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Consumer Reports letter to Senate Appropriations Committee in defense of FTC Contact Lens Rule

Description: Letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee in defense of the Federal Trade Commission’s Contact Lens Rule.  Urging the Committee not to include any provision…

December 1, 2020

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DOT’s new rule leaves consumers more vulnerable to unfair and deceptive airline industry practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new rule issued late last Friday during a holiday weekend by the U.S. Department of Transportation will make it more difficult…

November 30, 2020

Consumer Reports letter to Senate Commerce Committee opposing S 4613, Contact Lens Rule Modernization Act

Description: Letter to the Senate Commerce Committee urging them not to approve S 4613, the so-called Contact Lens Rule Modernization Act. This ill-conceived bill would…

November 13, 2020

Press Release

CFPB rules fail to protect consumers from abusive debt collection harassment

New rules don’t require debt collectors to document a debt is owed and allow unlimited text, email, and direct messages on social media to consumers…

October 30, 2020

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Consumer Reports criticizes OCC for encouraging “rent-a-bank” lending schemes

OCC issues rule that hurts state efforts to rein in predatory lenders  WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new rule issued by the Office of the Comptroller…

October 27, 2020

Joint amicus brief in defense of California law prohibiting anti-competitive generic drug pay-for-delay deals

Description: California enacted a law last fall to clarify and strengthen the prohibition against anti-competitive “pay for delay” agreements, where a brand-name drug maker pays…

October 16, 2020

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Department of Transportation’s Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee is failing consumers

Consumer group letter to DOT Secretary Chao details how advisory committee is not addressing pressing airline passenger concerns during the pandemic  WASHINGTON, D.C. – In…

October 6, 2020

Letter to Department of Transportation about aviation advisory committee’s failure to address consumer concerns

Letter from CR and other consumer advocacy organizations to Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao expressing frustration that the Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee (ACPAC)…

October 6, 2020

CR letter to House Antitrust Subcommittee investigation into online platforms

Description: The House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust held its final hearing on its year-long investigation into online platform power and practices. We submitted a…

October 1, 2020

Press Release

California Governor Newsom signs student borrower protections into law

California law provides strongest student borrower protections in the nation SACRAMENTO, CA – Californians with education debt will soon enjoy the strongest consumer protections in…

September 25, 2020

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