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Senator Merkley, Experts Call for Big Banks to Get Back to Banking, Push for Merkley-Levin Provision
June 16, 2010 – 1:26 pm

**PRESS CONFERENCE CALL, THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 4:30 PM ET**
To download press conference go to this link
Washington, DC – On Thursday, June 17, at 4:30 PM, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) will join with experts to call for banks …

AFR to Frank and Dodd: Make and Finalize the Strongest Legislation Possible
June 15, 2010 – 3:05 pm

June 15, 2010
Chairman Christopher Dodd
Chairman Barney Frank
Dear Conferee:
As you proceed with these final stages of writing the financial regulatory reform bill we ask you to work for and support a conference report which includes the …

AFR’s Conference Priorities
June 15, 2010 – 9:26 am

As the Conference Committee continues to meet to prepare a final financial reform bill, Americans for Financial Reform has outlined these points as their top priorities:

Establishing a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that is independent, has …

AFR to Frank and Dodd: Support Derivatives Reform
June 11, 2010 – 4:04 pm

June 11, 2010
Chairman Christopher Dodd
Chairman Barney Frank
Dear Senator/Representative:
We write on behalf of Americans for Financial Reform, an unprecedented coalition of over 250 national, state and local groups who have come together to reform the financial …

AFR to Frank and Dodd: Support Senate Derivatives Reform Sec. 716
June 11, 2010 – 3:54 pm

June 11, 2010
Chairman Christopher Dodd
Chairman Barney Frank
Re: Support Senate Derivatives Reform Sec. 716: Separation of swaps dealing from taxpayer-protected banks
Dear Senator/Representative:
We write on behalf of Americans for Financial Reform, an unprecedented coalition of over 250 …

Economists Support Regulation of Commodities Futures Markets in the Reconciliation of the Financial Reform Bill
June 10, 2010 – 2:32 pm

June 10, 2010
RE: Regulation of Commodities Futures Markets in the Reconciliation of the Financial Reform Bill
Dear Members of the Reconciliation Committee conference:
As you are well aware, in the momentous work ahead of you in reconciling …

BanksterUSA: No More Gambling with Taxpayer Money!
June 10, 2010 – 1:17 pm

BanksterUSA.org explains why we need strong language to rein in the derivatives market:
Reckless swaps and derivatives trading played a critical role in the financial crisis, inflating the domestic housing bubble and turning it into a global economic …

Stiglitz, Other Experts, Urge Congress to Protect Taxpayers from Banks’ Risky Products
June 10, 2010 – 10:40 am

Stiglitz, Other Experts, Urge Congress To Protect Taxpayers from Banks’ Risky Products

Nobel Prize winner warns against putting the government at risk for Big Banks’ deceptive practices
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