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‘10 Alumna Appointed Senior Counsel to House Financial Services Committee

Elayne Weiss, '10

June 03, 2019

Elayne Weiss, ‘10, has been appointed senior counsel to the high-profile Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Weiss previously served as senior policy analyst for the National Low Income Housing Coalition and as legislative assistant for the American Civil Liberties Union. In that role, Weiss successfully advocated for a provision of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act that extended abortion coverage to rape and incest survivors in the armed forces, as well as their dependents.

At graduation, Weiss received Exceptional Pro Bono honors, in recognition of more than 125 hours of service she provided as a student.

In her new role, Weiss will serve a committee chaired by Rep. Maxine Waters of California, an outspoken critic of President Trump. In April, the committee issued subpoenas to Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup, seeking information on potential Russian money laundering.

When the subpoenas were issued, Waters called the potential use of the U.S. financial system for illicit purposes a “very serious concern.”