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Senator Merkley, Experts Call for Big Banks to Get Back to Banking, Push for Merkley-Levin Provision

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**PRESS CONFERENCE CALL, THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 4:30 PM ET**

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Washington, DC – On Thursday, June 17, at 4:30 PMSenator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) will join with experts to call for banks to get back to the basic commercial banking business of making loans to consumers and businesses instead of the ‘proprietary trading’ they do on their own account. As Congress heads into the final stages of Wall Street reform, the Volcker rule strengthened by the Merkley-Levin amendment must be included in the final legislation.

WHO: U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

Jane D’Arista, Political Economy Research Institute at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Raj Date, Chairman & Executive Director, Cambridge Winter Center

Heather Booth, Director, Americans for Financial Reform

WHEN: Thursday, June 17 at 4:30 PM ET

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