Controversial Demonstration Program at HUD
July 29, 2015
Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, introduced legislation to reform a controversial demonstration program at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) known as the “Moving to Work” (MTW) program. The measure, entitled the “Moving to Work Reform Act,” seeks to address many of the known shortcomings of the current demonstration program by requiring HUD to subject all future MTW agreements to several new terms and condi... More
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