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Statement: Battle against robocalls enters new era June 30

 Starting Wednesday, Americans can expect to receive fewer annoying, illegal robocalls. That’s the deadline the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) imposed on most phone providers nationwide to install Caller ID verification to confirm whether calls on their network are actually coming from the number on display.

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U.S. PIRG applauds Congressional repeal of the OCC’s ‘Fake Lender’ Rule

Our statement on passage of a Congressional Review Act resolution that would protect consumers from predatory moneylenders.

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Statement: Manchin bill would promote energy efficiency, “the cleanest energy”

he Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing Thursday on a wide-ranging energy infrastructure bill put forth by Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. The discussion draft includes investments in grid infrastructure and resilience, and multiple approaches to reduce global warming emissions, including carbon capture and storage, energy efficiency programs, and battery manufacturing and recycling. The bill also includes $1.2 billion annually for nuclear power plants. 

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Over 5,600 people sign petition calling for strong federal protection from surprise medical bills

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra must implement strong regulations to protect consumers from out-of-network medical bills by July 1, 2021

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Statement: Department of Transportation puts another brake on Houston’s proposed I-45 expansion

The United States Department of Transportation has reportedly told Texas transportation officials on Wednesday to stop eminent domain activities around a proposed multi-billion highway widening project that would cut through downtown Houston.

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