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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.”

Letter to Congress: AFR and 22 Organizations Oppose Jay Clayton for SEC Chair
April 5, 2017 – 10:48 am

AFR joins 22 organizations in letter urging members of the Senate Banking Committee to oppose the nomination of Walter Joseph ‘Jay’ Clayton to serve as Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

“Take on Wall Street” Statement: Wall Street Watchdogs Blast Banking Committee majority for approving Clayton to Head SEC
April 4, 2017 – 11:52 am

“Jay Clayton’s entire career of representing major Wall Street banks, advancing their interests at the expense of the public, helping them avoid accountability, stands in contradiction to the very mission of the agency he has been nominated to lead… Those who voted in favor of his appointment — both Democrats and Republicans –will have some explaining to do to constituents who are sick and tired of letting Wall Street continue rig the economy so all of the gains go to those at the very top.”

Take on Wall Street Statement: Jay Clayton hearing further demonstrates he is the wrong man to lead the SEC
March 23, 2017 – 3:41 pm

Jay Clayton’s performance in the SEC confirmation hearing makes it abundantly clear that after a career of helping Wall Street banks avoid accountability, he is uniquely ill-suited to the job of protecting investors and working people from Wall Street misconduct.