Here’s what’s on deck today, June 23, in the financial reform Conference Committee. Today the conference committee is considering the “Volcker Rule” to ensure that banks do not make risky proprietary bets with taxpayer-backed deposit funds, or invest in risky private equity or hedge funds.
Press coverage of AFR launch 18 June 2009 The Hill Lobbyists dig in as Obama pushes financial overhaul By Silla Brush Posted: 06/16/09 07:27 PM [ET]http://thehill.com/business–lobby/lobbyists-dig-in-as-obama-pushes-financial-overhaul-2009-06-16.html The Obama administration on Wednesday will unveil its wide-ranging proposal to remake the financial regulatory system, but lobbyists across
Watch NCRC’s C.O.O. Jim Carr discuss the politics of financial services reform and the launch of AFR in an interview with Bloomberg.
Real reform means reining in the anything-goes atmosphere that has characterized this era on Wall Street, replacing it with a comprehensive system to police the financial industry and protect the public. To provide real security for the American people this regulatory system must be truly
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: June 16, 2009 Major Community Organizations and Lenders, Advocates for Financial Fairness, Working Families and More Launch Campaign to Clean Up Wall Street, Protect Your Pocketbook Broad Coalition Will Battle Big Banking, Win Real Reform Listen to Audio of the Call
Click on the link to see some tv footage from the first field hearing that NPA organized with the Federal Reserve. This was from Richmond, California. There are 9 more hearings they will be organizing between now and September and welcome other organizations to join with them.
For too long, the rules of Wall Street have been written by the bankers themselves. This year, that has to change. Americans for Financial Reform is a coalition of nearly 200 national, state and local consumer, labor, retiree, investor, community and civil rights organizations that
On February 24, Americans for Financial Reform sent a letter to Senator Dodd and Senator Shelby regarding their draft of the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2009 (“Stability Act”). Letter from AFR to Dodd Shelby (February 24, 2010)