Americans for Financial Reform wrote to Congress to express our support for The Student Borrower Protection Act, The Fair Student Loan Debt Collection Practices Act, and The Private Loan Disability Discharge Act. The student loan protections, transparency measures, and servicing reforms included in these bills are urgently needed so that borrowers are treated more fairly, basic standards are clearer, and borrowers facing challenging circumstances have every opportunity to succeed.
Support letter for the Protecting Your Credit Score Act of 2019
Today, private equity and hedge fund managers take advantage of gaps in regulations to make billions of dollars by looting real-world businesses and engaging in abusive practices without any accountability. They also pay taxes at a lower rate than teachers and firefighters. The undersigned organizations support the Stop Wall Street Looting Act (S.2155 / HR 3848 ). This legislation would eliminate tax, securities and bankruptcy law carve-outs that allow these Wall Street titans to make billions at the expense of workers, communities and pensions.
View or download a PDF version of the letter. November 7, 2019 Dear Representative: We are writing on behalf of Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) concerning the reauthorization bill for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) that was passed last week by the House Agriculture
Coalition letter in support of the Consumer Credit Control Act.
AFR Language Access Task Force and partner organizations sent up a letter in support of legislation to restore the URLA language preference question.
On October 9th, AFR joined with 41 organizations representing in a letter to Senator Lamar Alexander expressing concerns regarding his recently introduced bill, the Student Aid Improvement Act. Unfortunately, the bill fails to include any provisions that hold low-quality and sometimes predatory colleges accountable, and better protect students and taxpayers. Any reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) must include robust consumer protections.
Today, Americans for Financial Reform joined 62 other organizations on a joint letter to Senate appropriators urging them to oppose the overall Labor-HHS-Education spending allocation and the accompanying proposed $1.3 billion rescission from the Pell reserve fund and to instead fully retain all current Pell funds where they belong – in the Pell Grant program.
Letter in support of the Federal Reserve’s real-time payments system and the need for consumer protections in real time payments
On September 9, 2019, 34 organizations sent a letter in support of the Overdraft Protection Act of 2019.