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Letter to Congress: Comment on HFSC Leveraged Lending Hearing
June 4, 2019 – 1:13 pm

Today’s hearing addresses the financial stability and economic risks of the growth of leveraged lending to non-financial businesses. The rapid growth and poor underwriting of high-risk corporate debt is clearly a significant current threat to financial and economic stability.

Joint Letter: Coalition Letter in support of the Green amendment to the Consumers First Act restoring the CFPB arbitration rule
May 22, 2019 – 5:06 pm

As part of the Fair Arbitration Now (FAN) coalition, AFR sent a letter in support of Rep. Green’s amendment to the Consumers First Act, which would restore the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s arbitration rule that …

Letter to Congress: Letter from 30 Groups in Support of the Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2019
May 22, 2019 – 4:33 pm

Dear Representative or Senator, We are writing on behalf of 30 undersigned organizations to urge you to co-sponsor the Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2019.

Joint Letter: AFR, 55 other orgs support the PROTECT Students Act
April 4, 2019 – 3:08 pm
Joint Letter: AFR, 55 other orgs support the PROTECT Students Act

Americans for Financial Reform joined 56 other organizations to express strong support for the PROTECT Students Act. This legislation would enact important protections for students and taxpayers
against predatory colleges that cheat students and leave them with large debts they cannot afford.
It also includes a far-reaching set of reforms to hold predatory colleges accountable
to both students and taxpayers.

Joint Letters: Coalition Response to Crapo/Brown RFI on Data Privacy, Protection and Collection
March 16, 2019 – 11:48 am

Coalition response to Senate Banking Committee RFI

Letter from 51 groups in support of the Consumers First Act
March 5, 2019 – 5:39 pm

Letter from 51 organizations supporting the Consumers First Act

Letter to Congress: Letter from 61 Groups in Support of the Wall Street Tax Act of 2019
March 5, 2019 – 1:01 pm

On behalf of the 61 undersigned organizations, we are writing to urge you to co-sponsor the Wall Street Tax Act of 2019 being introduced by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.).

Letters to Congress: AFR Letter to the Senate Banking Committee Regarding Legislative Proposals on Capital Formation and Corporate Governance
February 28, 2019 – 9:32 am

AFR opposed twelve bills that would leave investors more vulnerable to harm and abuse, and make the nation’s capital markets less safe, and supported five of the measures that would improve disclosures or investor protections.