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News Release | U.S. PIRG | Financial Reform

Led by massive surge in credit reporting grievances, CFPB complaints set another record in July

For the fifth consecutive month, in July, a record number of consumers filed complaints with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), according to an analysis by U.S. PIRG and the Frontier Group. Complaints since the national onset of the COVID-19 pandemic (March-July 2020) are up 50 percent over the same five-month period in 2019.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Solid Waste

Congressional memo provides blueprint to reduce plastic pollution

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico and U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal of California circulated a memo Tuesday, with the help of U.S. PIRG and other, to state legislative offices around the country, encouraging lawmakers to draw from their Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Democracy

Statement: To ensure safe, secure elections, Congress must ignore the President and fund the Postal Service

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump told Fox News Thursday that he does not want to fund the United States Postal Service (USPS) because he does not want American citizens to vote by mail. All states allow some vote-by-mail and 42 of them will allow any voter to do so this fall. Years of experience in states such as Oregon and Colorado have proven that, when done properly, voting by mail is very secure.

The President has claimed, without any merit, that expanded vote by mail will spur election fraud. In contrast, experts have concluded that weakening the USPS does pose a threat to our democracy and public health

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

TexPIRG statement on Gov. Abbott’s reopening announcement

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he is slowing the reopening of non-essential businesses because the positivity rate of COVID-19 infection across the state is still too high. 

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