Maxine Waters reelected to House seat in California

Maxine Waters reelected to House seat in California
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Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersBank watchdogs approve rule to loosen ban on risky Wall Street trades F-bombs away: Why lawmakers are cursing now more than ever Banks give Congress, New York AG documents related to Russians who may have dealt with Trump: report MORE (D-Calif.) was easily reelected to her House seat, defeating Republican challenger Omar Navarro in California's 43rd Congressional District.

Waters had received almost 72 percent of the vote with 27 of 343 precincts reporting when the race was called.

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With Democrats projected to regain control of the House, Waters is expected to become chair of the Financial Services Committee, where she is currently the ranking member.

Waters and other Democrats on the committee have called for Chairman Jeb HensarlingThomas (Jeb) Jeb HensarlingHas Congress lost the ability or the will to pass a unanimous bipartisan small business bill? Maxine Waters is the Wall Street sheriff the people deserve Ex-GOP congressman heads to investment bank MORE (R-Texas) to subpoena the Treasury Department and Deutsche Bank for any documents related to possible financial links between President TrumpDonald John Trump Former US ambassador: 'Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics' Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president MORE and Russia.

“If there is information that is going to be unveiled about what has been going on in the White House or Donald Trump or the Treasury, it will come out,” Waters said in September.

Waters has been a top target of criticism for Trump, who has called her a “low-IQ individual." Waters has called for Trump's impeachment and has faced criticism for calling on Democrats to confront Trump administration officials in public.