Federal Government Affairs

AFSA’s Federal Government Affairs Department formulates and actively advocates the financial service industry’s positions in legislative, regulatory and judicial settings. The department works with both Congress and regulatory agencies to achieve the industry’s goals. For a comprehensive overview of AFSA's key federal initiatives, review the 2020 Federal Priorities

For the latest information on AFSA's specific initiatives, visit the links below. AFSA remains at the forefront of the political debate on a number of issues that affect its member companies’ ability to offer affordable credit options to American consumers. 

For questions or comments, contact Ann Carmichael, Vice President Congressional Affairs.


AFSA's Compliance Department helps member companies stay on top of federal regulatory compliance requirements and adjust to the “new normal.” This means adapting to evolving regulatory change, constant enforcement of new and current regulatory requirements, and increasing regulatory focus on an institution’s compliance management model.

For questions, contact Phillip Bohi, Vice President, Compliance Education.

Legal & Regulatory

AFSA’s Legal & Regulatory Affairs Department deals with all aspects of the legal environment facing the industry, including legislative issues and regulatory matters. The Law Committee deals with all aspects of the legal environment facing the industry, including legislative issues, regulatory matters, and litigation. 

For questions or concerns, contact Celia Winslow, Senior Vice President, Legal & Regulatory Affairs.


The American Financial Services Association Political Action Committee (AFSAPAC) is the voluntary, nonpartisan Political Action Committee of the American Financial Services Association. AFSAPAC enhances the consumer finance industry's voice in Washington, DC by supporting the candidates who recognize the importance of preserving access to credit and consumer choice. 

Visit the AFSAPAC website to learn more.