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Wall Street Reform: Systemic Risk Regulation
June 30, 2010 – 2:32 pm

Under current law, there is no single body designated to look at the “big picture,” and head off financial crises like the crash of 2008 and major non-bank players in the financial market operated in …

Senators Merkley and Levin and Experts Call for Big Banks to Get Back to Banking, Push for Merkley-Levin Provision
June 17, 2010 – 5:47 pm

For Immediate Release
June 17, 2010

**CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO OF THE CALL**

Washington, DC – Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Carl Levin (D-MI) joined with experts from Americans for Financial Reform to call for …

Recording: Senators Merkley & Levin call for banks to get back to basics
June 17, 2010 – 5:36 pm
Recording: Senators Merkley & Levin call for banks to get back to basics

Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Carl Levin (D-MI) join with experts from Americans for Financial Reform to call for banks to get back to the basic commercial banking business of making loans to consumers and …

AFR Opposes Loopholes in the Volcker Rule and Urges Adoption of Strong Merkley-Levin Language
June 16, 2010 – 3:30 pm

June 16, 2010
To Members of the H.R. 4173 Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 Conference Committee
Washington, DC 20510
Re: Opposition to Loopholes Allowing Banks to Invest Taxpayer-Backed Capital in Risky Leveraged Buyout & Hedge Funds

Senator Merkley, Experts Call for Big Banks to Get Back to Banking, Push for Merkley-Levin Provision
June 16, 2010 – 1:26 pm

**PRESS CONFERENCE CALL, THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 4:30 PM ET**
To download press conference go to this link
Washington, DC – On Thursday, June 17, at 4:30 PM, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) will join with experts to call for banks …

A Conversation with Senator Jeff Merkley and Senator Carl Levin
April 30, 2010 – 11:48 am

Americans for Financial Reform and Public Citizen hosted a conference call with Senator Jeff Merkley and Senator Carl Levin on April 29, 2010 to discuss the financial reform bill and the need to reform proprietary …

Letter of Support for Merkley-Levin Amendment
April 21, 2010 – 12:19 pm

On Wednesday, April 21, 2010, Americans for Financial Reform sent a letter to Senators Reid and Dodd expressing their strong support for the Merkley-Levin Amendment (modeled after the Merkley-Levin PROP Trading Act), which will strengthen …