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AFR Statement: Wall Street Money Hits $719 Million in 2017, Headed Past $2 Billion in this Election Cycle
May 7, 2018 – 6:00 am

Wall Street pumped $719 million into the political process in 2017, a rate that puts it on pace to outstrip the record $2 billion it spent during the 2015-2016 campaign cycle, according to a new report by Americans for Financial Reform.

AFR Statement: Preserve Public Access to CFPB Complaint Database
May 1, 2018 – 11:49 am

Making the database public makes it more useful and more visible, which in turn makes it more likely to be used, and to provide more valuable information to the Bureau and the public about consumer financial services.

Letter to Congress: Oppose HR 4566
March 20, 2018 – 1:20 pm

AFR sent a letter to the House opposing passage of HR 4566, which would eliminate stress testing of non-banks under Title 1 of the Dodd-Frank Act
AFR floor oppo letter HR 4566

AFR in the news: Dems Team Up with GOP to Weaken Bank Rules (Democracy Now!)
March 7, 2018 – 5:03 pm
AFR in the news: Dems Team Up with GOP to Weaken Bank Rules (Democracy Now!)

AFR’s senior policy analyst Alexis Goldstein joined Democracy Now! to discuss the dangers of S. 2155, a bill the Senate is considering that would encourage discrimination in lending, roll back rules on large U.S. and …

AFR Polling Memo: Overwhelming Majorities Oppose Dodd-Frank Rollbacks In S. 2155
February 27, 2018 – 5:00 am

Strong majorities support the Dodd-Frank law that Congress passed in the aftermath of the financial crisis and oppose the provisions of the deregulation bill currently under consideration.

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.