Letters to the Administration: Letter Asking President Biden to Extend and Expand Access to PSLF and IDR Waiver

AFFEF joined a letter urging President Biden to extend, expand, and coordinate more closely the current Public Service Loan Forgiveness waiver and Income-Driven Repayment Adjustment in order to fulfill the promise of affordable and manageable loan repayment for borrowers. The post Letters to the Administration: Letter Asking President Biden to Extend and Expand Access to […]

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Letters to Regulators: Follow Up Comment to the SEC on Private Funds

AFREF sent a Follow Up Comment to the Securities and Exchange Commission expressing support for its proposals that would require private fund advisers to provide their investors with greater and more detailed information around the fees, expenses, returns, and bilateral investment relations (via side letters). We echo many of the comments the SEC has since […]

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Letters to Regulators: Memo to ED Supporting Continuity of Education From Carceral Setting to Reentry In Regulations on Pell Grants for Prison Education Programs

AFREF joined a memo to ED establishing their obligation to support education in reentry as Pell has been reinstated for incarcerated individuals and more individuals who will now begin a postsecondary education inside will not finish their degree within the correctional setting and will instead have to finish during reentry. The paper also demonstrates the […]

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Letters to the Administration: Letter Urging OMB and OIRA to Implement the January 20th Memo on Modernizing Regulatory Review

AFREF joined a letter urging the Biden Administration to immediately begin the process of implementing reforms outlined in the January 20th memo on “Modernizing Regulatory Review.” The post Letters to the Administration: Letter Urging OMB and OIRA to Implement the January 20th Memo on Modernizing Regulatory Review appeared first on Americans for Financial Reform.

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Letters to the Administration: Letter Urging Ambassador Susan Rice to Protect Civil Rights in the Use of Data-Driven Technologies

AFREF joined a letter urging Ambassador Susan Rice to place a high priority on ensuring data-driven technologies, including algorithmic decision making, artificial intelligence, and machine learning increasingly used to make important decisions about people’s lives, protect civil rights, prevent unlawful discrimination, and advance equal opportunity. The post Letters to the Administration: Letter Urging Ambassador Susan […]

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Letters to Regulators: Letter to the SEC on Addressing Loopholes in Forms 13-F & 13-D Reporting

Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund and the Communication Workers of America sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission urging that the Commission close critical loopholes and exemptions that currently exist in its Forms 13-F and 13-D reports that have been intentionally exploited by hedge fund investors. By doing so, hedge funds can […]

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Letters to Regulators: Letter to the Federal Reserve on Access to Fed Master Accounts and Financial Services

AFREF submitted a comment to the Federal Reserve on its “Proposed Guidelines for Evaluating Account and Service Requests” urging the Federal Reserve to limit access to its payments systems to well-regulated and well-supervised depository institutions to safeguard rules that protect consumers, ensure the stability of the payments system, and require community reinvestment. The post Letters […]

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