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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Letters to Regulators: AFREF Letter to the Department of Education on Upcoming Negotiated Rulemaking

AFREF sent a letter to the Department of Education calling for several topics to protect borrowers in the upcoming negotiated rulemaking, and also urging the Department to administratively cancel student debt. The post Letters to Regulators: AFREF Letter to the Department of Education on Upcoming Negotiated Rulemaking appeared first on Americans for Financial Reform.

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Letters to Regulators: Letter Urging Financial Regulators to Consider Fair Lending Risks in Use of Artificial Intelligence

AFREF and 22 organizations submitted comments in response to the regulators’ Request for Information and Comment on Financial Institutions’ Use of Artificial Intelligence, including Machine Learning, urging the financial regulators to consider fair lending risks of using artificial intelligence and machine learning and enact safeguards to prevent disproportionate adverse impacts from the use of AI/ML […]

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