Category Archives: Letters to Congress

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Letters to Congress: Statement to House Financial Services Committee on Facebook Libra Proposal

The AFR Education Fund sent a statement for the record to the House Financial Services Committee concerning Facebook’s proposal for the Libra digital token and payment system. The statement describes ways in which Facebook is attempting to create an unregulated financial product of potentially global scale and the dangers this would pose to the users of the token and the broader financial system.

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Letter to Congress: Letter to House Financial Services Committee on Credit Reporting Package

Credit reports and credit scores play a critical role in the economic lives of Americans. They are the gatekeeper for affordable credit, insurance, rental housing, and sometimes unfortunately even a job. Yet they suffer from unacceptable rates of inaccuracy. This package would enact a sea change that would make the American credit reporting system more accurate and fairer to consumers.

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Joint Letter: 8 groups support the Stop Bad Robocalls Act

AFR joined 7 other groups to express support for HR 3755, the Stop Bad Robocalls Act, which provides for enhanced protections against robocalls by: instructing the FCC to issue meaningful and protective regulations interpreting the TCPA to enforce the requirements for consent for unwanted robocalls, mandating

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Letter to Congress: Comment on HFSC Leveraged Lending Hearing

Today’s hearing addresses the financial stability and economic risks of the growth of leveraged lending to non-financial businesses. The rapid growth and poor underwriting of high-risk corporate debt is clearly a significant current threat to financial and economic stability.

Joint Letter: AFR, 55 other orgs support the PROTECT Students Act

Americans for Financial Reform joined 56 other organizations to express strong support for the PROTECT Students Act. This legislation would enact important protections for students and taxpayers
against predatory colleges that cheat students and leave them with large debts they cannot afford.
It also includes a far-reaching set of reforms to hold predatory colleges accountable
to both students and taxpayers.