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AFR in the News: Rule letting U.S. dismantle giant banks in crisis should stay, Treasury Department advises (LA Times)
February 22, 2018 – 3:32 pm

“Marcus Stanley, policy director for Americans for Financial Reform, said he was glad to see the authority embraced in the report, but alarmed by specifics of the bankruptcy recommendations that he said ‘would create special privileges for big banks, rely on unrealistic assumptions, and in their current form would likely increase risks to the financial system.'”

AFR in the News: Democrats need to stand with working Americans vs. big banks (Washington Post)
January 26, 2018 – 10:26 am

“Under current law, banks with more than $50 billion in assets are considered ‘systemically important financial institutions’ and therefore are subject to extra scrutiny. The Senate bill would lift that threshold to $250 billion, relaxing oversight of 25 of the 38 largest banks in the country. According to Americans for Financial Reform, those banks are collectively responsible for $3.5 trillion in assets and received nearly $50 billion in bailout money during the financial crisis.”

Letter to Congress: Protect Shareholder Rights — Oppose HR 4015
December 18, 2017 – 4:22 pm

AFR sent a letter opposing a bill that would eliminate the independent voice of proxy advisory firms and unfairly disadvantage shareholders as compared to firm management.

Testimony: AFR Policy Director Marcus Stanley Testifies to HFSC On Deregulatory Bills
December 7, 2017 – 5:58 pm

AFR Policy Director Marcus Stanley testified to the Financial Institutions subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee on five pieces of proposed legislation.
Written Testimony:
Marcus Stanley Testimony To House Financial Services FI Subcommittee December 7 2017 …

Letter to Congress: AFR Opposes HR 477 — the misleadingly labeled “Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act of 2017″
December 7, 2017 – 2:18 pm

Disguised as a regulatory relief for small businesses, this legislation would exempt from registration requirements merger and acquisition brokers of transactions involving quite large privately held companies, while opening a deregulatory window of opportunity for private equity firms to exploit.

Letter to Regulators: AFR Urges Federal Reserve To Increase Risk Controls on Cleared Derivatives
November 23, 2017 – 5:57 pm

“On behalf of Americans for Financial Reform, we are writing to express our support for proposed changes…by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors… to the FR Y-15 systemic risk reporting form… regarding the treatment of cleared over-the-counter derivatives transactions.”

AFR Statement: Treasury Report on Systemic Risk Designation of Large Non-Banks
November 20, 2017 – 4:25 pm

Nov. 20, 2017
Carter Dougherty
(202) 251-6700
Treasury Memorandum Weakens Systemic Risk Supervision
On Friday the Treasury Department released a memorandum on the process used by the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) to designate large …

AFR Statement: House Committee Approves a Package of Wall Street Giveaways
November 16, 2017 – 10:55 am

“The package includes legislation that would release the nation’s largest banks from measures to prevent a financial crisis, saving them billions of dollars in expenses,” AFR’s Lisa Donner said. “It would also allow banks and fintech firms to cooperate in new forms of payday lending, and make investment products riskier for mom-and-pop savers. And it’s all happening against the backdrop of a big proposed tax cut for Wall Street.”