AFR joined a letter supporting the nomination of Karla Gilbride to serve as General Counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
With the confirmation of Lisa Cook to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, we should take a moment to celebrate the historic moment. Lisa Cook will join the board as the first Black woman governor. Philip Jefferson will soon become only the fourth Black man to serve on the board. With Lael Brainard as Vice Chair, the Fed Board, long a preserve of white men, is starting to look more like the country as a whole.
Letters to Congress: Letter in Strong Support of the Nominations of Lisa Cook, Sarah Bloom Raskin, and Philip Jefferson to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors
AFR and Public Citizen led a letter to Congress in strong support of the nominations of Lisa Cook, Sarah
Bloom Raskin, and Philip Jefferson to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
AFR joined a letter to Congress in support of Sandra Thompson’s nomination to be director of FHFA.
AFR and 80 organizations sent a letter in support of Julia Gordon’s nomination for FHA Commissioner.
Letters to Congress: Letter Supporting the Nomination of Rep. Marcia Fudge as the Next HUD Secretary
AFR joined a letter expressing strong support for the nomination of Rep. Marcia Fudge as the next Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The letter cited Rep. Fudge’s stand-out qualifications, her long track record of working across party lines and with a wide range of stakeholders, and her demonstrated lifelong commitment to advancing the civil rights of all people. It urged the Senate to support her prompt confirmation.
The need for strong public interest nominees is even greater today. This Administration has been
filling key regulatory positions with people pursuing Wall Street’s agenda at the public’s expense,
and the revolving door is spinning faster than ever. There is an enormous amount at stake at both
the SEC and FDIC as the financial industry and their friends in the Trump administration work to
undo the progress made in Dodd-Frank and to undermine key investor protection standards.
“Mnuchin’s failure to answer questions from committee members fully and honestly is one more example of an all too familiar Wall Street pattern: that rules are for little people. That is not an acceptable approach for a Treasury Secretary. Demanding answers before this nomination is rammed through is exactly the right thing to do.”