Category Archives: Letters to Congress

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AFR Urges Full Funding for the CFTC

AFR sent a letter to member of Congress urging them to support full funding for the CFTC. Funding the CFTC is vitally important to enabling it to do its job: protecting the US and global economy through effective oversight of some of the most critical and central areas of our financial markets.

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AFR Opposes HR 797

AFR sent a letter to the hill opposing HR 797. This legislation represents a major weakening of new protections created by the Dodd-Frank Act to prevent predatory behavior in Wall Street financial dealings with municipalities. These protections are critical to protecting taxpayers and citizens from exploitation.

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AFR Letter: Safeguard Consumers from Risky Online Payday Lending

[Download PDF] July 24, 2012 The Honorable Jeff Merkley United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Merkley: We, the undersigned consumer and community organizations, write to support your legislation to protect consumers from high-risk lending on the internet and offline. The Stopping Abuse and

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Public Interest Groups Urge Opposition to HR 2827

AFR, The Leadership Conference, AFL-CIO, AFSCME, U.S. PIRG, Public Citizen, and Consumer Federation of America. While this legislation is an improvement on earlier versions of the bill, it still represents a significant weakening of taxpayer protections created by the Dodd-Frank Act to prevent fraud, abuse, and deception in Wall Street financial dealings with municipalities.

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AFR Letter: Oppose S. 3468 “The Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act”

AFR sent a letter of opposition to members of Congress regarding S. 3468, The Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act, which would give the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) jurisdiction over all independent agencies in the federal government, including all of the financial regulatory agencies.

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AFR Letter: Oppose H.R. 2446

AFR sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to oppose H.R. 2446. This legislation will exempt payments related to homeowner warranties (also known as home service contracts) from the Real Estate Settlement Procedure Act’s ban on kickbacks and referral fees. We believe exempting payments related to these products from the ban on kickbacks and referral fees would be harmful to consumers.