Testimony and Comments

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1999

2014

  • CFA letter Urging U.S. House to Oppose H.R. 4516, the Transparent Airline Act of 2014, 07/18/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA and Groups Thank U.S. Rep. Cartwright for Introducing “Protecting Consumers from Unreasonable Credit Rates Act of 2014,” 07/10/2014. (PDF)
  • Group Letter Urging U.S. House to Support Operation Choke Point, 07/15/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Comments to CFPB to Revise Regulation P, 07/14/2014. (PDF)
  • Comments to Federal Trade Commission on Fuel Economy Guide R711008, 07/10/2014. (PDF)
  • Group Letter to Attorney General on FBI Next Generation Identification System, 06/24/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA and Consumer Action Urge CA Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee to Oppose AB 2581, 06/19/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to NAIC on Flawed Process Employed by Chair of CASFT, 06/19/2014. (PDF)
  • Group Letter to President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder on Ending Renewal of Section 215 Bulk Telephony Metadata Program, 06/17/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter Urging U.S. House to Oppose "The Consumer Protection and End User Relief Act" (HR 4413), 06/17/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter Urging U.S. House to Support DeLauro-Waters-Himes Amendment to Agriculture Appropriations Bill 06/11/2014. (PDF)
  • Group Letter Urging U.S. Senate to Support Stop Error in Credit Use and Reporting Act (S. 2224), 06/11/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to Federal Insurance Office on Monitoring Availability of Auto Insurance, 06/09/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter Urging U.S. Financial Services Committee to Oppose "Capital Formation" Bills Scheduled for Markup, 06/09/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter Urging CASFT to Reject the CAS Draft SOP on Ratemaking, 06/09/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to NAIC Commissioners Urging Review of Allstate's Colossus practices, 05/22/2014. (PDF)
  • Sign On Letter to U.S. House Regarding Hearing "Legislative Proposals to Improve Transparency and Accountability at the CFPB," 05/21/2014. (PDF)
  • Stakeholder Presentation to Negotiators in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, 05/21/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA et al Comment Letter on Duty To Serve for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, 05/15/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to FDA on the Designation of High Risk Foods for Tracing, 05/13/2014. (PDF)
  • Group Letter Questioning Plans for Regulatory Coherence Under the US/EU Trade Agreement, 05/12/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA and Consumers Union Comments Federal Participation in The Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities, 05/12/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to House Financial Services Committee Opposing Anti-Investors “Capital Formation” Bills, 05/05/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Opposes Adoption of the “Compendium of Reports on the Pricing of Personal Automobile Insurance," 05/02/2014. (PDF)
  • Coalition Letter Re Email Privacy and Reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 04/28/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Opposes Customer Protection and End User Relief Act, H.R.4413, 04/28/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Sign On Letter on Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2014, 04/26/2014. (PDF)
  • Group Sign On Letter to the White House Regarding European Court Justice Decision on EU Data Retention Directive, 04/16/2014. (PDF)
  • Group Sign On Letter to SEC on Section 913 Fiduciary Rulemaking, 04/15/2014. (PDF)
  • Robert Hunter Testimony before Assembly Standing Committee on Insurance Re: Auto Insurance Market in NY, 04/10/2014. (PDF)
  • Consumer Health and Safety Groups Letter to Representative Nadler Supporting Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2014, H.R. 4631, 04/02/2014. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Sign on to Letter to GM CEO Mary Barra Regarding Victims of Defective GM Cars, 04/01/2014. (PDF)
  • Coalition Comments to FDA on Preventive Controls for Animal Feed, 03/31/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Signs onto Group Letter to OSTP Regarding Marketing Unhealthy Foods and Big Data, 03/31/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Signs onto Letter to Office of Science and Technology Policy on Big Data Study Requirements, 03/31/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to Office of Science and Technology Policy on "Big Data," 03/28/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to the Senate Committee on Judiciary on Intellectual Property Rights, 03/26/2014. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Oppose the Camp-Baucus Fast Track bill (H.R. 3830/ S. 1900), 03/26/2014. (PDF)
  • Groups Urge FTC to Convene a Workshop Examining the Consumer and Business Impact of Data Breaches, 03/25/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments Concerning Proposed Public Interest Trade Advisory Committee, 03/25/2014. (PDF)
  • Comment to the SEC, CFA Voices Strong Opposition to Proposed Preemption of State Oversight of “Reg A” Offerings, 03/24/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to NAIC on Price Optimization and Earnix Presentation, 03/21/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Initial Comments to FCC on the Open Internet Remand, 03/19/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA and Fund Democracy Letter to Public Company Accounting Oversight Board on Audit Disclosure, 03/17/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins in Comments on Test Procedures for Refrigerators and Icemakers, 03/12/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins Coalition Comments to DOE in Support of Collection of Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) Information for Publication in DOE’s Database, 03/12/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Signs on to Comments to DOE in Support of Portable Air Conditioners being a Covered Product, 03/12/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins in Additional Comments to DOE on Battery Chargers and External Power Supplies Rulemaking, 03/12/2014. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition letter (updated) to USDA Secretary Vilsack on Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Foster Farms, 03/05/2014. (PDF)
  • Letter to SEC Secretary Murphy on Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations, 03/05/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Signs onto Group Letter to Obama on Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, 02/26/2014. (PDF)
  • Letter Urging U.S. House to Oppose H.R. 3193, CFPB Rollback Package, 02/26/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Representatives to Vote No on H.R. 3370, 02/25/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Representatives to Vote No on H.R. 2804 and H.R. 899, 02/25/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA and Consumers Union Comments on Incorporation by Reference, 02/12/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Signs Group Letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on RTOs, 02/10/2014. (PDF)
  • Letter to SEC Secretary Murphy on Proposed New Regulation Crowdfunding, 02/05/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Signs Group Letter to CPSC on Voluntary Recall Notices, 02/04/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Opposes S. 1926, Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, 01/30/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Signs Group Letter Supporting Public Consultation Process on Investment and Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement Policies, 02/28/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to FDA on Third Party Certification Proposed Rule, 01/27/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to FDA on Foreign Supplier Verification Program Proposed Rule, 01/27/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Rebuttal of Phoenix Center and ITIF, 01/27/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Farm Groups Urge No Changes to COOL in Farm Bill, 01/22/2014. (PDF)
  • Food Safety Coalition Opposition Letter to House and Senate Committees on FSIS Budget Reductions, 01/06/2014. (PDF)

2013

  • CFA and NCL Comments on Alcohol in 2015 Dietary Guidelines, 12/18/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins in Group Letter to Senate on Arbitration Fairness Act of 2013 (S. 878), 12/18/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Executive Director Stephen Brobeck Comments to NAIC Auto Insurance Study Group, 12/15/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Signs on Group Letter Urging Federal Reserve Board to Ban RCCs and RCPOs, 12/13/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Testimony to NY State Dept. of Financial Services on Title Insurance, 12/9/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Applauds Senator Markey for Introduction of Military Saves Act, 11/20/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Comment Letter to FCC on Billing for Unauthorized Charges ("Cramming"), 11/18/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to FDA on Preventive Controls for Human Food, 11/15/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to FDA on Proposed Rule for Produce Safety, 11/15/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to Farm Bill Conferees Urging Defense of Country of Origin Labeling, 11/15/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to House Financial Services Committee Opposing H.R. 1800 and Duffy Discussion Draft, 11/12/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins in Group Letter to NSA Director Alexander on Surveillance Disclosure, 11/12/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins Group Letter to President Obama and other World Leaders Opposing Closed-Door Trade Negotiations, 11/11/2013. (PDF)
  • Joint CFA-CAP Response to Senate Banking Committee Questions re: Mortgage Finance Reform, 11/06/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer, Farm Groups Letter to Farm Bill Conferees on Country of Origin Labeling, 10/30/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on Proposed Risk Retention and Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM) Regulation, 10/29/2013. (PDF)
  • Investor Protection Groups Urge Congress to Vote No on H.R. 2374, the Retail Investor Protection Act, 10/25/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Payment Processing, 10/24/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to House Committee on Energy and Commerce on Payment Processing, 10/24/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Analysis on Zero Emission Vehicle Program finds Clean Car States Lead in Innovation, 10/24/2013. (PDF)
  • Pediatricians and Consumer Advocates Ask CPSC for Action on High-Powered Magnet Safety Standards, 10/22/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins Coalition Letter to Senate Urging Support of S. 1106, the SAVE Act, 10/21/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to OMB Urging Review of DOL's Investment Advice Definition, 10/18/2013. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack on Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Foster Farms, 10/17/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Privacy Groups Letter to EU Supporting the European Union Data Protection Regulation, 10/17/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Comments Regarding Proposed Charges for the NAIC Life (A) Insurance Committee, 10/16/2013. (PDF)
  • Comments on Mortgage Finance Reform Submitted to Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, 10/15/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Outline of Government Shutdown's Impact on Consumer Protection, 10/11/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to FSIS on Labeling of Mechanically Tenderized Beef, 10/07/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to Congressman Blackburn and Welch on Consumer Privacy Hearings, 10/01/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter Urging U.S. House to Vote No on H.R. 2374, the Retail Investor Protection Act, 09/30/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA and CFI Comments to FSIS on Salmonella Verification Program, 09/26/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Calls For Strengthened Protections for Private Offerings to Offset Heightened Fraud Risk, 09/23/2013. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack on Poultry Slaughter Proposal, 09/20/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups File Comments to Federal Reserve and CFPB Regarding Remotely Created Checks and Payment Orders, 09/24/2013. (PDF)
  • Comments to U.S. CPSC on Petition Requesting Rulemaking Eliminating Accessible Cords on Window Covering Products, 09/13/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to U.S. House of Representatives Urging Reform of Federal Sugar Program, 09/03/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to State Auto Insurance Commissioners on Price Optimization, 08/29/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to Director Cordray on Complaint Narrative and Re-Identification, 08/23/2013. (PDF)
  • Public Interest Organizations File Comments to CFPB on Telephone Survey Exploring Credit Card Dispute Resolutions, 08/06/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer, Civil Rights, and Community Organizations File Brief Comments to FTC on Telemarketing Sales Rule, 08/06/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups File Comments to the FTC on the Proposed Amendments to the Telemarketing Sales Rule, 08/06/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA and KID File Comments to U.S. CPSC on Safety Standard for Carriages and Strollers, 08/05/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Files Comments to U.S. CPSC on Requesting a Ban or Standard on Adults Portable Bed Rails, 08/05/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge the DoD to Expand the Military Lending Act's Protections, 08/01/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins Consumer, Community, and Civil Rights Groups Asking the DoD to Protect Service Members Under the Military Lending Act, 08/01/2013. (PDF)
  • Investor Groups Urge Senators Not to Interfere in DOL Fiduciary Rulemaking, 08/01/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges the U.S. House to Strongly Oppose H.R. 367, the REINS Act, 07/31/2013. (PDF)
  • Letter to National Association of Insurance Commissioners on Auto Insurers' Use of Occupation and Education as Rating Factors, 07/29/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Congress to Oppose H.R. 2374, 07/16/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Senate to Confirm Richard Cordray to a Full Term as Director of CFPB, 07/15/2013. (PDF)
  • Privacy and Consumer Groups Support CFPB's Use of Data, 07/12/2013. (PDF)
  • Testimony Before CPSC Addressing Agenda and Priorities FY 2015 and 2015, 07/10/2013. (PDF)
  • Presentation by CFA at Direct Stakeholder Engagement Event, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, 07/10/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges SEC to Rethink Its Approach to Fiduciary Rulemaking, 07/05/2013. (PDF)
  • North American and European Privacy Advocates Statement In Support of Data Protection, 06/27/2013.
  • Robert Hunter's Study on Natural Catastrophes and Insurance written to the Department of the Treasury, 06/24/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to FSIS on Listeria Risk Assessment, 06/24/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on the Transportation Security Administration's Use of Advanced Imaging Technology, 06/24/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges House Financial Services Committee to Oppose H.R. 2374 and Other Anti-Investor Bills, 06/18/2013. (PDF)
  • Op-Ed: What’s in Your Drink? TTB Takes a Step Towards Alcohol Labeling, 06/11/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Members to Vote NO on H.R. 1256, 06/10/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Letter to FTC in Support of Greater Protections Against Mobile Cramming, 06/07/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to FDA on Product Tracing, 06/07/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments Filed at the FCC on Auction Rules for the TV Spectrum, 06/03/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA and Other Consumer Groups File Comments with FDIC and OCC on Proposed Guidance on Deposit Advance Products, 05/30/13. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FDIC and OCC Proposed Guidance on Deposit Advance Products, 05/29/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to Senator Stabenow on Farm Bill Amendments Affecting Food Safety, 5/29/13. (PDF)
  • CFA Consumer and Safety Organizations Petition the U.S. CPSC to Issue Mandatory Standards to Make Window Covering Cords Safer for Children, 05/23/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA and AFR Oppose Draft Bill to Delay Fiduciary Rulemaking, 05/22/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter Urges Senate to Support Up-or-Down Vote on Director Cordray's Nomination, 05/21/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA and Consumer Groups Letter to Senator Rockefeller on the "Youth Sports Concussion Act," 05/20/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Encourages House Agriculture Committee to Approve H.R. 1038, the Public Power Risk Management Act, 05/17/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to Senator Udall Urging Support for the Small Business Lending Enhancement Act, 05/16/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges the Governor of Missouri Jay Nixon to Amend or Veto H.B. 339, 05/16/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges “No” Vote on H.R. 1062, the SEC Regulatory Accountability Act, 05/16/2013. (PDF)
  • Fund Democracy and CFA Urge SEC to Adopt Hedge Fund Performance Standards Before Permitting Expanded Marketing, 05/15/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins in Letter Urging U.S. Senate to Pass S. 160, the Medical Debt Responsibility Act of 2013, 05/13/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins in Comments to DOE Urging Action to Advance New Lighting Standards, 05/13/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Opposes Dismantling Existing Consumer Protections through Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, 05/09/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Files Comments with the California Energy Commission about Participating in the Development of Appliance Efficiency Measures, 05/08/2013. (PDF)
  • CORRECTED: CFA Urges House Financial Services Committee to Oppose Derivatives Reform Roll-backs, 05/03/2013 (PDF)
  • Consumer and Children's Groups  Letter to New York State Assembly Majority Leader Supporting A.812 and S.3678, Window Blinds Safety Bill, 05/03/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Children's Groups  Letter to New York State Assembly Speaker Supporting A.812 and S.3678, Window Blinds Safety Bill, 05/03/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to Senate Agriculture Committee on CFTC Reauthorization, 05/01/2013. (PDF)
  • Business and Investor Groups Join in Urging Stronger Investor Protections in JOBS Act Rule, 04/30/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer Organizations File Comments with CPSC to Take Action on Adult Portable Bed Rails, 04/25/2013. (PDF)
  • Groups Urge SEC to Incorporate Investor Protections in JOBS Act Rule, 04/23/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer, Privacy, and Children's Groups Oppose Delaying the Effective Date of the Revised Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, 04/23/13. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Comments on FSIS notice on Salmonella HACCP Reassessment, 04/19/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to AMS on Country of Origin Labeling, 04/09/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA and Consumer Advocates Oppose Oregon Senate Bill 238 "Tykes on Bikes," 04/08/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Community Groups Support the Protecting Consumers from Unreasonable Credit Rates Act of 2013, 04/09/2013. (PDF)
  • Coalition Letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack on Country of Origin Labeling, 04/02/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Senate to Oppose Harmful Amendments to the Budget Resolution of 2013, 03/21/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS notice on Foreign Equivalency Verification, 3/21/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Respond to FTC's Used Car Rule Review, 03/12/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to House Opposing Changes to Federal Tax Exemption for Municipal Bonds, 03/08/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to Senate Opposing Changes to Federal Tax Exemption for Municipal Bonds, 03/08/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Senators to Confirm Richard Cordray to a Full Term as Director of the CFPB, 03/05/12. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups’ Letter to President Obama on 2013 Consumer Priorities, 02/01/13. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups’ Letter to Congressional Leaders on 2013 Consumer Priorities, 02/01/13. (PDF)
  • An Agenda to Ensure Consumers are Heard, 02/01/13. (PDF)

