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Congressional Testimony: AFR Submits Statement Re House Financial Services Hearing on Derivatives Regulation
February 14, 2018 – 4:10 pm

AFR submitted a statement to the Capital Markets Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee regarding a 2/14/18 hearing examining eleven different proposed bills affecting regulation of derivatives markets.
Final AFR Statement For 2-14 Derivatives Hearing

Letter to Regulators: AFR Calls on Federal Reserve to Strengthen Bank Stress Tests
February 2, 2018 – 1:00 pm

AFR sent the below letter to the Federal Reserve commenting on a package of proposals for stress test transparency
AFR Comment on Stress Test Proposal Package

AFR Statement: Appeals Court Decision Knocks Out Longstanding Argument Against CFPB Single Director
January 31, 2018 – 2:07 pm

Charging that the single director structure — which helps make the bureau an effective consumer regulator, if that director is committed to the public interest — was unconstitutional evolved into a mainstay of attacks from Wall Street, predatory lenders, and their friends in Congress and the administration.

AFR Statement: Trump Year One Full of Gifts to Wall Street
January 30, 2018 – 11:26 pm

From tax cuts to deregulation to changes at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the first year of the Trump administration has been a boon to Wall Street at the expense of ordinary Americans.

AFR Report: Warren Endorses Need for Action on Wall Street Role in Home Rental Market
January 22, 2018 – 9:00 am

In the past 10 years, nine big Wall Street firms have fundamentally altered the rental landscape in their targeted cities across 13 states by eliminating the human aspects of the relationship between tenants and their landlord. In some areas, the largest SFR companies own a large percentage of all single family rentals in a given zip code – up to 12.5 percent in some areas.

AFR Report: Wall Street and Single Family Rentals
January 17, 2018 – 7:00 am

Press call TODAY at 12 noon ET. For more information: carter@ourfinancialsecurity.org
Report available in PDF form, or embedded below.

AFR Release: Lawsuits Challenge Trump-Mulvaney Attempt to Take Over CFPB
January 12, 2018 – 4:26 pm

Americans for Financial Reform and the Center for Responsible Lending hosted a press call today with leading experts to discuss two ongoing lawsuits concerning the CFPB director and the administration’s attempts to destroy the CFPB’s independence.

Statement to Congress: Oppose Proposals To End Independent Federal Reserve Funding
January 10, 2018 – 12:30 pm

AFR sent a statement to the House Financial Services Committee regarding proposals to end independent funding for Federal Reserve bank regulation and supervision.
AFR Federal Reserve Independent Funding