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AFR Statement: AFR Criticizes Mulvaney Move to Manipulate Research, Curb Student Advocacy
May 9, 2018 – 1:04 pm

“What Mulvaney is really interested in is not serious research, but information that advances the interests of the Wall Street banks and predatory lenders he serves.”

AFR Statement: Closing the CFPB’s Office for Students is like shuttering the fire department in the middle of a fire
May 9, 2018 – 12:10 pm

“America is facing an ongoing student debt crisis, with outstanding student debt surpassing $1.5 trillion and over 8 million borrowers in default on their student loans. Closing the Office for Students is like shuttering the fire department in the middle of a three-alarm fire,” said Alexis Goldstein, senior policy analyst at Americans for Financial Reform.

AFR in the News: House Votes to Dismantle Bias Rule in Auto Lending (NY Times)
May 9, 2018 – 10:24 am

“‘“Companies will put millions of people into more expensive car loans simply because of the color of their skin,, said Rion Dennis, an advocate of financial overhaul at Americans for Financial Reform. ‘By using the Congressional Review Act to wipe out straightforward regulatory guidance, the congressional majority has also opened the door to challenging longstanding efforts to protect workers, consumers, civil rights, the environment and the economy.’”

AFR Statement: AFR Condemns House Vote to Abandon CFPB Auto Lending Guidance
May 8, 2018 – 4:57 pm

In the era of mass incarceration, racial profiling and unaccountable police brutality, every member of Congress who voted for this bill has to explain why they do not believe people of color deserve the full protection of the federal government, especially given the long documented history of racial discrimination in auto lending.

AFR Statement: Preserve Public Access to CFPB Complaint Database
May 1, 2018 – 11:49 am

Making the database public makes it more useful and more visible, which in turn makes it more likely to be used, and to provide more valuable information to the Bureau and the public about consumer financial services.

Joint Letter to CFPB: An Inquiry Process Weighted in Industry’s Favor
April 30, 2018 – 9:35 am

“The RFIs pose questions that are almost entirely from an industry perspective and are insufficiently specific to elicit meaningful comment. The RFIs hint at changes desired by industry without providing enough detail to inform members of the public who do not have experience with the internal workings of the Bureau or the implications of the questions. This process weighted in industry’s favor is not consistent with the CFPB mandate to focus on consumer protection.”

AFR in the News: Senate Votes to Ease Restrictions on Auto Lending Discrimination (NY Times)
April 27, 2018 – 9:47 am

“‘“By voting to roll back the CFPB’s work, senators have emboldened banks and finance companies to engage in racial discrimination by charging millions of people of color more for a car loan than is justified,’ said Rion Dennis of Americans for Financial Reform, an advocacy group. ‘Lawmakers have also opened the door to challenging longstanding agency actions that are crucial to protecting workers, consumers, civil rights, the environment and the economy.’”

AFR Statement: Consumers Need CFPB Director Nominee, Not Mulvaney’s Pay-to-Play
April 25, 2018 – 11:20 am

Mick Mulvaney admits he favored lobbyists who gave him money as a lawmaker. He has no business running the CFPB, an agency devoted to the protection of consumers, not lobbyists.