AFR joined a letter to Congress in support of repealing taxation of Pell Grants.
AFR joined a letter calling on Congress to include historic, equity-minded housing investments in a revised budget reconciliation bill to narrow the racial wealth gap and increase fair and sustainable homeownership opportunities for communities of color.
AFR joined a letter in support of the Housing Fairness Act and the Downpayment Toward Equity Act.
AFR joined a letter in support of the Downpayment Toward Equity Act, which provides substantial down payment assistance to first-time, first-generation homebuyers and helps close the historical racial and ethnic homeownership gaps in the United States.
Washington, DC – A bill introduced by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Cynthia Lummis to revamp regulation of cryptocurrencies is little more than a giveaway to an industry that wraps itself in the mantle of innovation but poses serious risks to investors, consumers, and possibly even financial stability.
AFR led a letter from a broad coalition of 33 groups representing civil rights, financial reform, and consumer advocate groups in support of H.R. 5912 the “Close the ILC Loophole Act.”
AFR joined a letter to Congress in support of S. 4145, the Consumer Protection Remedies Act of 2022. This bill would restore the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) authority to stop misconduct in the marketplace, and critically, to provide timely refunds and equitable relief to victims of consumer fraud and deception.
AFR led a letter to Congress with 26 signers in support of the Opportunity Zone Reform Act.
In this statement, AFR focuses in particular on the CFPB’s recent enforcement successes, the need to retain its authority, and some of the CFPB’s existing and future priorities.
Congressional Testimony: Senior Policy Analyst Renita Marcellin Testifies at HFSC’s Digital Wallet Hearing
AFR’s Senior Policy Analyst Renita Marcellin testified at the House Financial Services Committee’s Task Force on Financial Technology’s hearing “What’s in Your Digital Wallet? A Review of Recent Trends in Mobile Banking and Payments.”