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Maxine Waters embraces role as top Democrat on powerful financial committee

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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) holds a news conference to challenge the charges made against her by the House of Representatives ethics committee at the U.S. Capitol August 13, 2010 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Maxine Waters has settled into her new job. The LA congresswoman became the ranking Democrat on the powerful House Banking Committee. 

As KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports, the post comes after a three-year fight to clear her name on banking-related ethics charges.

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