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April 19, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, joined by Representative Michael E. Capuano and 65 of their Democratic House colleagues, has released a letter to key Members of the House Committee on Appropriations urging adequate funding for critical community development and housing programs in the Fiscal Year 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill.

March 27, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, introduced the Project Rebuild Act of 2013 on Thursday afternoon. This legislation would provide funding for the rehabilitation of foreclosed and abandoned properties, helping to prevent the deterioration of neighborhoods which leads to plummeting housing prices and lower quality of life for residents. 

March 14, 2013 Press Release
Today Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, reintroduced the FHA Emergency Fiscal Solvency Act. The legislation, co-sponsored by Representative Michael E. Capuano, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, is designed to strengthen FHA and to help ensure its long-term solvency.

In recent years, the agency has stepped into the void, providing crucial liquidity as private firms have retreated from writing mortgage insurance policies, particularly for key groups such as first time homebuyers.
 

February 19, 2013 In The News
Congresswoman Waters recently participated in a "Political Q&A" conducted by Herald Publications. The Congresswoman's response appeared in the February 14th edition of all Herald Publication newspapers, including the El Segundo Herald, Hawthorne Press Tribune, the Inglewood Sun, the Manhattan Beach Sun and the Torrance Tribune.

Responding to a prompt asking what she is most optimistic about heading into the New Year, the Congresswoman replied:
February 5, 2013 In The News

The top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee called Tuesday for Congress to "immediately" hold a hearing to investigate a controversial $8.5 billion foreclosure abuse settlement reached this year.

December 4, 2012 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) was unanimously elected Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee today by the House Democratic Caucus. Following the election, Congresswoman Waters released the following statement:

November 16, 2012 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35) released the following statement in response to the Federal Housing Administration's annual financial status report issued to Congress today:

October 15, 2012 In The News
Maxine Waters and big banks are rarely on the same page.
 
But as the California congresswoman prepares to become the top Democrat on the House Financial Services panel, she is engaging in an aggressive outreach effort with some of the very institutions that she has heavily criticized for their role in the financial crisis and recent home foreclosure scandals.
 
From organizing industry roundtables to one-on-one meetings with Wells Fargo's CEO to holding fundraisers targeting banking donors, Waters is opening the door to big banks and Wall Street.
 
October 9, 2012 Opinion Piece
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) authored the following opinion editorial for the Huffington Post:

October 9, 2012 Opinion Piece

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) authored the following opinion editorial for the Huffington Post:

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