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Sprint/T-Mobile Tunney Act comments

SUMMARY: Comments explaining why the Justice Department’s proposed consent decree permitting the Sprint/T-Mobile merger to go forward is not adequate to protect competition and consumers. It…

October 11, 2019

Press Release

Consumer Reports praises California Governor Newsom for signing bill to help rein in high interest, predatory loans

Fair Access to Credit Act caps interest rates on loans over $2,500 SACRAMENTO, CA – California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation today introduced by Assemblymember…

October 10, 2019

Consumer Reports comments on proposed rule clarifying Pennsylvania statute prohibiting unfair market practices

SUMMARY: Joint comments by several consumer organizations, including Consumer Reports, in support of the Pennsylvania state attorney general’s proposed rulemaking to clarify and strengthen interpretation…

October 10, 2019

CR letter to Senate Banking Committee on Libra, Facebook’s proposed digital currency

Facebook’s Libra proposal is fraught with problems, and raises concerns about competition and market concentration, monetary policy, compliance with Know Your Customer and Anti-Money Laundering…

October 9, 2019

Press Release

Consumer Reports investigation finds cable company-imposed fees add nearly $450 to customer bills each year

Report shows cable companies use hidden fees to raise prices while leaving advertised rates unchanged  WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new investigation by Consumer Reports found…

October 3, 2019

How Cable Companies Use Hidden Fees to Raise Prices and Disguise the True Cost of Service

Cable companies are notorious for advertising a low price but charging much more by adding a long list of hidden fees to their monthly bills.…

October 3, 2019

Press Release

Consumer Reports supports bill in Congress to stop hidden resort fees

Hotel Advertising Transparency Act requires hotels to include all fees in advertised price for rooms  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Reports urged lawmakers in Congress today…

September 26, 2019

Letter to United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs in advance of its hearing “Facilitating Faster Payments in the United States”

Letter to United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs in advance of its hearing “Facilitating Faster Payments in the United States,” advising…

September 24, 2019

Letter to United States House of Representatives Financial Services Committee in advance of its hearing “The Future of Real-Time Payments”

Letter to United States House of Representatives Financial Services Committee in advance of its hearing “The Future of Real-Time Payments,” advising Congress to be aware…

September 24, 2019

Consumer Reports letter to Senate Antitrust Subcommittee, hearing on acquisitions by online platforms of nascent/potential competitors

SUMMARY: Consumer Reports writes to the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee for its hearing on acquisitions by online platforms of nascent/potential competitors. CR calls for a restoration…

September 24, 2019

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