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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.”

AFR In the News: Trump pledges to ‘do a big number’ on Dodd-Frank (CNN)
January 30, 2017 – 10:15 am

“Efforts to gut Dodd-Frank would spark a big fight. Supporters of the law believe it has significantly reduced the odds of another Wall Street meltdown. Lisa Donner, executive director of Americans for Financial Reform, said in a statement that it would be ‘wrongheaded and a betrayal of Trump’s campaign promises to reign in Wall Street abuses.'”

Letter to Congress: Oppose HR 238 The Commodity End User Relief Act
January 18, 2017 – 6:11 pm

“By freezing the CFTC’s funding at its current inadequate level for the next five years, this legislation exacerbates the agency’s most fundamental problem – a lack of resources to accomplish its mission. After the 2008 financial crisis, the CFTC became newly responsible for hundreds of trillions of dollars in previously unregulated swaps markets. …Even as it fails to address the pressing problem of funding, HR 238 would also load down the CFTC with additional mandates that would drain resources and act as a roadblock to necessary oversight and enforcement.

AFR Press Release: Senator Warren Calls for a Mass Mobilization
January 11, 2017 – 6:23 pm

“‘It’s time to send a message to big banks, payday loan lobbyists, and their Republican friends in Congress: the American people are watching,’ Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) told a telephone audience of nearly 3,000 fired-up activists last night. ‘We’re going to fight back against any efforts to gut financial reform and to allow big banks and shady financial institutions to once again cheat consumers and put our economy at risk.’”

Letter to Congress: Twenty Leading Public Interest and Labor Organizations Oppose HR 6392
November 30, 2016 – 4:56 pm

AFR joins 19 other organizations to express our opposition to H.R. 6392, the “Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2015.” This legislation increases the likelihood of big bank failures that could put at risk the economic security of millions of families.