2012

2011

  • Comments of Children's Privacy Advocates on COPPA Rule, 12/27/11. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack on non-O157:H7 Shiga-Toxin Producing E. coli, 12/21/11. (PDF)
  • Comments to PCAOB regarding Concept Release on Auditor Independence and Audit Firm Rotation, 12/14/11. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA's Robert Hunter Before the FIO Regarding Consumer Protection Needs in Insurance Regulation 12/9/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to the FIO on How to Improve the Insurance Regulation System,12/7/11.(PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS Notice on Shiga-Toxin Producing E. coli in Raw Beef Products, 12/7/11. (PDF)
  • Statement of Research Director Mark Cooper on Verizon’s Purchase of Comcast’s Spectrum Licenses., 12/2/11. (PDF)
  • Statement of Barbara Roper on Spurring Job Growth through Capital Formation While Protecting Investors, 12/01/11. (PDF)
  • Statement of Barbara Roper to Senate Banking Committee on Spurring Job Growth Through Capitol Formation, 12/1/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Strongly Opposes H.R. 10, H.R. 527 and H.R. 3010, 11/30/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to the House Financial Services Committee Opposing the SEC Regulatory Accountability Act (HR 2308), 11/14/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge House Appropriations Leadership to Protect Funding for Food Safety, 11/03/11. (PDF)
  • CFA and AFR letter to CFTC on Business Conduct, 11/03/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins Consumer Groups Opposing Cell Phone Robo-Call Debt Collection Bill, 11/02/11. (PDF)
  • Testimony of J. Robert Hunter before the NY State Department of Health Medicaid Redesign Team: Medical Malpractice Reform Working Group, 10/27/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction on Reinspection and Registration Fees, 10/19/11. (PDF)
  • CFA and NCLC Letter to DOE Regarding Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnaces, Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps, 10/17/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to Agriculture Committees on Dairy Price Support Programs, 10/17/11. (PDF)
  • CFA letter to Senator Gillibrand in Support of Safe Meat and Poultry Act, 10/7/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Views Fuel Economy From The Consumer Point Of View, 10/11/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to CPSC on ATV Safety, 10/11/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to DOE on Set Top Boxes and Network Equipment as a Covered Consumer Product, 09/22/11. (PDF)
  • Comments to CFPB Regarding Consumer Financial Products and Services Offered to Servicemembers, 09/21/11. (PDF)
  • Broad Coalition on the  Regulatory Authority and Priorities of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 9/21/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Oppose Express-Medco Merger, 09/20/11. (PDF)
  • AFR-CFA Comments on FHFA RFI on Foreclosed Fannie, Freddie and FHA Homes, 09/19/11.(PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Support Window Covering Safety Which May Be Included in FY 2012 FSGG Appropriations Bill, 09/15/11. (PDF)
  • Coalition Letter Supporting Mandatory Standard for Button Cell Batteries Which May Be Included in FY 2012 FSGG Appropriations Bill, 09/15/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Coalition Letter Calls for Remedies Against Producers of Unsafe Products Which May Be Included in FY 2012 FSGG Appropriations Bill, 09/15/11). (PDF)
  • TACD Letter on "Internet Privacy: The Impact and Burden of EU Regulation" Hearing, 09/14/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Signs Letter to Air Transport Association Regarding Airlines Pocketing $500 million in Savings and Other Anti-consumer Policies, 09/14/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins Other Groups in Supporting Requirements for Increased Airline Pricing Transparency, 09/14/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on Improving Regulatory Oversight of Financial Intermediaries, 09/13/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS Notice on Salmonella Verification Sampling Program, 09/12/11. (PDF)
  • TACD Letter Regarding Online Behavioral Advertising Self Regulatory Systems, 09/08/11. (PDF)
  • CFA and AFR Urge Complete Rewrite of SEC Swaps Dealer Business Conduct Rules, 08/30/11. (PDF)
  • AFR Letter Urging Fair Treatment of Consumers on Mortgage Servicing Settlements, 08/25/11. (PDF)
  • Coalition letter to House opposing "SEC Regulatory Accountability Act," 08/17/11. (PDF)
  • CFA and NCLC's Comments to CFPB on 'Larger' Non-bank Participants, 08/15/11. (PDF)
  • Changes to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act Fact Sheet, 08/15/11. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Letter to USDA on Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella, 08/11/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups' Comments to the OCC on Bank Payday Loans, 08/09/11. (PDF)
  • CFA and AFR Call for Strengthened Credit Rating Agency Rules, 08/09/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins Other Groups in Opposing New DHS Records System, 08/09/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on Proposed Risk Retention & QRM Rulemaking, 08/04/11. (PDF)
  • Groups Oppose Section 4 of H.R. 1981, which Mandates Data Retention, 07/27/11. (PDF)
  • Joint Comment by CFA, NACA, CRL and NCLC on Proposed Federal Reserve Rule on Ability to Pay and Qualified Mortgage (QM) Provisions of Dodd-Frank, 07/22/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on the Federal Reserve Board’s Proposed Rule Implementing Ability to Pay and Qualified Mortgage (QM) Provisions of Dodd-Frank, 07/22/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Privacy Coalition Letter to White House on Privacy Proposals for Children and Adolescents, 7/19/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Safety Groups Urge the House to Oppose Rollbacks to Product Safety in FY 2012 Appropriations Bill, 07/14/11. (PDF)
  • Group Letter to CPSC Supports 100 ppm Lead Standard in Children's Products, 07/12/11. (PDF)
  • Barbara Roper's Testimony before the Senate Banking Committee on Investor Protection after the Financial Crisis, 7/12/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer-Industry Comment Letter on Proposed Risk Retention and "Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM)" Exemption, 07/11/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Comments to FDA on Inspection and Enforcement, 7/06/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to FDA on Reportable Food Registry, 7/06/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Privacy Coalition Letter to Congress on Current Privacy Legislative Proposals, 07/1/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS Proposed Rule on Mandatory Inspection of Catfish, 6/23/11. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Travis Plunkett before the Senate Banking Committee on Reevaluating the National Flood Insurance Program, 06/23/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Safety Groups Urge the House Committee on Appropriations to Oppose Rollbacks to Product Safety in FY 2012 Appropriations Bill, 06/22/11. (PDF)
  • Requirements the CFPB Must Meet to Reduce Regulatory Burdens on Smaller Financial Institutions, 06/17/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Warns CFPB Provisions of FY 2012 Appropriations Bill Harm Consumers, 06/15/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS Notice on Test and Hold, 6/15/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Safety Groups Oppose CPSC Weakening Provisions of FY 2012 Appropriations Bill, 06/15/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Senators to Oppose the Moran Amendment to Weaken the CFPB, 06/07/11. (PDF)
  • Accountability of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 06/07/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FDA Proposed Rule on Menu Labeling, 6/01/11. (PDF)
  • Comments of CU and CFA to the FTC on Debt Collection 2.0: Protecting Consumers, 05/27/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge House Appropriations Committee to Protect Funding for Food Safety, 5/27/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Safety Groups Oppose HR 1939, the Enhancing CPSC Authority and Discretion Act of 2011, 05/25/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Comments to the FDA on Preventive Controls Provision of the Food Safety Modernization Act, 5/20/11. (PDF)
  • "Restoring the Dream," by Barry Zigas, The American Prospect, 05/17/11. (Link)
  • Consumer and Safety Groups Urge House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade to Reject Bill that Undermines the CPSIA, 05/11/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Community Groups Tell Congress to Stop Abusive Online Payday Lending and Support a Strong CFPB, 05/11/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Refutes Arguments of Fiduciary Duty Opponents in Letter to House Financial Services Committee, 05/09/11. (PDF)
  • Broad Coalition Letter Opposes Anti-CFPB HFSC Bills, 05/03/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Comments to FDA on Import Provisions of Food Safety Modernization Act, 4/27/11. (PDF)
  • CFA, NCLC, and CU's comments to Treasury Department on prepaid cards, 04/26/11. (PDF)
  • CFA letter to SEC opposing proposal to eliminate requirement that money market mutual funds limit their holdings to securities with highest credit ratings, 04/26/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to TTB Administrator Manfreda Urging Alcohol Labeling, 4/18/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to Treasury Secretary Geithner Urging Alcohol Labeling, 4/18/11. (PDF)
  • Group Letter to Congress Urging Support for Full Funding to the CFTC and the SEC, 04/05/11. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Rachel Weintraub before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade on the Discussion Draft CPSIA Amendments, 04/07/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to DOE on Equipment Price Forecasting for Refrigerators, Refrigerator-freezers and Freezers, 03/24/11. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Rachel Weintraub Before the NHTSA Public Hearing on Rear Visibility, 03/23/11. (PDF)
  • Joint CFA/CRL/NAHB/NAR Letter to Federal Regulators on Pending Qualified Residential Mortgage Rules, 03/17/11. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Dr. Mark Cooper on the the American Energy Initiative before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, 03/17/11. (PDF)
  • Public Interest Groups Strongly Oppose Senate Amendment 199 to Defund CPSC, 03/16/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to the Senate on Delay of Debit Interchange Law, 03/15/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to the House on Delay of Debit Interchange Law, 03/15/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge Senate Appropriations Committee to Protect Funding for Food Safety, 3/11/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge House Appropriations Committee to Protect Funding for Food Safety, 3/11/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Testimony on Appliance Efficiency Standards Legislation, 03/10/11. (PDF)
  • CFA letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee on H.J. Resolution 3, 03/09/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins Other Public Interest Groups in Filing an Amicus Brief in Sorrell v. IMS Health, a Supreme Court Case on Consumer Privacy, 03/01/11. (PDF)
  • Public Interest Groups Urge Senators to Oppose Efforts to Defund CPSC Consumer Product Information Database, 03/01/10. (PDF)
  • Statement of Travis B. Plunkett Regarding Budget Reductions to Financial Regulatory Agencies at Representative John Conyers’ Budget Impact Forum, 02/24/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to the Federal Reserve on Proposed Debit Card Interchange Rule, 02/23/11. (PDF)
  • Comments of CFA and AFR to the CFTC on Proposed External Business Conduct Standards for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants, 02/22/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to FTC on Proposed Consumer Privacy Framework, 02/18/11. (PDF)
  • Group Comments to FTC on Proposed Consumer Privacy Framework, 02/18/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Strongly Oppose Amendment to Deny Funds to Consumer Product Safety Commission, 02/18/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Strongly Urge U.S. House of Representatives to Oppose Pompeo Amendments that Defund Key Product Safety Initiatives, 02/17/11. (PDF)
  • Letter to the IRS Urges Implementation of Split Refund Option, 02/14/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Reply Comments to FCC on Bill Shock Proposed Rule, 02/09/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Presentation to National Academies of Science Committee on FDA’s Role in Ensuring Safe Food, 1/28/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force on Information Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy, 01/28/11. (PDF)
  • Comments of Child, Health and Consumer Advocates to the U.S. Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force on Information Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy, 01/27/11.(PDF)
  • Online Video Distribution and the Comcast-NBC Merger: Assessing the Impact of the DOJ Consent Decree and FCC Order, 1/18/11. (PDF)
  • Joint Real Estate Trade and Consumer Group Letter to Regulators re: Qualified Residential Mortgage Provisions of Dodd-Frank, 1/11/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Comments to FCC on Empowering Consumers to Avoid Bill Shock, 1/10/11. (PDF)

