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Counteracting Farmers’ Critique of Wall St Reform
August 16, 2010 – 12:48 pm

In response to last week’s New York Times article “Reap What You Swap” by Minnesota farmer Betty Jensen, IATP wrote a letter to the NYT that has not yet been published. IATP communications director Ben …

Finance Reform Law, Global Food and Energy Prices, and Next Steps
August 6, 2010 – 11:12 am

Dave Kane recently wrote this article about the need for further derivative reform.  He talks about the problem of commodity specs and how the financial reform bill has paved the way for even better regulations …

Wall Street Reform: Derivatives Trading
June 30, 2010 – 2:30 pm
Wall Street Reform: Derivatives Trading

Selling over-the-counter derivatives is among the most lucrative businesses for the largest financial companies. U.S. commercial banks held derivatives with a notional value of $216.5 trillion at the end of the first quarter of this year, …

AFR to Congress: Support Cloture and Passage of the Dodd-Frank Reform Compromise
June 29, 2010 – 8:55 am

June 27, 2010
United States House of Representatives
Re: Support for Passage of the Dodd/Frank Reform Compromise
Dear Representatives:
Americans for Financial Reform applauds Congress, especially Chairman Dodd and Chairman Frank,  for moving forward with such significant …

AFR to House: Support the Passage of the Dodd-Frank Reform Compromise
June 29, 2010 – 8:28 am

June 27, 2010
United States House of Representatives
Re: Support for Passage of the Dodd/Frank Reform Compromise
Dear Representatives:
Americans for Financial Reform applauds Congress, especially Chairman Dodd and Chairman Frank,  for moving forward with such significant …

AFR Hails Wall Street Reform as a Significant Step toward Economic Stability
June 25, 2010 – 12:10 pm
AFR Hails Wall Street Reform as a Significant Step toward Economic Stability

Read more about what the bill will do here.
For Immediate Release

June 26, 2010
AFR Hails Wall Street Reform as a Significant Step toward Economic Stability

Washington, DC – Americans for Financial Reform applauds Congress for moving …

House Conferees Support Strong Derivatives Reform (PDF)
June 24, 2010 – 11:55 am

Read their letter to Senator Dodd and Chairman Frank.

AFR to Conference: Retain Strong Senate/Base Text Derivatives Language
June 24, 2010 – 10:10 am

June 23, 2010
To Members of the H.R. 4173 Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 Conference Committee
Washington, DC 20510

Re: Retain Strong Senate/Base text Derivatives Language

Dear Conferee:
We write on behalf of Americans for …