Rep. Waters Eyes House Financial Services Priorities

By Jon Hill (November 8, 2018, 7:48 PM EST) -- Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., laid out some of her plans for the House Financial Services Committee if she's selected to chair it, saying that she'd focus on issues like consumer protection and financial innovation while also getting tough on oversight of the White House and regulatory agencies.

In a Wednesday statement, the longtime lawmaker said that she would be "honored" to lead the key House committee, which has wide-ranging jurisdiction over the financial industry and its federal regulators. Waters, who has served as the committee's ranking member since 2013, has been widely expected to replace Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, as chair when...

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