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2010

  • Consumer Group Letter to Regulators re: Qualified Residential Mortgage Provisions of Dodd-Frank, 12/20/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to SEC on Temporary Rule Regarding Principal Trades with Certain Advisory Clients, 12/20/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to Secretary Geithner on Alcohol Labeling, 12/13/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges House to Pass FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, 12/8/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Senate to Fund the SEC and CFTC at Levels Approved by Appropriators, 12/7/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges House to Fund the SEC and CFTC at Levels Approved by Appropriators, 12/7/10. (PDF)
  • CFA's Rachel Weintraub testifies before Senate Commerce subcommittee on Product Safety in the Holiday Season, 12/02/10. (PDF)
  • CFA's Susan Grant testifies before House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Do-Not-Track Legislation, 12/02/10. (PDF)
  • CFA and AFR's Comments on Determination of Foreign Exchange Swaps & Forwards, 11/30/10. (PDF)
  • Group Letter Calls on FDIC to Make Safe Template for Prepaid Cards, 11/24/10. (PDF)
  • CFA's Comments on Fuel Economy Labels to NHTSA, 11/22/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Outlines Consumer Priorities for Lame Duck Session to Senate, 11/17/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Outlines Consumer Priorities for Lame Duck Session to House, 11/17/10. (PDF)
  • Public Interest Groups Urge Fed to Withdraw Proposed Rescission Rule, 11/16/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to SEC on Issuer Review of Assets in Offerings of Asset-Backed Securities, 11/16/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to Senator Harkin on FDA Food Modernization Act, 11/15/10. (PDF)
  • CFA and Fund Democracy Comments to SEC on Proposed Rule for 12b-1 Fees, 11/5/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to SEC Challenge Misleading Fiduciary Duty Impact Assessment, 11/2/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments Submitted to NHTSA and EPA on their Notice of Upcoming Joint Rulemaking to Establish 2017 and Later Model Year Light Duty Vehicle GHG Emissions and CAFE Standards, 10/29/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FDA Guidance for Salmonella in Animal Feed, 10/25/10. (PDF)
  • Comments to FTC on Proposed Consent Agreement for US Search, Inc., 10/22/10. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Jack Gillis to the EPA and NHTSA on Revisions and Additions to Motor Vehicle Fuel Economy Label, 10/21/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to CPSC on Regulations Restricting Cadmium in Children’s Products, 10/18/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Submit Comments to the OCC Urging Stricter Overdraft Guidance, 10/15/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge Bank Regulators to Address Refund Anticipation Loans, 10/13/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Supports FCC Rules to Protect Consumers from “Bill Shock”, 10/12/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to CPSC on Safety Standards for Full-Size Baby Cribs and Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs, 10/06/10. (PDF)
  • Letter to Google CEO Eric Schmidt Regarding Privacy Policy Change, 10/01/10. (PDF)
  • Coalition Letter to Ban Tax Strategy Patents, 09/28/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Submit Comments to the FDIC on Overdraft Guidance, 09/27/10. (PDF)
  • Comments to CPSC on Technological Feasibility of 100 ppm for Lead Content in Children's Products, 09/27/10. (PDF)
  • Letter to President Obama Asking to Establish New Fuel Economy Standards of 60 MPG, 09/22/10. (PDF)
  • CFA supports H.R 3421, Medical Debt Relief Act, 09/21/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Senate to Vote on FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, 09/21/10. (PDF)
  • Groups Urge DOT to Require Airlines to Disclose All Fees in Advance and Through All Ticketing Channels, 09/20/10. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Dr. Mark Cooper on Competition in Evolving Digital Marketplace before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy, 09/16/10. (PDF)
  • Joint Comments to the Department of Health and Human Services on Restrictions on Marketing Use of Patient’s Electronic Health Records Information, 09/13/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to FDA on National Menu Labeling Provision, 9/07/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to SEC Regarding Obligations of Brokers, Dealers, and Investment Advisers, 08/30/10. (PDF)
  • National Food Policy Conference to Focus on Child Nutrition and Health, 8/17/10 (PDF)
  • Comments to Treasury on Proposed Rule to Mandate Electronic Deposit for All Federal Benefits, 08/16/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Secretary Shinseki to Take Action Against Life Insurers Denying Cash Payouts to Service Members' Families, 08/02/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Secretary Gates to Take Action Against Life Insurers Denying Cash Payouts to Service Members' Families, 07/29/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Support Medical Debt Relief Act of 2009, 07/26/10. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Consumer and Privacy Groups on Information Privacy Before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, 07/22/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer group letter to HHS Secretary Sebelius on FDA funding, 7/21/10. (PDF)
  • Letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee Urging Support for Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010, 07/21/10. (PDF)
  • Joint Comment Letter on FHFA Proposed Rulemaking on GSE Duty To Serve Requirement, 07/20/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on Treasury/HUD Request for Public Input on the Housing Finance System, 07/20/10. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Barry Zigas before the Interagency Public Hearing on CRA Regulation, 07/19/10. (PDF)
  • CFA, NCL Comments on Alcohol Section of Dietary Guidelines Report, 7/15/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS Proposed Performance Standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter, 7/14/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges U.S. House of Representatives to Oppose HR 5114, the Flood Insurance Reform Priorities Act of 2010, 07/14/10. (PDF)
  • Comments of CU, CFA, and Kids in Danger to the CPSC on Safety Standards for Toddler Beds, 07/13/10. (PDF)
  • Comments of CU, CFA, and Kids in Danger to the CPSC on Safety Standards for Bassinets and Cradles, 07/13/10. (PDF)
  • Comments to Treasury on Direct Deposit Proposed Rules Regarding SS and SSI Payments, 07/13/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on Food Safety Section of Dietary Guidelines Report, 7/12/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Calls for the Provision of Insurance under the National Flood Insurance Program to be Ended or Overhauled to Include Significant Private Market Participation, 07/12/10. (PDF)
  • Comments of CU, CFA, and Kids in Danger to the CPSC on Notice of Requirements for Accrediation, 07/06/10. (PDF)
  • Comments to FTC on Debt Relief Amendments to Telemarketing Sales Rule, 07/01/10. (PDF)
  • Comments to FTC on Review of Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, 06/30/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Submit Comments to the OTS on Overdraft Guidance, 06/28/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Congress to Pass the Dodd-Frank Conference Report Immediately, Senate Version, 06/28/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Congress to Pass the Dodd-Frank Conference Report Immediately, House Version, 06/28/10. (PDF)
  • CFA and Other Groups Outline Priorities for Enhanced Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to House Conferees, 06/23/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Conferees to Protect Investors and Restore Provisions Weakened in the Senate Counter-Offer, 06/21/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Conference Committee to Reject Harkin Amendment to Exempt Equity-Indexed Annuities and Similar Hybrid Products from Securities Regulation, 06/21/10. (PDF)
  • Comments of CFA, CU, Kids in Danger, and Public Citizen to the CPSC on Interpretation of 'Children's Product', 06/21/10. (PDF)
  • Comments on Treasury's Proposed Garnishment Rule, 06/21/10. (PDF)
  • Opposition to the CFPA Auto Dealer Carve-Out Is Widespread: Here's What People Are Saying, 06/18/10. (PDF)
  • Letter from CFA and Consumer Groups to Senator Nelson in support of Amendment, SA 4361, to the American Workers, State and Business Relief Act, 06/17/10. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Ami Gadhia for Consumers Union and CFA on the Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act in front of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, 06/16/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FDA Risk Profile for Spices, 6/16/10. (PDF)
  • Civil Rights, Labor, Consumer Protection, and Advocacy Groups Oppose the Auto Dealer Exemption, 06/16/10. (PDF)
  • Protect Investors from Accounting Fraud: Oppose Exemptions to Sarbanes-Oxley, 06/15/10. (PDF)
  • Coalition Calls on Congress to Reject Equity-Indexed Annuities Preemption Amendment, 06/14/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Outlines Investor Protection Title Priorities for Congressional Conference Committee, 06/14/10. (PDF)
  • CFA and Americans for Financial Reform's letter to Senator Lincoln on swaps dealers, 06/08/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Comment on FDIC Safe Transaction and Savings Accounts, 06/08/10. (PDF)
  • Letter to the Senate on Consumer Priorities in Financial Regulatory Reform Conference, 06/08/10. (PDF)
  • Letter to the House on Consumer Priorities in Financial Regulatory Reform Conference, 06/08/10. (PDF)
  • Tell the U.S. Senate to Vote on FDA Food Safety Bill, 06/08/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups' Letter to Senators Boucher and Stearns Concerning Privacy Bill, 06/04/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Signs Letter to Senator Lieberman Urging Suspension of TSA Full Body Scanner Program, 05/28/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Signs Letter to Senator Thompson Urging Suspension of TSA Full Body Scanner Program, 05/28/10. (PDF)
  • Groups Urge Opposition to a Biometric National ID in Immigration Reform, 05/24/10. (PDF)
  • Military and Consumer Organizations Urge Senate to Vote Down Brownback Amendment to Exempt Auto Dealers from CFPB Oversight, 05/18/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer, State Securities, Investment Adviser and Financial Planning Organizations Oppose Collins Amendment, 5/18/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges "No" Vote on Snowe-Pryor Amendment #3883 and "Yes" on Landrieu-Dodd-Kerry Side by Side, 05/18/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Guide to Amendments to Restoring American Financial Stability Act (S.3217), 05/12/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Senate to Vote Yes on Amendment 3889 to Restoring American Financial Stability Act, 5/12/10. (PDF)
  • Simple Facts on Fiduciary Duty Support Akaka-Menendez-Durbin Amendment, 5/12/10. (PDF)
  • Protect Investors from Wall Street Abuses: Make Brokers and Swap Dealers Act in Their Customers' Best Interests, 5/12/10. (PDF)
  • Akaka-Menendez Amendment Protects Investors and Commission-based Business Model, 5/10/10. (PDF)
  • Joint Letter from Consumer and Civil Rights Organizations on Pending Corker and McCain Amendments to S.3217, 05/10/10. (PDF)
  • CFA's Daily Look on Financial Reform: Vote NO on the Shelby Substitute, 05/06/10. (PDF)
  • CFA's Daily Look on Financial Reform: Hold Credit Rating Agencies Accountable, 5/5/10. (PDF)
  • Groups Lodge Formal Complaint to FTC on Facebook Privacy Policies, 05/5/10. (PDF)
  • CFA's Daily Look on Financial Reform: Preemption of State Laws Leaves Consumers Vulnerable, 05/04/10. (PDF)
  • Don't Buy Into Industry Delaying Tactics: Support the Akaka-Menendez Amendment to Provide Fiduciary Protections to Investors Now, 5/4/10. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Barbara Roper on Wall Street and the Fiduciary Duties for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs, 5/4/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Signs Letter Supporting Strong Privacy Legislation, Particularly for Online Behavioral Advertising, 05/03/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS Traceback Procedures, 05/02/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Signs Petition for Suspension of TSA Full Body Scanner Program, 04/29/10. (PDF)
  • CFA's Daily Look on Financial Reform: Close the Regulatory Gaps on Derivatives, 4/29/10. (PDF)
  • CFA's Daily Look on Financial Reform: Consumer Regulator Should Cover All Lenders, Including Auto Dealers, 04/28/10. (PDF)
  • CFA and S.T.O.P. Letter on Walmart Beef Safety Initiative, 4/27/10. (PDF)
  • Myth/Fact Sheet on Broker Dealer Fiduciary Duty Akaka Amendment, 4/27/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Opposition to Multiple Peril Insurance Act, 04/26/10. (PDF)
  • CFA's Daily Look on Financial Reform: Survey Says Public Support for Consumer Financial Agency is High and Has Grown over the Last 9 Months, 04/26/10. (PDF)
  • Letter to House Financial Services Committee Opposing Mandatory Increase in FHA Down Payments, 4/23/10. (PDF)
  • CFA, AARP, NASAA, and NASS Urge Senate to Support a Fiduciary Duty Standard to Protect Investors, 4/23/10. (PDF)
  • CFA and other consumer/civil rights groups' comments on proposed GSE housing goals for 2010-2011, 04/12/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge FDIC to Closely Supervise Overdraft Opt-in Practices, 04/01/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge OTS to Closely Supervise Overdraft Opt-in Practices, 04/01/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Comment on Overdraft Opt-in Changes to Regulations E and DD, 03/30/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge OCC to Closely Supervise Overdraft Opt-in Practices, 03/29/10. (PDF)
  • Statement of Jack Gillis, CFA's Director of Public Affairs, before the House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Patent Design and Auto Replacement Parts, 03/22/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups' Comment Letter on Water Heater Energy Conservation Standards, 03/18/10. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Jean Ann Fox to Arizona Senate Appropriations Committee on PayDay Lending 3/16/10. (PDF)
  • CFA, CU and Other Consumer Groups Comment to CPSC on Standards for Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles, 3/12/10. (PDF)
  • Letter from CFA and Consumer Groups to President Obama Re: Expanding Access to Affordable Generics, 03/10/10. (PDF)
  • CFA and Other Consumer Groups Support HB 392 Commercial Law-Debt Settlement Services, 03/02/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FDA/FSIS Public Meeting on Product Tracing Systems for Food, 03/01/10. (PDF)
  • Digital Signage Privacy Principles, 02/25/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Supports HR 4626, the Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act, 02/24/10. (PDF)
  • Broad Coalition Calls on Senate Banking Committee to Enact an Independent Consumer Financial Protection Agency, 02/22/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge Federal Reserve to Clarify Regulation E to Include Pooled Accounts for Prepaid Cards, 02/17/10. (PDF)
  • CFA and AFR Urge Senators to Reject New Language to the Restoring America's Financial Stability Act that Would Require the SEC to Study Overlaps Between Brokers and Investment Advisors, 2/16/10. (PDF)
  • CFA and CRL Urge the House Financial Services Committee to Pass the Overdraft Protection Act of 2009, HR 3904, 2/5/10. (PDF)
  • CFA and CRL Urge the House Financial Services Committee to Pass the Overdraft Protection Act of 2009, HR 3904, 2/5/10. (PDF)
  • Groups Express Strong Support for Senior Citizen Investor Protections in Restoring American Financial Stability Act, 2/3/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Advocacy Groups' Comments to FCC on Consumer Privacy in National Broadband Plan, 01/29/10. (PDF)
  • CFA and other public interest groups call on FCC to endorse Fair Information Practices, 01/29/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Signs On to Supplemental Comments to the FTC on Privacy Settings for Facebook, 01/20/10. (PDF)
  • CFA, CRL, and NCLC Comments on Reg Z, Originator Compensation, 1/15/10. (PDF)
  • Comments to Federal Reserve on Regulation Z, TILA Closed End Credit Rules, 1/15/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to White House Re: Effective Loan Modifications, 1/13/10. (PDF)
  • CFA and Others Express Concern to Senate HELP Committee over Privacy Issues in the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009, 01/12/10. (PDF)
  • Groups Urge Senate Banking Committee to Support Strong Fiduciary Duty Standards, 1/7/10. (PDF)

