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AFR sent a letter to members of Congress urging that they Oppose HR 1105 , the “Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act.” Contrary to its title, this bill is not designed to benefit small business. Instead, it would exempt private equity fund advisors from basic reporting requirements designed to allow regulators to monitor systemic risk in the financial system and protect investors and the public.
More than 100 organizations joined AFR in signing a letter in support of the Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act. This crucial piece of legislation would protect homeowners who receive principal reduction modifications from devastating tax consequences is set to expire on December 31, 2013, just as the government’s recent settlement with JP Morgan Chase promises additional principal write downs. Congress must act swiftly to extend this legislation.
“Legislation under consideration in the Financial Services Committee would harm the CFPB’s ability to protect the public in a variety of ways . We urge you to oppose each of these bills and any similar proposals designed to hobble the CFPB and prevent it from doing its job.”
AFR sent letters to members of the House and Senate urging them to support full funding for the CFTC. The CFTC’s role in regulating commodity markets is vital to overall financial stability and cannot do its job without this vital funding.
AFR sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to oppose HR 1038. This legislation would make it easier for major dealers in the energy markets to avoid appropriate designation as swaps dealers, and would also remove important protections for public utilities in their swaps transactions.
AFR sent a letter and one pager regarding HR 1256, the “Swaps Jurisdiction Certainty Act” to members of Congress, urging them to oppose the bill. HR 1256 would severely undermine regulators ability to protect U.S. taxpayers from risks that arise from overseas derivatives trading.
AFR sent a letter to members of Congress opposing S. 949, legislation which promotes steering borrowers into more expensive loans.
AFR sent a letter to members of Congress opposing HR 1135, the “Burdensome Data Collection Relief Act.” This legislation would repeal Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which requires that companies report the ratio of CEO to median worker pay.