January 22, 2019 Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund submitted a letter to banking regulators regarding the relaxation of enhanced prudential standards for large banking institutions. Read or download a PDF version of the letter by following this link.
October 1, 2018 Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund (AFR Education Fund), sent a letter to the Federal Reserve in response to the recent letter from Senator Perdue and others. The Perdue letter urges regulators to view the implementation of S. 2155 as requiring extensive
This legislation ignores the lessons of the financial crisis that cost so many Americans their jobs and homes, and pays no heed to the overwhelming majority of voters who correctly understand the need for tougher, not weaker, oversight of the financial services industry.
AFR’s senior policy analyst Alexis Goldstein joined Democracy Now! to discuss the dangers of S. 2155, a bill the Senate is considering that would encourage discrimination in lending, roll back rules on large U.S. and giant foreign banks, and make further bailouts more likely.
“Congress ought to spend its time addressing the student loan crisis, cracking down on serial lawbreakers like Wells Fargo, and ensuring companies like Equifax pay a meaningful price for massive data breeches — not deregulating the financial services industry,” said Lisa Donner, executive director, Americans for Financial Reform. “Too many Senators seem willing to ignore the lessons of the financial crisis, and what happens when we let big banks write the rules of the economy. Millions of Americans know the costs all too well and will take notice of how members vote on passage of this harmful legislation.”