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

This week in COVID-19 voting news

This weekly update highlights the work we’re doing on the COVID-19 voting front, and other important developments in the news.

News Release | U.S. PIRG and Environment America

Bill amendment would clean up toxic ‘forever chemicals’ near military bases

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (NH) filed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would allocate resources to cleaning up toxic PFAS 'forever chemicals' contaminating drinking water near military bases.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | COVID-19, Higher Ed

Student groups outline COVID-19 higher ed funding needs

A new coalition of student-lead associations and advocacy groups set out priorities for the next coronavirus response package and federal budget.

News Release | TexPIRG | COVID-19

TexPIRG Statement on Gov. Abbott slowing down the state’s reopening

Gov. Greg Abbott halted the process of reopening Texas on Thursday amid a record-setting spike in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. In addition, the governor told four large counties across the state not to allow elective surgeries, to keep from overwhelming hospitals. In response, TexPIRG Director Bay Scoggin released the following statement.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund

Denial of auto loan relief leads to spike in consumer complaints

An analysis of consumer complaints published by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) shows that as millions of Americans remain out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, complaints about problems in obtaining auto loan relief are skyrocketing.

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