A recent article in the New York Times focused on the conference process for the recently-passed Senate version of financial reform legislation. AFR’s Director was quoted in the article:
In another sign of the unusual political dynamics that have accompanied the monthslong debate over the regulatory overhaul, there were calls from both the left and the right for the conference process to be as open as possible.
“The battle now moves to conference, where the big banks will look to weaken or kill the bill behind closed doors,” said Heather Booth, executive director of Americans for Financial Reform, a coalition of liberal advocacy groups. “We cannot and will not allow this to happen.”