Category Archives: Letters to Congress

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AFR Opposes HR 1038

AFR sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to oppose HR 1038. This legislation would make it easier for major dealers in the energy markets to avoid appropriate designation as swaps dealers, and would also remove important protections for public utilities in their swaps transactions.

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Opposition Materials to HR 1256

AFR sent a letter and one pager regarding HR 1256, the “Swaps Jurisdiction Certainty Act” to members of Congress, urging them to oppose the bill. HR 1256 would severely undermine regulators ability to protect U.S. taxpayers from risks that arise from overseas derivatives trading.

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AFR Opposes S. 949

AFR sent a letter to members of Congress opposing S. 949, legislation which promotes steering borrowers into more expensive loans.

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AFR Opposes HR 1135

AFR sent a letter to members of Congress opposing HR 1135, the “Burdensome Data Collection Relief Act.” This legislation would repeal Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which requires that companies report the ratio of CEO to median worker pay.

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AFR Opposes HR 1105

AFR sent a letter to members of Congress opposing HR 1105, “The Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act.” This legislation would exempt nearly all private equity fund advisers from the registration requirements in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

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AFR and Member Organizations Oppose HR 1062

AFR joined more than a dozen organizations in sending a letter to members of Congress urging that they oppose HR 1062, the “SEC Regulatory Accountability Act”. This legislation would imperil the implementation of many important financial regulatory rules by adding numerous unnecessary procedural requirements to rulemakings by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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AFR Opposes HR 1062

AFR sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to oppose HR 1062, “SEC Regulatory Accountability Act”. This legislation would imperil the implementation of many important financial regulatory rules by adding numerous unnecessary procedural requirements to rulemakings by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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Materials on House Derivatives Measures

A collection of letters and talking points to members of Congress regarding a number of harmful derivatives measures being considered in the House Financial Services Committee and the House Agriculture Committee.