Category Archives: Fact Sheets and Reports

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Report: The Trump Administration, Wall Street, and the Next Recession

This report discusses how the long-term trend to Wall Street-led growth has been harming the public, and some of the ways the Trump Administration is contributing to it. In particular, the report discusses how today’s deregulation of Wall Street will make the next recession worse and increase the likelihood of repeating the bailouts we saw in response to the 2008 crisis.

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Fact Sheet: Wall Street Private Equity Landlords Snapping Up Apartment Buildings

Private equity owns over a million U.S. apartment units. Tenants pay a price when corporate landlords buy their buildings. In some cases, private equity buyers have pushed out lower-income tenants – through rent hikes, eviction threats, and more – to flip buildings into high-rent properties to sell for big profits.

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News Release: Fall 2018 Congressional Voting Record on Where They Stand on Financial Reform

Ten years after the financial crisis, a majority of members of Congress have voted again and again for bills pushed by the bank lobby that are dangerous for our financial stability, undermine consumer and investor protections, and enable racial discrimination in lending. The report, entitled “Where They Stand on Financial Reform,” lays out how each lawmaker voted.

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AFR Backgrounder: Randy Quarles Testimony and Big Bank Regulation

AFR released the document below to provide context on the Congressional testimony of Federal Reserve vice-chair for supervision Randy Quarles, and highlight several areas which we believe Congress should question him about. AFR Backgrounder on Quarles Testimony

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AFR Fact Sheet: Wall Street and the Tax Bill

The briefing paper linked below uses Penn-Wharton and IRS data to show how the financial sector is a big winner from the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, with almost $250 billion in tax benefits over the next decade flowing to financial firms

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AFR Report: 2017 Big Bank Stress Tests Less Stressful Than Ever

The slide presentation linked below documents AFR’s findings on the 2017 CCAR stress tests. AFR Assessing the 2017 Stress Tests A Medium blog post is also available here: https://medium.com/@RealBankReform/stress-tests-less-stressful-than-ever-fbe68b8e161a