AFR signed onto a letter to members of Congress opposing HR 797. This legislation would weaken accountability for financial advice to municipalities, harms communities, and is unnecessary given the exemptions that already exist in the law and the authority of the SEC to address any outstanding issues.
AFR sent materials to the hill regarding various Senate resolutions and their impact on financial regulation.
AFR sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to oppose HR 1256. This legislation would seriously undermine the CFTC’s efforts to properly regulate extraterritorial derivatives transactions that affect our economy and carry risk for U.S. taxpayers.
AFR sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to oppose HR 677. This legislation would almost completely exempt inter-affiliate swaps from the basic systemic protections created in the Dodd-Frank Act.
AFR sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to oppose HR 1003. This legislation would have a major negative impact on the CFTC’s capacity to implement laws passed by Congress to safeguard our financial system.
AFR sent a letter to members of Congress today urging them to oppose HR 992/S.474, the “Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act”.
AFR signed onto a letter with national and statewide public interest groups supporting the confirmation of Richard Cordray as Director of the CFPB.
AFR sent a letter to member of Congress urging them to support full funding for the CFTC. Funding the CFTC is vitally important to enabling it to do its job: protecting the US and global economy through effective oversight of some of the most critical and central areas of our financial markets.
AFR sent a letter to the hill opposing HR 797. This legislation represents a major weakening of new protections created by the Dodd-Frank Act to prevent predatory behavior in Wall Street financial dealings with municipalities. These protections are critical to protecting taxpayers and citizens from exploitation.
AFR signed onto a letter along with more than 60 organizations supporting “The Wall Street Trading and Speculators Tax Act” sponsored by Senator Harkin and Rep. DeFazio.