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Student Borrower Bill of Rights Approved by California Senate Banking Committee

AB 376 Protects Borrowers From Loan Servicing Abuses That Make Loans More Expensive And Can Trigger Defaults SACRAMENTO, CA – Consumer Reports applauded the California Senate…

June 19, 2019

CR letter to Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust on effects of vertical consolidation in healthcare marketplace

SUMMARY: Consumer Reports letter to Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, hearing on effects of vertical consolidation in healthcare marketplace.

June 14, 2019

Letter in support of Stop Senior Scams Act

DESCRIPTION: Letter in support of the Stop Senior Scams Act, to create a Senior Scams Prevention Advisory Council, bringing together senior government officials, advocates for…

June 7, 2019

Letter to House and Senate Judiciary Committees in support of Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act

DESCRIPTION: Letters from Consumer Reports, Consumer Federation of America, and Consumer Action, to House and Senate Judiciary Committees, supporting legislation to improve competition and consumer…

June 5, 2019

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Consumer Reports praises California Assembly for approving first-in-the-nation Student Borrower Bill of Rights

AB 376 protects California borrowers from servicing abuses that can trigger defaults and make loans more expensive  SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Assembly today approved…

May 28, 2019

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CR applauds California Assembly for passing bills to hold for-profit schools accountable

Bills address long-standing abuses that have harmed students at for-profit schools SACRAMENTO, CA — Consumer Reports praised California Assemblymembers today for passing legislation to strengthen…

May 23, 2019

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Consumer Reports: As FCC commissioners signal support for Sprint-T-Mobile, Justice should step up and block deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Reports today repeated its call for the Justice Department to block the proposed merger of wireless giants Sprint and T-Mobile, following…

May 20, 2019

CR letter to House Judiciary Committee on “Justice Denied: Forced Arbitration and the Erosion of our Legal System.”

SUMMARY: Letter from Consumer Reports to the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial Law, and Administrative law, for its hearing on forced arbitration, calling…

May 15, 2019

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Consumer Reports urges CFPB to preserve underwriting protections for payday loan borrowers

CFPB’s proposed rule removes “ability-to-repay” requirement needed to ensure high-cost lenders don’t trap borrowers in debt   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Reports urged the Consumer…

May 15, 2019

CR Letter Urging CFPB to Preserve Underwriting Protections for Payday and Auto-Title Loan Borrowers

SUMMARY: Consumer Reports comments on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposal to rescind the 2017 Final Rule’s underwriting provisions for payday, auto-title and short-term installment…

May 14, 2019

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