Congressman Al Green’s Statement Regarding the Staff Report on the Federal Financial Regulatory Services Agencies’ Workforce Diversity Efforts

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 11/5/2015, 5:20 p.m.
On Thursday, November 5, 2015, Congressman Al Green, Ranking Member of the Financial Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, released the ...
Rep. Al Green at the press conference with (from left to right) Reps. G.K. Butterfield (NC-1), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Joyce Beatty (OH-3), Maxine Waters (CA-43), Terri Sewell (AL-7), Judy Chu (CA-27), and Norma Torres (CA-35).

(Washington, DC)—On Thursday, November 5, 2015, Congressman Al Green, Ranking Member of the Financial Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, released the following statement regarding the Staff Report on the Federal Financial Regulatory Services Agencies’ Workforce Diversity Efforts:

“As the Ranking Member of the Financial Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, I was honored to work under the leadership of the Honorable Maxine Waters to advocate for the auditing of workforce diversity within the federal financial regulatory agencies. The findings in the report indicate that there are challenges to achieving success for women and minorities that must be addressed by these regulatory agencies. As a nation, we have witnessed the effects of these challenges, as African-American unemployment remains approximately twice that of the national average. Clearly, it is evident that more proactive remedies to diversity deficiencies are needed within the federal government—the largest employer in the United States. I trust that all of the audited federal financial regulatory agencies will move to quickly address the diversity deficiencies highlighted in this report and redouble their efforts to improve the inward and upward inclusion of minorities and women.”

For more information, visit algreen.house.gov