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Tony Dutzik
Associate Director and Senior Policy Analyst, Frontier Group

At this critical moment, it is particularly important that the actions of the Fed, the Treasury and all government agencies match their words. Making corporate titans eligible for “Main Street” financing falls short of that standard.

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Nathan Proctor
Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

Electronics recycler Eric Lungren is donating light towers to help hospitals treat patients in emergency triage facilities. 

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Mike Litt
Director, Campaign to Defend the Consumer Bureau

Most airlines are only offering vouchers, not refunds, when passengers cancel their flights due to concerns about COVID-19.

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Danielle Melgar
Make It Toxic Free Campaign, Advocate

Johnson & Johnson will end the sale of talc-based baby powders--which can be contaminated with asbestos--in the United States and Canada. That’s a big win for consumers, but it’s not enough.

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Matt Casale
Director, Transform Transportation Campaign

Cities across the country, looking to meet climate goals, reduce air pollution and alleviate congestion, are trying to find ways increase public transportation ridership. One idea many are exploring: ditching fares. Kansas City, Mo., is the first to do so. Here's how it's going so far.

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Nathan Proctor
Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

As manufacturers block access to manuals and other fix-it information, biomedical repair technicians press for reform.

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Gideon Weissman
Policy Analyst, Frontier Group

Tens of millions of Americans with mortgages have been put in a tough spot by the coronavirus crisis. Many more consumers will likely seek forbearance or loan modifications in the weeks and months ahead.

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Allison Cairo
Vice President and National Field Director

We have the tools to prevent a second outbreak. Will we use them?

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Elizabeth Ridlington
Associate Director & Senior Policy Analyst, Frontier Group

New federal limits on surprise medical bills protect some patients with COVID-19, but surprise bills are a problem for all patients. We call for a comprehensive solution to surprise billing.

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Allison Cairo
Vice President and National Field Director

U.S. PIRG, Get Us PPE and Doctors for America co-hosted a panel on which leading physicians and U.S. Representative Andy Kim (N.J.) from the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis discussed how we can keep health care workers safe so that they, in turn, can treat the general public.