Home » Archive by Author

Articles by

Letters to Congress: AFR and CFA sent a letter to the House Financial Services Committee regarding eight bills in today’s markup.
July 11, 2018 – 10:01 am | Comments Off on Letters to Congress: AFR and CFA sent a letter to the House Financial Services Committee regarding eight bills in today’s markup.

View or download PDF version of the letter.
 
July 11, 2018
Dear Representative:
On behalf of Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) and the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), we are writing to oppose four of the bills …

AFR Statement: Kavanaugh on Scotus Would Signal Attack on Wall Street Regulation
July 10, 2018 – 12:41 pm | Comments Off on AFR Statement: Kavanaugh on Scotus Would Signal Attack on Wall Street Regulation

Kavanaugh found that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was unconstitutional but was overturned in a thoughtfully reasoned decision that found many faults with his analysis. Independent agencies, which have existed in the United States for nearly a century, are vital institutions for creating a government that does not only serve wealthy interests.

Letters to Congress: AFR urges House members to oppose harmful financial deregulation in HR 5877 and HR 4537.
July 10, 2018 – 11:03 am | Comments Off on Letters to Congress: AFR urges House members to oppose harmful financial deregulation in HR 5877 and HR 4537.

Americans for Financial Reform sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging members to oppose the harmful financial deregulation in HR 5877 and HR 4537.

Letters to Regulators: AFR commented on a proposal that would cut the minimum required leverage ratio at the largest U.S. banks.
June 26, 2018 – 11:32 am | Comments Off on Letters to Regulators: AFR commented on a proposal that would cut the minimum required leverage ratio at the largest U.S. banks.

Americans for Financial Reform sent a letter to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to comment on a proposal that would reduce the minimum leverage ratio …

Letters to Regulators: AFR commented on Federal Reserve proposed changes to capital rules to implement new stress buffer requirements.
June 26, 2018 – 11:18 am | Comments Off on Letters to Regulators: AFR commented on Federal Reserve proposed changes to capital rules to implement new stress buffer requirements.

AFR commented on a Federal Reserve proposal that would integrate the capital requirements in its different capital regimes to institute new stress buffer requirements.

Letters to Congress: AFR urges opposition to HR 5970 and HR 6130 in order to preserve disclosures for investors.
June 21, 2018 – 10:18 am | Comments Off on Letters to Congress: AFR urges opposition to HR 5970 and HR 6130 in order to preserve disclosures for investors.

Americans for Financial Reform sent a letter to members of the House Committee on Financial Services urging them to reject two bills in today’s markup.

AFR Statement: CFPB Needs a Champion of Consumers, Not an Employee of Mick Mulvaney
June 17, 2018 – 8:27 am | Comments Off on AFR Statement: CFPB Needs a Champion of Consumers, Not an Employee of Mick Mulvaney

The President should have nominated someone with a commitment to that mission months ago, not waited until the last minute to reveal a nomination designed to keep Mick Mulvaney in charge. This nomination is a move to keep the CFPB hobbled and under the thumb of the payday lenders and Wall Street law breakers.

Letters to Congress: AFR Opposes HR 5749 and HR 6035 in House Financial Services Committee Markup
June 14, 2018 – 3:25 pm | Comments Off on Letters to Congress: AFR Opposes HR 5749 and HR 6035 in House Financial Services Committee Markup

Americans for Financial Reform sent a letter to members of the House Committee on Financial Services urging them to reject two bills in today’s markup.