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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Statement on Announcement by Committee on Standards of Official Conduct

October 29, 2009
Floor Statement

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) released the following statement today following an announcement by the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct:


"Today I received notification that the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct voted to empanel an investigative subcommittee to review allegations regarding my arranging a meeting with the Treasury Department on behalf of the National Bankers Association, which represents minority banks in this country.


"My longtime advocacy on behalf of women- and minority-owned institutions is well known and appreciated by these institutions, which have been historically denied access to government regulators to address their concerns.


"I am confident that as the investigation moves forward the panel will discover that there are no facts to support allegations that I have acted improperly or violated the Code of Official Conduct or any law, rule, regulation or other standard of conduct in performing my duties and discharging my responsibilities as a United States Representative."