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Event: Former Fed Governor Tarullo Decries “Low-Intensity Deregulation”
May 21, 2019 – 11:21 am

“[A] good bit of that progress … could be endangered by a kind of low-intensity deregulation, consisting of an accumulation of non-headline-grabbing changes and an opaque relaxation of supervisory rigor. There are things to be concerned about in many of the individual proposals on such matters as the leverage ratio, resolution planning, and foreign banking organizations. It’s the cumulative effect, though, that is truly worrisome.”

Report: Wall Street Pumps $1.9 Billion into Political Process in 2017-18 Election Cycle
April 30, 2019 – 6:58 am
Report: Wall Street Pumps $1.9 Billion into Political Process in 2017-18 Election Cycle

The $1.9 billion Wall Street poured into American politics includes contributions to campaign committees and leadership PACs ($922 million) and lobbying expenditures ($957 million). The money backed a massive rush of pro-industry nominees and legislation over the last two years, at a time when the biggest banks made $100 billion in profits for the first time.

AFR Statement: Senate Commemorates Financial Crisis With Deregulation Bill Vote
March 14, 2018 – 6:55 pm

The legislation approved by a bipartisan majority in the Senate doesn’t serve families or communities, nor is it policy that most Americans support. It puts the interests of financial institutions ahead of the rest of us

Letters to Congress: AFR Urges Opposition to H.R. 1116 — A Dangerous Bill Weakening Effective Protections for Consumers and the U.S. Economy
March 13, 2018 – 12:26 pm

AFR sent a letter to members of the House of Representatives urging them to vote in opposition to H.R. 1116, the “Taking Account of Institutions with Low Operation Risk (TAILOR) Act of 2017.”

Letters to Congress: AFR Opposition Letter to Moran Amendment 2140 — A Radical Attack on Bank Supervision
March 8, 2018 – 11:22 am

AFR opposes a radical legislation that would put unprecedented new limits on the powers of bank examiners.

AFR Statement: Statement from AFR on Senate Vote on S. 2155
March 6, 2018 – 11:49 am

“Congress ought to spend its time addressing the student loan crisis, cracking down on serial lawbreakers like Wells Fargo, and ensuring companies like Equifax pay a meaningful price for massive data breeches — not deregulating the financial services industry,” said Lisa Donner, executive director, Americans for Financial Reform. “Too many Senators seem willing to ignore the lessons of the financial crisis, and what happens when we let big banks write the rules of the economy. Millions of Americans know the costs all too well and will take notice of how members vote on passage of this harmful legislation.”

Letters to Congress: AFR Urges Opposition to HR 4296—A Bill Tying Regulators Hands in Setting Operational Risk Capital
February 27, 2018 – 11:55 am

AFR sent a letter urging House members to vote “No” on H.R. 4296—a bill that would tie regulators hands in setting operational risk capital.

AFR Statement: Trump Year One Full of Gifts to Wall Street
January 30, 2018 – 11:26 pm

From tax cuts to deregulation to changes at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the first year of the Trump administration has been a boon to Wall Street at the expense of ordinary Americans.