Washington, D.C. – The House Financial Services Committee faces a critical decision as it prepares to vote on a series of bills in tomorrow’s markup. These proposed bills, if passed, would undermine the financial system, families saving for retirement, and everyday investors.
Washington, D.C. – A new report released today, “Banking Fair: The Promise and Urgency of Doing Postal Banking Right,” calls for a public banking option to be restored within the U.S. Postal Service. USPS has a long history as a public service institution, despite the seeds of privatization sown by Republican presidents and Congress since 1970.
Washington, D.C. – Hundreds of public interest groups, lawmakers, constitutional law scholars and more filed amicus briefs with the Supreme Court this week in support of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in the case, CFPB v. CFSA, which the Supreme Court will review this fall.
Americans for Financial Reform submitted today a statement for the record for the joint House Financial Services/Agriculture Committees’ subcommittee hearing on stablecoins entitled, “Putting the ‘Stable’ in ‘Stablecoins:’ How Legislation Will Help Stablecoins Achieve Their Promise.”
Americans for Financial Reform submitted today a statement for the record for the joint House Financial Services/Agriculture Committees’ subcommittee hearing on digital assets entitled, “The Future of Digital Assets: Closing the Regulatory Gaps in the Digital Asset Ecosystem.”
Washington, D.C. – The Solicitor General submitted today a brief supporting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in the case CFPB v. CFSA. The Supreme Court will hear the case this fall, reviewing a radical and unprecedented Fifth Circuit decision that held the CFPB’s funding structure unconstitutional and sided with predatory pay-day lenders over CFPB rulemaking designed to protect consumers.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today finalized a plan to bring long-overdue transparency to the practice of companies buying back their own stock. However, the final rule weakened key aspects of the initial proposal.
Washington, D.C. – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today finalized a plan to require private funds, which include hedge funds and private equity firms, to disclose more information about their investments to the SEC.
Washington, D.C. – The sale of First Republic Bank to JPMorgan Chase this weekend has highlighted the urgency of strengthening guardrails around Wall Street megabanks while also laying the groundwork for a longer-term effort to reduce concentration in the banking sector.