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News Release: Civil And Consumer Rights Advocates Applaud House Passage Of Consumers First Act
May 22, 2019 – 5:26 pm

“An effective consumer financial protection agency saves families billions of dollars a year, and makes their economic lives more secure. It fights lending discrimination, and shuts down tricks and traps” said Lisa Donner, executive director of Americans for Financial Reform. “Unfortunately, the evidence keeps piling up that the current leadership at the agency is focused on rolling back protections and enabling bad financial actors to rip people off. It is so important that members of Congress continue pressing the CFPB to live up to its consumer protection mandate and fulfill its basic responsibilities, as the House has in passing the Consumers First Act today.”

News Release: Fall 2018 Congressional Voting Record on Where They Stand on Financial Reform
September 14, 2018 – 6:00 am

Ten years after the financial crisis, a majority of members of Congress have voted again and again for bills pushed by the bank lobby that are dangerous for our financial stability, undermine consumer and investor protections, and enable racial discrimination in lending. The report, entitled “Where They Stand on Financial Reform,” lays out how each lawmaker voted.

Report: Where They Stand on Financial Reform
September 14, 2018 – 5:59 am

This comprehensive guide details how members of the 115th Congress voted on bills and nominations related to financial reform.

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

DATE: March 2, 2011
CONTACT: John Carey at 202-466-1854
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 …