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2009

  • Consumer Groups Comments to the Federal Reserve on Regulation E to Restrict Gift Card Fees, 12/18/09. (PDF)
  • CFA, EPIC and Other Groups File an FTC Complaint Against Facebook for Privacy Settings, 12/17/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS Proposed Rule on Interstate Shipment of Meat and Poultry, 12/16/09 (PDF)
  • Groups Urge Representatives to Oppose Minnick Amendment to Strike the CFPA, 12/10/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation of America Supports H.R. 4173, the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, 12/10/09. (PDF)
  • AFR and Other Groups Support HAMP Amendment to H.R. 4173, 12/9/09. (PDF)
  • Group Urges House Members to Protect Investors from Accounting Fraud, Vote Yes on Kanjorski-Frank-Sarbanes-Cohen Amendment, 12/9/09. (PDF)
  • CFA and AFR Urge House Members to Support the Cohen-Frank FINRA Amendment to H.R. 4173, 12/8/09. (PDF)
  • CFA and CU Urge the House Rules Committee to Pass Gutierrez Amendment 138, 12/8/09. (PDF)
  • Statement of Dr. Mark Cooper at OECD Conference on E-Commerce Consumer Protection, 12/08/09.
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  • Comments of Consumer Groups to FTC on Preventing Deceptive Marketing of Credit Reports, 12/07/09. (PDF)
  • Q and A on Overdraft Loans and H.R. 3904, the Overdraft Protection Act of 2009, 12/02/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on NHTSA's Proposed Rule Establishing Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards, 11/30/09. (PDF)
  • Group Follow-up Letter on HAMP to Chief Caldwell, 11/30/09. (PDF)
  • Group Follow-up Letter on HAMP to Assistant Secretary Allison, 11/30/09. (PDF)
  • CFA and AFR Support the Credit Rating Agency Provisions in Senator Dodd's Reform Package, 11/24/09. (PDF)
  • CFA and AFR Support the Amendment of the FSIA to Create a Stronger Financial Stability Oversight Council, 11/17/09. (PDF)
  • Comments of CU, CFA, and Kids in Danger to the CPSC on Safety Standards for Infant Bath Seats, 11/17/09. (PDF)
  • Comments of CU, CFA, and Kids in Danger to the CPSC on Safety Standards for Infant Walkers, 11/17/09. (PDF)
  • Diverse Groups Support the Creation of an Office of Investor Advocate, 11/17/09. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Jean Ann Fox to the Senate Banking Committee on the FAIR Overdraft Coverage Act, 11/17/09. (PDF)
  • Comments to the FTC Calling for Better Regulation of Privacy in Travel Data, 11/06/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Privacy Groups Call on the FTC to Protect Consumer Privacy in the 21st Century, 11/05/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Opposes Sox 404 Amendment, 11/3/09. (PDF)
  • Investor Protection Attacked in Amendments to H.R. 3817, 11/03/09. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Jean Ann Fox to the House Financial Services Committee on the Overdraft Protection Act, 10/30/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Comments' to the FCC on Truth in Billing, 10/30/09. (PDF)
  • Coalition Letter of Support to Senator Dodd for FAIR Overdraft Coverage Act, 10/28/09. (PDF)
  • Coalition Letter of Support to Representative Maloney for the Overdraft Protection Act, 10/28/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter of Support to Representative Maloney for the Overdraft Protection Act, 10/27/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Financial Services Committee to Vote No to Anti Sox Amendments, 10/27/09. (PDF)
  • Groups Urge Adoption of Fiduciary Duty for Brokers without Weakening Amendments, 10/26/09. (PDF)
  • Letter of Support to Senator Dodd for the FAIR Overdraft Coverage Act, 10/21/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges House Financial Services Committee to Vote No on the Campbell Amendment, 10/21/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Support HR 3596, the Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act, 10/20/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Comment on Debt Relief Amendment to the Telemarketing Sales Rule, 10/16/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer and privacy groups call on the FCC to protect the privacy of wireless customers, 10/14/09. (PDF)
  • J. Robert Hunter testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Antitrust Issues in the Insurance Industry, 10/14/09. (PDF)
  • Financial Services Committee Urged To Close Loopholes in Derivatives Bill, 10/14/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Express Concern to DOJ Over Ticketmaster and Live Nation Merger, 10/09/09. (PDF)
  • Comments of CU, CFA, and Kids in Danger to the CPSC Regarding the Interim Final Intrepretative Rule on Civil Penalty of the Consumer Production Safety Improvement Act, 10/01/09. (PDF)
  • Comments Regarding Cooling-Off Rule Regulatory Review, 9/25/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer groups comment on Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's "duty to serve" underserved needs, 09/18/09. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Dr. Mark Cooper in front of the Joint SEC-CFTC Meeting on the Harmonization of Regulation, 09/02/09. (PDF)
  • CFA and other consumer and privacy groups issue legislative primer on protecting consumer privacy in online behavioral tracking and targeting, 09/01/09. (PDF)
  • CFA and other consumer and privacy groups send letter to Representatives Boucher and Stearns, House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, on protecting consumer privacy in online behavioral tracking and targeting, 09/01/09. (PDF)
  • CFA and other consumer and privacy groups send letter to Representatives Rush and Radanovich, House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, on protecting consumer privacy in online behavioral tracking and targeting, 09/01/09. (PDF)
  • CFA and other consumer and privacy groups send letter to Representatives Waxman and Barton, House Committee on Energy and Commerce, on protecting consumer privacy in online behavioral tracking and targeting, 09/01/09. (PDF)
  • CFA and NCLC Comments to IRS Regarding RALs and the Improvement of Tax Preparation, 08/12/09. (PDF)
  • Position Paper: The Need for High Cost Lending Consumer Protections, 08/12/09. (PDF)
  • Statement of Dr. Mark Cooper to the Federal Communications Commission Broadband Workshop on the Unserved and Underserved, 08/12/09. (PDF)
  • CFA's Director of Housing, Barry Zigas, Addresses Concerns over Consumer Financial Protection Agency and the Housing Market, 08/11/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Congratulate Senator Merkley on Introduction of Deceptive Loan Check Elimination Act, 08/06/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to Senate Commerce Committee Regarding a Hearing, 'The Economy and Fraud: Protecting Consumers During Downward Economic Times,' 07/30/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer Letter Urging CFPA Authority over Credit-Related Insurance Products, 07/29/09. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Travis Plunkett, Senate Banking; Regulatory Modernization: Perspectives on Insurance, 07/28/09. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Travis Plunkett before the House Financial Services Committee regarding Community and Consumer Advocates' Perspectives on the Obama Administration's Financial Regulatory Reform Proposals, 07/16/09. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Carol Tucker-Foreman on Importance for Food Safety Reform Before the House Agriculture Committee, 07/15/09. (PDF)
  • Groups Urge Revision and Passage of Administration Legislation to Impose a Fiduciary Duty on All Investment Advice, 07/14/09. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Travis Plunkett before the Senate Banking Committee on the Proposed Creation of a Consumer Financial Protection Agency, 07/14/09. (PDF)
  • Testimony of CFA and USPIRG on Regulatory Restructuring before the House Financial Services Committee, 06/24/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on Energy Conservation Standard Rulemaking for Lighting Products, 06/04/09. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Dr. Mark Cooper on Railroad Trust Enforcement Act of 2009, 05/19/09. (PDF)
  • Testimony of J. Robert Hunter Regarding Federal Government Insurance Oversight, 05/14/09. (PDF)
  • National and State Groups Urge Strong Support for Dodd/Shelby Credit Card Bill Substitute, 05/13/09. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Proposals to the White House Food Safety Working Group, 05/13/09. (PDF)
  • Letter to President Obama on Federal Usury Cap Bills, 05/08/09. (PDF)
  • National and State Groups Urge Support for Dodd Credit Card Bill, S.414, 05/07/09. (PDF)
  • CFA and Coalition Urges Strengthening of H.R.1728, the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act, 05/06/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Florida Governor Crist to Veto Unfair Insurance Bill, 05/06/09. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Rachel Weintraub on Consumer Product Safety Enhancement Act, 04/29/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to Comptroller on Refund Anticipation Loan Bank Oversight, 04/15/09. (PDF)
  • Civil Rights, Labor and Consumer Organizations Thank Chairman Frank for Interest in Improving the Mortgage Market with the Introduction of H.R.1728, 04/07/09. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Carol Tucker-Foreman on U.S. Food Safety System Before the House Agriculture Committee, 04/02/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Bank Fee Survey Comment to Federal Reserve on Debit Overdraft Rules, 03/31/09. (PDF)
  • CFA and CRL Comments to Federal Reserve on Debit Overdraft Rules, 03/31/09. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Barbara Roper before the Senate Banking Committee regarding Enhancing Investor Protection and the Regulation of Securities Markets, 03/26/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins with State Regulators and Industry Group to Urge Universal Fiduciary Duty for Investment Advice, 03/24/09. (PDF)
  • Testimony of CFA and US PIRG Regarding the Credit Card Holder's Bill of Rights Act and the Consumer Overdraft Protection Fair Practices Act, 03/19/09. (PDF)
  • Testimony of J. Robert Hunter before the Senate Banking Committee regarding Modernizing Insurance Regulation, 03/17/09. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Travis Plunkett before the House Financial Services Committee regarding "Systemic Risk", 03/17/09. (PDF)
  • 100 + Diverse National and State Groups Support Durbin's S. 500 Bill, 03/02/09. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Travis Plunkett before the Senate Commerce Committee on Consumer Protection and the Credit Crisis, 02/26/09. (PDF)
  • Avoid Fake Check Fraud and Get the Real Deal About Mystery Shopping Opportunities, 02/20/09. (PDF)
  • Comments of CU, CFA, and Kids in Danger to CPSC Regarding Section 101 Inaccessible Component Parts, 02/17/09. (PDF)
  • Coalition of Public Interest Groups Urges President Obama to Appoint New Leadership at the CPSC, 01/30/09. (PDF)
  • CFA joined other consumer and privacy advocates in a resolution to the US Senate supporting the Council of Europe's Convention 108 for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, 01/28/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Questions FINRA Account of Failed Madoff Oversight, 01/27/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins Center for American Progress Action Fund and Center for Responsible Lending in Statement on Mortgage Modifications, 01/26/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Looks Forward to Working with Agriculture Secretary Nominee Tom Vilsack, 01/13/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation and Other Public Interest Groups Urge CPSC Commissioner to Dispel Misinformation among Entities Regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, 01/07/09. (PDF)

