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House-Passed Bill Would Roll Back Derivatives Reform
October 24, 2013 – 9:56 am
House-Passed Bill Would Roll Back Derivatives Reform

The House vote to approve this legislation, largely written by Citibank lobbyists, reminds us that Wall Street is still doing everything in its power to protect the status quo that caused the financial crisis… The good news is that 122 House members voted No this time. What started out as a backroom deal between bank lobbyists and legislators wound up being an uncomfortable vote for the dealmakers. That makes it much less likely that the Senate will act, and more likely that the swaps push out provision will finally be implemented.

AFR Letter Opposing Legislation That Would Weaken the CFPB
July 21, 2011 – 9:41 am

AFR sent a letter to members of Congress yesterday regarding a piece of legislation that would threaten the ability of the CFPB to sufficiently protect consumers. If enacted, this bill would virtually guarantee that the CFPB would be a weak and timid agency without the will or ability to curb the kind of financial abuses that caused the nation’s worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

The Leadership Conference: Don’t Hamstring the CFPB
June 17, 2011 – 10:49 am

Read our letter opposing language in the FY2011 Appropriations Bill that would weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau here.

AFR Press Release : Proposed Funding Cuts Put Consumer Protections and Economy in Peril
March 2, 2011 – 4:46 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: March 2, 2011
CONTACT: John Carey at 202-466-1854
john@ourfinancialsecurity.org
 
Proposed Funding Cuts Put Consumer Protections and Economy in Peril
Durbin, small business leader join AFR in opposing CFPB cuts that would not subtract a …

AFR Responds to American Bankers Association Efforts To Kill Reform: We Won’t Back Down
December 21, 2009 – 11:47 am

DATE: December 17, 2009

Washington, DC – Just days after top banking executives met with President Obama and said they would close the gap between their support for financial regulatory reform and “the …

Contact Your Representative About the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009
December 17, 2009 – 8:00 am
Contact Your Representative About the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009

Americans for Financial Reform supported H.R. 4173, the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009, which will provide much-needed financial regulations and calls for the creation of a Consumer Financial Protection Agency.  Read …

House Advances Financial Reform, Consumer Financial Protection Agency — Major Step for American Families
December 11, 2009 – 7:06 pm
House Advances Financial Reform, Consumer Financial Protection Agency — Major Step for American Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: December 11, 2009

House Advances Financial Reform, Consumer Financial Protection Agency
A Major Step for American Families

Washington, D.C. – Americans for Financial Reform released the following statement upon passage of …

Protect Consumers: Oppose the Minnick Amendment to H.R. 4173
December 10, 2009 – 1:51 pm

AFR, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, and many other groups signed the following letter to members of the House of Representatives regarding the Walt Minnick amendment to H.R. 4173.
Download this letter as a PDF.
Protect …