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Letter to Congress: AFR Urges Congress to Keep Our Markets Safe, Reject HR 2289
June 3, 2015 – 11:50 am

“On behalf of Americans for Financial Reform, we are writing to express our opposition to HR 2289, “The Commodity End User Relief Act”. This legislation would have a severe negative impact on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and its ability to police commodity and derivatives markets.”

AFR in the News: Dodd-Frank Rollback Bill Advances in Senate (ThinkAdvisor)
May 22, 2015 – 9:19 am

“Americans for Financial Reform stated that the bill is ‘fundamentally misconceived: while its proponents claim to be focused on the needs of small community banks, the substance of the bill reads more like a deregulatory wish list for big banks and other large financial players.’ AFR stated that a ‘disturbing number of lawmakers are once again willing to act as shills for Wall Street and its discredited deregulatory agenda,’ adding that it’s ‘unlikely that this dangerous bill or anything like it will become law.’”

Letter to Congress: AFR Urges Senate to Reject Toomey Amendment
May 21, 2015 – 10:00 am

“On behalf of Americans for Financial Reform we are writing to express our opposition to Senator Toomey’s Amendment 8, offered by Senator Toomey to Senator Shelby’s regulatory reform bill scheduled for mark-up on May 21.”

Letter to Congress: AFR Supports Operation Choke Point, Urges Congress to Reject Crapo Amendment
May 21, 2015 – 9:48 am

On behalf of Americans for Financial Reform, we urge you to oppose Senator Crapo’s Amendment 19 to Senator Shelby’s regulatory reform bill scheduled for mark-up today, May 21. The amendment would prohibit the banking agencies from implementing or participating in the Department of Justice’s Operation Choke Point.

Letter to Congress: AFR Letter on the Democratic Substitute Amendment to “The Financial Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015”
May 20, 2015 – 5:10 pm

“The Democratic substitute amendment represents a better approach to protecting consumers and the broader stability and security of the financial system, as well as to balancing attention to the concerns of real community banks and the need for key standards to apply across the system. “

Letter to Congress: AFR, 23 Organizations Oppose Chairman Shelby’s “Financial Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015”
May 20, 2015 – 2:21 pm

“On behalf of Americans for Financial Reform and the undersigned organizations, we are writing to express our opposition to Chairman Shelby’s draft legislation, “The Financial Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015.”… While there are a number of reasonable proposals within this lengthy bill, the legislation as a whole contains numerous provisions that would unacceptably weaken consumer and financial protections.”

Letter to Congress: AFR Opposes Three Bills, Supports Another, Being Considered by the House Financial Services Committee
May 20, 2015 – 1:04 pm

“On behalf of Americans for Financial Reform (AFR), we are writing to express our opposition to several of the bills under consideration in today’s subcommittee hearing, as well as our support for HR 1847, the “Swaps Data Repository and Clearinghouse Indemnification Act”.”