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2008

  • Comments of the Consumer Federation of America and the Center for Economic Justice on Proposals to Weaken Life Insurers Capital and Reserve Requirements, 12/26/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins Broad Coalition to Alert Obama Administration on Consumer Privacy, 12/19/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS Sampling and Testing Procedures for E. coli O157:H7, 12/17/08. (PDF)
  • Letter from Consumer Groups Urging Next Agriculture Secretary to Have Food Safety, Nutrition, Environmental Focus, 12/11/08. (PDF)
  • House Sign-ON Letter to Include Judicial Modification of Mortgages in Economic Recovery Plan, 12/10/08. (PDF)
  • Principles for Protecting Consumers and Taxpayers Under a Federal Catastrophe Insurance Program, 12/05/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on Regulation of Genetically Engineered Animals, 11/24/08. (PDF)
  • Advocacy Groups Reiterate Request that SEC Act Promptly to Enhance Reliability of Money Market Fund Pricing, 11/22/08. (PDF)
  • Comments of CU, CFA, and Kids in Danger to CPSC on Laboratory Accreditation Process for Crib and Pacifier Testing, 11/21/08. (PDF)
  • Comments of CU, CFA, and Kids in Danger to the CPSC on Labeling Requirements for Toy and Game Advertisements, 11/20/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to President-elect Obama Re: Electricity's Key Role in Policy Agenda, 11/20/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to APHIS regarding Importation of Cattle over Thirty Months of Age, 11/19/08. (PDF)
  • Fund Democracy and CFA Comment on SEC Proposal to Regulate Equity-Indexed Annuities, 11/10/08. (PDF)
  • Fund Democracy and CFA Comment on Department of Labor 401(k) Fee Disclosure Proposal, 11/08/08. (PDF)
  • Fund Democracy and CFA Comment on SEC Proposal to Loosen Credit Quality Restrictions on Money Market Funds, 11/05/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to U.S. Delegation to Codex on Proposed Microbiological Criteria for Listeria, 10/30/08. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Comments Regarding FSIS Public Meeting on Sampling, 10/14/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Calls on Congress to Protect Taxpayers in Wall Street Rescue Plan, 09/22/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for Healthy People 2020, 09/15/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling Interim Final Rule, 09/15/08. (PDF)
  • CFA and Over 100 Organizations Sign on to Letter Regarding Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Negotiations, 09/15/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge FTC to Protect Consumers' Money Held on Bankrupt Retailers' Gift Cards, 09/11/08. (PDF)
  • CU, CFA Call on FDIC to Protect Stored Value Card Funds, 08/25/08, (PDF)
  • CFA, US PIRG and State Consumer Groups Comment on Overdraft Lending Practices, 08/04/08. (PDF)
  • Statement of Mark Cooper on ExxonMobil's Second Quarter 2008 Profits and the Drilling Policy Debate, 07/31/08. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Travis Plunkett on the State of the Insurance Industry before the Senate Banking Committee, 07/29/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation to Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Re: Federal Reserve Board Regulation DD-Truth in Savings: R-1315, 07/19/08. (PDF)
  • Comments of the Center for Responsible Lending and Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, National Consumer Law Center on Proposed Rule to amend Regulation DD 12 CFR Part 230 pursuant to The Truth in Savings Act Docket No. R-1315, 07/18/08. (PDF)
  • CFA and NCLC Letter to Sec. Paulson Re: Protecting Recipients of Exempt Federal Funds, 07/11/08. (PDF)
  • CFA and CSPI Urge FDA to Implement Emergency Regulations Requiring Traceability and Food Safety Plans, 07/03/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation Urges National Association of Insurance Commissioners to Examine AFLAC Denials of Aviation Death Claims, 07/02/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Supports Insurance Information Act of 2008, H.R. 5840, 07/08/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Supports Risk Retention Act Expansion, H.R. 5792, 07/08/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Reveals Alcohol, Calories and Carbs in Top Selling Beer, Wine and Distilled Spirits Brands, 06/30/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation Joins NCLC and Other Consumer Interest Groups in Testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee on Protecting Social Security Beneficiaries from Predatory Lending, 06/24/08. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Jean Ann Fox before the House Ways and Means Committee on Protecting Social Security Beneficiaries from Predatory Lending, 06/24/08. (PDF)
  • CFA and Consumer Groups Comment to FTC on 'Contactless Payment' Systems, 06/20/08. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Dr. Mark Cooper on Oversight of Energy Markets and Oil Futures Contracts, 06/17/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Supports Imported Ethanol Parity Act, 06/09/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation, Consumers Union, and NYPIRG Urge NY Governor Paterson to Rein in Excessive Auto Insurance Costs in Response to $4 per Gallon Gasoline, 06/09/08. (PDF)
  • CFA, Consumer Groups and Others Urge Rep. Markey to Hold Hearings on ISPs and Web Advertisement Targeting Based on Subscribers' Web Activities, 06/06/08. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Dr. Mark Cooper on Energy Market Manipulation before Senate Commerce Committee, 06/03/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to HHS and USDA on the use of Carbon Monoxide in Meat, 06/02/08. (PDF)
  • CFA, Community, Labor, and Civil Rights Groups Tell Congress: Homeowners Need Protection from Tax Consequences of Loan Modification, 05/30/08. (PDF)
  • CFA comments on E. coli Public Meeting, April 9-10, 05/28/08. (PDF)
  • Testimony of J. Robert Hunter on Credit-Based Insurance Scoring, House Financial Services Committee, 05/21/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Praises Rep. Matsui's Introduction of H.R. 6076, The Home Retention and Stabilization Act of 2008, 05/20/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight on Public Health Role of the TTB, 05/19/08. (PDF)
  • CFA and Broad Coalition Urge Strong GSE Regulatory Reform, 05/14/08. (PDF)
  • Statement of Dr. Mark Cooper on Consumer Effects of Retail Gas Prices Before the Judiciary Committee Antitrust Task Force, 05/07/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins Broad Coalition to Support Miller-LaTourette Non-preemption Amendment to H.R. 5830, 05/06/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Support for Flood Insurance Bill (S. 2284), Opposes Amendments to Cover Wind Losses or to Offer Subsidies to Insurers for Catastrophe Insurances, 05/06/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation, Consumers Union and Consumer Action Comments to FTC on "Mobile Marketing", 05/02/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to Joint Economic Committee Regarding Rising Food Prices, 05/01/08. (PDF)
  • Mark Cooper Testimony on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve before the Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming, 04/24/08. (PDF)
  • A Shared Agenda and Principles for Mortgage Market and Community Stabilization Policy, 04/23/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and Others in Support of H.R. 3609 "The Emergency Home Ownership and Mortgage Equity Protection Act," 04/22/08. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA's Chris Waldrop on Alcohol Facts Label, 04/22/08. (PDF)
  • Stephen Brobeck Testimony on Improving Financial Literacy before House Financial Services Committee, 04/15/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FDA Proposal to Weaken Standard for Listeria, 04/14/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Opposes Advisory Committee Recommendations to Weaken Financial Reporting Requirements, 04/14/08. (PDF)
  • RE: Behavioral Marketing Principles; CFA and CU Push FTC to Take Stronger Steps to Protect Consumer Privacy, 04/11/08. (PDF)
  • CFA and Consumer Group Comments to Federal Reserve Board Regarding Proposed Regulations Relating to Unfair Trade Practices in Connection With Mortgage Lending, 04/10/08. (PDF)
  • Comments Regarding IRS Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Guidance Regarding Marketing of Refund Anticipation Loans (RALs) and Certain Other Products in Connection with the Preparation of a Tax Return, 04/08/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation and Coalition Express Strong Support for Foreclosure Prevention and Sound Mortgage Servicing Act of 2008, 03/31/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS Proposal to Make Basic Changes in Processing and Slaughter Inspection, 03/24/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Supports Farm Bill Language to Close Loophole Created by CFTC v. Zelener, 03/13/08. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Dr. Mark Cooper on the State of the Airline Industry, 03/13/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer, Safety Groups Strongly Oppose Vitter Amendment to CPSC Reform Act, 03/06/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer, Safety Groups Support Cardin-Obama Amendment to CPSC Reform Act, 03/05/08. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Dr. Mark Cooper on Competition in Sports Programming, 03/05/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Oppose DeMint Amendment to Consumer Product Safety Reform Act, 03/04/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges PCAOB to Withdraw Full Reliance Proposal, 03/04/08. (PDF)
  • Fund Democracy, CFA, and Consumer Action Comment on SEC Proposal to Permit Mutual Funds to Use a Summary to Satisfy Prospectus Delivery Requirement, 02/28/08. (PDF)
    • Follow-up Letter, 04/17/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge Senate to Support S.2663, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Reform Act, 02/26/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins Broad Coalition to Support S.2636, Foreclosure Prevention Act and Title IV to Allow Modification of Mortgages in Bankruptcy, 02/25/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Halt to Overpricing by Insurers in New York, 02/15/08. (PDF)
