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AFR in the News: Trump Vows to Unveil Tax Plan (NY Times)
April 23, 2017 – 10:15 pm

“As business groups cheered [deregulation] moves, some skeptics were left questioning whether Mr. Trump was keeping his campaign promises to give working-class Americans a higher priority than Wall Street bankers. ‘From our perspective, it is a direction that is dramatically backwards on financial stability,’ said Lisa Donner, executive director of Americans for Financial Reform.’”

AFR in the News: GOP plan to erase Wall Street rules is more generous than even banks asked for (Washington Post)
April 21, 2017 – 10:17 pm

“Democrats have already promised to fight attempts to weaken the [CFPB’s] powers. ‘We would have a muzzled watchdog at best,’ said Brian Simmonds Marshall, policy counsel for Americans for Financial Reform, a coalition of more than 200 civil rights, consumer- and labor-oriented community groups. ‘You would have an agency that did not have the authorities it needs to protect consumers.’”

AFR in the News: GOP would give Trump power over Wall Street regulation (CNN Money)
April 18, 2017 – 10:46 am

“‘This latest bill will wind up making regulators weaker than they were before the crisis,’ Marcus Stanley [of] Americans for Financial Reform… told CNNMoney. ‘It’s definitely a shift toward empowering the White House to micromanage consumer protections and enforcement actions.'”

AFR Statement: Hensarling’s New Deregulation Bill Is Worse than the Old One
April 12, 2017 – 5:04 pm

“Rep. Hensarling’s revisions to his Wall Street’s CHOICE Act will make a disastrous bill even worse…This legislation doesn’t just repeal huge swaths of the Dodd-Frank Act – it makes regulators even weaker than they were before the financial crisis.”

AFR Policy Brief: FDIC Report Contradicts Claims That Regulation Has Harmed Lending, Bank Earnings
March 1, 2017 – 12:00 pm

“Hard data on bank earnings and lending should lay to rest any notion that financial regulations are holding back the American economy, or getting in the way of American banks making money. These claims are just an excuse to to dismantle hard-won protections for consumers and financial stability.”

AFR Statement: Trump Hands Financial Regulation Over To Wall Street
February 6, 2017 – 3:43 pm

We can, and will, fight at every step against Wall Street burning it all down — again. And we’ll fight for a financial system that serves an economy that works for the rest of us.

AFR IN THE NEWS: Trump Begins Assault on Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations (NY Times)
February 3, 2017 – 4:58 pm

“‘The administration apparently plans to turn over financial regulation to Wall Street titan Goldman Sachs, and make it easier for them and other big banks like Wells Fargo to steal from their customers and destabilize the economy,’ said Lisa Donner, executive director of Americans for Financial Reform, an advocacy group that supports Dodd-Frank. ‘That betrays the promises Trump made to stand up to Wall Street, and it will have dire consequences if he’s successful.’”

AFR Statement: Trump Turns Wall Street Regulation Over To Goldman Sachs
February 3, 2017 – 11:04 am

“The Administration apparently plans to turn over financial regulation to Wall Street titan Goldman Sachs, and make it easier for them and other big banks like Wells Fargo to steal from their customers and destabilize the economy. That betrays the promises Trump made to stand up the Wall Street, and It will have dire consequences if he’s successful. But the President does not have the authority to overturn laws or tell independent agencies what to do. And it’s flat-out illegal for the agencies to change rules by fiat without public input.”