Maxine Waters

Meet the new members of the House Financial Services Committee


The lineup of new members to the House Financial Services Committee includes several rising Democratic stars.


‘I have the gavel’: Waters touts agenda but leadership challenges loom


The new chair of the House Financial Services Committee has an ambitious set of priorities, but newly elected progressives could set up a conflict with more moderate Democrats on the panel.


Waters: A million-plus could lose homes because of HUD shutdown


A lapse in rental-assistance funding, an understaffed FHA and other effects of the government shutdown are causing real harm to families, said the chair of the House Financial Services Committee.


House, Senate Dems introduce bill to encourage diversity among Fed presidents


The bill would require at least one gender diverse and one racially or ethnically diverse candidate to be interviewed for Fed regional bank president vacancies.


11 policymakers to watch in 2019


These heads of regulatory agencies and key members of Congress will determine the course of banking rules in the new year.


Banking could be bipartisan again. No, really


From anti-money-laundering reform to pot banking, there are deals to be had on financial services legislation. The question is whether anyone wants to make them.


House diversity panel a doubled-edged sword for banks


A Financial Services subcommittee planned by Democrats to root out discrimination and expand financial inclusion could put banks on the hot seat, but it could also foster regulatory relief.


Santander hires retail chief, Trump v. Powell, future of housing finance: Top stories


Santander taps JPMorgan Chase exec Colleen Canny to lead retail network; can Trump actually fire Fed's Powell?; will 2019 bring long-awaited reform of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac?; and more from the past two week's most-read stories.


FEMA ends halt on flood insurance policies during shutdown


The announcement rescinded the agency's earlier guidance issued to industry partners to suspend sales operations as a result of the current lapse in funding from Congress.


'What will the next idiocy be?': Comments of the year


Readers this year responded to Mick Mulvaney's leadership at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the banking industry's role in the national gun debate, Rep. Maxine Water's upcoming leadership of the Financial Services Committee, the influence of tech companies like Facebook and Amazon on financial services and much more.