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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Waters named HousingWire 2013 Woman of Influence

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.

"I am honored to be chosen as a 2013 Woman of Influence, and I thank HousingWire for my selection," said Congresswoman Waters. "These are serious times for our nation's housing and housing finance sectors. As Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, I am committed to providing greater opportunity for affordable housing to every American – particularly those who are most in need. I'm working to protect consumers from bad actors by making sure all those in the housing sector play by the rules. And I am working to forge a reasonable approach to housing finance reform – one that protects taxpayers and preserves the 30-year, fixed rate mortgage for future generations of Americans."

Waters was one of just two Members of Congress to be named, joining Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Other noteworthy selections include Janet Yellen, current Vice Chair and presidential nominee to Chair the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve; Laurie Maggiano, Program Manager, Servicing and Securitization, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; and Deborah Jenkins, Senior Vice President and National Head of Multifamily Underwriting and Credit, Freddie Mac.

To read Congresswoman Waters' profile, click here.

About HousingWire
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