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Letters to Congress: AFR sent a letter to the U.S. Senate opposing the misleading-labeled “Taxpayer Protection and Responsible Resolution Act.”
November 19, 2018 – 10:27 am

Americans for Financial Reform sent a letter to the U.S. Senate opposing the “Taxpayer Protection and Responsible Resolution Act” (TPRRA), a legislation that gives special privileges to large financial institutions, encourages the continuation of “too big to fail”, and increases systemic risk.

Letters to Congress: AFR Opposes the Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act — Changes Would Benefit “Too Big to Fail” Banks
November 13, 2018 – 2:02 pm

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November 13, 2018
Dear Senator,
On behalf of Americans for Financial Reform (AFR), we are writing to express our opposition to HR 1667, the “Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act” (FIBA).[1] …

Joint Letter: AFL-CIO and Americans for Financial Reform sent a letter to the Senate opposing S. 488
October 11, 2018 – 2:19 pm

October 11, 2018
AFL-CIO and Americans for Financial Reform  wrote a letter to the Senate to state opposition to S. 488 (the so-called “JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018”) which has been passed by the …

Joint Letter: AFR and 12 organizations sent a letter opposing Eric Dreiband’s nomination as Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice
October 11, 2018 – 12:41 pm

AFR and 12 organizations opposed the nomination of Eric Dreiband to serve as the Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice.

Letters to Congress: AFR and seven organizations sent a joint letter urging a vote against H.R. 5381
September 27, 2018 – 12:45 pm

September 27, 2018
Americans for Financial Reform sent a letter on behalf of the undersigned organizations, urging to Representatives to vote against HR 5381, the “GRATER Act”. HR 5381 mandates that Federal agencies transfer all credit …

Letters to Congress: AFR urges opposition to 6 bills in today’s Financial Services Commitee markup.
September 13, 2018 – 9:43 am

Americans for Financial Reform sent a letter to members of the House Financial Services Committee urging them to vote against 6 bills under consideration in today’s markup—HR 2128, HR 5534, HR 6021,HR 6741, HR 6743, …

Joint Letter: 28 organizations sent a letter to Congress urging opposition to HR 6743, The Consumer Information Notification Requirement Act
September 12, 2018 – 5:38 pm

AFR joined 27 organizations in signing onto this letter drafted by US PIRG urging the House Financial Services Committee to oppose HR 6743, a bill that replaces an existing narrow preemption provision with a sweeping provision that could not only eliminate all state data breach notice, data security and other privacy laws as they apply to financial institutions as broadly defined, but also forestall further state innovation to protect their citizens from future privacy and data security threats. One year after the Equifax breach, we are especially concerned that the committee is considering weakening data security and data breach laws, instead of strengthening them or passing legislation to make companies like Equifax more accountable to their victims.

Letters to Congress: AFR and three other organizations sent a joint letter to Congress urging opposition to HR 5059, the State Insurance Regulation Preservation Act
September 12, 2018 – 10:41 am

On September 12, 2018, Americans for Financial Reform, the Center for Economic Justice, the Consumer Federation of America, and US PIRG sent a joint letter urging Congress members to vote in opposition to HR 5059, …