Category Archives: Briefings

Policy Memo: Creating a Public Investment Bank

Reproduced and linked below is an AFR Education Fund memo on issues around the design of a national public investment bank that would be a modernized successor to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. Link to pdf document: Policy memo on public investment bank – working draft

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Press Briefing: Senator Jeff Merkley Joins Barney Frank and Public-Interest Advocates in Decrying Dodd-Frank Rollback Threat

In a telephone press briefing, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and former Representative Barney Frank, co-author of the landmark 2010 financial reform law, outlined the dangers of a House spending-bill provision that would repeal an important piece of the Dodd-Frank Act. They were joined by Damon A. Silvers, director of policy and special counsel for the AFL-CIO; Nancy Zirkin, executive vice president of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; and Lisa Donner, executive director of Americans for Financial Reform.

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Capitol Hill Briefing: Restoring Investor Rights

The use of mandatory arbitration in disputes between investors, on the one hand, and brokers or other investment professionals, on the other. Hosted by Americans for Financial Reform, North American Securities Administrators Association and Public Citizen

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Wall Street Speculation Tax – Webinar Highlights

A Tool for Financial Stability & Economic Recovery Webinar Briefing Sponsored by: AFL-CIO  |  Americans for Financial Reform  |  Center for Economic and Policy Research Communications Workers of America  |  The Main Street Alliance  |  Public Citizen  JUNE 10, 2013 12pm EDT. A Wall Street