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House spending bill takes a fix-it-first, carbon-conscious approach to transportation

House Democrats unveiled a nearly-half-trillion-dollar transportation spending bill Wednesday, titled the INVEST in America Act. Although the proposed bill would spend more than twice as much on highways as transit and rail, it shifts the focus of the spending toward “fix-it-first” and more sustainable investments, including expanded transit networks, electric buses and electric vehicle infrastructure, as well as safer streets for walking and biking.

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

This week in COVID-19 voting news

U.S. PIRG and its state affiliates are working to ensure that every eligible American voter has the ability to participate in democracy, even during a pandemic. We’re calling on states to start preparing now to ensure safe elections in November, including emergency expansion of vote by mail, sanitized and socially-distant polling places and other measures. This weekly update highlights the work we’re doing on the COVID-19 voting front, and other important developments in the news

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U.S. PIRG, coalition of NGOs to Congress: Break free from plastic, don’t bankroll it

As Congress debates additional relief funding in response to the ongoing pandemic, U.S. PIRG together with the Break Free From Plastic movement and a coalition of NGOs and recyclers are urging federal lawmakers to address the plastic pollution crisis rather than exacerbate it with taxpayer money.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Consumer Tips, COVID-19

Consumer advice: Ask for help with your bills before an emergency

This coming Monday, June 1, will mark the third full month that bills are due since COVID-19 was declared a national state of emergency in March. To help Americans manage their finances, U.S. PIRG Education Fund has published an updated guide with tips on what to do about paying bills during the crisis.

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Hurricane season coverage: Data, resources and interview opportunities

The Public Interest Network is sharing information to help contextualize the major environmental, health and consumer concerns posed by the hurricanes that will inevitably come this season.

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