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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.

AFR Statement: Stories of Wells Fargo Victims Drive Home Injustice of Forced Arbitration
October 23, 2017 – 9:02 am

Americans for Financial Reform is stepping up its campaign in support of the consumer’s right to a day in court. A significant five-figure digital campaign targeting Maine, Alaska, Louisiana and Arizona will tell the stories of Hudson and Byrd, who were scammed by Wells Fargo – and left with no means of pursuing justice.

AFR Statement: Stop Senate Rush to Roll Back Protection from Forced Arbitration
September 25, 2017 – 5:32 pm

This rush toward a vote in the Senate is a cynical attempt to roll back an important consumer protection before anyone gets straight answers from Equifax and Wells Fargo about the damage they’ve done to the financial lives of millions of Americans.

AFR in the News: Senate Slows Down Controversial Cost-Benefit Analysis Bill
November 20, 2012 – 2:14 pm

Facing wide criticism, Senate homeland security committee drops plan for a markup, promises to hold a hearing instead.

AFR in the News: Senate Delays Vote on Bill to Slow Down Financial Rulemaking
November 15, 2012 – 11:40 am

“Financial reformers have won a small battle in their fight with Wall Street over financial regulation,” Huffington Post reports.

Sen. Brown (D-OH) Supports Nomination of Richard Cordray to head CFPB
July 26, 2011 – 9:29 am

Senator Brown’s remarks are below:
 
Mr. BROWN of Ohio: Madam President, as we debate the best way to get our fiscal house in order, we must avoid, first of all, defaulting on our obligations while also …

AFR to Senate: Oppose H.R. 1062
July 13, 2011 – 11:45 am

Read our letter urging the Senate to oppose the “Burdensome Data Collection Relief Act”, H.R. 1062, which would protect overpaid CEOs from embarrassment by allowing them to hide shameful pay disparities within companies.