Category Archives: Statements and Press Releases

AFR Applauds President’s Announcement Of Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee

AFR Applauds President’s Announcement Of Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee;  Urges Additional Actions To Protect Consumers And Hold Wall St. Accountable Groups Also Urge Congress To Pass Financial Speculation Tax Washington, D.C. – Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) released the following statement today on the President’s

AFR to Big Wall Street Banks: Come Clean Before Angelides Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: January 13, 2010 Washington, DC – As the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission kicks off its first public hearing today, Americans for Financial Reform calls on big banks to not only justify their reckless behavior but also explain why they are working

AFR Thanks Sen. Chris Dodd for His Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Lauren Weiner, 202-470-5870 DATE: January 6, 2010 AFR Hopes His Vision on Financial Regulatory Reform Will Carry Through Washington, DC – Americans for Financial Reform issued the following statement regarding Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd’s announcement that he will not run

AFR Joins Call for AIG to Come Clean with Emails, Accounting

DATE: December 21, 2009 Documents and Financial Models; Taxpayers Have A Right To Know Washington, D.C. – Following an op-ed in Saturday’s New York Times by former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer, Professor Frank Partnoy and Professor William Black, today, Americans for Financial Reform joined

Minnick Amendment Would Gut Financial Reform Package

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 11, 2009 AFR: Minnick Amendment Would Gut Financial Reform Package; House Must Defeat Big Banks Attempt To Undermine Reform Washington, DC – Americans for Financial Reform released the following statement on Congressman Walter Minnick’s amendment to HR 4173, “The Wall

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Protect Consumers: Oppose the Minnick Amendment to H.R. 4173

AFR, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, and many other groups signed the following letter to members of the House of Representatives regarding the Walt Minnick amendment to H.R. 4173. Download this letter as a PDF. Protect Consumers: Oppose the Minnick Amendment to H.R. 4173