  • Broad Coalition in Support of S.2636, the Foreclosure Prevention Act, 02/14/08. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Requests USDA to Approve Retail Consignee Rule, 02/14/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Opposes Farm Bill Provision That Would Authorize Implementation of Food Safety Programs Under Marketing Orders, 01/30/08. (PDF)
  • CFA and Broad Coalition Express Strong Support for S. 2452, the 'Home Ownership Preservation and Protection Act,' 01/22/08. (PDF)
  • Testimony of CFA's J. Robert Hunter before the Select Committee on Property Insurance Accountability of the Florida Senate, 01/22/08. (PDF)
  • CFA and Others Petition SEC to Require Money Market Funds to File Electronically with SEC, 1/16/08. (PDF)
  • Letter to SEC Chairman Cox Criticizing Complexity Committee Recommendations, 01/16/08. (PDF)

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2007

  • CFA Comments on TTB Proposed Rule Regarding the Labeling of Wines, Distilled Spirits and Malt Beverages, 12/18/07. (PDF)
  • Broad Coalition of Consumer, Civil Rights, Labor, Housing, Lending and Community Organizations Writes in Support of H.R. 3609 – the Emergency Home Ownership and Mortgage Equity Protection Act of 2007 to the House Judiciary Committee, 12/11/07. (PDF)
  • Broad Coalition of Consumer Groups and NGOs Praise Federal Reserve Board for Using Rulemaking Authority Under HOEPA to Address Subprime Mortgage Crisis, 12/03/07. (PDF)
  • CFA and Fund Democracy Comments on SEC's Proposed Exemption from Principal Trading Restrictions, 11/30/07. (PDF)
  • CFA's comments on the Treasury Department's Review of the Regulatory Structure Associated with Financial Institutions, 11/21/07. (PDF)
  • Mark Cooper Comments to FTC Meeting on Ehavioral Advertising, 11/16/07. (PDF)
  • CFA, AARP, AFL-CIO, CRL, and NFHA, Oppose Mortgage Reform Bill H.R. 3915 Due to Lack of Relief for Subprime Borrowers, 11/14/07. (PDF)
  • Consumers Want a Plan to Fill Their Tanks, NOT Empty Their Wallets; Consumer Group Advertisement in Congress Daily, 11/14/07. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Rachel Weintraub on the Consumer Product Safety Modernization Act, 11/06/07. (PDF)
  • CFA and Fund Democracy Letter to SEC on Reproposal of Rule Relating to Broker Exclusion, 11/02/07. (PDF)
  • Sign-on Letter, In advance of the FTC Town Hall, Ehavioral Advertising: Tracking, Targeting, and Technology, to be held November 1-2, 2007 in Washington, 11/01/07. (PDF)
  • Re: New CFA Study Finds $400 Billion in Savings by 2020 From CAFE, Biofuels and R.E.S. Provisions in Energy Legislation, 10/31/07. (PDF)
  • Testimony of J. Robert Hunter on Insurance Regulatory Reform before the House Financial Services Committee, 10/30/07. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA's Allen Fishbein on The New Joint Economic Committee Report on The Subprime Lending Crisis, 10/25/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Supports Flood Insurance Reform Legislation, Opposes Schumer Amendment in Banking Committee Markup, 10/16/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Opposes Schumer TRIA Amendments in Banking Committee Markup, 10/16/07. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Travis Plunkett Before the Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Insurance and Automotive Safety of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, 10/04/07. (PDF)
  • J. Robert Hunter's Testimony on Flood Insurance before the Senate Banking Committee, 10/02/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Opposition to Costly and Harmful Flood Insurance Expansion, H.R. 3121, 09/27/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups and Unions Urge Senate to Oppose State Inspected Meat Provisions, 09/25/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation Urges 'No' on Terrorism Insurance Subsidies in H.R. 2761, 09/18/07. (PDF)
  • Statement of Dr. Mark Cooper before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission: Hearing to Examine the Oversight of Trading on Regulated Futures Exchanges and Exempt Commercial Markets, 09/18/07. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Dr. Mark Cooper on FTC Reauthorization, 09/12/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to USDA on Country of Origin Labeling, 08/18/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge Federal Reserve Board to Use Rulemaking Authority Under HOEPA to Address Abuses in the Mortgage Market, 08/09/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation Urges Passage of House Energy Bill H.R. 3220, 08/02/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Names Key Investor Protection Issues Before SEC Hearing, 07/30/07. (PDF)
  • Re: Consumer Opposition to Weakening Credit Repair Organizations Act, 07/30/07. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition and American Federation of Government Employees Oppose State-inspected Meat and Poultry Provisions in the "Farm Bill" H.R. 2419, 07/26/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Request Funds for Vehicle Titling System, 07/25/07. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Travis Plunkett, Improving Federal Consumer Protections in Financial Services, 07/25/07. (PDF)
  • Fund Democracy and CFA letter to DoL's Employee Benefits Security Administration Regarding Fee Disclosure for Individual Accounts, 07/24/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Opposes Unnecessary Terror Insurance Subsidies in H.R. 2761, 07/23/07. (PDF)
  • CFA and Fund Democracy Comments on Proposal To Conduct Study of Brokerage and Investment Adviser Industries, 07/19/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Opposition to Multiple Peril Insurance Act of 2007, 07/17/07. (PDF)
  • Letter to House Agriculture Committee Opposing Nationwide Nonfat Solids Standards, 07/13/07. (PDF)
  • Testimony of CFA's Jean Ann Fox Before the House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit on "Put the Protection into Overdraft Policy---Supporting H.R. 946", 07/11/07. (PDF)
  • Comments to the FTC Regarding the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 6/20/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to FDA on Produce Safety, 06/08/07. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA's Dr. Mark Cooper, Director of Research, Regarding Oil Consumption, 05/21/07. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Rachel Weintraub before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Insurance and Automotive Safety Subcommittee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, 05/09/07. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Opposes Efforts to Move FDA Inspection Functions to USDA, 05/08/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FDA Cloning Risk Assessment, 05/03/07. (PDF)
  • Testimony of CFA's Stephen Brobeck before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia Regarding the Federal Government's Role in Empowering Americans to Make Informed Financial Decisions, 04/30/07. (PDF)
  • Regulator, Consumer, and Adviser Groups Ask SEC to Clarify Brokers' Legal Duties in Wake of Court Decision Vacating the Broker-Dealer Exemption, 04/24/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to Senator Daniel K. Inouye Regarding the Ten-in-Ten Fuel Economy Act, 04/20/07. (PDF)
  • UFCW, CFA oppose legislation to allow interstate shipment of state-inspected meat, 04/16/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Memo for Proposed Bankruptcy Law Reform, 04/12/07. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA's Allen Fishbein Regarding Bankruptcy Laws to Preserve Homeownership, 04/12/07. (PDF)
  • Attributing Illness to Food: A Consumer Perspective, 04/05/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to SEC Challenging Lack of Attention to Investor Concerns in SOX 404 Meeting, 04/04/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Memo for Proposed Bankruptcy Law Reform, 04/12/07. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Rachel Weintraub before Senate Consumer Affairs and Product Safety Subcommittee, on CPSC Oversight, 03/21/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to the Hill on Global Competitiveness of U.S. Securities Markets, 03/20/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to NAIC on Unfair Insurance Rating Practices by Insurers, Third Party Organizations, 03/19/07. (PDF)
  • CFA and CU Comments to CPSC Rulemaking on Lead in Children's Jewelry, 03/12/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to Rep. Barney Frank and Rep. Spencer Bachus Regarding Flood Insurance "Write Your Own" Insurance Companies, 03/12/07. (PDF)
  • Statement of Jack Gillis, CFA's Director of Public Affairs, before US DOT and NHTSA Public Hearing on the New Car Assessment Program, 03/7/07. (PDF)
  • Testimony of CFA's J. Robert Hunter before the Senate Committee on Judiciary Regarding the McCarran-Ferguson Act: Implications of Repealing the Insurers' Antitrust Exemption, 03/07/07. (PDF)
  • Fund Democracy and CFA Comment on SEC Studies To Fund Governance Proposal, 03/02/07. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Carol Tucker Foreman on High Risk Status of Food Safety Programs before the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/08/07. (PDF)
  • Testimony of CFA's Travis Plunkett and J. Robert Hunter before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on Examining the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program, 02/28/07. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Dr. Mark Cooper on Proposed XM-Sirius Merger, 02/28/07. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Rachel Weintraub, House Appropriations Subcommittee, CPSC Budget, 02/28/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to SEC Opposing Proposed Guidance on Internal Control over Financial Reporting, 02/27/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to PCAOB Opposing Rewrite of Internal Control Audit Standard, 02/26/07. (PDF)
  • CFA and U.S. PIRG Letter to CPSC about Stove Safety, 02/16/07. (PDF)
  • CFA and CU Comments to CPSC on Portable Generator Rulemaking, 02/15/07. (PDF)

