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AFR in the News: Gary Cohn is Giving Goldman Sachs Everything It Ever Wanted (The Intercept)
September 18, 2017 – 3:32 pm

“No other piece of Dodd-Frank “mattered to Goldman quite like the Volcker Rule, which would protect banks’ solvency by limiting their freedom to make speculative trades with their own money. Unless Goldman could initiate what [AFR Policy Director Marcus] Stanley called the ‘complexity two-step’ — win a carve-out so a new rule wouldn’t interfere with legitimate business and then use that carve-out to render a rule toothless — Volcker would slam the door shut on the entire direction in which Blankfein and Cohn had taken Goldman.”

Letter To Congress: Oppose HR 3312 — A Gift To Some Of The Largest Banks In The Country
September 6, 2017 – 12:02 pm

“On behalf of Americans for Financial Reform, we are writing to express our opposition to H.R.
3312, the “Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2017.” This legislation is a gift to
some of the largest banks in …

AFR Statement: Treasury Report Pushes Rollbacks for Wall Street and Predatory Lenders
June 12, 2017 – 7:08 pm

Treasury proposal advances ideas that have been pushed by industry lobbyists since Dodd-Frank was passed. We need more effective regulation and enforcement, not rollbacks driven by Wall Street and predatory lenders.

AFR in the News: Bill to Erase Some Dodd-Frank Banking Rules Passes in House (NY Times)
June 9, 2017 – 9:26 am

“’It’s a bill that’s so harmful to vast swaths of the American public…,’ said Lisa Donner, executive director of Americans for Financial Reform. “It would make it easier for predatory lenders to rip people off. It would make it easier for Wall Street to keep taking $17 billion out of retirees’ pockets by repealing the fiduciary rule. It would make it easier for big Wall Street banks to take the kind of risks in pursuit of short-term gains that go directly to the pockets of the tiny handful of people at the top that led to the financial crisis.’”

AFR in the News: Mnuchin Said to Start Review That Could Ease Volcker Rule’s Bite (Bloomberg)
May 15, 2017 – 9:38 am

“At a closed-door meeting in Washington on Monday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin directed five key agencies to re-examine what’s permitted under the Volcker Rule… Marcus Stanley, policy director at Americans for Financial Reform, said he’s dubious that Volcker is handcuffing lenders. ‘You’re talking about banks that are making tens of billions a year on trading activity,” said Stanley, whose group supports aggressive oversight of Wall Street. “It doesn’t seem to me that they’ve exited the markets.’”

AFR in the News: Revised GOP bill would destroy the Consumer Bureau (LA Times)
April 18, 2017 – 11:47 am

“The Texas Republican shared a memo with other lawmakers last week outlining changes he plans to make to his so-called Financial CHOICE Act… Impressively, he’s managed to make a bad bill even worse… Marcus Stanley, policy director for the advocacy group Americans for Financial Reform, said Hensarling’s revised bill ‘makes regulators even weaker than they were before the financial crisis…’ Score that a big win for financial firms after years of filling Hensarling’s pockets with money.”

AFR Statement: AFR Applauds Bipartisan Bill to Restore Glass-Steagall
April 10, 2017 – 1:42 pm

“The Warren-McCain bill would restore the Glass-Steagall firewall and update it for the 21st century by fully addressing new developments like the massive growth in the market for complex derivatives and securities lending. By forcing the separation of commercial and investment banking, it would break up “too big to fail” banks that combine both activities, and reduce their power over the financial markets and the economy.”

AFR Policy Brief: The Volcker Rule And Market Making in Times Of Stress
February 24, 2017 – 5:18 pm

” ‘The Volcker Rule And Market Making In Times of Stress’ paper does not represent the official view of the Federal Reserve, and is not a Federal Reserve Report. …It is simply false to present this paper as demonstrating that the Volcker Rule has created market costs that exceed its risk reduction benefits.”