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Ahead of Hearing on Urgently Needed Coronavirus Relief, Waters Denies Ranking Member Request to Cancel Hearing, Highlights Bipartisan Efforts to Help Americans

Washington, DC, July 23, 2020
Tags: COVID-19

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services sent a letter 要拒绝他的申请,要求重新召开全委员会的听证会,题为高级成员帕特里克·麦克亨利(R-NC)“的英雄行为:提供从covid-19强大的经济复苏”,并重申迫切需要提供救济数百万苦难的美国人在一片covid-19大流行。在信中,董事长水域明确该委员会已进行了自己在两党的方式,以解决全国各地的社区和确认,委员会必须继续专注于提供援助,美国人民迫切需要covid-19的影响。

“包含在英雄的分工k上的金融服务规定行事会通过提高国防生产法,它适用于个人防护装备和其他重要医疗物资保障急救人员和工人;提供给业主,房东,和无家可归者的紧急租金援助和帮助;扩大忍,丧失抵押品赎回权,和房主和租房驱逐的保护;保护学生的借款人,并从负面信用报告和讨债消费者;支持小企业,非营利组织和少数族裔企业;支持国家,地区和地方政府;并提供监督和保护纳税人,” wrote Chairwoman Waters. “I cannot think of a better way to spend our Committee’s time than these legislative solutions to help American families during and beyond this pandemic.”

See below for the full text of the letter.

The Honorable Patrick McHenry
Ranking Member
Committee on Financial Services
4340 O'Neill House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20024

Dear Ranking Member McHenry:

I write in response to your letter asking that I reconsider our upcoming hearing entitled, “The Heroes Act: Providing for a Strong Economic Recovery from COVID-19.” This pandemic is only getting worse. Other areas around the world have contained the virus, but in the United States people are suffering under a lack of leadership. I believe this Committee must remain focused on providing the assistance the American people so desperately need.

包含在英雄的分工k上的金融服务规定行事会通过提高国防生产法,它适用于个人防护装备和其他重要医疗物资保障急救人员和工人;提供给业主,房东,和无家可归者的紧急租金援助和帮助;扩大忍,丧失抵押品赎回权,和房主和租房驱逐的保护;保护学生的借款人,并从负面信用报告和讨债消费者;支持小企业,非营利组织和少数族裔企业;支持国家,地区和地方政府;并提供监督和保护纳税人。我想不出更好的方式来度过我们的委员会的时间比这些立法解决方案期间和之后这一流行病,以帮助美国家庭。

我写在你不幸的要求,该委员会在纯粹的党派方式已经运作进一步的回应。恭敬,那显然是错误的。其实,我很自豪,从这种流行病的时候我们第一次航行继续我们的重要工作,而不在人的会议的困难的开始,该委员会举行了九次两党电话通报。我们再一起工作,召开全两党虚拟圆桌会议;同时,我想补充的时候,许多其他委员会未能就合作两党基础。

当我们的委员会在6月开始举行听证会虚,我记得你和其他共和党委员对我们覆盖的重要议题表示赞赏,并为这个委员会的进行中的两党工作提出表扬一些时间。例如,在住房,社区发展和保险小组委员会听力题为“租金仍是由于:美国的租房者,covid-19和前所未有的危机驱逐,”先生。 stivers说,“很明显今天的听证会评估covid-19对美国的住房保障,这是一个非常重要的议题的影响,它把重点放在这一点很重要。一次又一次,我们的委员会强调住房保障和卫生,教育的成果,和职业前景之间的联系。所以,在这样的经济波动的时刻,这是正确集中在这个话题。”高级成员麦克亨利,我完全同意。

Additionally, at an Artificial Intelligence Task Force hearing entitled, “Exposure Notification and Contact Tracing: How AI Helps Localities Reopen Safely and Researchers Find a Cure,” Mr. Budd said, “this hearing is fascinating, very timely.” Mr. Hollingsworth said, [I am] “really excited about the discussion that we have had already on this panel, look forward to talking more about it and hearing more about it.”

此外,与您的索赔,该委员会一直专注于党派的立法,我可以自豪地说,这次大会我们委员会已通过67个法案的两党基础上。我们的成员将继续共同工作今天取得成功两党。在听力题为近期多样性和包容性小组委员会,“拒绝访问:对以妇女和少数族裔企业在流感大流行,获得资本和金融服务的挑战”夫人。瓦格纳指出,她“介绍从密苏里[她]的朋友和同事,议员花边粘土,指示SBA和资金来创建或证明贷款和小企业之间的贷款免除计算器来解决困惑在什么成本计算PPP赦免行为应计算和帮助小企业填写他们的宽恕的形式。”在保护投资者,企业家和资本市场小组委员会听力题为“资本市场和紧急贷款的covid-19时代,”我们认为H.R. 6934,一个两党议案修改关心采取行动,要求国家认可的统计评级组织下,响应由院长和Barr代表介绍了该covid-19紧急进行一定程序的统一处理。

Ranking Member McHenry, I would submit that you have omitted from your letter the countless examples of bipartisanship we have seen on this Committee. In the continuing spirit of bipartisanship, I congratulate our Members on both sides of the aisle for continuing their work during this time of great uncertainty and strife. Our Members have worked through illness, family tragedies, quarantine, and technological challenges. To conclude that this time has somehow been a waste is simply incorrect and unfair.

Sincerely,
MAXINE WATERS
Chairwoman

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