News Release: SEC Approval of Bitcoin ETF Would Put Investors at Greater Risk

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) should continue to prioritize investor protections that guard against the fraudulent behavior endemic to the crypto industry by rejecting applications for Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), according to Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund. The post News Release: SEC Approval of Bitcoin ETF Would Put Investors at Greater Risk appeared […]

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Events: Caroline Nagy Spoke on Rising Insurance Costs for Affordable Housing at the New York Housing Conference

On December 6, 2023, Senior Policy Counsel Caroline Nagy spoke on a panel about rising insurance costs for affordable housing at the New York Housing Conference. Panelists discussed how the limited availability and increasing prices for property and casualty insurance is making it increasingly difficult The post Events: Caroline Nagy Spoke on Rising Insurance Costs […]

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Letters to the Regulators: Letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Urging Adoption of a Strong Personal Financial Data Rights Rule

View or download a PDF of the letter here Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund led 25 organizations in signing on to a letter calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to finalize and strengthen a proposed rule that would address a number of The post Letters to the Regulators: Letter to the Consumer […]

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Report: Brookfield Corporation’s Fossil Fuel Investments and Emissions Reality Exposed 

New report highlights stark discrepancy between Brookfield’s reported emissions and its actual carbon footprint. The post News Release: Report Exposes Brookfield Corporation’s Fossil Fuel Investments and Emissions Reality  appeared first on Americans for Financial Reform. The full report is available here.

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Letters to Congress: AFR Letter for the Record in Support of Basel III Endgame Proposal

View or download a PDF of the letter here. In advance of the Senate and House hearings on the oversight of prudential regulators this week, AFR filed a statement for the record advocating for the Fed, the OCC and the FDIC to finalize key rulemakings, The post Letters to Congress: AFR Letter for the Record […]

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Congressional Testimony: Renita Marcellin, AFR’s Advocacy and Legislative Director, Testifies Before the HFSC, Financial Institutions and Monetary Policy Subcommittee

On November 7th, AFR’s Advocacy and Legislative Director Renita Marcellin testified before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Monetary Policy supporting the Basel Endgame capital proposals. These capital proposals work to build a more resilient financial system and enable banks to better support the The post Congressional Testimony: Renita Marcellin, AFR’s Advocacy and Legislative […]

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Letters to Congress: AFR Letter for the Record in Opposition to a House Ways & Means Committee Anti-ESG Hearing

AFR wrote in opposition to the premise of the House Ways and Means Committee hearing titled “Ensuring what ‘Woke’ Doesn’t Leave Americans Broke: Protecting Seniors and Savers from ESG Activism.” This hearing is part of a much broader, unpopular campaign against common sense investment practices that seeks to force financial actors to ignore a slew […]

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Letters to Congress: Coalition Letter in Opposition to Marked Up Anti-ESG Bills

View or download a PDF of the letter here. AFR and over 30 organizations wrote to House leadership in opposition to eight anti-ESG bills that were marked up by the House Financial Services Committee and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.  These bills are part The post Letters to Congress: Coalition Letter in Opposition to […]

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Letters to the Regulators: Letter in Support of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Expense Disaggregation Proposal

Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund submitted a comment letter to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in support of its proposal to require public companies to disaggregate certain costs from expense captions, with a focus on the disaggregation of employee compensation costs. AFREF made a series of recommendations to improve these disclosures, including recommendations […]

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Letters to Congress: Letter in Support of Tanya Otsuka’s Nomination to Serve on the National Credit Union Administration Board

View or download a PDF of the letter here. AFR and other coalition members signed onto a letter supporting Tanya Otsuka to Serve on the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board. Ms. Otsuka has dedicated her career to creating a more stable and equitable financial The post Letters to Congress: Letter in Support of Tanya […]

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