The Greenlining Institute has been spearheading an effort to eliminate a 1973 anti‐redlining Federal Reserve regulation that has inadvertently been used to cover up discrimination in small business lending.
On July 17, 2008, Greenlining testified before the House Financial Services Committee urging that every financial institution with a billion dollars or more in assets be required to provide data by race, ethnicity and gender for all small business loans by 2011. This requirement would be similar to the requirements since 1989 relating to the reporting of home loans and the requirement Congress mandated for SBA‐guaranteed small business loans.