Jake Bittle and The Great Displacement: a Conversation about Housing Displacement and Climate Change On September 26, 2023 Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund hosted Jake Bittle, author of “The Great Displacement: Climate Change and the Next American Migration” along with housing experts and community
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following oral arguments made before the U.S. Supreme Court on the future of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a new poll – commissioned by the Center for Responsible Lending and Americans for Financial Reform and released today – shows overwhelming support from Republican, Democratic, and independent voters for the CFPB’s mission and for the Bureau to establish several new consumer protections.
“Today was a bad day for predatory payday lenders and the Wall Street lobby groups that lent their names to some very ridiculous claims,” said Elyse Hicks, consumer policy counsel at Americans for Financial Reform. “None of their legal arguments passed the red-face test, and even the questions from the conservative justices reflected that reality.”
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) v. Community Financial Services Association of America (CFSA), a case that could undermine the CFPB and create widespread havoc in the financial sector and our economy.
Washington, D.C. – This afternoon, Americans for Financial Reform held a virtual media briefing with the Constitutional Accountability Center and Democracy Forward to review the oral arguments in one of this term’s most important Supreme Court cases concerning the stability of the American financial system and the future of consumer protection: CFPB v. CFSA, a constitutional challenge to the funding structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Washington, D.C. – Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) Executive Director Lisa Donner, released the following statement in reaction to this morning’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the case, Consumers Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) v. Community Financial Services Association of America (CFSA).
Washington, D.C. – A growing chorus of legal experts and policymakers are raising the alarm about the Supreme Court agreeing with the payday lending industry and concluding that the funding mechanism that Congress created for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional.
Americans for Financial Reform, a coalition of groups that advocates for tougher financial regulation, said that private-equity roll-ups of small companies have serious anticompetitive effects and need to be reined in. “The private-equity industry has become the primary driver of consolidation and merger activity in the United States and the predatory practices and economic extraction of private-equity firms from their portfolio acquisitions present unique risks to a competitive economy,” the group said in a Sept. 18 letter to the FTC and Justice Department.
Washington, D.C. – On Oct. 3, at 12 pm ET (Time subject to change per end of arguments), Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) will host a virtual press briefing to review the oral arguments in one of this term’s most important Supreme Court cases concerning the stability of the American financial system and the future of consumer protection: CFPB v. CFSA, a constitutional challenge to the funding structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
AFREF submitted a comment supporting the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed rule to require complex companies including private equity firms to disclose more information about their holdings and business lines when pursuing mergers and acquisitions.