Rep. Maxine Waters

Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters represents the 43rd Congressional District of California and serves as the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee. Before then, she made history as the first woman and first African American to Chair the House Financial Services Committee. Throughout her more than 40 years of public service, Congresswoman Waters has led the effort in Congress to create a strong, inclusive financial system and has also led the charge on landmark pieces of legislation to expand affordable housing, combat the worsening housing crisis, and support first-generation and first-time homebuyers. In addition, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congresswoman Waters’ efforts helped to ensure that vulnerable communities got the assistance they needed to maintain a roof over their heads.