Congresswoman Maxine WatersWashington, D.C. – In response to the House Ethics Committee’s actions regarding Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA-35), CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan released the following statement:

 “No matter their political party, race, or gender, lawmakers who abuse their offices for personal enrichment must be held accountable. Now that the Ethics Committee has found a substantial reason to believe Congresswoman Waters violated House rules, she should step down as Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity immediately. This isn’t the first time that Congresswoman Waters has been accused of ethics violations, but it should be the last.”

Click here to read the House Ethics Committee’s statement on Rep. Waters.

Click here to read the Office of Congressional Ethics’ report and findings.

Click here to read Rep. Waters’ profile on