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AFR Statement: Weak SEC Proposal on Broker Standards
April 19, 2018 – 11:11 am

Statement from Marcus Stanley, policy director, Americans for Financial Reform: “The proposal we heard described today does not come close to measuring up. The standard of conduct the agency has articulated appears ambiguous at best. It doesn’t simply ban the sales quotas and other compensation practices that lead brokers to put their clients into high-fee, lower-yielding investments.”

Letters to Congress: AFR Urges Opposition to H.R. 4263 — A Bill Undermining Transparency and Investor Protections in Capital Markets
March 13, 2018 – 12:19 pm

AFR sent a letter to members of the House of Representatives urging them to vote in opposition to H.R. 4263, the “Regulation A+ Improvement Act”.

Letters to Congress: AFR Urges Opposition to HR 3978 — A Bill Harming Investors and Consumers
February 13, 2018 – 2:35 pm

AFR sent a letter urging House members to vote “No” on H.R. 3978 — a grab bag of bad legislative ideas that would weaken SEC oversight of Wall Street and undermine consumers, investors rights and protections.

Letter to Congress: AFR Opposes A Dozen Deregulatory Bills in House Financial Services Committee Markup
November 14, 2017 – 7:55 am

AFR sent a letter opposing a dozen different deregulatory bills being marked up by the House Financial Services Committee.
AFR Letter Re HFSC 11-14 Markup

Letter to Congress: Don’t Weaken Regulation of Ratings Agencies — Reject HR 3911
November 7, 2017 – 2:39 pm

AFR sent an opposition letter to HR 3911, which would make currently mandatory inspections of national registered credit ratings agenices (NRSROs) such as Moody’s and Standard and Poors optional.
HR 3911 Oppo letter

Letter to Congress: Protect Investors and Reject HR 1585
November 1, 2017 – 1:55 pm

AFR sent an opposition letter to HR 1585 when it was being considered on the House floor.
AFR HR 1585 Opposition Letter

Letter to Congress: AFR Urges House Financial Services Committee To Reject 19 Deregulatory Bills
October 11, 2017 – 1:34 pm

AFR sent the letter below to the House Financial Services Committee urging them to reject nineteen deregulatory bills.
AFR Letter Re HFSC 10-11 Markup

AFR Statement: On Confirmation of Jay Clayton to Run SEC
May 2, 2017 – 6:24 pm

“We are seriously concerned about what Jay Clayton’s leadership will mean for investors and the economy. His longtime client, Goldman Sachs, played a central role in the devastating financial crisis of 2008 and has a long record of questionable market behavior. Clayton himself has numerous direct personal conflicts of interest.”