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Letter to Congress: Americans for Financial Reform opposes five bills before HSGAC
May 16, 2017 – 8:29 pm

“…These bills would further complicate, confuse, and delay the regulatory process; further advantage regulated industries over the public interest; and make it impossible for regulators to act effectively against Wall Street recklessness and abuse of consumers.”

Letter To Congress: AFR, 63 Groups Oppose Regulatory Accountability Act
May 16, 2017 – 2:02 pm

On behalf of the undersigned 63 organizations, we are writing to express our strong opposition to S. 951, the “Regulatory Accountability Act”, and to urge you to oppose this bill. The Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA) …

Letter to Congress: 79 Organizations Urge Opposition to the CHOICE Act
April 27, 2017 – 12:12 pm

“…This legislation would be better dubbed ‘Wall Street’s CHOICE Act’, as it would have a devastating effect on the capacity of regulators to protect the public interest and defend consumers and investors from Wall Street wrongdoing… This nearly 600-page bill is a radical piece of legislation…”

Letter to Congress: Oppose Wall Street’s CHOICE Act–Devastating to Financial Protections
April 25, 2017 – 4:35 pm

“…We are writing to express our opposition to the “Financial CHOICE Act” and to urge you to oppose this measure. This legislation would be better dubbed “Wall Street’s CHOICE Act,” as it would have a devastating effect on the ability of regulators to protect consumers and investors from Wall Street exploitation and the economy from financial risks created by too-big-to-fail megabanks. It would expose consumers, investors, and the public to greatly heightened risk of abuse in their regular dealings with the financial system, and our economy as a whole to a far greater risk of instability and crisis. “

Letter to Congress: Enhanced Financial Protections for Small Businesses
April 14, 2017 – 5:29 pm

“Small businesses are a primary driver of job growth and wealth creation in the United States, providing more than half the country’s jobs and two-thirds of net new jobs. …There is a strong and growing consensus that small businesses should have stronger federal protections in the financial marketplace. …The best agency to oversee protections for small businesses is the CFPB. The CFPB is the primary enforcer of the core statutes that protect borrowers and other users of financial services against misconduct.”

Letter to Congress: Thirty-One Organizations Call On Senate Not To Use “Economic Growth” As An Excuse for Deregulation
April 14, 2017 – 4:19 pm

“We, the thirty-one undersigned organizations, are writing this letter in response to the Senate Banking Committee’s request for proposals to foster and improve economic growth. Our purpose in submitting this letter is to urge the …

Letter to Congress: AFR and 22 Organizations Oppose Jay Clayton for SEC Chair
April 5, 2017 – 10:48 am

AFR joins 22 organizations in letter urging members of the Senate Banking Committee to oppose the nomination of Walter Joseph ‘Jay’ Clayton to serve as Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Joint Letter to Congress: 50+ Organizations Urge Congress to Keep Rules That Protect Students and Taxpayers from Waste and Fraud in Higher Education
March 22, 2017 – 2:11 pm

“We believe protections for student and taxpayers should be strengthened, not scaled back. …Veterans, low-income students and students of color have been disproportionately harmed by predatory colleges. Last month, 16 organizations representing millions of military servicemembers, veterans, survivors, and military families voiced their strong support for these protections and urged Congress to fully uphold them.”