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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 …

AFR: Senators Merkley and Levin Work to Prevent Wall Street from Betting Our Savings
March 10, 2010 – 12:45 pm

Washington, DC – Americans for Financial Reform released the following statement about the Protect our Recovery through Oversight of Proprietary Trading Act (or PROP Trading Act).

Heather Booth, Executive Director, Americans for Financial Reform: …