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Letter to Congress: AFR Opposes A Dozen Deregulatory Bills in House Financial Services Committee Markup
November 14, 2017 – 7:55 am

AFR sent a letter opposing a dozen different deregulatory bills being marked up by the House Financial Services Committee.
AFR Letter Re HFSC 11-14 Markup

Letter to Congress: Oppose HR 2148 — Don’t Put Loopholes In Bank Risk Protections
November 7, 2017 – 2:50 pm

AFR sent an opposition letter to HR 2148, which would have put loopholes in new rules designed to ensure that banks did not make excessively risky commercial real estate loans.
HR 2148 Oppo letter

Letter to Congress: AFR Urges House Financial Services Committee To Reject 19 Deregulatory Bills
October 11, 2017 – 1:34 pm

AFR sent the letter below to the House Financial Services Committee urging them to reject nineteen deregulatory bills.
AFR Letter Re HFSC 10-11 Markup

AFR Statement: Oppose Quarles and Otting Nominations as Bank Regulators
September 7, 2017 – 11:37 am

The Senate should reject the Trump nominees for vice-chair of the Federal Reserve Board, Randal Quarles, and the Comptroller of the Currency, Joseph Otting.

Letter To Congress: Oppose HR 3312 — A Gift To Some Of The Largest Banks In The Country
September 6, 2017 – 12:02 pm

“On behalf of Americans for Financial Reform, we are writing to express our opposition to H.R.
3312, the “Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2017.” This legislation is a gift to
some of the largest banks in …

Letter to Regulators: AFR Opposes SoFi’s Deposit Insurance Application
July 19, 2017 – 12:15 pm

“…The essence of SoFi’s application is a request to seek the benefits of federal deposit insurance without subjecting SoFi itself or its private equity owners to the well-founded requirements for bank holding companies. The FDIC should not approve the application to facilitate this regulatory arbitrage. …If its application is granted, SoFi will be the first new ILC to secure deposit insurance in over a decade. That will send a clear signal to the marketplace that the FDIC intends once again to approve ILC deposit insurance applications. FDIC should not grant SoFi’s application and allow the ILC loophole to be revived.”

AFR in the News: How Trump’s Pick To Police Wall Street Endangers The Economy (Huffington Post)
July 13, 2017 – 3:14 pm

“‘“Quarles is an insider. He has been an insider for decades to both Wall Street and the inside-Washington sort of swamp ― the Wall Street-Washington nexus,’ said Marcus Stanley, policy director of Americans for Financial Reform.”

AFR Report: 2017 Big Bank Stress Tests Less Stressful Than Ever
July 5, 2017 – 9:51 am

The slide presentation linked below documents AFR’s findings on the 2017 CCAR stress tests.
AFR Assessing the 2017 Stress Tests
A Medium blog post is also available here:
https://medium.com/@RealBankReform/stress-tests-less-stressful-than-ever-fbe68b8e161a