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2006

  • CFA Comments on CPSC's ATV Rulemaking, 12/21/06. (PDF)
  • Comments to FTC Regarding TSR Prerecorded Call Prohibition and Call Abandonment Standard Modification , 12/15/06. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Objects to Lack of Consumer Representation in Congressional Hearing, 11/15/06. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS Risk-Based Inspection Proposal, 11/07/06. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to the FDIC regarding the Study of Overdraft Protection Programs, 10/17/06. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Urges Stronger Regulations, Traceability Following E. coli Outbreak, 09/25/06. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Allen Fishbein before Senate Subcommittees on Non-Traditional Mortgages, 09/20/06. (PDF)
  • Fund Democracy and CFA Comments to SEC For Proposed Rule on Mutual Funds Boards, 08/21/06. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Urges Congressional Appropriators to Reinstate Critical Food Safety Funding to USDA, 08/04/06. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Stephen Brobeck before the House Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity of the House Financial Services Committee on Residential Real Estate Brokerage Services: A Cockamamie System that Restricts Competition and Consumer Choice, 07/25/06. (PDF)
  • Comments on FPA Challenge to SEC Rule Exempting Brokers from Regulation Under the Advisers Act, 06/28/06. (PDF)
  • Testimony of CFA's Travis Plunkett before the House Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity on Catastrophe Insurance: Is America's Housing Market Prepared for the next Natural Catastrophe?, 06/28/06. (PDF)
  • CFA , Consumers Union, U.S. PIRG and Kids in Danger Comments to CPSC on Rule 15(b) Changes, 06/26/06. (PDF)
  • Statement by Stephen Brobeck about the Real Estate Cartel, 06/21/06. (PDF)
  • Testimony of CFA's J. Robert Hunter before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the McCarran-Ferguson Act: Implications of Repealing the Insurer's Antitrust Exemption, 06/21/06. (PDF)
  • Senate Consumer Affairs and Product Safety Subcommittee, Testimony of Rachel Weintraub on ATV Safety, 06/06/06. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation of America Comments on FSIS Notice regarding Salmonella Verification Sample Result Reporting, 05/30/06. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS Proposed Rule regarding the Availability of Lists of Retail Consignees during Meat or Poultry Product Recalls, 05/25/06. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Stephen Brobeck before the Senate Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Committee Regarding the Role & Limits of Financial Education, 05/24/06. (PDF)
  • CFA supports Dayton-Lott "Honesty is the Best Insurance Policy Act," 05/19/06. (PDF)
  • Letter to Senators Grassley and Baucus on Privacy of Tax Return Information, 05/11/06. (PDF)
  • Testimony of CFA's J. Robert Hunter before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity on Title Insurance Cost and Competition, 04/26/06. (PDF)
  • Letter from CFA and Consumer Groups to SEC Chairman Cox Urging Compliance with Independent Chairman, 04/18/06. (PDF)
  • Free Direct Electronic Filing with IRS Support Letter, 04/24/06. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to Secretary of HUD on RESPA, 04/11/06. (PDF)
  • Amicus Brief In Opposition to SEC Rule Exempting Brokers from Regulation Under the Advisers Act, 04/10/06. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on the Proposed Interagency Guidance on Nontraditional Mortgage Products, 03/31/06. (PDF)
  • CFA Testimony Submitted for FDIC Public Hearings Regarding the Deposit Insurance Application of Wal-Mart Bank, 03/29/06. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to State Regulators on Unfair Insurance Rating Practices by Insurers, Third Party Organizations, 03/27/06. (PDF)
  • Defective Products: "Will Criminal Penalties Ensure Corporate Accountability?" written testimony from Public Citizen and CFA, 03/20/06. (PDF)
  • Criminal Penalties for Product Manufacturers, Written Testimony of Joan Claybrook, Laura MacCleary and Rachel Weintraub before the Senate Judiciary Committee, 03/17/06. (PDF)
  • CFA, NJ CURE Letter to NAIC on GEICO Rating Methods, 03/14/06. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Testimony on the Impact of Regulatory Relief Proposals Affecting Banks, Thrifts and Credit Unions, 03/15/06. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Comments on Amendments to Section 7216 Regulations and Revenue Guidance, 03/09/06. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to House on Carbon Monoxide and Meat, 03/06/06. (PDF)
  • Car Title Fraud: Issues and Approaches for Keeping Consumers Safe on the Road, House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Testimony of Rachel Weintraub, 03/01/06. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter on Draft Federal Reserve Consumer Publication on Interest Only and Payment Option Mortgage Products, 02/21/06. (PDF)
  • CFA and Fund Democracy Urge SEC to Improve Regulation of Investment Professionals, 02/15/06. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Call on CPSC to Reject Preemption of State Tort Claims in Mattress Rule, 02/14/06. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Oppose National Uniformity of Food Act, 01/30/06. (PDF)
  • CFA, CEJ Letter to Insurance Commissioners on the Impact of Higher Gasoline Prices on Auto Insurance Pricing, 01/25/06. (PDF)
  • CFA and S.T.O.P. Joint Letter Supporting Petition to Prohibit Use of Carbon Monoxide in Packaging of Fresh Meat, 01/17/06. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges State Leadership on Terrorism Insurance after TRIA Renewal, 01/05/06. (PDF)

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2005

  • CFA and Fund Democracy Letter to Chairman Cox Regarding Staff Interpretation of Broker Exemption, 12/16/05. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Opposition to H.R. 4314's Generous Insurance Subsidy, which would harm taxpayers and consumers, 12/07/05. (PDF)
  • Fund Democracy and CFA Comments on SEC Interpretive Release on Soft Dollar Safe Harbor, 11/23/05. (PDF)
  • Analysis of the Federal Reserve Bulletin's Release of the 2004 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Data, 11/05/05. (PDF)
  • Principles for Protecting Consumers and Taxpayers Under a Federal Catastrophe Insurance Program, 11/15/05. (PDF)
  • CFA urges Senate to End or Sharply Scale Back Unnecessary Terrorism Insurance Subsidy, 11/01/05. (PDF)
  • Amicus Brief Filed by Fund Democracy & CFA Urging Dismissal of Chamber of Commerce Challenge to Fund Governance Rules, 10/28/05. (PDF)
  • Testimony of CFA's J. Robert Hunter before the Senate Banking Committee on Oversight of the National Flood Insurance Program, 10/18/05. (PDF)
  • CFA and Fund Democracy Call on Chairman Cox to Better Regulate Investment Professionals, 09/30/05. (PDF)
  • CFA, CU call on Insurance Commissioners of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi to Act to Protect Insurance Consumers in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina, 09/22/05. (PDF)
  • CFA and Consumer Groups Urge SEC to Reject SIA's and ACLI's Request to Extend Compliance Date for Broker Exemption, 08/11/05. (PDF)
  • Weaning the Insurance Industry and Large Commercial Policyholders from Taxpayer Subsidies under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, 07/26/05. (PDF)
  • Implementation of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, 07/26/05. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Calls for Public Hearings in BSE, 07/12/05. (PDF)
  • Testimony of CFA's Travis Plunkett on Current Proposals Considered for Regulatory Relief Legislation, 06/21/05. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge Congress to Protect Consumers from Bank Overdraft "Bounce" Loans, 06/15/05. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge Bank Regulators to Protect Consumers from Bank Overdraft "Bounce" Loans, 06/15/05. (PDF)
  • CFA, CU, and USPIRG - FCC Petition to Deny Verizon/MCI Merger, 05/09/05. (PDF)
  • Consumer, Labor, Civil Rights and Community Groups Join Forces to Oppose House Insurance Deregulation Bill, 05/02/05. (PDF)
  • Comments of CFA, CU & NYPIRG Calling for Review and Denial of the Plan for Merger, 04/29/05. (PDF)
  • 'I Eat My Peas With Honey: Are U.S. Patents Granted with Property Rights or the Public Interest in Mind?,' Prepared by Mark Silbergeld for Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue Conference, 04/19/05. (PDF)
  • Testimony of CFA's Robert Hunter before the Senate Banking Committee on Oversight of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program, 04/11/05. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Request $2 million Increase for CPSC's Budget, 04/07/05. (PDF)
  • CFA and Consumer Groups Comments on SEC Request for Comment on Mutual Fund Point-of-Sale Document Proposal, 04/05/05. (PDF)
  • CFA and Fund Democracy Response to Chairmen Oxley and Baker Regarding Proposal to Exempt Certain Fee-Based Brokers from Adviser Regulation, 04/04/05. (PDF)
  • Physicians Urge CPSC to Act on Children's Use of ATVs, 03/15/05. (PDF)
  • CFA/Public Citizen letter to House in Support of Joint Resolution on Canadian Border Rule, 03/14/05. (PDF)
  • CFA's Senate Testimony Regarding the Role of the Government Sponsored Enterprises in the Mortgage Market, 02/19/05. (PDF)
  • Oppose S. 5, the so-called "Class Action Fairness Act," 02/14/05. (PDF)
  • Don't Lock the Courthouse Doors to Consumers: Pass the Bingaman Consumer Amendment to S. 5, 02/08/05. (PDF)
  • CFA and Consumer Groups on SEC Proposal to Exempt Certain Fee-Based Brokers from Adviser Regulation, 02/07/05. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Comment on Fee-based Account Rule Reproposal, 02/07/05. (PDF)
  • CFA Challenges SEC Interpretation of Brokers' Advisers Act Exemption, 02/07/05. (PDF)
  • OTS Proposal Would Weaken CRA, 01/24/05. (PDF)

