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AFR Conference: Regulating Wall Street – Ten Years Later
July 23, 2018 – 12:56 pm

Ten Years after the 2008 Financial Crisis, Where Do We Stand? A conference with Sens. Sherrod Brown and Elizabeth Warren and regulators who helped respond.

AFR Statement: Hearing Shows Kraninger is No Champion of Consumers
July 19, 2018 – 2:08 pm

There was no evidence before her confirmation hearing that Kathy Kraninger would champion the interests of consumers, and there’s no evidence of it afterwards either.

AFR Statement: Kavanaugh on Scotus Would Signal Attack on Wall Street Regulation
July 10, 2018 – 12:41 pm

Kavanaugh found that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was unconstitutional but was overturned in a thoughtfully reasoned decision that found many faults with his analysis. Independent agencies, which have existed in the United States for nearly a century, are vital institutions for creating a government that does not only serve wealthy interests.

AFR Statement: Senate Rollback of CFPB Auto Lending Guidance Fosters Discrimination
April 18, 2018 – 12:51 pm

Senators who voted to reverse this important CFPB action have also opened the door to challenging long-standing regulatory actions that are crucial to protecting workers, consumers, civil rights, the environment, and the economy

AFR Statement: Senate Commemorates Financial Crisis With Deregulation Bill Vote
March 14, 2018 – 6:55 pm

The legislation approved by a bipartisan majority in the Senate doesn’t serve families or communities, nor is it policy that most Americans support. It puts the interests of financial institutions ahead of the rest of us

AFR Statement: Bipartisan Senate Bill Rewards Banks While Leaving out Consumers
December 13, 2017 – 10:10 pm

A bipartisan majority of lawmakers on the Senate Banking Committee last week rejected a series of public interest amendments in order to advance a bill full of gifts to banks.

Letter To Congress: Reject S 2155 — A Gift to Bank Lobbyists
December 4, 2017 – 10:23 am

AFR sent a letter urging Senators to reject S 2155, which contains some two dozen deregulatory gifts to bank lobbyists and only minimal consumer benefits
AFR Opposition Letter to S 2155

AFR Statement: Senate Dodd-Frank Changes Would Benefit Banks Not Look Out for Consumers
November 13, 2017 – 5:16 pm

Congress ought to be passing robust new consumer protections, not doing favors for banks. Annual industry earnings by banks set a new record in 2016, and community banks saw even faster growth than big banks. Over 95 percent of community banks turned a profit last year.