Maxine Waters reelected to House seat in California

Maxine Waters reelected to House seat in California
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Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersMaxine Waters meets with CBS News representatives over lack of black 2020 reporters Ocasio-Cortez to join House panel overseeing financial sector On The Money: Shutdown Day 25 | Dems reject White House invite for talks | Leaders nix recess with no deal | McConnell blocks second House Dem funding bill | IRS workers called back for tax-filing season | Senate bucks Trump on Russia sanctions 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 HensarlingExiting lawmakers jockey for K Street perch Ryan focuses on legacy as talk of shutdown dominates capital Rare bipartisanship in lame duck Congress battling the ‘WTO’ of insurance regulation MORE (R-Texas) to subpoena the Treasury Department and Deutsche Bank for any documents related to possible financial links between President TrumpDonald John TrumpVeterans groups demand end to shutdown: 'Get your act together' Brown launches tour in four early nominating states amid 2020 consideration Pence on border wall: Trump won't be ‘deterred’ by Dem ‘obstruction’ 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.