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Sign on Letter: JOBS Act Rulemaking Raises Complex Concerns
August 16, 2012 – 4:42 pm

The JOBS Act rulemaking on the SEC’s schedule Aug. 22 raises a variety of complex issues that demand a full and transparent rulemaking process. The rushed approach to rulemaking reportedly contemplated by the agency would not allow for full consideration of these issues, and would therefore put investors at risk.

AFR Press Statement: Rushed JOBS Act Rulemaking Puts Investors at Risk, Advocates Warn SEC
August 16, 2012 – 1:36 pm

AFR issued a press statement urging the SEC to abandone its rushed JOBS Act Rulemaking, which could put investors at risk.

Sign on Letter: Investors Oppose Rushed JOBS Act Rulemaking
August 16, 2012 – 10:58 am

With the SEC poised to adopt its first major rule under the controversial JOBS Act next week, former regulators, securities law experts, and advocates for investors, workers, and older Americans have called on SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro not to move forward with rulemaking without first carefully examining the potential harm to investors, developing a regulatory approach designed to minimize those harms, and putting its regulatory proposal out for public comment. At its August 22 meeting, the SEC is reportedly considering lifting the ban on general solicitation and marketing in private offerings through an interim or temporary rule, a move that advocates say would be a clear violation of the letter and the spirit of the Administrative Procedures Act.

This Week in Wall Street Reform
March 30, 2012 – 1:34 pm

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AFR and CFA Letter: Vote NO on Anti-Investor, Anti-Jobs JOBS Act
March 27, 2012 – 11:00 am

AFR and CFA sent a join letter to the House urging members to vote NO on the final passage of the JOBS Act.

This Week in Wall Street Reform
March 23, 2012 – 2:31 pm

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AFR Press Statement: Senate Passage of JOBS Act
March 22, 2012 – 1:30 pm
AFR Press Statement: Senate Passage of JOBS Act

“We are deeply disappointed by the Senate passage of the so called “JOBS Act.” With the country still suffering from hard times and high unemployment in the wake of the financial crisis, it is almost unbelievable that the Senate would rush passage of measures that will undermine transparency and accountability in the capital markets, and expose our families to a new round of fraud and abuse. But that is what they have done.”

U.S. PIRG Letter: Support Pro-Investor Amendments, Oppose the JOBS Act
March 22, 2012 – 1:01 pm

U.S. PIRG sent a letter to the Senate this morning, echoing AFR’s letter supporting both the Reed and the Merkley-Bennet-Brown Amendments and urging members to vote NO on the JOBS Act.