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Maxine Waters’ Financial Services Committee Pledges to Hold Banks, Trump Accountable

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On January 16th, Rep. Maxine Waters (D–CA), the new chair of the House Financial Services Committee, laid out an extensive agenda in a speech at the Center for American Progress. Greeted by a crowded room of supporters, press, and curious activists, Waters was received warmly as she took her place behind the podium. Before delving ...

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On January 16th, Rep. Maxine Waters (D–CA), the new chair of the House Financial Services Committee, laid out an extensive agenda in a speech at the Center for American Progress. Greeted by a crowded room of supporters, press, and curious activists, Waters was received warmly as she took her place behind the podium. Before delving into her agenda, Waters offered consolation to the several hundred thousand federal workers currently working without pay or placed on unpaid leave due to the longest government shutdown in US history. Her comforting words fell short of veiling her skepticism toward Trump and his administration, which seemed to echo the emotions and fuel the eagerness for accountability of everyone under her voice.

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