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2004

  • Consumer Group Letter Urges SEC to Improve Proposed Mutual Fund Point of Sale Disclosures, 12/06/04. (PDF)
  • CFA Testifies on Proposed Model Language Regarding Producer Disclosures Before the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, 12/04/04. (PDF)
  • Testimony of CFA's Robert Hunter on Insurance Brokerage Practices before the Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Financial Management, 11/15/04. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to SEC on Survey of Investment Advisory Activities, 11/04/04. (PDF)
  • Letter to SEC Chairman Donaldson Refuting SIA Arguments in Favor of the Broker-dealer Rule Proposal, 10/05/04. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges FL to Prevent Unjustified Rate Increases by Insurers in Wake of Recent Hurricanes, 10/04/04. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges AL to Prevent Unjustified Rate Increases by Insurers in Wake of Recent Hurricanes, 10/04/04. (PDF)
  • Testimony of CFA's J. Robert Hunter before the Senate Banking Committee: Examination and Oversight of the Condition and Regulation of the Insurance Industry, 09/30/04. (PDF)
  • CFA Files Comments Opposing SEC Rule to Expand the Broker-dealer Exclusion from the Advisers Act, 09/20/04. (PDF)
  • Comment Letter on Reopened Rule Proposal to Expand the Broker-dealer Exclusion from the Advisers Act, 09/17/04. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Comment on FTC's FACT Act Scores Study, 08/16/04. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Comment to the Federal Reserve System on Proposed Overdraft Protection Guidance, 08/06/04. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Comment to the Federal Reserve System on Proposed Overdraft Protection Guidance, 08/06/04. (PDF)
  • CFA and Consumer Groups Comments on Financial Planning Association Lawsuit Challenging SEC's Proposed Rule Expanding the Broker Exclusion from the Investment Advisers Act, 07/20/04. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Comment on HUD Affordable Housing Goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, 07/16/04. (PDF)
  • Testimony of CFA's Travis Plunkett before the Senate Banking Committee on the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Five Years after Passage 07/13/04. (PDF)
  • Letter to House Opposing Voluntary COOL, 05/26/04. (PDF)
  • CFA and Consumer Groups Comment on SEC Proposal to 2% Redemption Fees on Mutual Funds, 05/11/04. (PDF)
  • CFA and Consumer Groups on SEC Proposal Regarding Mutual Funds' Use of Brokerage Commissions to Finance Distribution, 05/10/04. (PDF)
  • Fund Democracy and CFA on SEC Proposal Regarding Disclosure of the Basis of Mutual Funds Boards' Approval of the Advisory Contract, 04/26/04. (PDF)
  • CFA and Consumer Groups on SEC Proposal Regarding Fee Disclosure in Mutual Fund Point-of-Sale and Confirmation Documents, 04/21/04. (PDF)
  • CFA and Consumer Groups Comments to Senate Banking Committee Regarding Need for Mutual Fund Reform Legislation, 04/07/04. (PDF)
  • CFA/CU Letter to President Bush on Consumer Choice in Communications Marketplace, 03/30/04. (PDF)
  • CFA'S Allen Fishbein Speakes Out Against U.S. Comptroller's Attempt to Preempt State Consumer Regulation of Banks, 03/17/04. (PDF)
  • CFA and Consumer Groups on SEC Request for Comments on Measures to Improve Disclosure of Mutual Fund Portfolio Transaction Costs, 03/16/04. (PDF)
  • CFA and Consumer Groups Comments on SEC Proposal Regarding Investment Company Governance, 03/10/04. (PDF)
  • SEC Comment Letter by Consumer Groups on Investment Company Governance, 03/10/04. (PDF)
  • CFA and Fund Democracy Comments on SEC Proposal to Require Receipt of Fund Orders, 02/06/04. (PDF)
  • Letter to Senator Fitzgerald in Support of Mutual Fund Reform Act, 02/05/04. (PDF)
  • Letter to Secretary Thompson on Breastfeeding Campaign, 02/03/04. (PDF)
  • Hidden Fees, Misgovernance and Other Practices that Harm, 01/27/04. (PDF)
  • Comments of National Consumer Organizations on SEC Mutual Fund Multi-Manager Proposal, 01/12/04. (PDF)
  • CFA and Fund Democracy on SEC Proposal Regarding Advisers Acting as Subadvisers to Mutual Funds Without Shareholder Approval, 01/08/04. (PDF)
  • 2003 Changes to the Fair Credit Reporting Act: Important, 01/07/04. (PDF)

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2003

  • Analysis of Criticisms of the New York Attorney General's Fee Reduction Settlement with Alliance Capital Management, 12/22/03. (PDF)
  • Lowering Automobile Insurance Rates in New York, 11/12/03. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Allen Fishbein before House Subcommittees Regarding Protecting Homeowners: Preventing Abusive Lending While Preserving Access to Credit, 11/05/03. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Allen Fishbein before the Senate Banking Committee Regarding Proposals for Improving GSE Regulation, 10/23/03. (PDF)
  • Senate Testimony of Mark Cooper on Media Ownership, 10/02/03. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Call for Significant Improvements to Senate Credit Reporting Bill, 09/22/03. (PDF)
  • Free TV Swallowed by Media Giants, 09/15/03. (PDF)
  • Cooper Spells Out Do's and Don'ts for Federal Response to Blackout, 09/09/03. (PDF)
  • Petition for Reconsideration of Media Ownership Rules, 09/04/03. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Rachel Weintraub before CPSC at Hearing on Baby Bath Seat Petition, 07/28/03. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter Opposing State Preemption Provision in H.R. 2179, 07/23/03. (PDF)
  • Letter from CFA and Consumer Groups in Support of H.R. 2420, The Mutual Funds Integrity and Fee Transparency Act of 2003, 07/09/03. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman on Kraft Foods Announcement on Portion Sizes, Marketing and Fat Content of Products, 07/02/03. (Read More)
  • Abracadabra! Hocus-Pocus! Making Media Market Power Disappear With the FCC's Diversity Index, 07/01/03. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Rachel Weintraub on U.S. CPSC Reauthorization, 06/17/03. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to SEC Charging Ernst & Young with Undermining Key Auditor Independence Reform, 06/11/03. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge SEC to Investigate Preapproval Processes for Non-audit Services, 06/05/03. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Rachel Weintraub before the U.S. CPSC on ATVs, 06/05/03. (PDF)
  • Courtrooms: The New Obesity Battleground, 05/08/03. (PDF)
  • Obesity - Perspectives on Causes and Solutions, 05/08/03. (PDF)
  • Group Letter to SEC on Broker-Dealer Exemption, 05/06/03. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to CFTC on CTA performance disclosure, 04/09/03. (PDF)
  • CFA and U.S. PIRG Oppose S. 274, the "Class Action Fairness Act" as Senate Marks-Up the Bill, 04/03/03. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Alert Treasury in Free File Privacy Violations, 03/24/03. (PDF)
  • Statement of Rachel Weintraub in Response to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's Denial of the Consumer Federation of America's Petition Requesting Rulemaking to Require Product Registration Cards for Children's Products, 03/10/03. (PDF)
  • Group Letter in Support of SEC Rule Requiring Mutual Funds to Disclose How They Vote Proxies Relating to Their Portfolio Securities, 03/06/03. (PDF)
  • Diverse Organizations and Unions Call on House Leaders to Reject Bankruptcy Legislation, 03/03/03. (PDF)
  • Petition for Product Registration Cards for Products Intended for Children, 02/21/03. (PDF)
  • CFA and Fund Democracy on SEC Proposal Regarding Mutual Fund Portfolio and Fee Disclosure, 02/14/03. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Oppose Giving Segways Unfettered Access to Trails and Sidewalks without Safety Hearing First, 02/10/03. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Oppose the Class Action Fairness Act of 2003, 02/05/03. (PDF)
  • CFA, NCLC Comments to Fed on Bounce Protection, 01/28/03. (PDF)
  • Appendix: Bounce Protection Report, 01/28/03. (PDF)
  • Strengthening the Commission's Requirements Regarding Auditor Independence, 01/13/03. (PDF)

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2002

  • CFA Opposes FDA Decision to Allow 'Qualified' Health Claims, Says Change Will Bring Problems Like Those Now Seen for Supplements, 12/27/02. (Read More)
  • Comments to FERC on Standard Electricity Market Design, 11/15/02. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge FCC to Hold Local Hearings on Broadband Ownership Rules, 10/31/02. (PDF)
  • An Economic Explanation of Why the West and South Want to Avoid Being Infected by FERC's SMD and Why Marketing Monitoring is Not An Effective Cure for the Disease, Statement of Dr. Mark N. Cooper to the SMD Market Metrics Conference, 10/02/02. (PDF)
  • PBS Frontline Interview with CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman, Spring 2002, 09/06/02. (Read More)
  • Consumer Groups Urge IRS to Provide Online Filing on Its Own Website, 09/05/02. (PDF)
  • Broad Array of National Organizations Call on Congressional Leaders to Reject One-Sided Bankruptcy Legislation, 08/27/02. (PDF)
  • CFA Petitions CPSC to Ban All-Terrain Vehicles for Children Under Age 16, 08/20/02. (PDF)
  • Letter to President Bush on HHS Study of Medical Mal Practice Insurance Rates, 07/31/02. (Read More)
  • Testimony of Travis Plunkett Before the Subcommittee on Health of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Regarding Medical Malpractice Insurance Rates, 07/30/02. (PDF)
  • CFA Opposes McConnell Medical Malpractice Amendment, 07/30/02. (Read More)
  • Consumer Groups Oppose Addition of Segway Language Until Hearing on Safety Issues, 07/23/02. (Read More)
  • Consumer Groups Call on Audit Reform Conferees to Reject Special Interest Amendments, 07/22/02. (PDF)

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2001

  • CFA Writes to SEC on Broker-Dealer Exemption, 12/13/01. (PDF)

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2000

  • Comments to SEC on Certain Broker-Dealers Deemed Not to be Investment Advisers, 05/31/00. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to SEC Chairman Levitt on Broker-Dealer Exclusion from Investment Adviser Act, 02/28/00. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on Proposed SEC Rule to Exempt Broker-Dealers from Investment Advisers Act, 01/13/00. (PDF)

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1999

  • CFA Letter to SEC Chairman Levitt on the State of the Securities Market, 10/26/99. (PDF)

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