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CR: State lawmakers must protect student loan borrowers in light of scathing Inspector General’s report

Report blasts Education Department for failing to hold student loan servicers accountable for treating borrowers fairly  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Reports called on state lawmakers…

February 14, 2019

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Consumer Reports Applauds Legislation to Fight Hidden Cable Fees

Thursday, February 14, 2019 Markey and Eshoo Introduce “TRUE Fees Act” to Make Cable, Internet Pricing More Transparent WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Reports today applauded…

February 14, 2019

Coloradan consumers win with committee vote for ‘Low-Emission Vehicle’ standards

A coalition of consumer advocacy organizations testified Wednesday in defense of Colorado’s right to choose cleaner car standards. After hearing from the coalition, which includes…

February 14, 2019

CR statement to House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger

SUMMARY: Consumer Reports submits this statement to assist the Subcommittee in its examination of the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, and to explain our concerns…

February 14, 2019

Consumer Reports urges caution in potential changes to HIPAA privacy and security rules

On February 12, 2019, Consumer Reports submitted these comments in response to the Request for Information (RFI) issued by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Request for Information…

February 12, 2019

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CFPB proposal would weaken oversight of “fintech” and put consumers at risk

Consumer Reports opposes CFPB proposal that would give providers “safe harbor” from some consumer protection laws WASHINGTON, D.C. – A proposal by the Consumer Financial…

February 11, 2019

Comment on the proposed Policy on No-Action Letters and the BCFP Product Sandbox

Comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in response to on the proposed Policy on No-Action Letters and the Product Sandbox. The proposal opens the door…

February 9, 2019

Joint petition for NHTSA to reconsider its final rule on temporary exemptions from safety standards

This is a petition for reconsideration of the Final Rule promulgated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA, or Agency) amending the Agency’s regulation…

February 8, 2019

Consumer Reports Letter to House Energy & Commerce Subcomittee on “Preserving an Open Internet for Consumers, Small Businesses, and Free Speech” Hearing

Consumer Reports appreciates the Subcommittee’s consideration of how policies can and should preserve an open internet, and we look forward to the hearing on February…

February 7, 2019

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CFPB’s revised payday loan rule eliminates important protections for borrowers

Proposed rule removes “ability-to-repay” requirement needed to ensure borrowers can afford loans WASHINGTON, D.C. – A revised payday loan rule proposed by the Consumer Financial…

February 6, 2019

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