On March 15, 2019, Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund sent a letter to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission expressing several concerns regarding the agency’s “Swap Execution Facilities and Trade Execution Requirement” proposed rules. Read or download a PDF version of the letter.
New members of Congress demonstrated substantially less reliance on money from the financial services industry than incumbents who won re-election in 2018. First-term Democratic members of the House raised, on average, 17 percent of the money for their campaign committees from small donors, compared with 9.4 percent by Democratic incumbents who won re-election.
February 27, 2019 Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund commented on a Proposed Consent Agreement by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that will permit the merger of Staples and Essendant. In the letter, AFR Education Fund urged the FTC to follow the logic of its