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Statement: Senate transportation hearing highlights need for investment in clean, safe and accessible transit

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing today to kick off crafting a major transportation infrastructure bill.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Solid Waste

Virginia state assembly votes to ban single-use plastic foam

The Virginia Senate passed today a statewide ban on plastic foam cups and take-out containers. Polystyrene foam (also commonly referred to as Styrofoam) is one of the most common forms of plastic ocean litter. The bipartisan bill has now passed in both houses of the Virginia General Assembly.

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

Statement: Nearing 500,000 American deaths from COVID-19

The number of U.S. deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which now stands at around 490,000, will soon surpass half a million people.

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Statement: U.S. PIRG supports child benefit to improve wellbeing of children and families

A pair of proposals from Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) could help by providing parents with hundreds of dollars a month as a “child allowance,” or “child benefit.” Congress should seize this opportunity for bipartisan agreement and pass a policy to support the wellbeing of children and show appreciation for the vital work of caregiving.


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