Category Archives: Statements and Press Releases

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In Focus: Hearing Highlights Bonus Bonanza

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: January 22, 2010 In Focus: Hearing Highlights Bonus Bonanza Frank Zeros In On Out-of-Control Bonuses Washington, DC – Americans for Financial Reform released the following statement about the House Financial Services Committee’s hearing on executive compensation today. Maureen Thompson, Executive Director,

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AFR Stands With President Obama To Rein In The Big Banks

Washington, DC – Americans for Financial Reform released the following statement about President Obama’s proposal to limit the size and investments of big banks. Heather Booth, Executive Director, Americans for Financial Reform: “Today the President has signaled the beginning of the end of “too big

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Record Wall Street Bonusus

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Record Wall Street Bonuses January 19, 2010 “Hard-working Americans will not be ATMs for Wall Street” Just a year ago, Wall Street banks pleaded for taxpayers to bail them out to save us all from financial disaster.  We

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Commodity Markets Oversight Coalition – Joint Principles

JOINT STATEMENT OF SHARED PRINCIPLES FOR NEEDED REFORMS IN THE FUTURES/DERIVATIVES MARKETS AS REVISED AND AGREED TO AT THE JOINT MEETING OF MEMBERS OF THE COMMODITY MARKETS OVERSIGHT COALITION AND THE AMERICANS FOR FINANCIAL REFORM January 7th, 2010 Members of the Commodity Markets Oversight Coalition

AFR Applauds President’s Announcement Of Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee

AFR Applauds President’s Announcement Of Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee;  Urges Additional Actions To Protect Consumers And Hold Wall St. Accountable Groups Also Urge Congress To Pass Financial Speculation Tax Washington, D.C. – Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) released the following statement today on the President’s

AFR to Big Wall Street Banks: Come Clean Before Angelides Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: January 13, 2010 Washington, DC – As the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission kicks off its first public hearing today, Americans for Financial Reform calls on big banks to not only justify their reckless behavior but also explain why they are working