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News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund

Report: Airlines’ refund policies, scheduling problems irk flyers

When the COVID-19 pandemic turned life upside down in early 2020 and commercial flights came to a near-halt, the U.S. government gave the airline industry $50 billion to save jobs and keep the industry afloat. Since then, despite surviving because of their customers’ tax dollars, the airlines repeatedly have canceled and delayed flights, denied refunds and failed at customer service, according to complaints filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

News Release | U.S. PIRG | COVID-19

President Biden releases plan to promote vaccine boosters

In an effort to curb an increase in COVID-19 cases, President Joe Biden unveiled his plan Thursday to increase COVID-19 vaccine boosters for Americans 18 and older who received their last Pfizer or Moderna shot at least 6 months ago, or their J&J shot at least 2 months ago. 

News Release | US PIRG | Consumer Tips

RELEASE: PIRG Consumer Watchdog associate testifies about dangerous toys at Senate hearing on hidden holiday hazards

PIRG’s Consumer Watchdog Associate Hannah Rhodes was among the witnesses asked to testify Tuesday at a U.S. Senate Commerce Subcommittee hearing that focused on counterfeit toys and other unsafe products consumers can encounter unwittingly during what should be a festive season. 

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Financial Reform

In Response to Suit, CFPB Concedes It Created and Operated Trump-Era Taskforce in Violation of Federal Transparency Law

Coalition press release announcing favorable court-approved settlement reached with the Biden CFPB over Trump CFPB's creation of an illegal TaskForce on Federal Consumer Financial Law.  

News Release | U.S. PIRG

Statement: U.S. House of Representatives passes historic climate investments

Following a summer of extreme heat and drought, the U.S. House of Representatives DAY passed the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376), which includes groundbreaking levels of investment to tackle climate change, clear the air we breathe, clean up toxic sites and protect our lands, waters and wildlife. 

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