Cybersecurity

Committee to Hold Bipartisan Virtual Roundtable with CyberSecurity Experts

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced that today, May 28, the Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and Ranking Member French Hill (R-AR) will host a virtual roundtable entitled, “Understanding the Cyber Threats and Actors Exploiting the COVID-19 Crisis,” with... Read more »

Committee Passes Commonsense Legislation to Benefit Hardworking Americans

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Yesterday, the House Financial Services Committee passed eight bills to protect student borrowers, enhance consumer credit reporting, ensure that regulators are working to preserve and promote Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), and improve cybersecurity. The bills passed by the Committee included. Protecting Your Credit Score Act of 2019 (H.R. 5332), a bipartisan bill by Representative Josh ... Read more »

Waters Opening Statement at Final Committee Markup of 2019

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following opening statement at a full Committee markup to protect student loan borrowers, improve our broken credit reporting system, preserve and promote Minority Depository Institutions and strengthen our nation’s cybersecurity As Prepared for Delivery Today the Committee will mark up eight ... Read more »

Committee Passes Legislation to Increase Regulator Accountability and Protect American Workers and Businesses

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Today, the House Financial Services Committee passed four bills to hold regulators accountable and reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program and the Export-Import Bank. See the Chairwoman’s opening statement here and the legislation below. The United States Export Finance Agency Act (H.R. 4863), a bill by Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Commit... Read more »

Waters to Zuckerberg: You Have Opened Up a Discussion About Whether Facebook Should Be Broken Up

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following opening statement at a full Committee hearing with Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman and CEO of Facebook, entitled, “An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors.” As Prepared for Delivery Today we are here to examine the impact of Facebook on the f... Read more »

Waters Statement on Capital One Data Breach

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement on a data breach which exposed account information of over 100 million Capital One customers. “This data breach shows that it’s not just big technology companies and credit reporting agencies like Equifax that are vulnerable to hacking and data breaches – big banks are... Read more »

At Subcommittee Hearing, Water’s Presses ICE Official on Agency’s Role in Human Rights Abuses Occurring on the Border

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Today, at a Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee hearing entitled “Illicit Use of Virtual Currency and the Law Enforcement Response,” Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you for scheduling today’s hearing to examine the illicit uses of virtual currency and the law enforcement r... Read more »

Committee Democrats to Hold Hearing on Equifax and Credit Reporting Failures

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On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, House Financial Services Committee Democrats will lead an additional hearing to examine the massive data breach that occurred at Equifax, and to consider and discuss ideas for ensuring the integrity of our country’s consumer reporting system and safeguarding consumer data. The hearing, referred to as a “Minority Day Hearing,” is the second hearing before the Financi... Read more »

Waters Urges Strong Federal Floor in Setting Data Security Standards

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At today’s Financial Services committee hearing on data security breaches, Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA) cautioned lawmakers to ensure that any Congressional effort to set national enforcement and notification standards provide a strong federal minimum, ensure flexibility for states to build on those minimum standards and avoid hamstringing their ability to adapt and strengthen them as new t... Read more »

Waters’ Statement on the President’s Data Security Initiative

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Following President Obama’s announcement of a new initiative designed to provide consumers with more tools to assist victims of identity theft, improve the government’s payment security, and accelerate the transition to stronger security technologies, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, released the following statement of support: “I hope the steps anno... Read more »

J.P. Morgan Data Breach Draws Scrutiny From State Attorneys General

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Two state attorneys general say they have been in contact with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. about a recent cyberattack in which the personal information for 76 million households was compromised. Among the issues being scrutinized is whether the bank alerted customers quickly enough about the breach, according to people familiar with the matter. The office of Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen ... Read more »

Rep. Waters: ‘Congress Must Move’ on Hacking Protections

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The top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee is calling for Congress to pass cybersecurity legislation in response to the massive security breach at JPMorgan Chase. “The massive data breach announced yesterday at JPMorgan Chase serves as a pressing reminder that more must be done to strengthen data security across the financial system and protect consumers’ sensitive financial and ot... Read more »

Waters Statement on JP Morgan Data Breach

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Following yesterday’s announcement that the recent data breach at JP Morgan compromised contact information for about 76 million households and 7 million small businesses, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, today released the following statement, expressing concern and calling on Committee Republicans to make the issue an immediate priority: “The... Read more »



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