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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California


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November 6, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, has been named a 2013 "Woman of Influence" by HousingWire, a leading news outlet covering the U.S. housing economy, spanning mortgage lending, servicing, investments and real estate operations.

Waters was recognized for her efforts to ensure American families are provided adequate consumer protections, as well as for her longstanding support for minority rights to affordable housing and responsible lending.

October 31, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters  Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, offered the following statement in reaction to the failure of the U.S. Senate to invoke cloture on Melvin L. Watt as Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

October 28, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, delivered the keynote address at the Los Angeles Business Council's Mayoral Housing, Transportation & Jobs Summit that took place at UCLA's Korn Convocation Hall on Friday, Oct.18. Hosted by the UCLA Anderson School of Business, the Summit, now in its 12th year, is a gathering of top business leaders and elected officials.

September 27, 2013 Opinion Piece

Congresswoman Maxine Waters authored the following opinion editorial for The Hill:

September 27, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement in response to reports of a likely shortfall in capital reserve funds at the Federal Housing Administration:

"During the worst of the crisis, when the private sector virtually left the market, the Federal Housing Administration stepped up and provided the liquidity that kept our struggling housing market afloat. This is the countercyclical role of FHA, as it has been throughout the course of its nearly 80-year history.

September 9, 2013 In The News

The Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (HACoLA) welcomed Congresswoman Maxine Waters recently to the Harbor Hills Public Housing Development (Harbor Hills), located in the city of Lomita and California's newly-created 43rd Congressional District.

August 7, 2013 In The News

Homebuyers could feel the pinch if Congress follows through on plans to shut down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-controlled mortgage guarantee giants that were rescued by a $187 billion taxpayer bailout during the financial crisis.

Borrowers would probably end up paying slightly higher mortgage rates under House and Senate bills that would phase out Fannie and Freddie over five years and shrink the government's huge role in guaranteeing mortgage securities. Fannie and Freddie teetered under a crush of massive losses on risky mortgages before being bailed out.

August 7, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, today released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's speech outlining his plan for housing finance reform in Phoenix.

July 29, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) and the U.S. Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan will host a meeting with the mayors and city council members from the cities of Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita and Torrance, and key stakeholders for a discussion about the ongoing impact of sequestration on local communities. The discussion will focus on the effect of sequestration on homelessness prevention programs, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8), and the closure of multifamily HUD offices.
July 29, 2013 In The News
Leaders of six L.A. County cities will meet on Monday with U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) to discuss the effects of cuts in federal housing funds.

The cuts were brought on by the so-called "sequester": automatic reductions in federal spending that began in March as a result of Congress' inability to agree on long-term budget cuts.